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Night Beat

(4,533 Sterne; 15 Bewertungen)

Old Time Radio


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Chapters

The Ted Carter Murder Case(Audition)

30:03

The Elevator Caper (Audition)

20:52

Zero

54:59

The Night Is a Weapon

30:03

A World All of His Own

29:57

The Girl in the Park

29:51

Number 13

30:03

Am I My Brother's Keeper

29:42

The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead

29:30

Flowers on the Water

29:21

The Night Is A Weapon (Special Rebroadcast)

29:51

I Know Your Secret

29:55

World Of His Own (Special Rebroadcast)

30:28

Tong War

29:23

Girl In The Park (Special ReBroadcast)

29:27

Am I My Brothers' Keeper (Special Rebroadcast)

29:26

Mentallo, the Mental Marvel

29:39

Elevator Caper

30:21

The Night Watchman

29:24

I Wish You Were Dead

29:23

Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer

29:22

The Girl from Kansas

29:25

Football Player and the Syndicate

29:31

Vincent and the Painter

29:24

The Juvenile Gangster

29:24

Marty

28:47

Twill Be the Death of Me

29:19

Molly Keller

29:32

The Devil's Bible

29:18

City at Your Fingertips

30:23

Old Blind Pop

29:30

Gunner's Last Fight

29:10

Doctor's Secret

29:47

Old Home Week

29:27

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

29:55

Wanna Buy a Story

30:21

A Case of Butter

29:50

The Kenny Day Amnesia Case

29:49

Elinar Pierce and Family

29:57

Judge Arnold's Daughter

29:30

The Doctor's Daughter

29:55

The Black Cat

30:06

The Slasher

29:36

Big John McMasters

29:28

Juke Box Romance

29:33

Fear

30:42

Will of Mrs Orloff

27:02

The Search for Fred

30:32

Otto, The Music Man

30:56

Sanctuary

28:58

Byline for Frank

30:07

Bill Perrin Amnesia Case

29:08

Antonio's Return

29:12

The City At Your Fingertips

28:32

They

30:58

Mr and Mrs Carothers

30:49

Lost Souls

31:08

Five Days off for Christmas

30:27

Expectant Father

29:09

Pay up or Die

28:26

Long Live the Clown

29:17

Death of Riley

30:04

Target for a Week

29:21

The Jockey Brothers

29:13

Marvelous Machine

30:27

Railroaded

29:22

Reformer

28:32

The Old Itch

29:48

Taste of Peaches

28:30

Flight from Fear

28:32

Sombody Stop Ann

28:23

His Name Was Luke

28:32

The Man with the Red Hair

28:07

Ellen

28:54

Larry the Understudy

29:23

Policy Wheel Racket

29:16

The Bug Killings

28:47

Bewertungen

Good Stuff, Evokes Its Era Nicely

(4 Sterne)

NIGHTBEAT was a very good series about a peripatetic newspaperman, Randy Stone, excellently portrayed by Frank Lovejoy. Some of the episodes are prosaic and predictable, others quite moving. The series doesn't quite reach the heights of its better known contemporary, DRAGNET, but it has a nice feel for big city life circa 1950, give or take a year or two, and some of the writing is first rate. The setting is Chicago, and the show "uses" the city effectively and realistically. Someone had clearly done his homework on this one. I wish the writers had reached a little higher, though, been more experimental, tried a little harder to be original. Still, on its own terms, NIGHTBEAT was a well above average series.

zip file incomplete

(0 Sterne)

Only contains three episodes! Update: downloaded all, most episodes corrupted for play on MP3 player. Track will play partway through but will skip at precise points to next track. You can scan past skip but track will skip again at the same points every time. Many files in the archive appear to be corrupted this way. They are playable if converted to .wav form and played in standard CD player, or if played on the computer... so possibly an issue with my Sansa Clip MP3 player? Not sure, but many series I've downloaded from this archive do it. Even so, I'm thrilled to have them. Wish I could listen to these all the way through.

Technical Quality

(4 Sterne)

These are good shows. But like a lot of archive.org shows, the technical quality varies widely. Usually, the first shows are muffled and are full of audio tape dropout. It's a shame that the person re-recording them couldn't have simply paid attention to the quality. I had to go to the tenth show before the quality got somewhat consistent. It's not enough to simply compile shows. The quality has to be there, too.

Misdated Shows

(0 Sterne)

Night_Beat_50_04_16_xxxx_World_Of_His_Own_Special_Rebroadcast_Certified_but_is_it.mp3 was actually was 50-04-10 I Know Your Secret (Randy Stone fishes Wanda Rhodes out of the river) The 50-04-16 broadcast was from a special repeat week and following the pattern of the other shows from that week should open with "The National Broadcasting Company wishes to call your attention to a program regularly heard on Monday evenings..." Night_Beat_51_07_20_0051_The_City_At_Your_Fingertips.mp3 was actually from 50-07-31 Night_Beat_52_06_26_0099_Reformer.mp3 was 52-07-03 The Old Itch Night_Beat_52_07_03_0100_The_Old_Itch.mp3 was 52-07-03 Reformer

nightbeat

(4 Sterne)

As a Sansa owner, I also had a problem listening to the episodes. I managed to listen to "Zero" on the otr blog, but other sites, even, have been uncooperative with downloading. Really too bad, as Zero was really good and pretty much exactly what I like in radio heroes. Any suggestions for downloading elsewhere??? REALLY want to continue on with the series!

Night Beat

(5 Sterne)

Night Beat has always been one of my favorite radio programs. Frank Lovejoy does a superb job as Randy Stone a likable news-reporter searching the big city streets of Chicago for a human interest story for his paper. What he finds are the little known dramatic events that happen in the lives of the people he meets.

Night Beat

(4 Sterne)

Previewed About 20 Of The Files And Yes There Not Perfect ! As Old As They Are It's Amazing They Even Survived ! It Is Ashame With Todays Technology Someone Hasn't Cleaned Them Up ! I For One Wouldn't Have A Clue ! Too Bad I Sure Would !

Quality

(4 Sterne)

Nightbeat was one of the better dramatic programs. Good stories, and Frank Lovejoys performance was great. True, some of the shows are not of the best quality soundwise, but the few I listened to were acceptable. As old as these shows are, you cant expect them to be perfect.