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Crime Classics

     This CBS program aired from 06/15/53 to 06/30/54 and starred Lou Merrill as the narrator, Thomas Hyland identified as a "connoisseur of crime, student of violence and teller of murders."  Cast members include Herb Butterfield, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Kruschen, Bill Johnstone, Ben Wright, Paula Winslowe, John Dehner, Sam Edwards and many others.  The series was written by Morton Fine and David Friedkin.

Each of the following broadcasts are 30 minutes in length unless otherwise noted.
To order, select the following CD number(s) of your choice:
  12/03/52 The Crime Of Bathsheba Spooner – Audition Program (1778)
  06/15/53 # 1 The Crime Of Bathsheba Spooner (1778)
  06/22/53 # 2 The Shockingly Peaceful Passing Of Thomas Edwin Bartlett, Greengrocer
  06/29/53 # 3 The Checked Life And Sudden Death Of Colonel James Fisk, Junior (1872)
  07/06/53 # 4 The Shrapnelled Body Of Charles Drew, Senior
  07/13/53 # 5 The Terrible Deed Of John White Webster And His Crime That Shocked
                         The Nation
  07/20/53 # 6 The Death Of A Picture Hanger
  07/27/53 # 7 The Final Day Of General Ketchum And How He Died
  08/03/53 # 8 Mr. Thrower’s Hammer
  08/10/53 # 9 The Ax And The Droot Family: How They Fared
  08/17/53 #10 The Incredible Trial Of Laura D. Fair (VG+)
  08/24/53 #11 The Alsop Family: How It Diminished And Grew Again (AFRS)
  08/31/53 #12 Your Loving Son, Nero
  09/07/53 #13 The Torment Of Henrietta Robinson And Why She Killed
  09/30/53 #14 The Bloody, Bloody Banks Of Fall River
  10/07/53 #15 The Hangman And William Palmer Who Won
  10/14/53 #16 The Seven Layered Arsenic Cake Of Madame Lafarge
  10/21/53 #17 Billy Bonnie Bloodletter: Also Known as “The Kid”
  10/28/53 #18 John Hayes, His Head, And How They Were Parted
  11/04/53 #19 Raschi Among The Crocodiles And The Prank He Played
  11/11/53 #20 Blackbeard’s Fourteenth Wife: Why She Was No Good For Him
  11/18/53 #21 The Triangle On The Round Table (VG)
  11/25/53 #22 The Killing Story Of William Corder And The Farmer’s Daughter
  12/02/53 #23 If A Body Need A Body, Just Call Burke And Hare
  12/09/53 #24 The Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
  12/16/53 #25 John And Judith, Their Crime, And Why They Didn’t Get To Enjoy It
  12/30/53 #26 Coyle And Richardson: Why They Hung In A Spanking Breeze
  01/06/54 #27 The Younger Brothers: Why Some Of Them Grew No Older
  01/13/54 #28 How Supan Got The Hook Outside Bombay
  01/20/54 #29 Madeline Smith, Maid Or Murderess: Which?
  01/27/54 #30 The Boorn Brothers And The Hangman: A Study In Nip And Tuck
  02/03/54 #31 The Incredible History Of John Shepard
  02/10/54 #32 Twenty-Three Knives Against Caesar
  02/17/54 #33 Jean Baptiste Troppmann: Killer Of Many (VG+)
  02/24/54 #34 The Good Ship Jane: Why She Became Floatsam
  03/03/54 #35 Roger Nems: How He, Though Dead, Won The Game (VG)
  03/10/54 #36 New Hampshire, The Tiger And Brad Ferguson: What Happened Then (VG)
  03/17/54 #37 Old Sixtoes: How He Stopped Construction On The B.B.C. & I.
  03/24/54 #38 Francisco Pizarro: His Heart On A Golden Knife (Missing – NOT HERE)
  03/31/54 #39 Robby-Boy Balfour: How He Wrecked A Big Prison’s Reputation
  04/07/54 #40 The General’s Daughter, The Czar’s Lieutenant And The Linen Closet:
                               A Russian Tragedy
  04/14/54 #41 James Evans, Fireman: How He Extinguished A Human Torch
  04/21/54 #42 Caesar Borgia: His Most Difficult Murder (VG-) (AFRS)
  04/28/54 #43 Widow Magee And The Three Gypsies – A Vermont Fandango
  05/05/54 #44 Bunny Baumler: His Close Brush With Fame (VG) (AFRS)
  05/12/54 #45 Mr. Clarke’s Skeleton In Mr. Adam’s Closet: The Noise It Made (VG) (AFRS)
  05/26/54 #46 The Lethal Habit Of Marquise De Brinvilliers
  06/02/54 #47 Mr. Jonathon Jewett: How, Most Peculiarly, He Cheated The Hangman
  06/09/54 #48 The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky
  06/16/54 #49 The Death Of A Baltimore Birdie And Friend (VG+)
  06/23/54 #50 Ali Pasha: A Turkish Delight (AFRS)
  06/30/54 #51 Good Evening, My Name Is Jack The Ripper
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