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Frank Lovejoy stars as Randy Stone in the US broadcasts, a toughened, street-wise Chicago Star reporter working the Night Beat in the early 1950s. Update: new vol. 3 including South African broadcasts

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Frank Lovejoy
Detective Series (Early 1950s)

Frank Lovejoy and Joan Banks on NightbeatFrank Lovejoy stars as Randy Stone, a toughened, street-wise Chicago Star reporter working the Nightbeat in the early 1950s.

Randy Stone's heart is in the right place, and sometimes he can make a difference. Sometimes it's just too late. And too bad. But he tells the story. That's life on the Nightbeat. As he finishes setting it down in words, Randy yells out, "Copy boy!" and the story rolls to print, and the newspaper hits the street as the sun come up.

Frank Lovejoy and cast of Nightbeat Radio ShowOrchestra and sound effects are excellent. Frank Lovejoy is a seasoned pro of radio and film with an honest, gripping delivery. Solid supporting casts maintain the intensity of the noir theme. Good writing and direction keep the show moving, allowing the listener to witness another story from the Nightbeat.

See also: Hardboiled Detectives. 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.

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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.



    88 recordings on 3 MP3 CDs for just $15.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 20 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 23 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 1: $5.00
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    1. Night Beat 490519 00 Ted Carter Murder Case Audition.mp3
    2. Night Beat 500113 00 Elevator Caper Audition.mp3
    3. Night Beat 500206 001 Zero.mp3
    4. Night Beat 500213 002 Night Is Weapon.mp3
    5. Night Beat 500220 003 World All Of His Own.mp3
    6. Night Beat 500227 004 Girl In Park.mp3
    7. Night Beat 500306 005 Number 13.mp3
    8. Night Beat 500313 006 Am I My Brothers Keeper.mp3
    9. Night Beat 500320 007 Man Who Claimed To Be Dead.mp3
    10. Night Beat 500327 008 Flowers On Water.mp3
    11. Night Beat 500409 00x Night Is Weapon Special Rebroadcast.mp3
    12. Night Beat 500410 010 I Know Your Secret.mp3
    13. Night Beat 500416 00x World Of His Own.mp3
    14. Night Beat 500417 011 Tong War.mp3
    15. Night Beat 500423 Girl In Park Special Rebroadcast.mp3
    16. Night Beat 500430 Am I My Brothers Keeper Special Rebrdcst.mp3
    17. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo, Mental Marvel.mp3
    18. Night Beat 500508 014 Elevator Caper.mp3
    19. Night Beat 500515 015 Night Watchman.mp3
    20. Night Beat 500522 016 I Wish You Were Dead.mp3
    21. Night Beat 500529 017 Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer.mp3
    22. Night Beat 500605 018 Girl From Kansas.mp3
    23. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate.mp3
    24. Night Beat 500619 020 Vincent And Painter.mp3
    25. Night Beat 500626 021 Juvenile Gangster.mp3
    26. Night Beat 500703 022 Marty.mp3
    27. Night Beat 500710 023 Twill Be Death Of Me.mp3
    28. Night Beat 500717 024 Molly Keller.mp3
    29. Night Beat 500724 025 Devils Bible.mp3
    30. Night Beat 500731 026 City At Your Fingertips.mp3
    31. Night Beat 500807 027 Old Blind Pop.mp3
    32. Night Beat 500814 028 Gunners Last Fight.mp3
    33. Night Beat 500821 029 Doctors Secret.mp3
    34. Night Beat 500904 031 Old Home Week.mp3
    35. Night Beat 500911 032 Hunter Becomes Hunted.mp3
    36. Night Beat 500918 033 Wanna Buy Story.mp3
    37. Night Beat 500925 034 Case Of Butter.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 19 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case.mp3
    2. Night Beat 501013 036 Elinar Pierce And Family.mp3
    3. Night Beat 501020 037 Judge Arnolds Daughter.mp3
    4. Night Beat 501027 038 Doctors Daughter.mp3
    5. Night Beat 501103 039 Black Cat.mp3
    6. Night Beat 501110 040 Slasher.mp3
    7. Night Beat 510304 041 Big John Mcmasters.mp3
    8. Night Beat 510518 042 Juke Box Romance.mp3
    9. Night Beat 510525 043 Fear.mp3
    10. Night Beat 510601 044 Will Of Mrs Orloff.mp3
    11. Night Beat 510608 045 Search For Fred.mp3
    12. Night Beat 510615 046 Otto, Music Man Aka Old Baldy.mp3
    13. Night Beat 510622 047 Sanctuary.mp3
    14. Night Beat 510629 048 Byline For Frank.mp3
    15. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case.mp3
    16. Night Beat 510713 050 Antonios Return.mp3
    17. Night Beat 510817 055 They.mp3
    18. Night Beat 511026 065 Mr And Mrs Carothers.mp3
    19. Night Beat 511116 068 Lost Souls.mp3
    20. Night Beat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas.mp3
    21. Night Beat 511228 074 Expectant Father.mp3
    22. Night Beat 520501 092 Pay Up Or Die.mp3
    23. Night Beat 520508 093 Long Live Clown.mp3
    24. Night Beat 520515 094 Death Of Riley.mp3
    25. Night Beat 520522 095 Target For Week.mp3
    26. Night Beat 520529 096 Jockey Brothers.mp3
    27. Night Beat 520605 097 Marvelous Machine.mp3
    28. Night Beat 520619 098 Railroaded.mp3
    29. Night Beat 520626 099 Reformer.mp3
    30. Night Beat 520703 100 Old Itch.mp3
    31. Night Beat 520717 102 Taste Of Peaches.mp3
    32. Night Beat 520731 104 Flight From Fear.mp3
    33. Night Beat 520807 105 Sombody Stop Ann.mp3
    34. Night Beat 520814 106 His Name Was Luke.mp3
    35. Night Beat 520821 107 Man With Red Hair.mp3
    36. Night Beat 520904 109 Ellen.mp3
    37. Night Beat 520911 110 Larry Understudy.mp3
    38. Night Beat 520918 111 Policy Wheel Racket.mp3
    39. Night Beat 520925 112 Bug Killings.mp3
    40. Night Beat Gusher James.mp3
    Volume 3 - 11 shows - total playtime 4 hours 37 minutes
    MP3 CD
    Volume 3: $5.00
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    1. Night Beat SA Bill Talmidge Story.mp3
    2. Night Beat SA Carefullest Driver.mp3
    3. Night Beat SA Cats to Kill.mp3
    4. Night Beat SA Diving for a Purse.mp3
    5. Night Beat SA Hollywood Marriages.mp3
    6. Night Beat SA In the Blood.mp3
    7. Night Beat SA Mr President.mp3
    8. Night Beat SA Stone's Christmas Eve.mp3
    9. Night Beat SA Tony's Daughter.mp3
    10. Night Beat SA White Zombie.mp3
    11. Night Beat SA With a Bang or a Whimper.mp3
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    88 recordings on 3 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $15.00
    total playtime 41 hours, 20 min
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    Volume 1 - 37 shows - total playtime 17 hours 23 minutes
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    1. Night Beat 490519 00 Ted Carter Murder Case Audition.mp3
    2. Night Beat 500113 00 Elevator Caper Audition.mp3
    3. Night Beat 500206 001 Zero.mp3
    4. Night Beat 500213 002 Night Is Weapon.mp3
    5. Night Beat 500220 003 World All Of His Own.mp3
    6. Night Beat 500227 004 Girl In Park.mp3
    7. Night Beat 500306 005 Number 13.mp3
    8. Night Beat 500313 006 Am I My Brothers Keeper.mp3
    9. Night Beat 500320 007 Man Who Claimed To Be Dead.mp3
    10. Night Beat 500327 008 Flowers On Water.mp3
    11. Night Beat 500409 00x Night Is Weapon Special Rebroadcast.mp3
    12. Night Beat 500410 010 I Know Your Secret.mp3
    13. Night Beat 500416 00x World Of His Own.mp3
    14. Night Beat 500417 011 Tong War.mp3
    15. Night Beat 500423 Girl In Park Special Rebroadcast.mp3
    16. Night Beat 500430 Am I My Brothers Keeper Special Rebrdcst.mp3
    17. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo, Mental Marvel.mp3
    18. Night Beat 500508 014 Elevator Caper.mp3
    19. Night Beat 500515 015 Night Watchman.mp3
    20. Night Beat 500522 016 I Wish You Were Dead.mp3
    21. Night Beat 500529 017 Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer.mp3
    22. Night Beat 500605 018 Girl From Kansas.mp3
    23. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate.mp3
    24. Night Beat 500619 020 Vincent And Painter.mp3
    25. Night Beat 500626 021 Juvenile Gangster.mp3
    26. Night Beat 500703 022 Marty.mp3
    27. Night Beat 500710 023 Twill Be Death Of Me.mp3
    28. Night Beat 500717 024 Molly Keller.mp3
    29. Night Beat 500724 025 Devils Bible.mp3
    30. Night Beat 500731 026 City At Your Fingertips.mp3
    31. Night Beat 500807 027 Old Blind Pop.mp3
    32. Night Beat 500814 028 Gunners Last Fight.mp3
    33. Night Beat 500821 029 Doctors Secret.mp3
    34. Night Beat 500904 031 Old Home Week.mp3
    35. Night Beat 500911 032 Hunter Becomes Hunted.mp3
    36. Night Beat 500918 033 Wanna Buy Story.mp3
    37. Night Beat 500925 034 Case Of Butter.mp3
    Volume 2 - 40 shows - total playtime 19 hours 19 minutes
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    Volume 2: $5.00
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    1. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case.mp3
    2. Night Beat 501013 036 Elinar Pierce And Family.mp3
    3. Night Beat 501020 037 Judge Arnolds Daughter.mp3
    4. Night Beat 501027 038 Doctors Daughter.mp3
    5. Night Beat 501103 039 Black Cat.mp3
    6. Night Beat 501110 040 Slasher.mp3
    7. Night Beat 510304 041 Big John Mcmasters.mp3
    8. Night Beat 510518 042 Juke Box Romance.mp3
    9. Night Beat 510525 043 Fear.mp3
    10. Night Beat 510601 044 Will Of Mrs Orloff.mp3
    11. Night Beat 510608 045 Search For Fred.mp3
    12. Night Beat 510615 046 Otto, Music Man Aka Old Baldy.mp3
    13. Night Beat 510622 047 Sanctuary.mp3
    14. Night Beat 510629 048 Byline For Frank.mp3
    15. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case.mp3
    16. Night Beat 510713 050 Antonios Return.mp3
    17. Night Beat 510817 055 They.mp3
    18. Night Beat 511026 065 Mr And Mrs Carothers.mp3
    19. Night Beat 511116 068 Lost Souls.mp3
    20. Night Beat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas.mp3
    21. Night Beat 511228 074 Expectant Father.mp3
    22. Night Beat 520501 092 Pay Up Or Die.mp3
    23. Night Beat 520508 093 Long Live Clown.mp3
    24. Night Beat 520515 094 Death Of Riley.mp3
    25. Night Beat 520522 095 Target For Week.mp3
    26. Night Beat 520529 096 Jockey Brothers.mp3
    27. Night Beat 520605 097 Marvelous Machine.mp3
    28. Night Beat 520619 098 Railroaded.mp3
    29. Night Beat 520626 099 Reformer.mp3
    30. Night Beat 520703 100 Old Itch.mp3
    31. Night Beat 520717 102 Taste Of Peaches.mp3
    32. Night Beat 520731 104 Flight From Fear.mp3
    33. Night Beat 520807 105 Sombody Stop Ann.mp3
    34. Night Beat 520814 106 His Name Was Luke.mp3
    35. Night Beat 520821 107 Man With Red Hair.mp3
    36. Night Beat 520904 109 Ellen.mp3
    37. Night Beat 520911 110 Larry Understudy.mp3
    38. Night Beat 520918 111 Policy Wheel Racket.mp3
    39. Night Beat 520925 112 Bug Killings.mp3
    40. Night Beat Gusher James.mp3
    Volume 3 - 11 shows - total playtime 4 hours 37 minutes
    Instant Download
    Volume 3: $5.00
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    1. Night Beat SA Bill Talmidge Story.mp3
    2. Night Beat SA Carefullest Driver.mp3
    3. Night Beat SA Cats to Kill.mp3
    4. Night Beat SA Diving for a Purse.mp3
    5. Night Beat SA Hollywood Marriages.mp3
    6. Night Beat SA In the Blood.mp3
    7. Night Beat SA Mr President.mp3
    8. Night Beat SA Stone's Christmas Eve.mp3
    9. Night Beat SA Tony's Daughter.mp3
    10. Night Beat SA White Zombie.mp3
    11. Night Beat SA With a Bang or a Whimper.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



    88 recordings on 44 Audio CDs
    total playtime 41 hours, 20 min

    Disc A001

    1. Night Beat Gusher James
    2. Night Beat SA Bill Talmidge Story

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    Disc A002

    1. Night Beat SA Carefullest Driver
    2. Night Beat SA Cats to Kill

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    Disc A003

    1. Night Beat SA Diving for a Purse
    2. Night Beat SA Hollywood Marriages
    3. Night Beat SA In the Blood

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    Disc A004

    1. Night Beat SA Mr President
    2. Night Beat SA Stone's Christmas Eve

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    Disc A005

    1. Night Beat SA Tony's Daughter
    2. Night Beat SA White Zombie

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    Disc A006

    1. Night Beat SA With a Bang or a Whimper
    2. Night Beat 490519 00 Ted Carter Murder Case Audition

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    Disc A007

    1. Night Beat 500113 00 Elevator Caper Audition
    2. Night Beat 500206 001 Zero

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    Disc A008

    1. Night Beat 500213 002 Night Is Weapon
    2. Night Beat 500220 003 World All Of His Own

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    Disc A009

    1. Night Beat 500227 004 Girl In Park
    2. Night Beat 500306 005 Number 13

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    Disc A010

    1. Night Beat 500313 006 Am I My Brothers Keeper
    2. Night Beat 500320 007 Man Who Claimed To Be Dead

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    Disc A011

    1. Night Beat 500327 008 Flowers On Water
    2. Night Beat 500409 00x Night Is Weapon Special Rebroadcast

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    Disc A012

    1. Night Beat 500410 010 I Know Your Secret
    2. Night Beat 500416 00x World Of His Own

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    Disc A013

    1. Night Beat 500417 011 Tong War
    2. Night Beat 500423 Girl In Park Special Rebroadcast

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    Disc A014

    1. Night Beat 500430 Am I My Brothers Keeper Special Rebrdcst
    2. Night Beat 500501 013 Mentallo, Mental Marvel

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    Disc A015

    1. Night Beat 500508 014 Elevator Caper
    2. Night Beat 500515 015 Night Watchman

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    Disc A016

    1. Night Beat 500522 016 I Wish You Were Dead
    2. Night Beat 500529 017 Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer

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    Disc A017

    1. Night Beat 500605 018 Girl From Kansas
    2. Night Beat 500612 019 Football Player And Syndicate

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    Disc A018

    1. Night Beat 500619 020 Vincent And Painter
    2. Night Beat 500626 021 Juvenile Gangster

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    Disc A019

    1. Night Beat 500703 022 Marty
    2. Night Beat 500710 023 Twill Be Death Of Me

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    Disc A020

    1. Night Beat 500717 024 Molly Keller
    2. Night Beat 500724 025 Devils Bible

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    Disc A021

    1. Night Beat 500731 026 City At Your Fingertips
    2. Night Beat 500807 027 Old Blind Pop

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    Disc A022

    1. Night Beat 500814 028 Gunners Last Fight
    2. Night Beat 500821 029 Doctors Secret

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    Disc A023

    1. Night Beat 500904 031 Old Home Week
    2. Night Beat 500911 032 Hunter Becomes Hunted

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    Disc A024

    1. Night Beat 500918 033 Wanna Buy Story
    2. Night Beat 500925 034 Case Of Butter

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    Disc A025

    1. Night Beat 501006 035 Kenny Day Amnesia Case
    2. Night Beat 501013 036 Elinar Pierce And Family

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    Disc A026

    1. Night Beat 501020 037 Judge Arnolds Daughter
    2. Night Beat 501027 038 Doctors Daughter

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    Disc A027

    1. Night Beat 501103 039 Black Cat
    2. Night Beat 501110 040 Slasher

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    Disc A028

    1. Night Beat 510304 041 Big John Mcmasters
    2. Night Beat 510518 042 Juke Box Romance

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    Disc A029

    1. Night Beat 510525 043 Fear
    2. Night Beat 510601 044 Will Of Mrs Orloff

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    Disc A030

    1. Night Beat 510608 045 Search For Fred
    2. Night Beat 510615 046 Otto, Music Man Aka Old Baldy

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    Disc A031

    1. Night Beat 510622 047 Sanctuary
    2. Night Beat 510629 048 Byline For Frank

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    Disc A032

    1. Night Beat 510706 049 Bill Perrin Amnesia Case
    2. Night Beat 510713 050 Antonios Return

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    Disc A033

    1. Night Beat 510817 055 They
    2. Night Beat 511026 065 Mr And Mrs Carothers

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    Disc A034

    1. Night Beat 511116 068 Lost Souls
    2. Night Beat 511221 073 Five Days Off For Christmas

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    Disc A035

    1. Night Beat 511228 074 Expectant Father
    2. Night Beat 520501 092 Pay Up Or Die

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    Disc A036

    1. Night Beat 520508 093 Long Live Clown
    2. Night Beat 520515 094 Death Of Riley

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    Disc A037

    1. Night Beat 520522 095 Target For Week
    2. Night Beat 520529 096 Jockey Brothers

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    Disc A038

    1. Night Beat 520605 097 Marvelous Machine
    2. Night Beat 520619 098 Railroaded

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    Disc A039

    1. Night Beat 520626 099 Reformer
    2. Night Beat 520703 100 Old Itch

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    Disc A040

    1. Night Beat 520717 102 Taste Of Peaches
    2. Night Beat 520731 104 Flight From Fear

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    Disc A041

    1. Night Beat 520807 105 Sombody Stop Ann
    2. Night Beat 520814 106 His Name Was Luke

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    Disc A042

    1. Night Beat 520821 107 Man With Red Hair
    2. Night Beat 520904 109 Ellen

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    Disc A043

    1. Night Beat 520911 110 Larry Understudy
    2. Night Beat 520918 111 Policy Wheel Racket

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    Disc A044

    1. Night Beat 520925 112 Bug Killings

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