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Standby for Crime

Done with the barebones "just the facts" style that made Dragnet a runaway hit, Standby For Crime follows a radio newsman and his girl Friday as they dig into the city's seedy underbelly.

27 old time radio show recordings
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13 Audio CDs


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"Handicap Murders"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Crime Drama (1953)

old time radio pictureAndes JergensThis show from the early 1950s is a good example of the "true story" style of delivery made popular in radio's classic crime shows Gangbusters and Mr. District Attorney.Of course, the best and most popular of the "true crime" shows was Dragnet. The monotone, "just the facts" style demanded by Jack Webb in the show made two points at once. First, that the show wasn't a typical melodramatic crime show as had been on radio since the good old days, and more importantly, that we were "along for the ride" on another day at the office, in this case, a policeman's day at the "office." Not true crime, as this is drama, but this show features a very believable news anchor at a local LA radio station, KOP, Chuck Morgan. He is a pal with Lt. Bill Miggs of the police force, who tips him off to hot crime news possibilities. Also in on the capers is Carol Curtis, Morgan's gal friday. The repartee between the two is strictly old school, and enjoyable as such. Chuck persists in calling her "glamour puss." She's a blonde, natch. And a looker. The three meet all types, mostly on the shady side of the street. The dialogue is solid and makes the most of the plots. Unheralded and left for dead, Stand by for Crime is well worth your time. Especially if your time is post-WWII West Coast, and your taste is right there with Jack Webb's as perfected in Dragnet.

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For more law enforcement excitement see Nightwatch, Police Headquarters, This is Your FBI, and Tales of the Texas Rangers.

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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.



    27 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 32 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 32 minutes
      1. Stand By For Crime (Dope Peddler).Mp3
      2. Stand By For Crime (Tennant Jewels).Mp3
      3. Stand By For Crime 01 Communist menace.mp3
      4. Stand By For Crime 02 Luke Larson Murder.mp3
      5. Stand By For Crime 03 Mark Adams Murder.mp3
      6. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder.mp3
      7. Stand By For Crime 06 Dora's Diamonds.mp3
      8. Stand By For Crime 07 Jewel Theft.mp3
      9. Stand By For Crime 08 Baby Betsie's Mother.mp3
      10. Stand By For Crime 09 Bubbles.mp3
      11. Stand By For Crime 10 Trixie Nick.mp3
      12. Stand By For Crime 11.mp3
      13. Stand By For Crime 12 Terror.mp3
      14. Stand By For Crime 13 Marriage Racket.mp3
      15. Stand By For Crime 14 Kidnapper's New Shoes.mp3
      16. Stand By For Crime 15 Eddie The parolee.mp3
      17. Stand By For Crime 16 Roger Van Rin.mp3
      18. Stand By For Crime 17 Mine Murders.mp3
      19. Stand By For Crime 18 Wetback Murders.mp3
      20. Stand By For Crime 19 Spy Ring In June.mp3
      21. Stand By For Crime 20 Quentin McClean's Fortune.mp3
      22. Stand By For Crime 21 Handicap Murders.mp3
      23. Stand By For Crime 22 The Sniper.mp3
      24. Stand By For Crime 23 Insurance Scam.mp3
      25. Stand By For Crime 24 Subversive Activities.mp3
      26. Stand By For Crime 25 Death On The Tracks.mp3
      27. Stand By For Crime 26 Airplane Destroyers.mp3
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    27 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 32 min
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      27 shows - total playtime 10 hours 32 minutes
      1. Stand By For Crime (Dope Peddler).Mp3
      2. Stand By For Crime (Tennant Jewels).Mp3
      3. Stand By For Crime 01 Communist menace.mp3
      4. Stand By For Crime 02 Luke Larson Murder.mp3
      5. Stand By For Crime 03 Mark Adams Murder.mp3
      6. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder.mp3
      7. Stand By For Crime 06 Dora's Diamonds.mp3
      8. Stand By For Crime 07 Jewel Theft.mp3
      9. Stand By For Crime 08 Baby Betsie's Mother.mp3
      10. Stand By For Crime 09 Bubbles.mp3
      11. Stand By For Crime 10 Trixie Nick.mp3
      12. Stand By For Crime 11.mp3
      13. Stand By For Crime 12 Terror.mp3
      14. Stand By For Crime 13 Marriage Racket.mp3
      15. Stand By For Crime 14 Kidnapper's New Shoes.mp3
      16. Stand By For Crime 15 Eddie The parolee.mp3
      17. Stand By For Crime 16 Roger Van Rin.mp3
      18. Stand By For Crime 17 Mine Murders.mp3
      19. Stand By For Crime 18 Wetback Murders.mp3
      20. Stand By For Crime 19 Spy Ring In June.mp3
      21. Stand By For Crime 20 Quentin McClean's Fortune.mp3
      22. Stand By For Crime 21 Handicap Murders.mp3
      23. Stand By For Crime 22 The Sniper.mp3
      24. Stand By For Crime 23 Insurance Scam.mp3
      25. Stand By For Crime 24 Subversive Activities.mp3
      26. Stand By For Crime 25 Death On The Tracks.mp3
      27. Stand By For Crime 26 Airplane Destroyers.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



    27 recordings on 13 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 32 min

    Disc A001

    1. Stand By For Crime (Dope Peddler)
    2. Stand By For Crime (Tennant Jewels)
    3. Stand By For Crime 01 Communist menace

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    Disc A002

    1. Stand By For Crime 02 Luke Larson Murder
    2. Stand By For Crime 03 Mark Adams Murder

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    Disc A003

    1. Stand By For Crime 05 Queenie O'Rourke Murder
    2. Stand By For Crime 06 Dora's Diamonds

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    Disc A004

    1. Stand By For Crime 07 Jewel Theft
    2. Stand By For Crime 08 Baby Betsie's Mother

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    Disc A005

    1. Stand By For Crime 09 Bubbles
    2. Stand By For Crime 10 Trixie Nick

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    Disc A006

    1. Stand By For Crime 11
    2. Stand By For Crime 12 Terror

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    Disc A007

    1. Stand By For Crime 13 Marriage Racket
    2. Stand By For Crime 14 Kidnapper's New Shoes

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    Disc A008

    1. Stand By For Crime 15 Eddie The parolee
    2. Stand By For Crime 16 Roger Van Rin

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    Disc A009

    1. Stand By For Crime 17 Mine Murders
    2. Stand By For Crime 18 Wetback Murders
    3. Stand By For Crime 19 Spy Ring In June

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    Disc A010

    1. Stand By For Crime 20 Quentin McClean's Fortune
    2. Stand By For Crime 21 Handicap Murders

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    Disc A011

    1. Stand By For Crime 22 The Sniper
    2. Stand By For Crime 23 Insurance Scam

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    Disc A012

    1. Stand By For Crime 24 Subversive Activities
    2. Stand By For Crime 25 Death On The Tracks

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    Disc A013

    1. Stand By For Crime 26 Airplane Destroyers

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