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Broadway's My Beat: Episodes 101 - 196

From February 23, 1952 through August 1, 1954:

Date Aired: 1952/02/23
Episode Number: 101
Available: NO
Title: The Jessica Howard Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/03/01
Episode Number: 102
Available: NO
Title: The Maria Osborne Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/03/08
Episode Number: 103
Available: Yes
Title: The Eve Hunter Murder Case
Description: A dwarf guitar player/sword carrier (Spanish picador) in Spanish Harlem is playing over the dead body of Eve Hunter, a beautiful brunette. The dwarf is part of the entourage of Wan Cinto, the famous bull fighter.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Paul Frees, Whitfield Connner, Virginia Gregg, Edgar Barrier, Anthony Barrett, Harry Bartell; music composed and conducted by Alexander Courage.
First Line: "The pallor of a long day ebbs finally from Broadway, and what had been sallow and grey is a sudden scarlet, where drabness was."
Notes: Bill Stephenson speaking for AFRS

Date Aired: 1952/03/15
Episode Number: 104
Available: Yes
Title: The Gordon Merrick Murder Case
Description: Gordon Merrick, the Broadway producer, has been killed in his hotel room on a rainy night.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paul Richards, Rita Johnson, Herb Butterfield, Martha Wentworth.
First Line: "When Broadway leaps into the nighttime the sound is a thing compounded of trumpet and machine and hiss and a gaudy laugh."
Notes: Burt Lancaster promos Lux Radio Theater.

Date Aired: 1952/03/22
Episode Number: 105
Available: Yes
Title: The John Mooney Murder Case
Description: Mr. Grace purchased a $1,000 bill for $250 from Les Chenney. Only problem, it was registered from a past payroll robbery where a man had been killed. A new suspect is needed when pick pocket John Mooney comes home and dies in Clover's arms. Joan Carson, suspected of murdering John Mooney, is murdered while under police surveillance. You almost need a scorecard.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Georgia Ellis, Howard McNear, Leo Cleary, Bill Anders, announcer; Marlon Skiles conducted music composed by Alexander Courage, Charlotte Lawrence, Anthony Barrette.
First Line: "Springtime begins to search through Broadway and its gentle winds feel out the places to set up shop. The pushcarts of the flower vendors...."
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Date Aired: 1952/03/29
Episode Number: 106
Available: NO
Title: The Celia Mason Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/04/05
Episode Number: 107
Available: Yes
Title: The John Elgin Murder Case
Description: John Elgin has committed suicide...or was he pushed off the roof of his building?
Credits: Billy Halop, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Louise Lewis, Bill Bouchey Charlotte Lawrence, Steve Roberts, Bill Anders, announcer.
First Line: "The time comes to Broadway when the April day summons its warmth, its wind, its plumed sprays of sunlight, departs the avenue littered...."
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Date Aired: 1952/04/12
Episode Number: 108
Available: Yes
Title: The Lois Conrad Murder Case
Description: The murder of student Lois Conrad was reported at The Globe Secretarial School by the Dean, Sylvia Hewitt. Dean Hewitt later confesses to the stabbing death to protect her husband, the girls professor.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Wilbur Hatch (music director). Paula Winslow, Ted Osborne, Lou Merrill, Truda Marson, Shep Mencken.
First Line: "In the time of April, Broadway walks the streets dappled with sunlight, the time of the breeze sighing in from the river, touching your cheek....."
Notes: Burt Lancaster promos Lux Radio Theater.

Date Aired: 1952/04/19
Episode Number: 109
Available: NO
Title: The Mark Allison Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/04/26
Episode Number: 110
Available: NO
Title: The Dave Selby Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/05/03
Episode Number: 111
Available: NO
Title: The Louis Webster Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/05/10
Episode Number: 112
Available: NO
Title: The Joe Quito Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/05/17
Episode Number: 113
Available: Yes
Title: The Irene Hall Murder Case
Description: Irene Hall and another beautiful woman have been killed, two suspects are being held. Who did what and to who?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Hy Averback, Herb Butterfield, Martha Wentworth, Ed Max, Juliette Mathews.
First Line: "It comes to every street and it comes to Broadway, the single moment when daytime dies. When night is just across the street."
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Date Aired: 1952/05/24
Episode Number: 114
Available: Yes
Title: The Alice Mayo Murder Case
Description: Alice Mayo has been shot through the door of her apartment. Why...and who?
Credits: Betty Lou Gerson, Lamont Johnson, Joe Forte, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Whitfield Connor.
First Line: "In the soft night of May Broadway's heart beats fast. The winds of twilight have scattered the street with her promises and drifted back......"
Notes: Broadcast changes to Monday - 9:30 p.m.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
09/15/51 05/24/52 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m
06/02/52 07/28/52 CBS Monday 9:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1952/06/02
Episode Number: 115
Available: Yes
Title: The Harry Moore Murder Case
Description: Harry Moore has been killed...but what about his strange wife playing her baffling game of innocence?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Sammy Hill, Clayton Post, Shep Lincoln, Lou Merrill.
First Line: "The miracle of June slips down over Broadway like a golden gauze and the street slows down for the burst of Sun. It's the time of vacation...."
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Date Aired: 1952/06/09
Episode Number: 116
Available: NO
Title: The Wanda Korvat Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/06/16
Episode Number: 117
Available: Yes
Title: The Lila Hunter Murder Case
Description: Murder suspect Lila Hunter is found in the river.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "There comes a time on Broadway, a little known time when night takes its hour to die. When neon buzzes fitfully, dies. When the spectaculars...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/06/23
Episode Number: 118
Available: Yes
Title: The Joey Croft Murder Case
Description: An operator with no identification is murdered at Coney Island. It is determined he was Joey Croft.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliott Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, written by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Alvina Temple as Lettie, Lew Merrill as Mr. Zabrowski, Paula Victor as Nora Forest, Herb Vigran as Ray Kendall.
First Line: "Afternoon Sun strikes glints on Broadway's pavements and the perfumes of summer drift in from meadows never known."
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Date Aired: 1952/06/30
Episode Number: 119
Available: NO
Title: The Mason Victor Murder Case
Description:
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Notes: Newspaper References: THE BISMARK TRIBUNE and THE PROGRESS, Clearfield PA: "Fatal Threat."

Date Aired: 1952/07/07
Episode Number: 120
Available: Yes
Title: The Stacy Parker Murder Case
Description: A man is found in an apartment owned by Johnny and Anna Linn. He was Stacey Parker, Jeweler to the Discriminating. Murder show with a twist. Greedy people get their rewards.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliot Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Mary Jane Croft as Anna Linn, Hy Averback as Johnny Linn, Byron Cane, Edgar Barrier, Bob Bruce.
First Line: "In the high noon blaze of July, Broadway walks soft, Broadway walks slow, the dream walk, the careful walk. Driven to a regret for things that have not yet been because other summers have flowed in this street..."
Notes:
  1. AKA: "Mission House Crime"
  2. Repeated 53/07/25 as ep 175
  3. Newspaper References: LOWELL SUN "Mission House Crime"

Date Aired: 1952/07/14
Episode Number: 121
Available: NO
Title: The Joe Dane Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/07/21
Episode Number: 122
Available: NO
Title: The Leo Bruce Murder Case
Description:
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Notes: Newspaper References: LOWELL SUN "The Designing Designer."

Date Aired: 1952/07/28
Episode Number: 123
Available: NO
Title: The Paul Tudor Murder Case
Description:
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BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
06/02/52 07/28/52 CBS Monday 9:30 p.m
08/02/52 10/03/53 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m

Fourth Season Begins

Date Aired: 1952/08/02
Episode Number: 124
Available: Yes
Title: The Georgie Beck Murder Case
Description: A pickpocket named Georgie Beck is killed soon after completing a strange Park Avenue mission.
Credits: Larry Thor, Irene Tedrow, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Reid, Charles Calvert, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Michael Ann Barrett, Leo Cleary.
First Line: "The time comes to Broadway when summer is an early evening, the wings of twilight begin their drifting and in their wake the leading edge of night...."
Notes: Newspaper References: Although the 52-08-02 episode is not in the daily listing, it is in the Sunday thru Saturday listing. Looks like a New York Times typo on 52-08-02 because Broadways My Beat switched from 8pm to 9:30pm on this date.

Date Aired: 1952/08/09
Episode Number: 125
Available: NO
Title: The Ralph Walker Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/08/16
Episode Number: 126
Available: NO
Title: The Joan Howard Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/08/23
Episode Number: 127
Available: NO
Title: The Dr. Lyle Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/08/30
Episode Number: 128
Available: NO
Title: The Althea Cornish Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/09/06
Episode Number: 129
Available: NO
Title: The Herbie Ford Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/09/13
Episode Number: 130
Available: NO
Title: The Joe Nelson Murder Case
Description:
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Date Aired: 1952/09/20
Episode Number: 131
Available: Yes
Title: The Tony Blair Murder Case
Description: A beautiful ballerina named Sylvia Douglas expects to be killed...but her dancing master, Tony Blair, is found hung instead!
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Sidney Miller, Martha Wentworth, Truda Marson, Sheldon Leonard.
First Line: "When you walk the sunny September morning on Broadway walk slow. Give yourself time to gather up the things you want to save for memories...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/09/27
Episode Number: 132
Available: Yes
Title: The Paul Tracy Murder Case
Description: Dead man found in a jewelry shop. He was identified as Paul Tracy. Murder and robbery show. Daughter of the victim calls, angry because he was late for supper. A twist as to the murderer at the end.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliot Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Lillian Buyeff as Ellen, featured in the cast Junius Matthews, Herb Butterfield, Billy Halop.
First Line: "The time of September was too swift; it whirls now in pools of chilled twilight scans the rivers for the waters where it will die."
Notes: Repeated as Episode Number 184, 53/09/26 "The Paul Tracy Murder Case"

Date Aired: 1952/10/04
Episode Number: 133
Available: Yes
Title: The Marty Connell Murder Case
Description: A dock foreman is found shot, drowned, and his feet in concrete. Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Charlotte Lawrence, Hy Averback, Edgar Barrier.
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Wilbur Hatch (music director).
First Line: "When Broadway turns into October the happy trumpet gleams gold and makes its Autumn music, and the sound of it spreads across the beginning..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/10/11
Episode Number: 134
Available: Yes
Title: The Ruth Nelson Murder Case
Description: In a rooming house, a woman was knifed. She had rented the room that day, her name, Ruth Nelson. The woman was released from prison that same morning after 30 years incarceration.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliot Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Mary Jane Croft as Vicky, Jay Novello as Jonathon, Featured in the cast were Irene Tedrow, Harry Bartell, Paul Frees
First Line: "On the flow of October dusk, the sounds of Broadway are softer, fall gently on the ear. Through loudspeakers the autumn songs filtered by electronics...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/10/18
Episode Number: 135
Available: Yes
Title: The Robert Turk Murder Case
Description: Robert Turk is found dead in his house that had been converted into a cult house. Was it suicide or murder?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen,
First Line: "With Autumn, twilight is of a new texture on Broadway. The faces of women are paler, their walk no more languid, not slow now. The swirls of ....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/10/25
Episode Number: 136
Available: Yes
Title: The Mary Trevor Murder Case
Description: Mary Trevor has been knifed in the subway. What was her strange relationship to a millionaire?
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliot Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Betty Lou Gerson as Joan, Ben Wright as Robert. Featured in the cast were Jeanne Bates, Tom Tully, Byron Kane.
First Line: "The wind of October begins its departure from Broadway. Scatters the brown leaves of regret before it. Piles them high at this corner and that."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/11/01
Episode Number: 137
Available: Yes
Title: The Amelia Lane Murder Case
Description: Who killed Amelia Lane, spinster librarian?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Barbara Whiting, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Edgar Barrier. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.
First Line: "The dawn mists of November are drifting, slow swirling, clinging to street lamp, and Broadway is stone and stillness. The desolate time night has......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/11/08
Episode Number: 138
Available: Yes
Title: The Bob Foster Murder Case
Description: Bob Foster's skeleton is found beneath the cellar floor of a building being torn down, along with $1000 in cash. Foster was shot twice, by two different guns!
Credits: Larry Thor, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Sheldon Leonard, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Martha Wentworth, Bill Anders (announcers), Peter Leeds, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Mary Jane Croft, James McCallion, Ted Bliss.
First Line: "'Nighttime of November'. A special time on Broadway, sense it! It's a new time. When the after images of early autumn are dying, cloaked already in...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/11/15
Episode Number: 139
Available: Yes
Title: The Kenny Purdue Murder Case
Description: Kenny Perdue, jazz musician, has been murdered. The clues lie in a haze of marijuana smoke from a new widow.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paul Frees. Sammy Hill as Karen, Whitfield Conner, Jerry Osner, Charlotte Lawrence, Paul Frees
First Line: "November night holds for another instant, then slips out of Broadway's embrace. Picks up its whispering, its promises, its shadows, drifts the streets..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/11/22
Episode Number: 140
Available: Yes
Title: The Grace Cullen Murder Case
Description: A middle aged woman named Grace Cullen is found dead after a date with a campus football hero.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "The night that begins to curtain Broadway in late November is a thing of gauze, gray stuff that touches autumn to December and the moon pocks......."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/11/29
Episode Number: 141
Available: Yes
Title: The Johnny Clark Murder Case
Description: Johnny Clark has been shot while burglarizing a home. He turns out to be an ex-con shoe salesman with a lot of loot.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen.
First Line: "The death of autumn passes not unobserved on Broadway. There's the tolling of bells by thin shivering fellows in white wigs and baggy Santa Claus...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/12/06
Episode Number: 142
Available: Yes
Title: The Blanche Dermit Murder Case
Description: A sniper has been shooting at women and has missed five times...the sixth time, his aim improves.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Hy Averback, Elvia Allman, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "Broadway flips the calendar, stares at the word 'December,' holds chin between thumb and forefinger and wonders. What happened?"
Notes:

Date Aired: 1952/12/13
Episode Number: 143
Available: NO
Title: The Donald Wayne Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1952/12/20
Episode Number: 144
Available: Yes
Title: The Charles Ralston Murder Case
Description: James Brady is a good-looking street guy. He was hit accidentally by a car that Charles Ralston was driving. The Ralston's had lost their son in Korea. Mrs. Ralston showered James with presents. Mr. Ralston got fed up with it and beat James to a pulp. She wanted be James' mother! At the end, she finds out what kind of a jerk he really is.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen,
First Line: "They squeeze the Christmas carols through sequined loud speakers on Broadway to get all the happy out, and the crowd walks in holiday cadence...."
Notes: AKA: "The James Barton Murder Case"

Date Aired: 1952/12/27
Episode Number: 145
Available: NO
Title: The Paul Clark Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1953/01/03
Episode Number: 146
Available: NO
Title: The Douglas Hayden Murder Case
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Date Aired: 1953/01/10
Episode Number: 147
Available: Yes
Title: The Lona Hanson and the Fighter Murder Case
Description: Lorna Hanson has disappeared, prize fighter Julio Rio is suspected.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Tom Tully, Charlotte Lawrence, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield.
First Line: "In the early morning of January, a kind of winter stillness lies against Broadway. The squall of night sounds has been twisted from it, drained, spent....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/01/17
Episode Number: 148
Available: Yes
Title: The Joseph Brady Murder Case
Description: Danny is knocked out while arresting a murderer...but then the proverbial sweet little old lady confesses.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paula Winslowe, Martha Wentworth, Benny Rubin, Paul Frees, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "This is January now, Broadway's settled down to another year's worth of living. The days have begun to drift backward again, away from you....."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1953/01/24
Episode Number: 149
Available: Yes
Title: The Joey Condon Murder Case
Description: Clover gets a call from Joey Condon asking him to come and watch him die. Clover misses his dinner invite and get to the rooming house just in time to see musician Joey die by a knife wound.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elliot Lewis, music by Alexander Courage, Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Muggavan, Mary Jane Croft as Laura, Whifield Connor as Charles Wood. Featured in the cast were Sidney Miller, James McCallion. Bill Anders was the announcer.
First Line: "The quick twilight of Winter has drained off Broadway, flowed into side streets, for an instant lingered on the sea edge of the steel island..........."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/01/31
Episode Number: 150
Available: Yes
Title: The Helen Selby Murder Case
Description: Helen Selby has been murdered; the clue lies with the old men.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield, Hy Averback.
First Line: "In the cold of winter, Broadway is seen through a misty chill, and it's that time again, make the big wish. Palm beach and the fifteen day tour to ....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/02/07
Episode Number: 151
Available: Yes
Title: The Peggy Warner Murder Case
Description: Peggy Warner has been found poisoned in an alley.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Marvin Miller, Peggy Webber.
First Line: "The February winds spin, dance, race in the morning avenue, and Broadway lurches in their wake, and hands are frozen to early editions of newspaper..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/02/14
Episode Number: 152
Available: Yes
Title: The Artie Blanchard Murder Case
Description: Artie Blanchard has been found dead on top of a theatre marquee. His pockets stuffed with money.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Tony Barrett, Bob Sweeney, Benny Rubin, Barbara Eiler, Louise Louis, James McCallion, Bill Anders (announcer), George Pirrone, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "Into February on Broadway now, near the tail end of the winter winds, the frantic wind that drifts and whips around corners, that gathers itself ...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/02/21
Episode Number: 153
Available: Yes
Title: The Joe Turner Murder Case
Description: A rookie cop has been stabbed. His wife goes berserk and tries to kill the cop's sailor friend.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Herb Ellis, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer).
First Line: "Briefly the white frozen sky of February holds and Broadway cups twilight in its hands in curve of evening edition. In contours of quick walking women...."
Notes:
  1. AFRTS
  2. This episode, 153, is an unusual case where a modern re-broadcaster of OTR has used an AFRTS version. "For the last 55 minutes you've been listening to the best in radio drama with Theater 5 and Broadway Is My Beat. Join us again Monday night at the same time, 9:05, when FEN (Far East Network) will present Dragnet and X Minus 1"

Date Aired: 1953/02/28
Episode Number: 154
Available: Yes
Title: The John Perry Murder Case
Description: John Perry is found dying from a knife wound on the floor of his vandalized pet store.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen,
First Line: "There's a time on Broadway when the splinters of night melt into dawn. It's a small time. A time that's slept through. The hour or so before the......"
Notes: AFRTS

Interesting, the format of the following episode titles deviate from the usual "The (victim name) Murder Case" for the next three episodes. Writers are the same.

Date Aired: 1953/03/07
Episode Number: 155
Available: Yes
Title: Spring Death Is 'Round The Corner
Description: Harry Carson is a disturbed old man, living in a squalid furnished room. What does he do with the money his wealthy son sends him each week, and who has he killed with his .38 caliber pistol?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Herb Butterfield, Whitfield Connor, Jerry Hausner, James McCallion, Lurene Tuttle, Eddie Fields, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "March, and the young winds of spring begin their reconnaissance of Broadway. The probing action for places to set up shop, pushcart or the flower....."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1953/03/14
Episode Number: 156
Available: Yes
Title: Laugh-A-Minute Tyler
Description: A practical joker named Tyler Gosden is found beaten to death in an alley. Diana Sipher frequently called Tyler on the phone and refers to him as "Laugh-A-Minute Tyler." Diana also tells Clover about ex-roommate Valerie Moore whose found hanging in her apartment. Arthur Ellison shows an interest in Valerie when he visits NY. Mr. Dorsey also shows an interest in Valerie, alias Mary, when he visits NY.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Howard McNear, Paul Frees, Rye Billsbury, Mary Jane Croft, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bill Anders (announcer), Byron Kane.
First Line: "When the trade winds blow in from the Hudson and springtime nuzzles against Broadway. It's a season of promise. It's the time for weather talk...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/03/21
Episode Number: 157
Available: Yes
Title: Joan Ellen's Body
Description: Robert Ellen, a wealthy, urbane, sophisticated man is told that his wife Joan has been found murdered in a car trunk of friend Ann Martin.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Bill Anders (announcer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Ben Wright, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Mary Shipp, Peter Leeds, Hy Averback, Lawrence Dobkin, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer).
First Line: "Late afternoon of March and Broadway moves in tired languor. The time of waking spectaculars and slow staining of color and twisted neon tubes."
Notes: AKA: "Joan Allen's Body"

Date Aired: 1953/03/28
Episode Number: 158
Available: Yes
Title: The John Stewart Murder Case
Description: A man who expects to be killed named John Stewart has been collecting strange things.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paula Winslowe, Herb Butterfield, Billy Halop, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), James McCallion, Steve Roberts, Lou Merrill, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The nighttime of early spring hugs close to Broadway. Whispers. There in the shadow pool the promises, the dreams you've dreamed shut off from...."
Notes: AKA: "John Stewart Stabbed"

Date Aired: 1953/04/04
Episode Number: 159
Available: Yes
Title: The Barton Russell Murder Case
Description: Shortly after a deserted boat is found, the body of the boat's owner, Barton Russell, is also found, both in the waters of New York City.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Howard McNear, Mary Jane Croft, James McCallion, Edgar Barrier, Alan Reed, June Whitley, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The interval comes to Broadway when a nighttime of April summons it's Spring warmth, it's sprayed winds, it's broken plumes of light, begins the slow drift...."
Notes: Announcer claims America now has 25 million car radios.

Date Aired: 1953/04/11
Episode Number: 160
Available: Yes
Title: The Frank Dayton Murder Case
Description: A wealthy real estate owner named Frank Dayton is murdered with a letter opener.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bill Anders (announcer), Sammie Hill, Betty Lou Gerson, Charlotte Lawrence, James McCallion, Lamont Johnson, Jan Arvan.
First Line: "When April comes to Broadway the street is wise enough for everybody. Blonds in convertibles, Pekinese and taxies and sailors and college fellows....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/04/18
Episode Number: 161
Available: Yes
Title: Wanted For Murder
Description: Myra Fuller is in love with Ernie Lane, but the cops tell her that Ernie is wanted for murder!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Charlotte Lawrence, James McCallion, Bill Anders (announcer), Howard McNear, Georgia Ellis, Clayton Post.
First Line: "Of an afternoon in springtime, Broadway stands on a street corner, sips its seltzer and takes note of its blessings, baseball scores to discuss...."
Notes: AFRTS

Date Aired: 1953/04/25
Episode Number: 162
Available: Yes
Title: The Harry Gray Murder Case
Description: Harry Gray has been murdered...a most unusual veteran with shrapnel in his neck.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Mary Jane Croft, Whitfield Connor, Lillian Buyeff, Hy Averback, William Johnstone, James McCallion, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When it's April, and the twilight sighs briefly, Broadway assumes the starting position and chalk line marking the beginning of the race is......"
Notes: Duplicate: AFRTS via The Far East Network (FEN), a network of American military radio and television stations, primarily serving U.S Forces in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines, and U.S. Territory of Guam.]

Date Aired: 1953/05/02
Episode Number: 163
Available: Yes
Title: The Margaret Royce Murder Case
Description: Margaret Royce is missing...as reported by her very strange sister and her even stranger companion.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Norma Varden, Sam Edwards, Jerry Hausner, Martha Wentworth, and Hal Gerard. Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "Broadway moves quickly to main times coming, the spectacular spin, reverse themselves and their light is flung downward into the seekers...."
Notes: End-of-Show: In the movie, Gone with the Wind, it cost $472, 000 to burn down Atlanta. On Lux Radio Theater it costs $27 plus the imagination of the listeners to 105 million radio sets. If you'd like to burn down a city to attract an audience, do it on radio and save $471,973.

Date Aired: 1953/05/09
Episode Number: 164
Available: Yes
Title: The Sybil Crane Murder Case
Description: Sybil Crane has been knifed and her body dumped on the street...but there was more to Sybil than met the eye.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Joseph Kearns, Martha Wentworth, Sandra Gould, Paul Richards, Joe Granvey, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "A nighttime of May, books passage through Broadway, and crowds stands on banks of pavement waving it through the neon shoals, and the ports of....."
Notes: America's 45 million radio families listen most to CBS

Date Aired: 1953/05/16
Episode Number: 165
Available: Yes
Title: The Barbara Hunt Murder Case
Description: Barbara Hunt is eccentric and murdered. There are many suspects to choose from...crippled husband, best friend, former tenant or perhaps a stranger. A prospective tenant, Mr. Adams, calls the police when he discovers she is dying on the floor of her "memories" apartment from a gunshot.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Lurene Tuttle as Billie, Sheldon Leonard as Nick Hunt, Hy Averback, Marion Richmond, George Neise, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When the rumor gets around that summer is almost here, Broadway is beside itself with glee. Somebody notices the Moonlight of May, shouts about it..."
Notes: Duplicate First Line: Similar to 51/06/09, ep066 "The Earl Lawson Murder Case"

Date Aired: 1953/05/23
Episode Number: 166
Available: Yes
Title: The Joan Tracy Murder Case
Description: A meek obedient wife named Joan Tracy is found drunk with a bloody knife after picking up Robin Forrest at the Crocodile Club. Her husband Hal comes to get her out of jail the next morning and she tries to kill him.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Sammie Hill, Whitfield Connor, D.J. Thompson, Jerry Hausner, Harry Bartell and Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When it's May and the nighttime sighs briefly, begins the weaving of mist into silken fabric of it's dying, Broadway is still, Broadway waits, for death of night...."
Notes: AKA: "Robin Forrest"

Date Aired: 1953/05/30
Episode Number: 167
Available: Yes
Title: The Ruth Shay Murder Case
Description: A fat redhead named Ruth Shea is found on the waterfront with seven bullets in her body.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Lamont Johnson, Lawrence Dobkin, Truda Marson, Bill Anders (announcer), Steve Roberts.
First Line: "It comes to every street and it comes to Broadway, The single instant when summer nighttime hits the skids. When tomorrow starts coming in."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/06/06
Episode Number: 168
Available: Yes
Title: The John Nelson Murder Case
Description: Why did Victor Sutro, husband of big game hunter Leila allow the world to think he was killed on a hunt in Tibet only to later be stabbed to death as John Nelson?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield was heard as Lionel Foster. Featured in the cast were Irene Tedrow, Ben Wright, Hal Gerard, and Tom Tully, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When it's June, the Breeze that sticks against Broadway is straight from the geographical belt of romance ..."
Notes: Mid show promotion announcement for the premier of Family Skeleton next week. Actual premier was as stated, Monday, June 8, 1953 on WCBS at 7:15p.m. - 7:30p.m.

Date Aired: 1953/06/13
Episode Number: 169
Available: Yes
Title: The George Lane Murder Case
Description: George Lane is a powerful and dynamic businessman who thrives on destroying others...Now the tables have turned. He is found in a transient hotel, mortally wounded with a knife in the back and $500 in his wallet.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Barbara Eiler was heard as Sylvia and Herb Butterfield as Harry. Featured in the cast were Paula Winslowe, Irene Tedrow, James McCallion, and Lou Merrill. Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The soft fall of June, and Broadway's heart beats fast, the girls press gently against currents of summer wind, and wear the glimmer of morning Sun in....."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/06/20
Episode Number: 170
Available: Yes
Title: The Joan Parker Murder Case
Description: Mr. Mark Nelson comes to the station after he was mugged but has no memory of the incident. Then he remembers it was done by Joan Parker who later turns up dead. Son Richard Nelson is questioned. Helen Nelson is questioned. Mark confesses to his wife who finally believes him.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paula Winslow, Jay Novello as Mark Nelson. Featured in the cast were Charlotte Lawrence, Clayton Post, and Hy Averback. George Walsh (announcer).
First Line: "When it's evening and the summer moon starts its circuit over Broadway, the mob scurries to its favorite cooling places, the bars fling wide their gates...."
Notes: AKA: "Joan Stanley"

Date Aired: 1953/06/27
Episode Number: 171
Available: Yes
Title: The Sophie Brettin Murder Case
Description: Sophie Brettin was thought of as a "helper of lost souls" by the people of her neighborhood. However, one lost soul thought she was a phony!
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Hal Gerard, Clayton Post, George Walsh (announcer).
First Line: "Soft night of June, and Broadway's heart loses the beat, pounds to a secret rhythm. Because the winds of summer have sown the pavement with promise and ..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/07/04
Episode Number: 172
Available: Yes
Title: The John Rand Murder Case
Description: John Rand has been poisoned with an alkaloid substance. Bonnie Ward, his private nurse is suspected.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Lorene Tuttle, Herb Ellis, Irene Tedrow, Truda Marson, George Walsh (announcer).
First Line: "In the midday of summer the Sun plumps down and kisses Broadway's cheek, and Broadway loves it. The minutes are warm at the lunch counter and the salami..."
Notes: Mid-Show Announcement: The premier of the new show 21st Precinct is announced for next Tuesday night on CBS.

Date Aired: 1953/07/11
Episode Number: 173
Available: Yes
Title: The Harry Brian Murder Case
Description: On March 8th, 1952, Harry Brian beat a man to death with his fists in a boxing ring. A year and four months later, his nearly lifeless body was fished out of the East River. Is there a connection between the two events? And if there is, what is it?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Mary Jane Croft, Herb Butterfield, Lillian Via, Roy Glenn, and Jack Moyles, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "Scarlet flows out of neon, stains the summer night that ebbs from Broadway and time is on the run, and far down the street a woman, who for a moment..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/07/18
Episode Number: 174
Available: Yes
Title: The Ted Lawrence Murder Case
Description: Wealthy Theodore Lawrence has been found shot. A watch implicates an athletic friend. His girlfriend Grace Austin is also found murdered.
Credits: Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Charles Calvert, Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Jack Kruschen, Herb Ellis, Mary Jane Croft, Charlotte Lawrence, Hy Averback, Bill Anders (announcer), Sam Edwards.
First Line: "In Summer's deep night, Broadway has gone home. The seesaw color's gone and the riot of night sounds is still. The sleeping dream is the order of the..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/07/25
Episode Number: 175
Available: Yes
Title: The Stacy Parker Murder Case
Description: Stacy Parker, "Jeweler to the Discriminating," has been murdered. His body has been found in the apartment of Mr. Johnny and Mrs. Anna Lynn. Mrs. Lynn may be a killer and is definitely a kleptomaniac.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliot Lawrence (transcriber, director), Bill Anders (announcer), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Mary Jane Croft, Hy Averback, Byron Kane, Edgar Barrier, Bob Bruce.
First Line: "In the high noon blaze of July, Broadway walks soft. Broadway walks slow. The dream walk, the careful walk."
Notes: Repeated 52/07/07 as ep 120

Date Aired: 1953/08/01
Episode Number: 176
Available: Yes
Title: The Joyce Tyler Murder Case
Description: Phillip Tyler is found shot in the back. Tyler was married, but has a strange relationship with Ann Martin.
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Bill Anders (announcer), Shawneth Lawrence, Mary Shipp, Harry Bartell, Lou Merrill, Ben Wright.
First Line: "A twilight of August folds itself into ebb of daytime, and Broadway reacts, languor walks the street. The after work walk, the beginning dream walk..."
Notes: AKA: "Joyce Tyler's Husband"

Date Aired: 1953/08/08
Episode Number: 177
Available: Yes
Title: The Hilda Bruce Murder Case
Description: Hilda Bruce is found murdered with her young son stunned by her side. Charlotte Lane may be a witness.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Sheldon Leonard, Lawrence Dobkin, George Pirrone Truda Marson, Martha Wentworth, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "Flow of an August nighttime. Drift and ebb of an August nighttime through the narrow channels of Broadway, and where surge was the great pools of silence..."
Notes: AKA: "The Jimmy Bruce's Mother Murder Case" or "Jimmy Bruce's Mother" or "The Jimmy Bruce Murder Case" Because of the wide variance of episode names for this episode, Hilda Bruce was chosen because it fits 98% of the episode naming schemes, i.e. the name of the murder victim. In this case, Hilda Bruce.

Date Aired: 1953/08/15
Episode Number: 178
Available: Yes
Title: The Mrs. Webb's Murder Case
Description: Mrs. Joe Webb has nearly been smothered...was it Joe or a dream?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, Lamont Johnson, Charlotte Lawrence, Barney Phillips, Herb Vigran.
First Line: "When the summer melts into August, Broadway suddenly stops in the middle of a step, considers. What happened to the springtime dreams to be...."
Notes: AKA: "Mrs. Webb Can't Breathe" or "Mrs. Webb's Dream"

Date Aired: 1953/08/22
Episode Number: 179
Available: Yes
Title: The Joe, Herbie and Beebe Murder Case
Description: Nancy Lee has promised to die within three years. She beats her deadline by four days...helped by poison and an auto wreck.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Mary Jane Croft, Tony Barrett, Hy Averback, GiGi Pearson, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When it's sunny August and you've walked the morning on Broadway, walk slow. Give yourself time to gather up the things you want to save for memories...."
Notes: What's in a name. Title – Is there a basis for name of this episode? Cert Doc & mp3 have title as Joe. But throughout the episode Joey is used. Herb & Herbie are used interchangeably by the actors, so from usage either would be reasonable. Beebe -The boy's name Beebe \be(e)-be\ is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "bee farmer". “The girl's name Bebe \b(e)-be\ is a variant of Barbara, Beatrice and Bibi. The character involved in this case is definitely a girl. Maybe it was an unusual girls spelling. Also, Nancy Lee is the one that was killed. Most titles use names of the one killed. But not all. Maybe they are writers choice.

Date Aired: 1953/08/29
Episode Number: 180
Available: Yes
Title: The Claire Scott Murder Case
Description: The Kroger's, father and son, have been murdered...a double killing. Claire Scott is wearing a blood-splattered-dress.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Sammie Hill, Betty Lou Gerson, Eddie Fields, as Mr. Miller and Bill Bouchey, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The spill of August nighttime is beyond crest now, has broken, begun it's down surge and in the empty avenue, there are trailings of phosphorescence..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/09/05
Episode Number: 181
Available: Yes
Title: The Larry Burdette Murder Case
Description: Larry Burdette, a recently-divorced “lady's man,” is stabbed to death on a subway platform after attending a baseball game. Danny Clover's investigation uncovers a tangled web of deceit that leads him to Burdette's killer.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paula Winslow and Herb Butterfield. Truda Marsden, Eve McVey, Anne Whitfield, Junius Matthews, Bill Andrews (announcer).
First Line: "When it's September and the summer sighs away, Broadway is festooned with the colors of fall." "The pastels of the cotton dresses mix bravely with the gray and brown of flannel..."
Notes:
  1. AKA: "Larry Burdette Stabbed"
  2. Duplicate First Line: Very similar to 51/09/15 ep078 "The Anna Compton Murder Case." That episode First Line is spoken as:"…cotton dresses mix sadly with …"

Date Aired: 1953/09/12
Episode Number: 182
Available: Yes
Title: The Michael Austin Murder Case
Description: Wealthy Michael Austin has been shot in the back and paralyzed. Danny Clover tries to find out who and why. Sylvia Austin is distraught.
Credits: Larry Thor, Sheldon Leonard, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Charlotte Lawrence, Leo Cleary, Vito Scotti, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Bill Anders (announcer), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director, Bill Andrews (announcer).
First Line: "The campaigns of summer, done now, and on stony terrain of Broadway, litter and debris of strategies and memory. Of summer conquests, summer defeats..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/09/19
Episode Number: 183
Available: NO
Title: The William Jackson Murder Case
Description:
Credits:
First Line:
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/09/26
Episode Number: 184
Available: Yes
Title: The Paul Tracy Murder Case
Description: An old jeweler named Paul Tracy has been robbed and murdered. He turns out to have had a young girlfriend...who is also found dead!
Credits: Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Lillian Buyeff, Billy Halop, Herb Butterfield, Junius Matthews.
First Line: "The time of September was too swift; it whirls now in pools of chilled twilight scans the rivers for the waters where it will die."
Notes: Repeated as Episode Number 132, 52/09/27 "The Paul Tracy Murder Case"

Date Aired: 1953/10/03
Episode Number: 185
Available: Yes
Title: The Frankie Spain Murder Case
Description: An unidentified man is found dead in Central Park, beaten to death with a rock and robbed. He's identified as Frankie Spain, an aspiring tennis pro with a number of admirers, one of whom may be his murderer. Or was it an accident?
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Joan Banks as Jean and Lou Merrill as Vincent. Sammie Hill, Florence Walcott and Sam Edwards. Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "The mists rise from where September is dead, drift in the mound of fallen leaves, swirl, cling to yellow of street lamp, and Broadway is October and..."
Notes: Broadcast changes to Wednesday - 9:30 p.m. announced.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
08/02/52 10/03/53 CBS Saturday 9:30 p.m
10/07/53 10/28/53 CBS Wednesday 9:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1953/10/07
Episode Number: 186
Available: Yes
Title: The Harriet Temple Murder Case
Description: Mrs. Harriet Temple was strangled to death in her apartment while her husband Carl was away on business. After responding to an advertisement that Mrs. Temple

had placed in the paper, a man named Al Whittier strangled Mrs. Temple; he was shot by a police officer and later died in hospital. Six and a half years earlier, Carl Temple had been involved in the death of an entertainer under mysterious circumstances, and Danny Clover wants to know: was there a connection between these two deaths?

Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Frank Driscoll, Junius Matthews, Martha Wentworth, Eve McVey, Earl Ross, Shepherd Mencken, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "When September fades and autumn has caught hold, Broadway comes up with a miracle. The tumbling leaves of red and gold are pasted in flight...."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/10/14
Episode Number: 187
Available: Yes
Title: The Cora Lee Murder Case
Description: Cora Lee is found with a bruise on her head and her head under water. When she recovers, a knife finishes the job.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Jean Bates, Julie Bennett, Whitfield Connor, Jack Edwards, Tyler McVey and Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "It's the time that was saved up for, nighttime on Broadway. The time when the great explosion flings itself out over the city, and the lights plume in colors..."
Notes:

Episode 188 scheduled for October 21, 1953 was pre-empted by the Middleweight Title Fight - Turpin vs. Olsen

Date Aired: 1953/10/28
Episode Number: 188
Available: Yes
Title: The Lois Burton Murder Case
Description: Two public stenographers, Joy Richards and Lois Burton, have been murdered...a strange son is questioned.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paula Winslowe, Hy Averback, Herb Butterfield, Mary Jane Croft, Bill Anders (announcer), Lee Malar.
First Line: "Drift of autumn on Broadway, and another time, time when night summons its mist, its trumpets, its banners of neon. Begins the withdrawal from the...."
Notes: AKA Spelling Lois Burtin

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
10/07/53 10/28/53 CBS Wednesday 9:30 p.m
11/04/53 11/04/53 CBS Wednesday 10:00 p.m

Date Aired: 1953/11/04
Episode Number: 189
Available: Yes
Title: The Paul Holland Murder Case
Description: Danny Clover investigates the case of the murder of Paul Holland, the alcoholic husband of Ruth Holland, who had attempted suicide on the night before her husband was found shot to death in Central Park. Clover and Muggavan must untangle a complex knot of relationships involving Mr. Holland, a shiftless alcoholic, Mrs. Holland, a former high-society university student, and her college boyfriend Glen Gilbert, to discover who the murderer actually was. Glen Gilbert – an old university friend of Mrs. Holland. Paul Holland is an alcoholic. Ruth Holland's mother, socially and civically prominent. Paul Holland is found shot to death in Central Park after this incident.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Paul Frieze, Jane Webb, James McCallian, Betty-Lou Gerson, Jean Howell, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "Its October's passing on Broadway, the time that drifts down into winter and now there's the wind, the searching wind."
Notes: Broadcast changes to Friday 8:30 p.m.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
11/04/53 11/04/53 CBS Wednesday 10:00 p.m
11/13/53 11/27/53 CBS Friday 8:30 p.m

Date Aired: 1953/11/13
Episode Number: 190
Available: Yes
Title: The Donald Jordon Murder Case
Description: Frank Taylor comes home to his apartment one night badly beaten, and his wife Ethel calls Clover and his cohorts to investigate. Taylor's business partner is found dead in Central Park the next morning. All evidence points to him as the murderer. But the coroner's report reveals that all is not as it first appears.
Credits: Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Written by Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), James McCallian, Cathy Lewis, Tom Tully, Irene Tedrow, Lamont Johnson, Bill Anders (announcer).
First Line: "They race. The winds of November race, and Broadway stands numb in their wake, days chill at their touch, then moves to shelter of doorway, a jut of stone walls..."
Notes:

Date Aired: 1953/11/20
Episode Number: 191
Available: Yes
Title: The Lou Martin Murder Case
Description: Lou Martin is the victim of a deadly attack by Ray Corbell; his defence: Ray broke into Mrs Corbell's room. But what exactly was he doing there in the first place?
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Herb Ellis as Ray Cordell , Mary Jane Croft as Virginia Cordell, Jeanne Bates as Essi Goodhew, Jack Edwards as Bobby Goodhew, Howard McNear as Mr. Ramsay, Eve `Mcvey as Angela, Bill Anders announcer
First Line: "The days pass quickly on Broadway now. It's November and the timeclock people go home in shadows. Even autumn is slipping away and it's got to be...."
Notes: Closing Public Service Announcement: "Doctors estimate there are more than a million undiscovered diabetics in America who are living and working below par because of their ailment. This week, annually observed as Diabetics Week, a campaign is underway to locate undiscovered diabetics for their own present and future well being. If yours is one of over 800 communities making diabetic tests available, take advantage of the occasion to test yourself and your family, to be sure."

Date Aired: 1953/11/27
Episode Number: 192
Available: Yes
Title: The Janice Bennett Murder Case
Description: A woman is dead, murdered? But is the prime suspect, holed up in a seedy hotel, really responsible? Her father, Dr. John Nolan, must tell friend Emory Folsom, that Janice Bennett is dead he also claims his son-in-law, Lou Bennett is the murderer.
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Edgar Barrier as Emery Fulsom, Herb Butterfield as John Nolan, Featured in the cast: Shep Menken, Hy Averback and Cathy Lewis, Bill Anders announcer
First Line: "Swift blood of nighttime into the neon alley, and Broadway bites its lip, makes the plunge, leaps into crosscurrents of night and the gutters flow with the..."
Notes:
  1. Mid-Show Announcement: A promotional announcement is provided for the show 21st Precinct, moving into this time slot beginning next week.
  2. End of Show Announcement: "Tonight's broadcast concludes this present series of Broadway's My Beat. At this time, Larry Thor, Charles Calvert and Jack Kruschen (our stars), Morton Fine and David Freedkin (our writers), Elliot Lewis (our producer-director), Alexandra Courage (our musical director) and the staff of the program, thank all of you for your kind attention. We hope to rejoin you soon, next week at this time: 21st Precinct".

BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
From: To: Network: Day: Time:
11/13/53 11/27/53 CBS Friday 8:30 p.m
07/11/54 08/01/54 CBS Sunday 6:30 p.m

Returns to the air after an almost seven month hiatus with the last four episodes and a sponsor. Sunday - 6:30 p.m.

New introductions for episodes #193 through #196. Commercial; Doublemint Gum then: Music, street sounds, car horns, etc. Detective Clover: "Broadway’s my beat. From Times Square to Columbus Circle, the gaudiest, the most violent, the lonesomest mile in the world." Music, then Announcer: "Broadway’s My Beat, the thrilling drama of murder and mystery and the people that walk the great white way, with Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover."

Date Aired: 1954/07/11
Episode Number: 193
Available: Yes
Title: The Peg Miller Murder Case
Description: Peg Miller is missing, presumed by some dead, but what is the connection between a 2-bit newspaper columnist, Floyd Garrett, and a petty crook, Johnny Palmer that has bailed Peg out of jail on many occasions? Pegs neighbor Miss Smallwood, challenges Floyd Garrett in Pegs apartment with an empty gun that gets the police involved.
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Jack Edwards as Floyd, Jerry Houser as Johnny, Shodeth Laurens , Martha Wentwood, Julius Matthews, Bill Anders announcer, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Written by Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer)
First Line: "It comes to every street and it comes to Broadway. The single moment before the nighttime dies, when tomorrow is just a sigh away..."
Notes: Sponsored by Doublemint Gum.

Date Aired: 1954/07/18
Episode Number: 194
Available: Yes
Title: The Julie Roland Murder Case
Description: A letter threatening suicide and a man unable to find its writer leads the same Mr Lloyd to think his inability to find her makes him responsible for her actions. Who is Julie Roland? And what is it that leads Mr Lloyd to describe her as ruthless...?
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Irene Tedrow as Phyllis, Whitfield Connor as Alan, Joseph Kerns as Artie, Tony Barrett as Johnny, Bill Anders announcer, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Written by Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer)
First Line: "July boils up out of the river, falls hotly against Broadway. Moistens the shop window and the chrome and lips and newspapers and collars..."
Notes: Sponsored by Doublemint Gum.

Date Aired: 1954/07/25
Episode Number: 195
Available: Yes
Title: The Katy Lane Murder Case
Description: A simple slip at the pool uncovers the complex murder of Katy Lane. A hysterical Mr. Anderson has pushed Marty Lane and fractured his skull. Was it the result of a simple misunderstanding over an alleged petty theft or is it something much more serious? Why would two friends try to kill each other?
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Barney Phillips as Marty, Lou Merrill as Jessie, Irene Tedrow, Cathy Lewis, Tep Decorsia, Bill Anders announcer, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Written by Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer)
First Line: "When shadows drift through the canyon streets and the beginning Moon starts to ride, Broadway sends up its manufactured stars, giving notice that night..."
Notes: Sponsored by Doublemint Gum.

Date Aired: 1954/08/01
Episode Number: 196
Available: Yes
Title: The Floyd Decker Murder Case
Description: Mike Pauless, a former associate of Floyd Decker comes to police headquarters requesting protective custody because of the alleged murder of Floyd 3 days ago. A man called Mike seems concerned that he clears himself from any connection with the murder of Floyd Decker. An argument several days earlier and the sudden death of Floyd is enough to make any man feel guilty by coincidence in the eyes of the law.
Credits: Larry Thor as Detective Danny Clover, Charles Calvert as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia, Jack Kruschen as Sgt. Muggavan, Cathy Lewis as Alma, Lee Malar as Edwin, Sheldon Lenard as Mike, Leo Cleary as Benny, Bill Anders announcer, Produced and Directed by Elliott Lewis, Musical Score composed and conducted by Alexander Courage, Written by Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer)
First Line: "Beginning of August, the month of the steam heat and Broadway staggers up to a corner and leans against a lamp post bewildered..."
Notes:
  1. Sponsored by Doublemint Gum.
  2. Last known broadcast of this series. There is no end of series acknowledgement at the end of the broadcast.

End of Series.


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