Crime Classics

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


73757. Crime Classics. December 3, 1952. CBS net. "The Crime Of Bathsheba Spooner". Sustaining. An audition recording. The script was used for the first show of the series on June 15, 1953 (cat. #455237, see cat. #16794 for an AFRTS version of this broadcast). The story of the first woman tried and executed in the United states. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Mary Jane Croft, William Johnstone, Tudor Owen, Georgia Ellis, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright, Sam Edwards. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45237. Crime Classics. June 15, 1953. CBS net. "The Crime Of Bathsheba Spooner". Sustaining. The first show of the series, a summer replacement for "Suspense." The story of the first woman tried and executed in the United States. This is a network version of cat. #16794. The script was used as an audition for the series, recorded December 3, 1952 (see cat. #73757). Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, William Johnstone, Georgia Ellis, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Tudor Owen, Ben Wright, Bob Lemond (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16794. Crime Classics. June 15, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Crime Of Bathsheba Spooner". The first show of the series, a summer replacement for "Suspense." The story of the first woman tried and executed in the United States. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." AFRTS broadcast date: January 6, 1973. See cat. #45237 for a network version. The script was used as an audition, recorded December 3, 1952 (see cat. #73757). Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, William Johnstone, Georgia Ellis, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright, Sam Edwards, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Tudor Owen, Bob Lemond (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65750. Crime Classics. June 29, 1953. NBC net. "The Checkered Life and Sudden Death Of Colonel James Fisk, Jr.". Sustaining. An excellent story about the rivalry between two wealthy New Yorkers in 1872 and the beautiful widow, beloved of both. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #16782. Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, William Johnstone, Harry Bartell, Paula Winslowe, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Charles Calvert, Martha Wentworth, Steve Roberts, Bob Lemond (announcer), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16782. Crime Classics. June 29, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Checkered Life and Sudden Death Of Colonel James Fisk, Jr.". An excellent story about the rivalry between two wealthy New Yorkers in 1872 and the beautiful widow, beloved of both. See cat. #65750 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, William Johnstone, Harry Bartell, Paula Winslowe, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Morton Fine (wrtier), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Martha Wentworth, Steve Roberts, Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65751. Crime Classics. July 6, 1953. CBS net. "The Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew, Sr.". Sustaining. In 1739 England, Charles Drew Jr. kills Charles Drew Sr. before he has the opportunity to change his will. This is a network version of cat. #16797. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Paul Frees, Antony Ellis, Bob Lemond (announcer), Terry Kilburn, Betty Harford, Ben Wright, Irene Tedrow, William Johnstone. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16797. Crime Classics. July 6, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew, Sr.". In 1739 England, Charles Drew Jr. kills Charles Drew Sr. before he can change his will. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." AFRTS broadcast date: December 7, 1972. See cat. #65751 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Paul Frees, Antony Ellis, Bob Lemond (announcer), Terry Kilburn, Betty Harford, Ben Wright, Irene Tedrow, William Johnstone. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65752. Crime Classics. July 13, 1953. CBS net. "The Terrible Deed Of John White Webster". Sustaining. When does a doctor need a friend? When the janitor suspects him of murder! This is a network version of cat. #16787. Lou Merrill (host), Jay Novello, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, Larry Thor, Junius Matthews, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Martha Wentworth, Bob Lemond (announcer), Jean Howell. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16787. Crime Classics. July 13, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Terrible Deed Of John White Webster". When does a doctor need a friend? When the janitor suspects him of murder! See cat. #65752 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Jay Novello, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, Larry Thor, Junius Matthews, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Martha Wentworth, Bob Lemond (announcer), Jean Howell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65753. Crime Classics. July 20, 1953. CBS net. "The Death Of A Picture Hanger". Sustaining. The Ford brothers are hired to kill Jesse James, they do just that. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Clayton Post, Sam Edwards, Joseph Granby, Roy Rowan (announcer), Paul Frees, Joseph Kearns, Charlotte Lawrence, Paula Winslowe. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45947. Crime Classics. July 27, 1953. CBS net. "The Final Day Of General Ketchum and How He Died". Sustaining. How did the General die? Damned if we know! Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Bill Bissell, David Friedkin (writer), David Young, Elliott Lewis (transcriber, director), George Walsh (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Hy Averback, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), Paula Winslowe, Russell Simpson, Sarah Selby. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65754. Crime Classics. August 3, 1953. CBS net. "Mr. Thrower's Hammer". Sustaining. A gentleman of England in 1804 has bashed in the heads of a father and daughter. Eleven years later, a doubt arises. This is a network version of cat. #16785. The program is also known as, "The Dread Events Surrounding Mr. Thrower's Hammer." Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), William Johnstone, Eric Snowden, Alistair Duncan, Bob Lemond (announcer), Jay Novello, Joseph Kearns, Paula Winslowe, Tudor Owen. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16785. Crime Classics. August 3, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Mr. Thrower's Hammer". A gentleman of England in 1804 has bashed in the heads of a father and daughter. Eleven years later, a doubt arises. The program closing has been deleted. See cat. #65754 for a more complete, network version of this broadcast. The program is also known as, "The Dread Events Surrounding Mr. Throwers Hammer." Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), William Johnstone, Eric Snowden, Alistair Duncan, Bob Lemond (announcer), Jay Novello, Joseph Kearns, Paula Winslowe, Tudor Owen. 28:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

65755. Crime Classics. August 10, 1953. CBS net. "The Axe and The Droot Family: How They Fared". Sustaining. In Pennsylvania in 1795, the shortest distance to an inheritance is two crushed skulls. This is a network version of cat. #17052. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Mary Jane Croft, Clayton Post, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Paul Frees, Charles Davis, George Walsh (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17052. Crime Classics. August 10, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Axe and The Droot Family: How They Fared". In Pennsylvania in 1795, the shortest distance to an inheritance is two crushed skulls. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." See cat. #65755 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Mary Jane Croft, Clayton Post, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Paul Frees, Charles Davis, George Walsh (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

16783. Crime Classics. August 17, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Incredible Trial Of Laura D. Fair". The oft-times married Miss Laura uses her "4-shooter" on a ferry in San Francisco harbor...for interesting reasons. Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, Herb Butterfield, William Johnstone, Paula Winslowe, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Florence Wolcott, Jean Wood, Joseph Granby, Hugh Douglas (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

45948. Crime Classics. August 24, 1953. CBS net. "The Alsop Family: How It Diminished and Grew Again". Sustaining. In the 1670s, a family of highwaymen is none-too-pleased with the bride of one of its members. Lou Merrill (host), Roy Rowan (announcer), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ben Wright, Herb Butterfield, Ellen Morgan, Betty Harford, Richard Peel, Terry Kilburn, Raymond Lawrence, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45803. Crime Classics. August 31, 1953. CBS net. "Your Loving Son, Nero". Sustaining. The emperor decides to kill Agrippina, his mother. A rare opportunity to hear William Conrad sing (sort of)! Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Lou Gerson, David Friedkin (writer), Edgar Barrier, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Hy Averback, Lou Merrill (host), Martha Wentworth, Morton Fine (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), Sammie Hill, William Conrad. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45804. Crime Classics. September 7, 1953. CBS net. "The Torment Of Henrietta Robinson and Why She Killed". Sustaining. A lady of Troy New York in 1845, and her doll Cecily. Very insane and very homicidal. The last show of "the summer series." Ben Wright, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Harford, Bob Lemond (announcer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Joseph Kearns, Lamont Johnson, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), Paula Winslowe, Sam Edwards, Sammie Hill. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65113. Crime Classics. September 14, 1953. CBS net. "The Bloody, Bloody Banks Of Fall River". Sustaining. What happened at 92nd Street on a hot summer's evening in 1892. Since Lizzie was acquitted, who killed Mr. and Mrs. Borden? The program is possibly dated September 30, 1953. A similar script was used on "Suspense" on October 4, 1955 (see cat. #24241). Lou Merrill, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Bob Lemond (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Betty Harford, Sarah Selby, William Johnstone, Paul Frees. 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65114. Crime Classics. October 7, 1953. CBS net. "The Hangman and William Palmer: Who Won?". Sustaining. Dr. Palmer enjoys horse racing and poisoning. Lou Merrill, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Jay Novello, Betty Harford, Bob Lemond (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ellen Morgan, Joseph Kearns, Ben Wright, Alistair Duncan. 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45949. Crime Classics. October 14, 1953. CBS net. "The Seven Layered Cake Of Madame LaFarge". Sponsored by: Plymouth ($25,000 contest, introducing the 1954 models). A murderous wife or a scheming mother? Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), David Friedkin (writer), Edgar Barrier, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Eve McVeagh, Irene Tedrow, Joseph Kearns, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), Roy Rowan (announcer), William Conrad. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73758. Crime Classics. October 21, 1953. CBS net. "Billy Bonney, Bloodletter: Also Known As 'The Kid'". Sustaining. The story of the very violent life of young William Bonney. William Conrad (as Pat Garrett) plays the entire first scene by grunting six times. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), William Conrad, Sam Edwards, Jane Webb, Dick Beals, Frederick Shields, Bob Lemond (announcer), Clayton Post, Tony Barrett, Harry Bartell, Barney Phillips. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

73759. Crime Classics. October 28, 1953. CBS net. "John Hayes...His Head...and How They Were Parted". Sustaining. Mr. Hayes returns from war to his lonely wife to find her afrolic with two comely boarders. His head is shortly thereafter found by the side of the Thames...and then encapsulated in a glass jar. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Betty Harford, Jeanette Nolan, Richard Peel, William Johnstone, Bob Lemond (announcer), Alastair Duncan, Ben Wright, Charles Davis. 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65756. Crime Classics. November 11, 1953. CBS net. "Blackbeard's Fourteenth: Why She Was No Good For Him". Sustaining. A famous pirate gets his. David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), William Conrad, Betty Harford, Joseph Kearns, Alistair Duncan, Ben Wright, Jack Kruschen, Richard Peel, Bob Lemond (announcer), Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65958. Crime Classics. November 18, 1953. CBS net. "The Triangle On The Round Table". Sustaining. An unusual and interesting program set in King Arthur's day. This is a network version of cat. #13174. Lou Merrill (host), William Conrad, Ben Wright, William Johnstone, Edgar Barrier, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ellen Morgan, Lamont Johnson, Bob Lemond (announcer), Bob Cole. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

13174. Crime Classics. November 18, 1953. Program #12. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Triangle On The Round Table". An unusual and interesting program set in King Arthur's day. See cat. #65958 for a network, sustaining version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), William Conrad, Ben Wright, William Johnstone, Edgar Barrier, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ellen Morgan, Lamont Johnson, Bob Lemond (announcer), Bob Cole. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65959. Crime Classics. November 25, 1953. CBS net. "The Killing Story Of William Corder and The Farmer's Daughter". Sustaining. Willie the knife sharpener plans to marry Moriah in London town. Moriah has been killed and Willie has married another. The program opening has been deleted. David Friedkin (writer), Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Richard Peel, Betty Harford, Jeanette Nolan, Bernard Herrmann (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Alma Lawton, Donald Lawton, Joseph Kearns, Gil Warren (announcer). 28:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45238. Crime Classics. December 2, 1953. CBS net. "If A Body Need A Body, Just Call Burke and Hare". Sustaining. Two gents of old Scotland supply dead bodies on demand for the medical profession. Business is very good! The story was previously dramatized on April 25, 1935 on "The Police Reporter" (see cat. #100125). Charles Davis, Bob Lemond (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), William Johnstone, Jeanette Nolan, Betty Harford, Richard Peel (?), Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

43419. Crime Classics. December 9, 1953. CBS net. "The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln". Sustaining. A prophetic dream by the president, and how it came to pass. Barney Phillips, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Lou Gerson, Bob Lemond (announcer), Clayton Post, David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Herb Butterfield, Irene Tedrow, Jack Edwards, Junius Matthews, Lou Merrill (host), Mary Jane Croft, Morton Fine (writer), Roy Glenn, Sammie Hill, William Conrad. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16796. Crime Classics. December 16, 1953. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "John & Judith, Their Crime, and Why They Didn't Get To Enjoy It". A tale of arsenic poisoning in olde England. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." AFRTS broadcast date: May 20, 1973. Lou Merrill (host), Ben Wright, Jeanette Nolan, Irene Tedrow, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Betty Harford, Norma Varden, Alec Harford, Bob Lemond (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65960. Crime Classics. December 30, 1953. CBS net. "Coyle and Richardson: Why They Hung In A Spanking Breeze". Sustaining. A large, powerful gent of Scotland and his small companion, engage in a nautical life of crime. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Walter Tetley, Clayton Post, Georgia Ellis, Charles Calvert, Herb Butterfield, Gladys Holland, Gil Warren (announcer). 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65757. Crime Classics. January 6, 1954. CBS net. "The Younger Brothers: Why Some Of Them Grew No Older.". Sustaining. Life and death in 1866 Missouri...mostly death. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Jack Edwards, Sam Edwards, Barney Phillips, Walter Tetley, Bob Lemond (announcer), James Eagles, Clayton Post, Bill Bissell. 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65961. Crime Classics. January 13, 1954. CBS net. "How Supan Got The Hook Outside Bombay". Sustaining. Brother vs. brother in old Bombay. A tiger, you know! An announcement is made that TV-Radio Life magazine has named the program, "The finest radio crime series of 1953." Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Byron Kane, Lillian Buyeff, Alistair Duncan, Bob Lemond (announcer), Julie Bennett, Jack Kruschen. 30:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66293. Crime Classics. January 20, 1954. CBS net. "Madeline Smith, Maid Or Murderess...Which?". Sustaining. A lovely lady is also a liberal user of arsenic. This is a network version of cat. #16789. William Johnstone, John Dehner, Bernard Herrmann (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Gil Warren (announcer), Florence Wolcott, Lou Merrill (host), Betty Harford. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16789. Crime Classics. January 20, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Madeline Smith, Maid Or Murderess...Which?". A lovely lady is also a liberal user of arsenic. See cat. #66293 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Betty Harford, William Johnstone, John Dehner, Bernard Herrmann (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Florence Wolcott, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Gil Warren (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66294. Crime Classics. January 27, 1954. CBS net. "The Bourne Brothers and The Hangman...A Study In Nip and Tuck". Sustaining. A story set in Rutland, Vermont, 1817. A man dances in the moonlight with the "Little People." This is a network version of cat. #16788. Lou Merrill (host), Virginia Gregg, William Conrad, Lamont Johnson, Irene Tedrow, Joseph Kearns, Herb Butterfield, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 30:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16788. Crime Classics. January 27, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Bourne Brothers and The Hangman...A Study In Nip and Tuck". Rutland, Vermont 1817, and the story of a man who danced in the moonlight with the "Little People." See cat. #66294 for a network version of this broadcast. Lou Merrill (host), Virginia Gregg, William Conrad, Lamont Johnson, Irene Tedrow, Joseph Kearns, Herb Butterfield, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66295. Crime Classics. February 3, 1954. CBS net. "The Incredible History Of John Shepherd". Sustaining. A surprisingly good story of a truly amazing rogue of old England. This is a network version of cat. #8639. David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Alistair Duncan, Betty Harford, Ellen Morgan, Richard Peel, Bob Lemond (announcer), D. J. Thompson, Ben Wright, Jerry Desmond, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer). 30:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8639. Crime Classics. February 3, 1954. Program #22. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Incredible History Of John Shepherd". A surprisingly good story about a truly amazing rogue of old England. See cat. #66295 for a network version of this broadcast. David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Alistair Duncan, Betty Harford, Ellen Morgan, Richard Peel, Bob Lemond (announcer), Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), D. J. Thompson, Ben Wright, Jerry Desmond. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66296. Crime Classics. February 10, 1954. CBS net. "Twenty Three Knives Against Caesar". Sustaining. Hail Caesar...from a "Crime Classics" point of view. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Edgar Barrier, Hy Averback, Marvin Miller, Harry Bartell, Bob Lemond (announcer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Lou Krugman, Irene Tedrow, Betty Harford. 30:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16784. Crime Classics. February 17, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Jean Baptiste Troppmann, Killer Of Many". In 1865 France, a mere youth devises a way to fame and fortune through murder and mayhem. Lawrence Dobkin, Junius Matthews, Joseph Kearns, Irene Tedrow, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Lou Merrill (host), Jack Edwards, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Kurt Martell, Dix Davis, Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66297. Crime Classics. February 24, 1954. CBS net. "The Good Ship Jane: Why She Became Flotsam". Sustaining. A well-written story of piracy and murder. Lou Merrill (host), Gary Montgomery, Ben Wright, Steve Roberts, Bob Lemond (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Paul Frees, William Johnstone, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16781. Crime Classics. March 3, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Roger Nems: How He, Though Dead, Won The Game". A well-written murder story set during the reign of Charles II. Excellent early 18th Century music arranged and played beautifully by Bernard Herrmann. Lou Merrill (host), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (arranger, conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Addison (composer), Ben Wright, Alistair Duncan, Betty Harford, Ellen Morgan, Gary Montgomery, Bob Lemond (announcer), Richard Peel. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66298. Crime Classics. March 17, 1954. CBS net. "Old Sixtoes: How He Stopped Construction On The B.B.C. and I". Sustaining. An old man and a young wife is old India. A recipe for murder most foul. This is a network version of cat. #47098. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ben Wright, Bob Lemond (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Jack Edwards, Jack Kruschen, Jane Webb. 30:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47098. Crime Classics. March 17, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Old Sixtoes: How He Stopped Construction On The B. B. C. and I". An old man and a young wife in old India. A recipe for murder most foul! See cat. #66298 for a network version of this broadcast. Ben Wright, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Bob Lemond (announcer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Herb Butterfield, Jack Edwards, Jack Kruschen, Jane Webb, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66300. Crime Classics. April 7, 1954. CBS net. "The General's Daughter". Sustaining. The complete story title is "The General's Daughter, The Czar's Lieutenant and The Linen Closet: A Russian Tragedy." An old tale of a hidden romance ending in the frozen Neva. The program opening has been slightly upcut. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Lillian Buyeff, Hy Averback, John Dehner, Bob Lemond (announcer), Irene Tedrow, Vic Perrin, Barney Phillips. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

66301. Crime Classics. April 14, 1954. CBS net. "James Evans, Fireman: How He Extinguished A Human Torch". Sustaining. True love conquers all, starting with a human torch! Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), Alastair Duncan, Paula Winslowe, Richard Peel, Betty Harford, Florence Wolcott, Ben Wright, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 30:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16790. Crime Classics. April 21, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Caesare Borgia...His Most Difficult Murder". In Rome, the year 1500 sees murder and plots of more murders. Lou Merrill (host), Whitfield Connor, William Conrad, Betty Lou Gerson, Edgar Barrier, Lamont Johnson, Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Hy Averback, Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66302. Crime Classics. April 28, 1954. CBS net. "Widow Magee and The Three Gypsies...A Vermont Fandango". Sustaining. A beautiful widow casts her own spell on the gypsies of New England. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), William Conrad, Sammie Hill, Hy Averback, Shepard Menken. 30:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16791. Crime Classics. May 5, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Bunny Baumler, His Close Brush With Fame". In 1820, in Nuremberg, Bumbling Bunny can't seem to do anything right...except bludgeon four people to death in a beer hall! Lou Merrill (host), Howard McNear, Irene Tedrow, Paula Winslowe, Jack Kruschen, Benny Rubin, Edgar Barrier, Martha Wentworth, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16792. Crime Classics. May 12, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Mr. Clark's Skeleton In Mr. Aram's Closet: The Noise It Made". A trial in Yorkshire in 1758 and the wrong man is destined for the gallows...or is it the wrong man? Lou Merrill (host), Ben Wright, William Johnstone, Ellen Morgan, Herb Butterfield, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Harford, Charles Davis, Richard Peel, Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66303. Crime Classics. May 26, 1954. CBS net. "The Lethal Habit Of The Marquise de Brinvilliers". Sustaining. A pleasant couple in 18th century France poison all who displease them. This is a network version of cat. #16795. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), Mary Jane Croft, Herb Butterfield, Barney Phillips, Lamont Johnson, Joseph Kearns, Irene Tedrow, Truda Marson, Shepard Menken. 30:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16795. Crime Classics. May 26, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Lethal Habit Of The Marquise de Brinvilliers". A pleasant couple in 18th century France poison all who displease them. See cat. #66303 for a network version of this broadcast. AFRTS broadcast date: May 5, 1974. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bob Lemond (announcer), Mary Jane Croft, Herb Butterfield, Barney Phillips, Lamont Johnson, Joseph Kearns, Irene Tedrow, Truda Marson, Shepard Menken. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66304. Crime Classics. June 2, 1954. CBS net. "Mr. Jonathan Jewett". Sustaining. The complete story title is "Mr. Jonathan Jewett: How He Most Peculiarly He Cheated The Hangman." A prisoner about to be hanged plans to cheat the noose...with the help of a "friend." Well done, with delightfully grisly descriptions. David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director, performer), Bob Lemond (announcer), John Dehner, Lee Millar Jr., Vic Perrin, Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), Junius Matthews, Byron Kane. 30:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84094. Crime Classics. June 9, 1954. CBS net. "The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky". Sustaining. The Mexican murder of the Russian revolutionary. A public service announcement has been deleted. Lou Merrill (host), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Herb Butterfield, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Melitza Milow, Gil Warren (announcer), Barney Phillips, Edgar Barrier, Charles Calvert. 28:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

62412. Crime Classics. June 16, 1954. CBS net. "The Death Of A Baltimore Birdie...and Friend". Sustaining. A canvasback prize fighter, his adventures in love and murder. One announcement and the system cue have been deleted. Lou Merrill (host), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Paula Winslowe, Mary Jane Croft, Ted de Corsia, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Jerry Hausner. 28:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

16786. Crime Classics. June 23, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Ali Pasha...A Turkish Delight". A bizarre Ottoman tale of murder and mayhem. A mother's place? In the dungeon of course! Lou Merrill (host), Edgar Barrier, Hans Conried, Jack Kruschen, Lillian Buyeff, Paula Winslowe, Vic Perrin, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Kurt Martell, Bob Lemond (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

73753. Crime Classics. June 30, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Good Evening, My Name Is Jack The Ripper". The story of the activities of the famed British slasher, as seen through the eyes of a young lass. This is a more complete, different AFRTS version than cat. #16793. The middle public service announcement has been deleted. Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Harford, D. J. Thompson, Irene Tedrow, Ben Wright, Paula Winslowe, James McCallion, Richard Peel, Roy Rowan (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

16793. Crime Classics. June 30, 1954. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Good Evening, My Name Is Jack The Ripper". The story of the activities of the famed British slasher, as seen through the eyes of a young lass. The last show of the series. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." The AFRTS version omits the opening scene. AFRTS broadcast date: November 11, 1973. See cat. #73753 for an AFRTS version, not in the "Mystery Theatre" format that is a more complete version of this broadcast. Betty Harford, D. J. Thompson, Irene Tedrow, Ben Wright, Paula Winslowe, James McCallion, Richard Peel, Roy Rowan (announcer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Lou Merrill (host), Morton Fine (writer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

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