Hunt And Peck (Aired March 6, 1949)
Alan Ladd's early portrayals of Dan Holiday did tend to be a bit pat, somewhat sparse in depth, and even wooden in the beginning. Ladd hired some excellent voice talent for his project, and these superb, veteran Radio professionals set a pretty high bar for Ladd, himself. Box 13 is highly expositional, as are most programs of the genre, and Ladd's grovelly, gritty voice lends itself well to the production. But by Episode #6 it seems apparent that Alan Ladd was beginning to hit his stride in the role. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
March 6, 1949. Program #29. Mutual network origination, Mayfair syndication. "Hunt and Peck". Commercials added locally. Dan saves a man from the "chair" just a few hours before the end, but at the cost of an arm. Alan Ladd, Sylvia Picker, Rudy Schrager (composer, conductor), Vern Carstensen (production supervisor). 27:24. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.