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Under Arrest

Under Arrest was a police procedural drama which would compare favorably with Jack Webb's Dragnet

8 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 3 hours, 54 min)
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1940's PoliceBy the summer of 1948, Mutual knew they had a good thing going and added a place filler to hold the audience would be the summer replacement series Under Arrest starring Joe DeSantis.

Under Arrest was a police procedural drama which would compare favorably with Jack Webb's Dragnet, the classic police procedural which would debut the next summer on NBC. The Mutual offering followed the adventures of Police Captain Jim Scott.

Like Sgt Joe Friday, Capt. Scott has dedicated his life to protecting the people of his city. One of Scott's recurring themes is that cops are expected to not only do their job but that they have to play by the rules as well. When Capt. Scott's best friend is murdered by a pair of thugs in the debut broadcast, both Scott and his friend's son thirst for revenge. In fact, we learn that Scott joined the force after his own father was gunned down and he wanted to get back at some crooks. Through his long years on the force he has learned that being a cop means more than beating up bad guys, it also means protecting everyone.

Joe DeSantis grew up in New York City and trained as a sculptor. Eventually, he found it more lucrative to simply sculpt for its own sake and make his living as an actor. He made his broadcast debut in 1940 on Pepper Young's Family. DeSantis also appeared on Mr. District Attorney, Gangbusters, The March of Time, and provided the narration for Norman Corwin's On a Note of Triumph which was broadcast at the end of the Second World War.

Like Joe Friday, Jim Scott's beat exposed him to the worst of society, and like Friday he dealt with more than just high-profile murder cases. He also dealt with con artists, jewel thieves, bookies and art thieves. The program is rather realistic for the time period, although it does lack the raw grittiness of Dragnet. Under Arrest played as a summer replacement for the 1948 and 1949 seasons.

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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.



    8 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 54 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 54 minutes
      1. Under Arrest 480606 024 Tcot Accidental Murders.mp3
      2. Under Arrest 480801 32 Janet Sherwood.mp3
      3. Under Arrest 480905 037 Eddie Sawyer.mp3
      4. Under Arrest 481107 039 Joe Barker.mp3
      5. Under Arrest 490206 052 The Sam Carver Case.mp3
      6. Under Arrest 490508 Jewel Robbery.mp3
      7. Under Arrest 490626 070 Paris Road.mp3
      8. Under Arrest 500806 091 Willing Victim Report.mp3
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    8 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 54 min
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      8 shows - total playtime 3 hours 54 minutes
      1. Under Arrest 480606 024 Tcot Accidental Murders.mp3
      2. Under Arrest 480801 32 Janet Sherwood.mp3
      3. Under Arrest 480905 037 Eddie Sawyer.mp3
      4. Under Arrest 481107 039 Joe Barker.mp3
      5. Under Arrest 490206 052 The Sam Carver Case.mp3
      6. Under Arrest 490508 Jewel Robbery.mp3
      7. Under Arrest 490626 070 Paris Road.mp3
      8. Under Arrest 500806 091 Willing Victim Report.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



    8 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 54 min

    Under Arrest Disc A001

    1. Under Arrest 480606 024 Tcot Accidental Murders
    2. Under Arrest 480801 32 Janet Sherwood

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    Under Arrest Disc A002

    1. Under Arrest 480905 037 Eddie Sawyer
    2. Under Arrest 481107 039 Joe Barker

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    Under Arrest Disc A003

    1. Under Arrest 490206 052 The Sam Carver Case
    2. Under Arrest 490508 Jewel Robbery

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    Under Arrest Disc A004

    1. Under Arrest 490626 070 Paris Road
    2. Under Arrest 500806 091 Willing Victim Report

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