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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: 2 additional episodes + sound upgrades

54 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 26 hours, 13 min)
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3 MP3 CDs
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27 Audio CDs


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About this Old Time Radio Show

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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.

Big Town Broadcast

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    54 recordings on 3 MP3 CDs for just $15.00
    total playtime 26 hours, 13 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 10 hours 44 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 1: 5.00
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    1. Big Town 371019 001 Pittsburgh Lil.mp3
    2. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap.mp3
    3. Big Town 371102 003 Gambling Club Expose.mp3
    4. Big Town 371109 004 Slot Machine Racket.mp3
    5. Big Town 371116 005 Breach Of Promise Frame.mp3
    6. Big Town 371123 006 Fake Accident Racket.mp3
    7. Big Town 371130 007 Parole Board.mp3
    8. Big Town 371207 008 Race Track Pay-Off.mp3
    9. Big Town 371221 010 Christmas Charities Racket.mp3
    10. Big Town 381014 044 Poultry Racket Rehearsal.mp3
    11. Big Town 390630 081 Reform School Rehearsal.mp3
    12. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death.mp3
    13. Big Town 400326 110 Death Rides Highway.mp3
    14. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours.mp3
    15. Big Town 420507 191 Dangerous Cargo.mp3
    16. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris.mp3
    17. Big Town 420618 197 Adventure in Geneva.mp3
    18. Big Town 420625 198 Made in the USA.mp3
    19. Big Town 420702 199 Rescue from France.mp3
    20. Big Town 441212 262 Death Stalks Hunter (Mystery Playhouse).mp3
    21. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
    22. Big Town 480921 448 Final Payment.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 10 hours 51 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: 5.00
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    1. Big Town 480928 449 Trap Political Murder.mp3
    2. Big Town 481012 451 Double Murder.mp3
    3. Big Town 481019 452 Angel Of Street.mp3
    4. Big Town 481109 453 Fatal Chain.mp3
    5. Big Town 481116 454 Death By Plan.mp3
    6. Big Town 481123 455 Deadly Doll.mp3
    7. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
    8. Big Town 481207 457 Tcot Lost And Found.mp3
    9. Big Town 481214 458 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
    10. Big Town 481221 459 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
    11. Big Town 481228 460 Dangerous Resolution.mp3
    12. Big Town 490104 461 Masks Of Evil.mp3
    13. Big Town 490111 462 Nightmare House.mp3
    14. Big Town 490118 463 Date With Death.mp3
    15. Big Town 490125 464 Fatal Fix.mp3
    16. Big Town 490201 465 Murder In Snow.mp3
    17. Big Town 490208 466 Death At Wheel.mp3
    18. Big Town 490215 467 Prisoners Song.mp3
    19. Big Town 490222 468 Charity Killers.mp3
    20. Big Town 490301 469 Fatal Joke.mp3
    21. Big Town 490308 470 Crooked Eye Aka Fatal Eye.mp3
    22. Big Town 490315 471 Shiny Gun.mp3
    Volume 3 - 10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 38 minutes
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    Volume 3: 5.00
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    1. Big Town 490322 472 Deadly Summons.mp3
    2. Big Town 490329 473 Chill Of Death.mp3
    3. Big Town 490405 474 Deadly Gimmick Of Squeaking Rat.mp3
    4. Big Town 490412 475 Tcot Lonely Heart.mp3
    5. Big Town 490419 476 Tcot Iron Fist.mp3
    6. Big Town 490426 477 Death Stalks Hunter.mp3
    7. Big Town 490503 478 Fatal Alibi.mp3
    8. Big Town 490510 479 Confession.mp3
    9. Big Town 500221 519 Silent Killer.mp3
    10. Big Town Teenage Terror Aka Teenage Drug Seller.mp3
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    54 recordings on 3 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $15.00
    total playtime 26 hours, 13 min
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    Volume 1 - 22 shows - total playtime 10 hours 44 minutes
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    1. Big Town 371019 001 Pittsburgh Lil.mp3
    2. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap.mp3
    3. Big Town 371102 003 Gambling Club Expose.mp3
    4. Big Town 371109 004 Slot Machine Racket.mp3
    5. Big Town 371116 005 Breach Of Promise Frame.mp3
    6. Big Town 371123 006 Fake Accident Racket.mp3
    7. Big Town 371130 007 Parole Board.mp3
    8. Big Town 371207 008 Race Track Pay-Off.mp3
    9. Big Town 371221 010 Christmas Charities Racket.mp3
    10. Big Town 381014 044 Poultry Racket Rehearsal.mp3
    11. Big Town 390630 081 Reform School Rehearsal.mp3
    12. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death.mp3
    13. Big Town 400326 110 Death Rides Highway.mp3
    14. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours.mp3
    15. Big Town 420507 191 Dangerous Cargo.mp3
    16. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris.mp3
    17. Big Town 420618 197 Adventure in Geneva.mp3
    18. Big Town 420625 198 Made in the USA.mp3
    19. Big Town 420702 199 Rescue from France.mp3
    20. Big Town 441212 262 Death Stalks Hunter (Mystery Playhouse).mp3
    21. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice.mp3
    22. Big Town 480921 448 Final Payment.mp3
    Volume 2 - 22 shows - total playtime 10 hours 51 minutes
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    1. Big Town 480928 449 Trap Political Murder.mp3
    2. Big Town 481012 451 Double Murder.mp3
    3. Big Town 481019 452 Angel Of Street.mp3
    4. Big Town 481109 453 Fatal Chain.mp3
    5. Big Town 481116 454 Death By Plan.mp3
    6. Big Town 481123 455 Deadly Doll.mp3
    7. Big Town 481130 456 I Remember Murder.mp3
    8. Big Town 481207 457 Tcot Lost And Found.mp3
    9. Big Town 481214 458 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
    10. Big Town 481221 459 Prelude To Christmas.mp3
    11. Big Town 481228 460 Dangerous Resolution.mp3
    12. Big Town 490104 461 Masks Of Evil.mp3
    13. Big Town 490111 462 Nightmare House.mp3
    14. Big Town 490118 463 Date With Death.mp3
    15. Big Town 490125 464 Fatal Fix.mp3
    16. Big Town 490201 465 Murder In Snow.mp3
    17. Big Town 490208 466 Death At Wheel.mp3
    18. Big Town 490215 467 Prisoners Song.mp3
    19. Big Town 490222 468 Charity Killers.mp3
    20. Big Town 490301 469 Fatal Joke.mp3
    21. Big Town 490308 470 Crooked Eye Aka Fatal Eye.mp3
    22. Big Town 490315 471 Shiny Gun.mp3
    Volume 3 - 10 shows - total playtime 4 hours 38 minutes
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    1. Big Town 490322 472 Deadly Summons.mp3
    2. Big Town 490329 473 Chill Of Death.mp3
    3. Big Town 490405 474 Deadly Gimmick Of Squeaking Rat.mp3
    4. Big Town 490412 475 Tcot Lonely Heart.mp3
    5. Big Town 490419 476 Tcot Iron Fist.mp3
    6. Big Town 490426 477 Death Stalks Hunter.mp3
    7. Big Town 490503 478 Fatal Alibi.mp3
    8. Big Town 490510 479 Confession.mp3
    9. Big Town 500221 519 Silent Killer.mp3
    10. Big Town Teenage Terror Aka Teenage Drug Seller.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    54 recordings on 27 Audio CDs
    total playtime 26 hours, 13 min

    Big Town Disc A001

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

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    Big Town Disc A002

    1. Big Town 371026 002 Fire Trap
    2. Big Town 371102 003 Gambling Club Expose

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    Big Town Disc A003

    1. Big Town 371109 004 Slot Machine Racket
    2. Big Town 371116 005 Breach Of Promise Frame

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    Big Town Disc A004

    1. Big Town 371123 006 Fake Accident Racket
    2. Big Town 371130 007 Parole Board

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    Big Town Disc A005

    1. Big Town 371207 008 Race Track Pay-Off
    2. Big Town 371221 010 Christmas Charities Racket

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    Big Town Disc A006

    1. Big Town 381014 044 Poultry Racket Rehearsal
    2. Big Town 390630 081 Reform School Rehearsal

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    Big Town Disc A007

    1. Big Town 400102 098 Deep Death
    2. Big Town 400326 110 Death Rides Highway

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    Big Town Disc A008

    1. Big Town 401211 131 Every 18 Hours
    2. Big Town 420507 191 Dangerous Cargo

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    Big Town Disc A009

    1. Big Town 420514 192 Occupied Paris
    2. Big Town 420618 197 Adventure in Geneva

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    Big Town Disc A010

    1. Big Town 420625 198 Made in the USA
    2. Big Town 420702 199 Rescue from France

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    Big Town Disc A011

    1. Big Town 441212 262 Death Stalks Hunter (Mystery Playhouse)
    2. Big Town 480914 447 Blind Justice

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    Big Town Disc A012

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

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    Big Town Disc A013

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

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    Big Town Disc A014

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

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    Big Town Disc A015

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

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    Big Town Disc A016

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

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    Big Town Disc A017

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

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    Big Town Disc A018

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

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    Big Town Disc A019

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

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    Big Town Disc A020

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

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    Big Town Disc A021

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

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    Big Town Disc A022

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

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    Big Town Disc A023

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

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    Big Town Disc A024

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

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    Big Town Disc A025

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

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    Big Town Disc A026

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

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    Big Town Disc A027

    1. Big Town 490510 479 Confession
    2. Big Town 500221 519 Silent Killer

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