Bold Venture


BOLD VENTURE Bold Venture was a transcribed syndication by Ziv Corporation. There were 78 thirty minute episodes produced for release with the premiere of 26 March 1951. This was the first radio program staring Humphrey Bogart who resisted doing live radio shows because of the time involved. Since this series was transcribed he accepted the offer. Humphrey Bogart plays the part of Slate Shannon hotel owner and owner of a boat called the "Bold Venture". He was ready to rescue a friend in need or hunt down and enemy. The setting for the series is Havana, Cuba. Other regular cast members include his wife Lauren Bacall, who plays the part of Sailor Duval, and Jester Hairson who plays the part of King Moses, a calypso singer. Music was supplied by David Rose and his Orchestra and scripts were written by Morton Fine and David Friedkin. Each script was a pure Bogie and Baby script style. Of the 78 episodes produced, Otter lists 57 that are in circulation today. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some well produced radio from the 50's. OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Bold Venture Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate Certification Date: December 6, 2012 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 2 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.