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Big Town

This popular crime drama chronicles the stories of diligent, sober champions of justice, Steve Wilson, initially played by Edward G Robinson. Update: additional episodes and better quality sound

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Big Town Cast
Crime Drama (1937 - 1952)

"Freedom of the press is a flaming sword! Use it justly…hold it high…guard it well."

Big TownEdward G RobinsonThe American public is endowed with all the freedoms that our forefathers set down upon us. Without the freedom of speech or press, life in America would be a very bleak place, indeed. Big Town utilized these freedoms freely and often. Big Town is a story about Steve Wilson, managing editor of the crusading Illustrated Press, and his pursuit of truth and justice. The role was first played by the illustrious Edward G. Robinson from 1937 to 1942 and was broadcast out of Hollywood.

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Mr. Robinson was paired with STAGECOACH star, Claire Trevor who played the role of Society Editor, Lorelei Kilbourne. Actress Ona Munson also played the role of Lorelei in some of the later episodes starring Mr. Robinson. From 1943 to 1951, the role of SteveWilson was played by stage and movie actor, Edward J. (Joel) Pawley, and the role of Bigtown performersLorelei Kilbourne was played by radio actress Fran Carlon.During these years, the 30-minute show was broadcast out of New York. Big Town garnered as many as 10 million listeners and was rated, at one point, the number one crime drama show on radio. The fortitude of Steve and Lorelei allowed them to get the scoop on many untouched issues in America, such as juvenile delinquency, racism, and drunk driving. Big Town chronicles the stories of these diligent, sober champions of justice!

For more newspaper-crime reporting, see also: Big Town, Big Story, Casey Crime Photographer, Europe Confidential, Front Page Farrell, Night Beat, and Shorty Bell Cub Reporter. See also: Hardboiled Detectives.

Edward G Robinson and Clarie Traveor star in Big Town

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    41 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 52 min
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      41 shows - total playtime 19 hours 52 minutes
      1. Big Town 371019 001 Pittsburgh Lil.mp3
      2. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap.mp3
      3. Big Town 381014 000 Poultry Racket Rehearsal.mp3
      4. Big Town 390630 000 Reform School Rehearsal.mp3
      5. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death.mp3
      6. Big Town 400326 Death Rides Highway.mp3
      7. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours.mp3
      8. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris.mp3
      9. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
      10. Big Town 480921 448 Final Payment.mp3
      11. Big Town 480928 449 Trap Political Murder.mp3
      12. Big Town 481012 451 Double Murder.mp3
      13. Big Town 481019 452 Angel Of Street.mp3
      14. Big Town 481109 453 Fatal Chain.mp3
      15. Big Town 481116 454 Death By Plan.mp3
      16. Big Town 481123 455 Deadly Doll.mp3
      17. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
      18. Big Town 481207 457 Tcot Lost And Found.mp3
      19. Big Town 481214 458 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      20. Big Town 481221 459 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
      21. Big Town 481228 460 Dangerous Resolution.mp3
      22. Big Town 490104 461 Masks Of Evil.mp3
      23. Big Town 490111 462 Nightmare House.mp3
      24. Big Town 490118 463 Date With Death.mp3
      25. Big Town 490125 464 Fatal Fix.mp3
      26. Big Town 490201 465 Murder In Snow.mp3
      27. Big Town 490208 466 Death At Wheel.mp3
      28. Big Town 490215 467 Prisoners Song.mp3
      29. Big Town 490222 468 Charity Killers.mp3
      30. Big Town 490301 469 Fatal Joke.mp3
      31. Big Town 490308 470 Crooked Eye Aka Fatal Eye .mp3
      32. Big Town 490315 471 Shiny Gun.mp3
      33. Big Town 490322 472 Deadly Summons.mp3
      34. Big Town 490329 473 Chill Of Death.mp3
      35. Big Town 490405 474 Deadly Gimmick Of Squeaking Rat.mp3
      36. Big Town 490412 475 Tcot Lonely Heart.mp3
      37. Big Town 490419 476 Tcot Iron Fist.mp3
      38. Big Town 490426 477 Death Stalks Hunter.mp3
      39. Big Town 490503 478 Fatal Alibi.mp3
      40. Big Town 490510 479 Confession.mp3
      41. Big Town Teenage Terror Aka Teenage Drug Seller.mp3
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    41 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 19 hours, 52 min
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      41 shows - total playtime 19 hours 52 minutes
      1. Big Town 371019 001 Pittsburgh Lil.mp3
      2. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap.mp3
      3. Big Town 381014 000 Poultry Racket Rehearsal.mp3
      4. Big Town 390630 000 Reform School Rehearsal.mp3
      5. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death.mp3
      6. Big Town 400326 Death Rides Highway.mp3
      7. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours.mp3
      8. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris.mp3
      9. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
      10. Big Town 480921 448 Final Payment.mp3
      11. Big Town 480928 449 Trap Political Murder.mp3
      12. Big Town 481012 451 Double Murder.mp3
      13. Big Town 481019 452 Angel Of Street.mp3
      14. Big Town 481109 453 Fatal Chain.mp3
      15. Big Town 481116 454 Death By Plan.mp3
      16. Big Town 481123 455 Deadly Doll.mp3
      17. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
      18. Big Town 481207 457 Tcot Lost And Found.mp3
      19. Big Town 481214 458 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      20. Big Town 481221 459 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
      21. Big Town 481228 460 Dangerous Resolution.mp3
      22. Big Town 490104 461 Masks Of Evil.mp3
      23. Big Town 490111 462 Nightmare House.mp3
      24. Big Town 490118 463 Date With Death.mp3
      25. Big Town 490125 464 Fatal Fix.mp3
      26. Big Town 490201 465 Murder In Snow.mp3
      27. Big Town 490208 466 Death At Wheel.mp3
      28. Big Town 490215 467 Prisoners Song.mp3
      29. Big Town 490222 468 Charity Killers.mp3
      30. Big Town 490301 469 Fatal Joke.mp3
      31. Big Town 490308 470 Crooked Eye Aka Fatal Eye .mp3
      32. Big Town 490315 471 Shiny Gun.mp3
      33. Big Town 490322 472 Deadly Summons.mp3
      34. Big Town 490329 473 Chill Of Death.mp3
      35. Big Town 490405 474 Deadly Gimmick Of Squeaking Rat.mp3
      36. Big Town 490412 475 Tcot Lonely Heart.mp3
      37. Big Town 490419 476 Tcot Iron Fist.mp3
      38. Big Town 490426 477 Death Stalks Hunter.mp3
      39. Big Town 490503 478 Fatal Alibi.mp3
      40. Big Town 490510 479 Confession.mp3
      41. Big Town Teenage Terror Aka Teenage Drug Seller.mp3
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    41 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 19 hours, 52 min

    Disc A001

    1. Big Town Teenage Terror Aka Teenage Drug Seller
    2. Big Town 371019 001 Pittsburgh Lil

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    Disc A002

    1. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap
    2. Big Town 381014 000 Poultry Racket Rehearsal

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    Disc A003

    1. Big Town 390630 000 Reform School Rehearsal
    2. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death

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    Disc A004

    1. Big Town 400326 Death Rides Highway
    2. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours

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    Disc A005

    1. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris
    2. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice

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    Disc A006

    1. Big Town 480921 448 Final Payment
    2. Big Town 480928 449 Trap Political Murder

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    Disc A007

    1. Big Town 481012 451 Double Murder
    2. Big Town 481019 452 Angel Of Street

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    Disc A008

    1. Big Town 481109 453 Fatal Chain
    2. Big Town 481116 454 Death By Plan

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    Disc A009

    1. Big Town 481123 455 Deadly Doll
    2. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder

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    Disc A010

    1. Big Town 481207 457 Tcot Lost And Found
    2. Big Town 481214 458 Deadline At Dawn

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    Disc A011

    1. Big Town 481221 459 Prelude To Christmas
    2. Big Town 481228 460 Dangerous Resolution

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    Disc A012

    1. Big Town 490104 461 Masks Of Evil
    2. Big Town 490111 462 Nightmare House

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    Disc A013

    1. Big Town 490118 463 Date With Death
    2. Big Town 490125 464 Fatal Fix

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    Disc A014

    1. Big Town 490201 465 Murder In Snow
    2. Big Town 490208 466 Death At Wheel

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    Disc A015

    1. Big Town 490215 467 Prisoners Song
    2. Big Town 490222 468 Charity Killers

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    Disc A016

    1. Big Town 490301 469 Fatal Joke
    2. Big Town 490308 470 Crooked Eye Aka Fatal Eye

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    Disc A017

    1. Big Town 490315 471 Shiny Gun
    2. Big Town 490322 472 Deadly Summons

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    Disc A018

    1. Big Town 490329 473 Chill Of Death
    2. Big Town 490405 474 Deadly Gimmick Of Squeaking Rat

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    Disc A019

    1. Big Town 490412 475 Tcot Lonely Heart
    2. Big Town 490419 476 Tcot Iron Fist

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    Disc A020

    1. Big Town 490426 477 Death Stalks Hunter
    2. Big Town 490503 478 Fatal Alibi

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    Disc A021

    1. Big Town 490510 479 Confession

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