December 28, 2011
Bold Venture (Staring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall )
It is pretty amazing to think about the great actors that you hear everyday listening to Greg Bell's Old time radio channel (#82) on Sirius/XM or via the Internet Archive. Tonight, I stumbled across Bold Venture, a program from 1951-1952 that starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Bold Venture is a pretty cool series. Humphrey Bogart plays Slate Shannon, a boat and hotel owner who caters to travelers, especially Americans, and Lauren Bacall plays Sailor Duval, who was his ward and sidekick. The two are continually meeting up with smugglers and other people operating on the wrong side of the law in pre-comunnist Havana, Cuba. The stories capture the flavor of Cuba and the Caribbean with calypso music and a laid back style. There are stories about sunken treasure, espionage, etc. Maybe it is just because I saw Casablanca yesterday, but I could hear Humphrey Bogart read the phone book.
Here is the link to all the episodes of Bold Venture at the Internet Archive. This is definitely a keeper.
Posted by cseeman at December 28, 2011 08:44 PM