A newspaperman of the people, by the people and for the people -- that's Randy Stone of the Chicago Star, pounding the city streets night after night on the trail of crime, corruption, and haunting human interest stories!
Frank Lovejoy stars as Stone in these sixteen digitally restored and remastered episodes from 1950. Sheldon Leonard, Joan Banks, William Conrad, Lurene Tuttle, Gerald Mohr, Betty Lou Gerson, Bill Johnstone, and more portray the complex characters in his intriguing adventures.
Includes a Program Guide by Karl Schadow.
Episodes Include: Zero 02-06-50; The Night Is a Weapon 02-13-50; A World All of His Own 02-20-50; The Girl in the Park 02-27-50; Number 13 03-06-50; Am I My Brother's Keeper 03-13-50; The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead 03-20-50; Mentallo, the Mental Marvel 05-01-50; Elevator Caper 05-08-50; The Night Watchman 05-15-15; I Wish You Were Dead 05-22-50; Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer 05-29-50; Football Player and the Syndicate 06-12-50; Vincent and the Painter 06-19-50; The Juvenile Gangster 06-26-50; The Elevator Caper (Audition) 01-13-50.
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Unsung radio at its best
In the late 1970s, the Ohio University radio station WOUB broadcast reruns of NIGHT BEAT as part of its "Monday Night at the Radio." It's where I was first introduced to this underrated but excellent series, whose original network run on NBC may have been brief but showcased some first-rate dramatic radio. Frank Lovejoy was never better as newspaper reporter Randy Stone, whose need to fill a column every week dictated the content of the stories on this memorable show. A fantastic collection that also features the original January 13, 1950 audition where the lead character was known as "Lucky" Stone.