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Pat Novak for Hire: Pain Gets Expensive

By: Richard L. Breen
Narrated by: Jack Webb,Tudor Owen,Raymond Burr
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"She sauntered in, moving slowly from side to side like one hundred and eighteen pounds of warm smoke." If you got the idea that Pat Novak was a rather single-minded fellow, you'd be wrong. He appreciated liquor every bit as much as he appreciated women. He could be found most nights popping shots and wisecracks with his saloon-owner pal, Jocko Madigan (Tudor Owen). But, most of all, he appreciated the crisp greenness of a new 50-dollar bill.

Operating out of the grim San Francisco waterfront, Novak didn't have much use for anyone and didn't much care who knew it. He had no respect for criminals and even less for the police, especially as personified by his nemesis, Inspector Hellman (Raymond Burr). Novak, as played by Jack Webb, was every cliché of a hard-boiled detective ever written, and that was exactly what made the series' inimitable combination of gritty drama and straight-faced satire work so well.

Includes 10 digitally restored and remastered episodes.

Episodes include:

  • Don't Tell Hilda (aka Marcia Halpern) 02-27-49
  • Father Lahey and Joe Feldman 04-02-49
  • Sam Tolliver 04-09-49
  • Go Away Dixie Gillian 04-16-49
  • Rita Malloy 04-23-49
  • Wendy Morris 04-30-49
  • Geranium Plant 05-14-49
  • Give Envelope to John St. John 05-21-49
  • Agnes Bolton 06-04-49
  • The Only Way to Make Friends Is to Die 06-18-49

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Pat Novak for Hire

GREAT GREAT!!!! I love old radio, this one of the best. You should hear them all.

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Jack Webb at his funniest

Pat Novak was meant to be a parody and it does a great job. The cliches come fast and without excuses