Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Everybody's favorite Belgian detective (and his little gray cells) take center stage in this radio play from July 12, 1945.  Starring as Hercule Poirot is Harold Huber, a prolific radio and film character actor, perhaps best known for his role of Nunnheim in 1934's The Thin Man, as well as his several supporting roles in a number of Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto movies.  Poirot was not the only household name Huber played on radio; he also play the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu for one season (1932-3) on CBS Radio.

The Hercule Poirot radio series was not based on any of Dame Agatha's writing, borrowing only her character.  Christie however, seemed to approve of the series, and taped a brief introduction to be used on the first show of the series.

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