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It's A Crime Mr. Collins Old Time Radio OTR MP3 On CD 27 Episodes

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It's a Crime, Mr. Collins was a half-hour mystery/adventure radio program broadcast weekly from August, 1956 to February, 1957 by Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States that was a "flagrant...

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It's a Crime, Mr. Collins was a half-hour mystery/adventure radio program broadcast weekly from August, 1956 to February, 1957 by Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States that was a "flagrant rip-off of The Adventures of the Abbotts in which only the names had been changed."


San Francisco private detective Greg Collins was played by Mandel Kramer (who had previously been heard as Lieutenant Tragg in the radio version of Perry Mason) and his wife, Gail Collins, was played by namesake Gail Collins. Each week, Gail Collins, "the gumshoe's gorgeous spouse -- with green-eyed predilections emerging as curvaceous damsels in distress frequently petitioned her husband -- shared his investigative exploits with her Uncle Jack and thereby with the listeners at home." Uncle Jack was played by Richard Denning, whom listeners had heard from 1952 to 1954 as amateur detective Jerry North in the radio version of Mr. and Mrs. North. Mandel Kramer had also played on Mr. and Mrs. North in the comedic supporting role of Brooklyn taxi driver Mahatma McGloin.

Frances Crane's detective pair, Pat and Jean Abbott ... "came to radio on Abbott Mysteries on Mutual in 1945 and then ran for three consecutive summers. The series was resurrected by NBC in 1955 under the new title of The Adventures of the Abbotts and this nudged Mutual into producing a copycat show under the title It's A Crime, Mr. Collins. "Many programs in the Golden Age of Radio were flattered by their competitors. ... The Abbotts on NBC were copied exactly in Mutual's It's A Crime, Mr. Collins, including paraphrasing (the original author's) words." "Mutual even used ... the habit of putting a color in the title of every story.

Includes 27 Episodes!

Episodes On This CD:

IACMC 570304 - Paper Bag, The (Brown Paper Bag).mp3
IACMC 570311 - Bowl of Temple Fire Red.mp3
IACMC 570325 - Green Stop Light, The.mp3
IACMC 570408 - Death Wore Green.mp3
IACMC 570429 - White Plumes, Red Blood.mp3
IACMC 570624 - Ghost In The Sea Blue Dress, The.mp3
IACMC 570715 - Burnt Copper Powder, The.mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Blue Steel Fountain Pen [243].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Blue Treasure [308].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Brown Alligator Briefcase [479].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Bullet Gray Cottage [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Canary Yellow Sack [311].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Chrome Yellow Death [244].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Dead White Lifeboat [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Dull Blue Treasure [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Fabulous Emerald Necklace [308].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Fabulous Redhead [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Green-Eyed Divorcee [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Green-Eyed Dragon [286].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Ivory Thread [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Lost Film [308].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Murder And The Fabulous Redhead [308].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Pink Elephant [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Pink Lady [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Red Hot Mama [244].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Rockabye Murder [294].mp3
IACMCxxxxxx - Yellow Streak [308].mp3

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It's A Crime Mr. Collins Old Time Radio OTR MP3 On CD 27 Episodes

$ 5.95 USD