December 2, 1946 sparked the beginning of a dark and chilling old time radio anthology based off a series of adaptations from Doubleday Crime Club imprints. Each episode of The Crime Club lasted for roughly 30 minutes and aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The shows would begin with the telephone ringing... only to be answered by the ominous tones of the Librarian, played by Raymond E. Johnson (best known for his work in The Inner Sanctum). What set this particular old radio show apart from its comtemporaries was that it was seemingly a story within a story with the Librarian delivering spine-tingling mysteries to the listeners. The Crime Club was directed and produced by Roger Bowen, while some of the more hair-raising scripts were done by Willis Cooper of Lights Out and Quiet, Please fame. Click here to read more about Crime Club
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Please enjoy these 31 old time radio episodes:
|12.02.1946||death blew out the match||
+ "Death Blew Out The Match". The first show of the series. Set on a fog-bound island, a classic c...
|01.23.1947||mr smiths hat||
+ "Mr. Smith's Hat". A man calls the police to say he's going to be murdered. Ten seconds later, t...
|03.13.1947||fear came first||
+ "Fear Came First". 10:00 P. M. Four women fight over an inheritance in a deserted house. Two mur...
|03.20.1947||dead man control||
+ "Dead Men Control". A millionaire is killed while opening his wall safe. A large diamond is foun...
+ "Silent Witnesses". A woman hears two shots while asleep. A corpse is found shortly afterward, w...
|04.03.1947||sun is a witness||
+ "The Sun Is A Witness". 10:00 P. M. The shadows on a roll of film provide the clues to a murdere...
|04.10.1947||gray mist murders||
+ "The Grey Mist Murders". A pleasure cruise to Hawaii on a private yacht becomes the scene of sev...
+ "The Topaz Flower". A murdered man's Topaz jewelry is missing but turns up the next day in a paw...
|05.01.1947||epitath for lydia||
+ "Epitaph For Lydia". A case of claustrophobia is the key to solving a murder. Epitaph For Lydia ...
|05.08.1947||corpse wore a wig||
+ "The Corpse Wore A Wig". A wig, a moosehead, and an exotic poison lead to the death of a doctor....
|05.22.1947||murder on margin||
+ "Murder On Margin". When a stock broker is murdered, his shoes provide the needed clue. Murder ...
|05.29.1947||murder makes a mummy||
+ "Murder Makes A Mummy". A corpse is found on display in a museum wrapped as a mummy. The story o...
|06.05.1947||murder rents a room||
+ "Murder Rents A Room". A rich man "dies" but most of his money is missing. The man's ne'er-do-we...
|06.12.1947||death is a knockout||
+ "Death Is A Knockout is the very exciting story of a golden opportunity that was melted down by m...
|06.19.1947||hearses dont hurry||
+ "Hearses Don't Hurry". A crusading prosecutor suspects that the daughter of his mentor is involv...
|06.26.1947||death never doubles||
+ "Death Never Doubles". A lawyer and a crook are doubles and the crook's mob mistake the lawyer f...
|07.03.1947||death at 7 10||
+ "Death At 7:10". Susan Ward Steel, a woman everybody hated is dies of atropine poisoning in the ...
|07.10.1947||coney island nocturne||
+ "Coney Island Nocturne". A dumb cop has his pocket picked on the boardwalk. His wallet is found ...
|07.17.1947||death deals a diamond||
+ "Death Deals A Diamond". A great diamond thief, just out of prison, is framed for another robber...
+ "Serenade Macabre". A circus triangle story. A murdered lion tamer causes the trouble. Serenade ...
|07.31.1947||self made corpse||
+ "The Self-Made Corpse". A mild little man visits a bunch of gangsters to have them help him with...
|08.07.1947||a pitch in time||
+ "A Pitch In Time". A comical crime story about an incredibly stupid cop and a bank robbery. A Pi...
|08.14.1947||gypsy sings of death||
+ "The Gypsy Sings Of Death". A tea leaf reading, a lost bracelet, and a gypsy caravan lead a repo...
|08.21.1947||a deed indeed||
+ "A Deed Indeed". A man is mysteriously given the deed to a nightclub. He finds contraband and mu...
|08.28.1947||death swims at midnight||
+ "Death Swims At Midnight". A corpse on the beach leads a vacationing detective to a murderer. De...
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