In the city, night is for the lost..."
Randy Stone covered the titular night beat on the rough streets of 1940's/50's Chicago. He seemed, though cast in the role of an observer, very much a part of the dark and seedy environment he roamed; he was dry and jaded, and he comes across as if there isn't any kind of human degradation the he hasn't witnessed. In spite of that, Stone also has a deep humanity, which is the thing that divides him from the savagery of the people he encounters in every show. Frank Lovejoy pulls that balance off very well; he was the kind of guy who seemed to have a little of both in him, which showed throughout his acting life.
To me, Frank Lovejoy did his best work on radio; the force he lent to Night Beat and his other legendary show, Gangbusters, made them two of the best dramas ever broadcast. Nigh Beat is amazing; If you've never listened to it, you're in for a treat!
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