The Green Hornet debuted on a Detroit station, WXYZ, on January 31, 1936, and later aired on the Mutual and ABC Blue networks until its final broadcast on December 5, 1952. The masked crime fighter was the secret identity of newspaper publisher Britt Reid, who relied on his valet, Kato, and a supercharged roadster, the Black Beauty. Al Hodge portrayed The Green Hornet during the series' first seven seasons, followed by Donovan Faust, Robert Hall, and Jack McCarthy. The series was created by the same team that brought The Lone Ranger to the air.
"Radio's most popular juvenile adventure program." (James S. Olson, Historical Dictionary of the 1950s)
What members say
- Chris Coyne
The Green Hornet Strikes Again.
Another great show. I love the Green Hornet almost as much as I love the Shadow.
A Modern Day Racket in a Bygone Era!
If you could sum up Paid in Full in three words, what would they be?
Modern and currently accurate.
What other book might you compare Paid in Full to and why?
"Escape for Revenge" is another prime example of this quality of story-telling.
Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, at least another 60 0r 70 episodes and they are all fantastically presented.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Of Coarse and the half hour length make these epsiodes perfect for a single setting listen.
Any additional comments?
Radio Spirits does a fine job of restoring and presenting these hard hitting stories. A true blessing for anyone who likes hard boiled crime busting!