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The Amazing Nero Wolfe

The Amazing Nero Wolfe is a 1945 American radio drama series starring Francis X. Bushman as Rex Stout's fictional armchair detective Nero Wolfe. Broadcast July 17–November 30, 1945, the series was created by the Don Lee Network, a California affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and may have been broadcast only in that region. The Amazing Nero Wolfe was based on Stout's principal characters but not his stories.

The Amazing Nero Wolfe
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Genre Detective mystery
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Syndicates Mutual Broadcasting System (Don Lee Network)
Starring
Announcer Jim Bannon
Created by Rex Stout
Written by Louis Vittes
Directed by Travis Wells
Produced by Travis Wells
Original release July 17, 1945 – November 30, 1945
No. of episodes 21

ProductionEdit

The Amazing Nero Wolfe starred Francis X. Bushman as Rex Stout's fictional detective genius Nero Wolfe. Wolfe's legman Archie Goodwin was played by Elliott Lewis[1] and Charles Victor.[2] Broadcast July 17–November 30, 1945, The Amazing Nero Wolfe was a product of the Don Lee Network, a California affiliate of the Mutual Broadcasting System. The weekly series may have been broadcast only in that region.[1][2]

The series was produced and directed by Travis Wells and announced by Jim Bannon.[3]

Louis Vittes wrote the scripts for the 30-minute program.[3] Vittes had written the previous ABC radio series, The Adventures of Nero Wolfe (1943–44), which was based on Stout's principal characters but not his stories.[4]

Although 21 episodes were produced, the series finale, "The Case of the Shakespeare Folio", is the only episode of The Amazing Nero Wolfe that has survived in radio collections.[1][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The Nero Wolfe Programs". The Digital Deli Too. Retrieved 2015-04-17. 
  2. ^ a b "In Harness Again! Silient Movie Idol Francis X. Bushman Has New Air Role Portraying Nero Wolfe" (PDF). Radio Life. 12 (3): 26–27. September 23, 1945. Retrieved 2015-04-16. 
  3. ^ a b Dunning, John (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. 
  4. ^ McAleer, John J. (1977). Rex Stout: A Biography. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 324. ISBN 9780316553407. 
  5. ^ "The Amazing Nero Wolfe". RadioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 2015-04-19.