Crime Classics was a radio docudrama of CBS which was aired from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. The show was produced, created and directed by Elliott Lewis. With consultation with Lewis, Morton Fine and David Friedkin wrote every single episode of the show. The show was hosted by Thomas Hyland which was played by Lou Merrill.
Crime Classics examines real crimes from ancient Greece to late 19th-century America. The cases varied from assassinations of famous people such as Leon Trotsky, Abraham Lincoln, and Julius Caesar up to some small, not-so-popular cases. William Conrad was one of the most frequent radio actors of the show.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 51 old time radio episodes:
|06.23.1954||ali pasha a turkish delight||
+ A bizarre Ottoman tale of murder and mayhem. A mother's place? In the dungeon of course! Thomas Hy...
|08.24.1953||alsop family how it diminished and grew again||
+In the 1670s, a family of highwaymen is none-too-pleased with the bride of one of its members. + Th...
|08.10.1953||axe and droot family how they fared||
+In Pennsylvania in 1795, the shortest distance to an inheritance is two crushed skulls. This is a n...
|10.21.1953||billy bonny bloodletter also known as the kid||
+The story of the very violent life of young William Bonney. William Conrad (as Pat Garrett) plays t...
|11.11.1953||blackbeards 14th wife why she was no good for him||
+ A famous pirate gets his. The year is 1714 and the place is the Caribbean. The sound you will hear...
|09.30.1953||bloody banks of fall river||
+What happened at 92nd Street on a hot summer's evening in 1892. Since Lizzie was acquitted, who kil...
+ In 1820, in Nuremberg, Bumbling Bunny can't seem to do anything right...except bludgeon four peopl...
|04.21.1954||cesare borgia his most difficult murder||
+In Rome, the year 1500 sees murder and plots of more murders. Thomas Hyland, connoisseur of crime, ...
|12.30.1953||coyle and richardson why they hung in a spanking breeze||
+ A large, powerful gent of Scotland and his small companion, engage in a nautical life of crime.
|06.16.1954||death of a baltimore birdie and friend||
+ A canvasback prize fighter, his adventures in love and murder. One announcement and the system cue...
|07.20.1953||death of a picture hanger||
+The Ford brothers are hired to kill Jesse James, they do just that. + The man is nailing a horses p...
|07.27.1953||final day of gen ketchem||
+ How did the General die? Damned if we know! + The General just fell out of bed, his name William S...
|06.30.1954||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....
|01.13.1954||how supan got the hook outside bombey||
+ Brother vs. brother in old Bombay. A tiger, you know! An announcement is made that TV-Radio Life m...
|12.02.1953||if a body needs a body just call burke and hare||
+ Two gents of old Scotland supply dead bodies on demand for the medical profession. Business is ver...
|02.03.1954||incredible history of john shepard||
+ A surprisingly good story of a truly amazing rogue of old England. This is a network version of ca...
|08.17.1953||incredible trial of laura d fair||
+The oft-times married Miss Laura uses her "4-shooter" on a ferry in San Francisco harbor...for inte...
|04.14.1954||james evans fireman he extinguished a human torch||
+ True love conquers all, starting with a human torch! Thomas Hyland, connoisseur of crime, student ...
|02.17.1954||jean baptiste troppmann killer of many||
+In 1865 France, a mere youth devises a way to fame and fortune through murder and mayhem. Thomas Hy...
|12.16.1953||john and judith their crime and why they didnt get to enjoy it||
+A tale of arsenic poisoning in olde England. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." AFRTS broadcast...
|10.28.1953||john hayes his head and how they were parted||
+Mr. Hayes returns from war to his lonely wife to find her afrolic with two comely boarders. His hea...
|11.25.1953||killing story of william corder and the farmers daughter||
+Willie the knife sharpener plans to marry Moriah in London town. Moriah has been killed and Willie ...
|01.20.1954||madeline smith maid or murderess which||
+A lovely lady is also a liberal user of arsenic. This is a network version of cat. #16789. Thomas H...
|05.12.1954||mr clarkes skeleton in mr arams 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 ma...
|06.02.1954||mr jonathon jewett he cheated the hangman||
+The complete story title is "Mr. Jonathan Jewett: How He Most Peculiarly He Cheated The Hangman." A...