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Sullivan is Title Role


Sullivan is Title Role
Title role this semester is handled by Barry Sullivan, who took the Dick Powell characterization. The he lacked the suavity and ├ęclat of Powell, Sullivan rend a tough line convincingly. He was sufficiently cocky (“ I had to work every angle and, believe me, I know them all”) to make the listener wish he’d get this head bashed in, and he did, in beat Rogue tradition, the inevitable lacing was followed by Rogue’s usual fanciful trip to Cloud where alter ego Euger, cackling thru the filter mike, exchanged badinage with the chastened detective. It’s an effective gimmick and a good trademark.
Excellent pacing, fluid transitions and neat use of background music by Max Stelner and him small ensemble garnished the production. Directora Charles Vanda and Jack Lyman provided the touch most essential to whodunnits. They kept the action flowing rapidly. The lesser characterization were strictly out of the ditto machine, but were no worse than those in the usual mystery.
 Commercials, delivered about five minutes after the start and before the end, pushed Fitch shampoo and Quinod tonic. They were masculine and persuasively stressed good grooming and removal of dandruff.

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