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Lovers, Cheaters, and Murderers in Old Time Radio Collection

Love may be a Many Splendored Thing, but the truth is that Love does not always go the way we want it too.

Tales of Cheating Hearts

71 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 34 hours, 56 min)
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"Your cheatin' heart… Will make you weep…
You'll cry and cry… And try to sleep…
But sleep won't come… The whole night through…
Your cheatin' heart… Will tell on you."
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Hank Williams, "Your Cheatin' Heart", 1952

If romance novelists and country music singers are to be believed, there is no lower form of scoundrel than a cheating lover. Romantic love is, above all, an exercise in trust. Folks who have no romance in their souls can distill love and marriage into simple economic terms; a couple joins together not only for companionship, but to face the world together, to build a fortune and a dynasty, to have and raise their children, and in the course of time, to comfort one another through their Golden Years.

Broken Heart Safety Match

In the giddy happiness which is part of a young love affair, it can be hard to comprehend the fullness of trust that the marriage contract entails. When that giddiness wears off, and it usually does, sometimes one or both partners might feel that they could do better.

In the happiest, most well-adjusted relationships, the partners discover that the things that they fell in love with are just a small part of the treasure which their relationship will become. For far too many, however, the attraction fades and they begin to consider the most unthinkable ways to get out of their situation.

This is radio drama, of course, and people who choose these extreme measures will face the justice they deserve. In real life, people find ways to deal with an unhappy relationship; they might go into counseling, they may decide to leave the relationship, or there could be a few nights of crying into their beers.

"You'll walk the floor… The way I do…
Your cheatin' heart… Will tell on you."

  • ABC Mystery Time, 1957, ABC, "Half an Hour".  Based on a short story by Sir James M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. A wealthy man has married a girl from a rich family whom he does not respect. Because there is no love in her marriage, she decides to leave and join her lover on a trip to Egypt. Unfortunately, the lover is killed in a traffic accident. Can she return to her husband?
  • The Columbia Workshop, November 17, 1938, CBS, "Luck". Strapping Will Yard doesn't believe in luck, while Jemison with his slight and twisted body believes that luck is everything. Jemison has had a good night at the poker table, at Will's expense, but after Jem confesses his love for a pretty girl, Will thinks he will have the last laugh.
  • Lux Radio Theatre, March 10, 1941, CBS, an adaptation of The Awful Truth (1937). The original picture was the first of three Romantic Comedy collaborations between Cary Grant and Irene Dunne, but this adaptation stars Bob Hope and Constance Bennett. The story is a comedy about a love-hate marriage. After a fake trip to Florida, he lets her know that a divorce is their only solution. Not only are they still in love, but they need to decide who gets the dog!
  • The Mysterious Traveler, September 1, 1946, Mutual, "No One on the Line". Harvey Benson's usual poker game is canceled so he stays in with his wife when the phone rings. When he picks up the receiver there is no one on the line. The next morning, he lingers over breakfast and the same thing happens. Soon, Harvey is convinced that his wife is having an affair, so he determines to take decisive, possibly fatal action.
  • Order in the Court, March 12, 1953, Charles Michelson Syndication. Bob has been out West for the past few years, and when he returns, he expects his friends Aubrey and Thelma to be married. However, it seems that Aubrey is in love with Edna, the wife of a man at the factory. What will happen when Edna's husband turns up dead?
  • Quiet Please, September 13, 1948, "Symphony in D Minor". Johannes, the psychiatrist, lost his sight but he is not so blind that he cannot see what is happening between his beautiful wife Carol and the virile Ray. Johannes is a very smart person, and Ray does not believe that he can be hypnotized, still, the doctor manages to plant a post-hypnotic suggestion. When Ray hears a certain piece of music, he will murder Carol. What is the music? Could it be the theme to Quiet Please?
  • The Camel Screen Guild Theatre, Jan 26, 1946, an adaptation of Brief Encounter (1945). Laura imagines that she is confessing her sins to her husband. Every Thursday, she takes the train into a nearby town to do her shopping, one day she gets something in her eye at the train station and Alec, an attractive doctor tends to her. The next week, Alec is there again, and he takes her to the movies and a cup of tea. Soon, they fall in love, but how could they hurt their families?
  • The Whistler, April 14, 1947, CBS Pacific net, "Maid of Honor". Nancy is in love with Bill and is going to be married. She wants Elaine to be her maid of honor, but Elaine is in love with Bill, too. As a talented radio actress, Elaine thinks that she can kill Nancy and make it look like a suicide. She manages to deflect any suspicion from herself, but the cops are sure it is a murder, and Bill is the prime suspect!
  • Gunsmoke, June 12, 1960, CBS, "Kitty Accused". Arnie Grimes is sweet on Miss Kitty. She manages to deflect his advances, but his wife, Hattie, doesn't see it that way. In fact, she frames Kitty for stealing her diamond pin.
  • Suspense, October 10, 1946, CBS, "A Plane Case of Murder". Randy spent the entire War locked up in a civilian concentration camp in the Philippines, and the thing that got him through it was dreaming about his girl back home, Marian. While he was gone, she married Ed, who has made a fortune in the cattle business. Randy is an aircraft salesman, so he arranges to sell Ed an airplane. How dangerous could that be?

See also: Unrequented Love Collection and  Marriage Can be Murder!

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    Volume 1 - 46 shows - total playtime 23 hours 29 minutes
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    1. Abc Mystery Time X Half An Hour.mp3
    2. Behind Mike 401124 11 War News Mistakes.mp3
    3. Black Museum15afrenchenglish Dictionary.mp3
    4. Calling All Cars 350507 Wilting Chrysanthemum.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 481129 Betrayal.mp3
    6. Chandu 330216 249 Crystal Ball Smashed.mp3
    7. Chase 530104 Fortune Hunter.mp3
    8. Clock 470925 47 Deadlier Than Male.mp3
    9. Clock 471113 54 Eddie.mp3
    10. Columbia Workshop 381117 114 Luck.mp3
    11. Ft 521001 287 Days Of Grace.mp3
    12. Gunsmoke 521107 Tara.mp3
    13. Gunsmoke 600612 Kitty Accused.mp3
    14. In Name Of Law 360712 Bumped Off Hubby.mp3
    15. Inner Sanctum 410525 021 Death Is A Joker W Peter Lorre.mp3
    16. Inner Sanctum 450904 235 Murder Prophet.mp3
    17. Inner Sanctum 490124 406 Deadly Dummy.mp3
    18. Lux Radio Theater 401007 276 Wings Of Navy.mp3
    19. Lux Radio Theater 410310 298 Awful Truth Repeat.mp3
    20. Lux Radio Theater 420302 341 Great Lie.mp3
    21. Lux Radio Theater 440904 447 Maytime.mp3
    22. Lux Radio Theater 470317 563 Leave Her To Heaven.mp3
    23. Molle Mystery Theater 450130 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
    24. Molle Mystery Theater 460524 Goodbye Darling.mp3
    25. Molle Mystery Theater 460607 Female Of Species.mp3
    26. Molle Mystery Theater 470328 Triangle Of Death.mp3
    27. Mysterious Traveler 19460901 No One On Line.mp3
    28. Mysterious Traveler 19520129 Stranger In House.mp3
    29. Nick Harris Detective 390627 Murder On Impulse.mp3
    30. Order In Court 530312 08 Man Falls Love With Married Woman.mp3
    31. Peril 01 Cup Of Tea.mp3
    32. Philip Morris Playhouse 490311 Lady From Sea.mp3
    33. Philo Vance 500307 Church Murder Case.mp3
    34. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In Minor.mp3
    35. Quiet Please 490206 086 Tap Heat Bogdan.mp3
    36. Radio Readers Digest 470515 063 Half Way To Reno.mp3
    37. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters.mp3
    38. Screen Directors Playhouse 500623 074 Love Martha Ivers.mp3
    39. Screen Guild Theater 480126 372 Brief Encounter.mp3
    40. Secrets Of Scotland Yard Lesson In Love.mp3
    41. Suspense 430216 In Fear And Trembling.mp3
    42. Suspense 431007 Philomel Cottage.mp3
    43. Suspense 450809 Murder For Myra.mp3
    44. Suspense 450830 Nobody Loves Me.mp3
    45. Suspense 460103 Angel Of Death.mp3
    46. Suspense 460502 Crime Without Passion.mp3
    Volume 2 - 25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 26 minutes
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    1. Suspense 461010 Plain Case Of Murder.mp3
    2. Suspense 470116 Overture In Two Keys.mp3
    3. Suspense 470605 Make Mad Guilty.mp3
    4. Suspense 470724 Murder By An Expert.mp3
    5. Suspense 470828 Double Ugly.mp3
    6. Suspense 490303 Lovebirds.mp3
    7. Suspense 491208 For Love Or Murder.mp3
    8. Suspense 500413 Six Feet Under.mp3
    9. Suspense 500629 Love Honor Or Murder.mp3
    10. Suspense 501005 Rose Garden.mp3
    11. Suspense 510329 Death Pitch.mp3
    12. Suspense 530330 Tom Dooley.mp3
    13. Suspense 531228 Queens Ring.mp3
    14. Suspense 550809 Love Honor Or Murder.mp3
    15. Suspense 581207 Tom Dooley.mp3
    16. Suspense 610730 You Can Die Laughing.mp3
    17. Suspense 611210 And So To Sleep My Love.mp3
    18. Suspense 620325 Memory Of Murder.mp3
    19. Tales Of Texas Rangers 500923 12 Open And Shut.mp3
    20. Tales Of Texas Rangers 520330 71 Nighthawk.mp3
    21. Weird Circle 440205 Niche Of Doom.mp3
    22. Weird Circle 441029 Love Potion.mp3
    23. Weird Circle 450401 Goblet.mp3
    24. Whistler 470414 255 Maid Of Honor.mp3
    25. Whistler 500409 410 Dark Voyage.mp3
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    Volume 1 - 46 shows - total playtime 23 hours 29 minutes
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    1. Abc Mystery Time X Half An Hour.mp3
    2. Behind Mike 401124 11 War News Mistakes.mp3
    3. Black Museum15afrenchenglish Dictionary.mp3
    4. Calling All Cars 350507 Wilting Chrysanthemum.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 481129 Betrayal.mp3
    6. Chandu 330216 249 Crystal Ball Smashed.mp3
    7. Chase 530104 Fortune Hunter.mp3
    8. Clock 470925 47 Deadlier Than Male.mp3
    9. Clock 471113 54 Eddie.mp3
    10. Columbia Workshop 381117 114 Luck.mp3
    11. Ft 521001 287 Days Of Grace.mp3
    12. Gunsmoke 521107 Tara.mp3
    13. Gunsmoke 600612 Kitty Accused.mp3
    14. In Name Of Law 360712 Bumped Off Hubby.mp3
    15. Inner Sanctum 410525 021 Death Is A Joker W Peter Lorre.mp3
    16. Inner Sanctum 450904 235 Murder Prophet.mp3
    17. Inner Sanctum 490124 406 Deadly Dummy.mp3
    18. Lux Radio Theater 401007 276 Wings Of Navy.mp3
    19. Lux Radio Theater 410310 298 Awful Truth Repeat.mp3
    20. Lux Radio Theater 420302 341 Great Lie.mp3
    21. Lux Radio Theater 440904 447 Maytime.mp3
    22. Lux Radio Theater 470317 563 Leave Her To Heaven.mp3
    23. Molle Mystery Theater 450130 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
    24. Molle Mystery Theater 460524 Goodbye Darling.mp3
    25. Molle Mystery Theater 460607 Female Of Species.mp3
    26. Molle Mystery Theater 470328 Triangle Of Death.mp3
    27. Mysterious Traveler 19460901 No One On Line.mp3
    28. Mysterious Traveler 19520129 Stranger In House.mp3
    29. Nick Harris Detective 390627 Murder On Impulse.mp3
    30. Order In Court 530312 08 Man Falls Love With Married Woman.mp3
    31. Peril 01 Cup Of Tea.mp3
    32. Philip Morris Playhouse 490311 Lady From Sea.mp3
    33. Philo Vance 500307 Church Murder Case.mp3
    34. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In Minor.mp3
    35. Quiet Please 490206 086 Tap Heat Bogdan.mp3
    36. Radio Readers Digest 470515 063 Half Way To Reno.mp3
    37. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters.mp3
    38. Screen Directors Playhouse 500623 074 Love Martha Ivers.mp3
    39. Screen Guild Theater 480126 372 Brief Encounter.mp3
    40. Secrets Of Scotland Yard Lesson In Love.mp3
    41. Suspense 430216 In Fear And Trembling.mp3
    42. Suspense 431007 Philomel Cottage.mp3
    43. Suspense 450809 Murder For Myra.mp3
    44. Suspense 450830 Nobody Loves Me.mp3
    45. Suspense 460103 Angel Of Death.mp3
    46. Suspense 460502 Crime Without Passion.mp3
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    1. Suspense 461010 Plain Case Of Murder.mp3
    2. Suspense 470116 Overture In Two Keys.mp3
    3. Suspense 470605 Make Mad Guilty.mp3
    4. Suspense 470724 Murder By An Expert.mp3
    5. Suspense 470828 Double Ugly.mp3
    6. Suspense 490303 Lovebirds.mp3
    7. Suspense 491208 For Love Or Murder.mp3
    8. Suspense 500413 Six Feet Under.mp3
    9. Suspense 500629 Love Honor Or Murder.mp3
    10. Suspense 501005 Rose Garden.mp3
    11. Suspense 510329 Death Pitch.mp3
    12. Suspense 530330 Tom Dooley.mp3
    13. Suspense 531228 Queens Ring.mp3
    14. Suspense 550809 Love Honor Or Murder.mp3
    15. Suspense 581207 Tom Dooley.mp3
    16. Suspense 610730 You Can Die Laughing.mp3
    17. Suspense 611210 And So To Sleep My Love.mp3
    18. Suspense 620325 Memory Of Murder.mp3
    19. Tales Of Texas Rangers 500923 12 Open And Shut.mp3
    20. Tales Of Texas Rangers 520330 71 Nighthawk.mp3
    21. Weird Circle 440205 Niche Of Doom.mp3
    22. Weird Circle 441029 Love Potion.mp3
    23. Weird Circle 450401 Goblet.mp3
    24. Whistler 470414 255 Maid Of Honor.mp3
    25. Whistler 500409 410 Dark Voyage.mp3
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    71 recordings on 39 Audio CDs. Total playtime 34 hours, 56 min
    71 recordings on 39 Audio CDs
    total playtime 34 hours, 56 min

    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A001

    1. Abc Mystery Time X Half An Hour
    2. Black Museum15afrenchenglish Dictionary

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A002

    1. Mysterious Traveler 19460901 No One On Line
    2. Mysterious Traveler 19520129 Stranger In House

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A003

    1. Peril 01 Cup Of Tea
    2. Secrets Of Scotland Yard Lesson In Love
    3. Chandu 330216 249 Crystal Ball Smashed

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A004

    1. Calling All Cars 350507 Wilting Chrysanthemum
    2. In Name Of Law 360712 Bumped Off Hubby

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A005

    1. Columbia Workshop 381117 114 Luck
    2. Nick Harris Detective 390627 Murder On Impulse

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio Theater 401007 276 Wings Of Navy

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A007

    1. Behind Mike 401124 11 War News Mistakes

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A008

    1. Lux Radio Theater 410310 298 Awful Truth Repeat

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A009

    1. Inner Sanctum 410525 021 Death Is A Joker W Peter Lorre

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A010

    1. Lux Radio Theater 420302 341 Great Lie

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A011

    1. Suspense 430216 In Fear And Trembling
    2. Suspense 431007 Philomel Cottage

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A012

    1. Weird Circle 440205 Niche Of Doom

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio Theater 440904 447 Maytime

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A014

    1. Weird Circle 441029 Love Potion
    2. Molle Mystery Theater 450130 Deadline At Dawn

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A015

    1. Weird Circle 450401 Goblet
    2. Suspense 450809 Murder For Myra

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A016

    1. Suspense 450830 Nobody Loves Me
    2. Inner Sanctum 450904 235 Murder Prophet

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A017

    1. Suspense 460103 Angel Of Death
    2. Suspense 460502 Crime Without Passion

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A018

    1. Molle Mystery Theater 460524 Goodbye Darling
    2. Molle Mystery Theater 460607 Female Of Species

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A019

    1. Suspense 461010 Plain Case Of Murder
    2. Suspense 470116 Overture In Two Keys

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A020

    1. Lux Radio Theater 470317 563 Leave Her To Heaven

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A021

    1. Molle Mystery Theater 470328 Triangle Of Death
    2. Whistler 470414 255 Maid Of Honor

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A022

    1. Radio Readers Digest 470515 063 Half Way To Reno
    2. Suspense 470605 Make Mad Guilty

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A023

    1. Suspense 470724 Murder By An Expert
    2. Suspense 470828 Double Ugly

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A024

    1. Clock 470925 47 Deadlier Than Male
    2. Clock 471113 54 Eddie

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A025

    1. Screen Guild Theater 480126 372 Brief Encounter
    2. Quiet Please 480913 065 Symphony In Minor

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A026

    1. Cavalcade Of America 481129 Betrayal
    2. Inner Sanctum 490124 406 Deadly Dummy

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A027

    1. Quiet Please 490206 086 Tap Heat Bogdan
    2. Suspense 490303 Lovebirds

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A028

    1. Philip Morris Playhouse 490311 Lady From Sea
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 491024 040 Love Letters

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A029

    1. Suspense 491208 For Love Or Murder
    2. Philo Vance 500307 Church Murder Case

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A030

    1. Whistler 500409 410 Dark Voyage
    2. Suspense 500413 Six Feet Under

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A031

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 500623 074 Love Martha Ivers
    2. Suspense 500629 Love Honor Or Murder

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A032

    1. Tales Of Texas Rangers 500923 12 Open And Shut
    2. Suspense 501005 Rose Garden

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A033

    1. Suspense 510329 Death Pitch
    2. Tales Of Texas Rangers 520330 71 Nighthawk

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A034

    1. Ft 521001 287 Days Of Grace
    2. Gunsmoke 521107 Tara

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A035

    1. Chase 530104 Fortune Hunter
    2. Order In Court 530312 08 Man Falls Love With Married Woman

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A036

    1. Suspense 530330 Tom Dooley
    2. Suspense 531228 Queens Ring

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A037

    1. Suspense 550809 Love Honor Or Murder
    2. Suspense 581207 Tom Dooley

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A038

    1. Gunsmoke 600612 Kitty Accused
    2. Suspense 610730 You Can Die Laughing

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    Tales of Cheating Hearts Disc A039

    1. Suspense 611210 And So To Sleep My Love
    2. Suspense 620325 Memory Of Murder

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