Based on the characters in rex stouts classic series, this 1981 tv series stars william conrad as brilliant, but portly detective nero wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to. Tv series 1981 nero wolfe william conrad 1414 youtube. His faithful young assistant archie goodwin does the legwork for the detective genius. Nero wolfe is a fictional character, a brilliant, oversized, eccentric armchair detective created in 1934 by american mystery writer rex stout. Set in new york city in the early 1950s, the stylized period drama starred maury chaykin as nero wolfe and timothy hutton as archie goodwin. I think that sidney greenstreet makes the character come alive in the radio plays. The nero wolfe book series by rex stout includes books ferdelance, the league of frightened men, the rubber band, and several more. In contrast, sidney greenstreet, with voice alone, manages to create a meaningful nero wolfe. Based on the characters in rex stouts classic series, this 1981 tv series stars william conrad as brilliant, but portly detective nero wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets and solve cases. The next day, the boy is dead and his mother comes to the detective with her sons meager savings and dying wish to hire wolfe to solve his murder. A father hires nero william conrad to find his missing son, who is. Wolfe was born in montenegro and keeps his past murky.
If you notice a two part episode out of sequence, deal w. William conrad fills the role of the detective genius nero wolfe, and lee horsley is his assistant archie goodwin. The brownstone has three floors plus a large basement with living quarters, a rooftop greenhouse also with living quarters, and a small elevator, used almost exclusively by wolfe. Nero wolfe is a fictional detective, created in 1934 by the american mystery writer rex stout. We offer 3 different ways for you to listen to our old time radio shows so that no matter what device you are using pc, laptop, android phone, iphone, ipad, kindle, tablet, etc. He lives in a luxurious brownstone on west 35th street in new york city, and he is loath to leave his home for business or anything that would keep him from reading his books, tending his orchids. Enjoy at your leisure for the best experience i recommend. This article about adapting the rex stout novels for tv first appeared in mystery scene magazine and is reprinted with the authors permission. Davies, george mason university school of law green bag almanac and reader 2012, pp. With alexander scourby, kurt kasznar, william shatner. Thats why he hired hunky archie goodwin, who provides the brawn that complements wolfe s brains.
Nero wolfe was a large private detective who used his deductive powers instead of his own legwork to solve. A street kid interrupts nero wolfe s dinner with his eyewitness account of a kidnapping. Perhaps the most famous actor to play nero wolfe was william conrad. Heres episode one, based on stouts the golden spiders 1953.
Midway between cannon and jake and the fatman, conrad squeezed in 14 episodes of rex stouts nero wolfe for nbc in 1981. The tv series episodes that follow the movie do have william conrad as nero wolfe. In 2003 audiovision canada released nero wolfe on dvd, in a described edition for the blind and those with diminished vision. Nero wolfe has expensive tastes, living in a comfortable and luxurious new york city brownstone on west 35th street.
Thats why he hired hunky archie goodwin, who provides the brawn that complements wolfes brains. Nero wolfe is a television series based on the characters in rex stouts classic series of detective stories that aired january 16 august 25, 1981, on nbc. Nero wolfe film its 1977 tv film adaptation of rex stouts nero wolfe novel the doorbell rang. Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in new york city. An earlier nero wolfe series 14 episodes aired on nbc in 1981 starring william conrad as nero wolfe. An essay by thrilling detective web site contributor marcia kiser. Nero wolfe project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. A nero wolfe mystery s02e16 immune to murder youtube. With william conrad, lee horsley, george voskovec, robert coote.
The 1981 nbc version of nero wolfe, featuring william conrad and lee horsley. Tvguide has every full episode so you can stayuptodate and watch your favorite show nero wolfe anytime, anywhere. The shortlived adventures of portly detective nero wolfe, who would rather eat and tend to his orchids than hit the streets tracking down leads. Watch nero wolfe episodes online season 1 1981 tv guide. Tv series 1981 nero wolfe william conrad 1414 justclayoriginals laura hall. Nero wolfe online using any of the 3 radio players below. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. Stout wrote 33 novels and 39 short stories from 1934 to 1974, with most of them set in.
A lover of good mysteries but not as much as orchids and fine food, the eccentric, reclusive wolfe was first played by. Wolfe s residence, a luxurious brownstone on west 35th. The pilot was made in 1977 with thayer david and tom mason and 1st aired in december, 1979. Wolfe s confidential assistant archie goodwin narrates the cases of the detective genius. William conrad, lee horsley, george voskovec, robert coote, george wyner, allan miller bonus. It was preceded by a 1977 pilot starring thayer david who passed away before filming on the series started. The nero wolfe cookbook 1996, by rex stout, and the editors of viiking pressbuy this book collection of recipes culled from the nero wolfe books, with plenty of period photos and quotes from the books. A nero wolfe mystery s02e16 immune to murder usse harr. Nero wolfe, fictional american private detective, the eccentric protagonist of 46 mystery stories by rex stout. After nero turns down a request for help, the man is murdered. Wolfes lives on west 35th street, in a luxurious brownstone house. The nero wolfe mystery series has been adapted into a television series. Wolfes confidential assistant archie goodwin narrates the cases of the detective genius.
Apr 25, 2015 a nero wolfe mystery s02e16 immune to murder usse harr. The adventures of nero wolfe crime old time radio downloads. More troubling than that is that now wolf is the one being threatened. After this, nero wolfe was off the air with the exception of an unauthorized 1961 german production of wolfes stories and a 1969 italian tv series that stout only greenlighted because he would never see it, nero wolfe returned to the screen in a 1979 with an abc tv movie, followed by a 1981 nbc series starring william conrad as wolfe, and. The series is narrated by neros assistant, archie goodwin. Nero wolfe episode 6 to catch a dead man by andrea case. The red box the league of frightened men by rex stout.
Topics nero wolfe, armchair detective, big old fat detective and his gopher archie. Nero wolfe is a fictional detective created by american novelist rex stout. Curmudgeonly aesthete nero wolfe may be one of romes finest investigators, but hed rather tend to his orchids. Wolfes residence, a luxurious brownstone on west 35th. Neither is commercially available at the present time, nor are the two movies that columbia pictures made in the 1930s. Newly transplanted from the us, hes ready for clients who pay well and dont irritate him excessively.
Produced by paramount television, the series updates the. On may 3, 2017, vei announced a dvd release for the 1981 tv series starring william conrad. See the complete nero wolfe series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The wolfe pack the official nero wolfe literary society. A man of expansive appetites and sophisticated tastes, wolfe is corpulent and moody. Nero wolfe is an american drama television series based on the characters in rex stout s series of detective stories that aired on nbc from january 16 to august 25, 1981. As a special offer during this difficult time for everyone, new members joining by april 30, 2020 will receive a membership good through december 2022 or five issues of the gazette. William conrad is not the best actor i have seen play nero wolfe. Nero wolfe unsold pilot from 1959 starring william shatner. The first dvd was the full length movie and was not with william conrad. Nero wolfe was a detective show starring william conrad as the rex stout title creation. Nero wolfe television series starring william conrad and lee horsley. The series is much better than the full length movie. Detesting mechanized vehicles and disdaining most humans.384 889 1317 1033 1479 901 1535 568 557 415 871 967 1393 996 43 699 454 1320 1021 28 1158 560 1166 702 1543 955 15 419 94 627 194 659 1044 1613 626 1236 1470 281 191 637 242 1332 727 829