Gangbusters

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


83826. Gangbusters. May 26, 1937. CBS net. "Jake and Ralph Fleagle". Sponsored by: Palmolive Shave Cream. 10:00 P.M. The Fleagle brothers are bank robbers and cold-blooded killers. Gangbusters Clues: Wanted for murder: a forty-three year old man with scars on his forehead, tattoos on his arm. Frank Byrne (escaped murderer): scars on his eyebrows and finger. Madeline Raymond: escaped from a Massachusetts reformatory. In Minnesota: a man driving a stolen 1936 Ford coupe is wanted for murder. In Iowa: kidnappers driving a 1936 Plymouth. The script was previously used on "G-Men" on September 21, 1935. Phillips H. Lord (host, director), Erik Rolf (announcer), Bea Beekman (commercial spokesman: head coach of the 1936 women's Olympic team). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83827. Gangbusters. June 2, 1937. CBS net. "The Blood Oath Gang". Sponsored by: Palmolive Shave Cream. In 1930, four gangsters are being lead by Albert McCann, who has been "taking dope since he was ten." The four men cut their arms and take a blood oath of solidarity. The gang robs and kills until one of them is wounded and murdered by his fellow criminals. Gangbusters Clues: The killer of Charles F. Keen who had been stabbed through the neck. A nineteen year-old man: wanted for a payroll robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lonnie Jackson: an escaped convict with a tattoo on his inner wrist and forearm, a scar on his nose. He's wanted for the murder of Dr. H. R. Townsend; who was shot in the back and dumped into the Mississippi river. An Indiana bandit in a stolen 1937 Ford sedan. A bandit with a dark fedora who robbed a hotel in Illinois. Phillips H. Lord (host, director), Erik Rolf (announcer; who refers to Phillips H. Lord as "Phil"). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83828. Gangbusters. June 30, 1937. CBS net. "The Mystery Of The Akron Cop Killers" Part two. Sponsored by: Colgate Shave Cream. There's a bounty of $250 for cops in Ohio. The search for the man with a hole in his hand is only the start of a personal war against crime by a very determined cop. Mrs. B. Langworthy, of The National Parent-Teachers Association, speaks on behalf of law and order. Phillips H. Lord (host), Erik Rolf (announcer), Ralph Pinelli (? commercial spokesman: baseball umpire), B. Langworthy. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

83829. Gangbusters. October 13, 1937. CBS net. "Safe Crackers and Vault Makers". Sponsored by: Palmolive Shave Cream. A history of safes and safe-crackers, starting back in 1865. Fascinating listening; this is a docu/drama, not the story of an individual criminal. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: a kidnapper with dark, bushy hair is sought. He has a large head with protruding teeth. In Lockport, Illinois: a man has been found hanged, his identity unknown. Harry Clifford Campbell: an escaped convict with tattoos on both arms. Phillips H. Lord (host), Jim Crowley (commercial spokesman: coach of Fordham University, unless he's impersonated), Ken Christy (? in multiple parts), Erik Rolf (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8749. Gangbusters. November 1, 1940. Program #210. Blue Network. "The Ape Bandit"/"The Case Of Dwight Beard". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment. An athletic collegiate turns to robbery and murder for a career. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Charles Duffield (escaped convict): tattoo of the the word "Chief" on left arm, tattoo of heart-dagger-bird-ribbon on right arm. Attention Western states: a man with dark bushy hair (wanted for robbery, beating of woman). Attention Pacific coast: Bank robber wanted. The spelling of the program name is open to debate. Original literature in the 1930's spells the program name as two words. By at least 1953, the program was spelled as one word. When the changeover occurred is uncertain. Next week's program is announced as number #213. Charles Stark (commercial spokesman). 30:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8750. Gangbusters. March 28, 1941. Program #231. Blue Network. "The Nickel and Dime Bandits". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment. Two small-timers (Rogers and Charleson), and their moll, terrorize Chattanooga and think they can get away with it because they only rob small amounts. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Murderer: with wrinkle-faced companion. Attention Pennsylvania: farmer wanted for nude slaying. . 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

8751. Gangbusters. April 4, 1941. Program #232. Blue Network. "The Case Of The Missing Corpse". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment. Two bullets in the head fail to discourage a determined Negro witness (Louis Baker) to a bombing. Last minute police bulletin: watch for Clifford Davidson, escaped convict, Oklahoma. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Attention Southwest: Negro wanted for murder. Black, kinky hair, left eye punctured and may be out, three razor slashes on left shoulder. Attention New England: James Joseph Horan, J.J.H. tattoed on right arm, large ears, eye crossed. He's wanted for bank robbery. The program leaves the air after this broadcast until October 10, 1941. Charles Stark (announcer). 31:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

50594. Gangbusters. March 13, 1942. Program #255. Blue Network. "The Esposito Brothers: Mad Dogs Of Crime". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment. The two brothers run amok in New York City. Narrated by Colonel Schwarzkopf by proxy. The program includes "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." The crimes by Anthony and William Esposito were commited on January 14, 1941, their trial was held in May, 1941. The jury convicted them in one minute (!) and the brothers were executed March 12, 1942, the day before this broadcast. The system cue has been deleted. Frank Gallop (announcer), Frank Lovejoy, Larry Haines. 28:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

91305. Gangbusters. March 20, 1942. Blue Network. "The Case Of The Black Bottom Bandit". Sponsored by: Sloane's Linament. The story is also known as, "The Case Of Earl Joyner." "The gay young southern killer who wed two weapons...a machine gun and a clarinet." The story of a musical bank robber. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues have been deleted. Norman Schwarzkopf (host), Frank Gallop (announcer). 26:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

19. Gangbusters. October 23, 1942. Program #284. Blue net, WJZ, New York City aircheck. "The Case Of Clyde William Buchanan". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment, Beechnut Gum (local). A ghostly prisoner walks the countryside unrecognized. The story of, "The Trailer Gang." "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Basil Hugh Banghart (alias "The Owl"): hair comes to arrow point, bald left and right front, wrinkles across forehead, scar on right side of chin, mole on left cheek, eyes have owl-like appearance. Roger Touhy: hawk-like nose turns to left, mole below nose, permanent lump on left side of neck, lower lip turns under, amputed right thumb-tip. Matthew Nelson: scar right forehead, protruding chin. James O'Connor: gunshot wound on left elbow, stiff left arm. William Stewart: long straight nose, round receding chin, wears upper plate, lower bridge, mole upper-left part of head, scar left index finger. St. Blair McInerny (?): pit-scarred face, heavy brows, scar left thumb. All above escaped prisoners; $1000 reward for each. Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

99. Gangbusters. October 30, 1942. Program #285. Blue Network. "The Case Of The Wolverine". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment. A strange criminal is terrorizing small Michigan towns during a blizzard. Gangbuster's Clues follow the dramatization. The system cue and possibly the final commercial have been deleted. Frank Gallop (commercial spokesman), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 27:28. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

16607. Gangbusters. November 6, 1942. Program #286. Blue net, WJZ, New York aircheck. "The Case Of Dawson and Garner". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment, Beechnut Gum (local). A three fingered safe-cracker is finally brought to justice in Spokane, Washington. Gangbuster's Nationwide Clues: a thirty-three year old Negro, knock-kneed (wanted for murder, no name given), a twenty year old (wanted for assault, no name given): both little fingers crooked, may wear gloves to hide the fact. "Iron Mouth": (assault to commit murder): Mexican, receding forehead, heavy jaw, scar corner left eyebrow, scar on both arms between shoulder and elbow, two upper teeth missing or filled with gold crowns. The recording includes the start of, "Spotlight Bands." Norman Schwarzkopf (by proxy ?), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:03. Audio condition: Good to very good. Otherwise complete.

72910. Gangbusters. February 5, 1943. Program #299. Blue Network. "The Case Of Toni Jo". The program was rebroadcast as part of, "Same Time, Same Station" (see cat. #20191). The story of a beautiful and wild young girl and the ultimate trouble she found herself in. Annie McQuiston had the distinction, on November 29, 1942, of being the first woman electrocuted in Louisiana. Alice Reinheart. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49788. Gangbusters. June 9, 1944. Program #369. Blue Network. "The Case Of The Unknown Killers". Sponsored by: Sloan's Liniment, Nonspi deodorant. The story of "The Broadway and Coney Island Murders." A cop is killed in Coney Island during a holdup. This leads to an exciting shoot-out in a hotel. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues" follow the story. Fred William Poole: murderer, upper and lower front teeth missing, walks with head down, has two machine guns. Ralph Williams: escaped convict, scar left side forehead, "L.O.V.E." tattoed on four fingers, "1935 O'Donnell" tattoed on forearm. Narrated by "Colonel Schwarzkopf" (by proxy). Arnold Stang, playing a bellhop, does a Sloan's Liniment commercial integrated into the plot. Charles Stark (announcer), Arnold Stang, Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83830. Gangbusters. September 15, 1945. ABC net. "The Case Of Harry 'Red' Bever". Sponsored by: Waterman Pens. The first show of the season, the first show sponsored by Waterman Pens. The first appearance of Lewis J. Valentine as narrator. He had resigned as the police commissioner of New York City the day before. "Red" is an army deserter with a quick trigger finger. Red is caught because of a trick with two women drivers. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: an $8500 reward is offered for the return of a two year old baby. The kidnapper in Dayton, Ohio, is named Mary Willkie. In Denver: a man is wanted for the murder of Andrew Silvers. There is a bloodstain on his sleeve where he was shot. Phillips H. Lord (producer), Don Gardiner (announcer), Lewis J. Valentine. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

50421. Gangbusters. September 22, 1945. Program #400. ABC net. "The Case Of The Red Evening Dress". Sponsored by: Waterman Pens, Waterman Inks. The story of Juanita Hanson, who lead William Harlen Crain to ex-convicts named Crane (no relation) and Shakey O'Leary. The gang commits a series of crimes for Juanita, who wanted a red dress very much. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Three escaped convicts from Nevada State Prison: Leo Young (tattoo "Leo" on left forearm), Earl Rousseau (two scars on left side of face, scar back of neck), William Rousseau (brother of Earl, walks awkwardly). Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83831. Gangbusters. September 29, 1945. ABC net. "The Case Of John K. Giles, Escape Artist". Sponsored by: Waterman Pens. No-one crosses paths with Mr. Giles. He's "like lightning with a gun." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #11850. Gangbusters Last Minute Clues: Johann Deutsch and Carlo Petzopanni (wanted for bank robbery): Deutch: swarthy complexion, tattoo on one arm, speaks German. Petzopanni: Brows low on forehead, speaks Italian, former student pilot. William Henry Evans (wanted for murder): Negro, maroon eyes, scar below left eyebrow. Lewis J. Valentine (host), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11850. Gangbusters. September 29, 1945. Program #401. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of John K. Giles, Escape Artist". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. No-one crosses paths with Mr. Giles. He's "like lightning with a gun." WRVR rebroadcast date: May 2, 1974. See cat. #83831 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine (host). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

87997. Gangbusters. October 27, 1945. ABC net. "The Case Of Bielaski and Tillotson". Two robbers pose as society swells in New England. The script was previously used on Gangbusters on September 15, 1944. Lewis J. Valentine (host), Phillips H. Lord (creator, producer). 21:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

50730. Gangbusters. November 24, 1945. Program #409. ABC net. "The Case Of Matthew Kozera". Sponsored by: Waterman Pens and Inks. Matthew Kozera, a meek-looking but very dangerous gunman, is terrorizing Pittsburgh. The program includes "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues," which has resulted in the capture of nearly three hundred criminals. Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

11852. Gangbusters. December 8, 1945. Program #411. ABC net origination, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Blackie Thompson". Participating sponsors. The story of bank-robber Blackie Thompson, and his all-too-loyal girlfriend, Lila. WRVR rebroadcast date: May 16, 1974. The script was used previously on Gangbusters of February 24, 1940. Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81092. Gangbusters. December 22, 1945. Program #413. ABC net. "The Case Of Al Simeone". Sponsored by: Waterman. Al Simeone shoots two people during two different robberies, but each time the gunshot sound effect isn't audible! Introducing the second act, Lewis Valentine is unable to pronounce, "Simeone." Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Michael James Quinn (murderer). He has tattoos of Cupid on his elbow, other tattoos on his forearms. Joan Deutch (bank robber) has a tattoo on his arm, speaks German and English with an accent. Carlo Petzopanni (bank robber) speaks Italian, is an aviation enthusiast and student pilot. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine ("Commissioner of the largest police force in the world"), Larry Haines. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81093. Gangbusters. December 29, 1945. Program #414. ABC net. "The Case Of Red Coleman". Sponsored by: Waterman. Red Coleman is "The King Of The Big Thicket" county of Texas. He's a murderer, bank robber, kidnapper and a very nasty guy. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Harry Dunlap (robber) has a long nose, is deeply wrinkled with sunken jowls. Charles Townsend (kidnapper, robber) wears flashy clothes. J. C. Vyne (kidnapper, robber) has a two inch scar on his left arm. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine (host). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81094. Gangbusters. January 5, 1946. Program #415. ABC net. "The Case Of The Rumbold Vault Robbery". Sponsored by: Waterman. The story of Wilson Erwin and his big job; breaking into a vault for loot worth three million dollars! The gang plans to kill the man who fingered the job and keep his share of the loot. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #11753. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Michael James Quinn (murder) has a tattoo of cupid on his elbow, other tattos on his forearms. James Weaver (assault): prominent nose, a heavy drinker. Two seventeen-olds (un-named) who robbed a theatre of $10,500. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine (host). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11753. Gangbusters. January 5, 1946. Program #415. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Rumbold Vault Robbery". Sponsored by: Jiffy Photo. The story of Wilson Ervin who stole $3 million from a Chicago safe. He was the terror of the midwest for years. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 2, 1973. See cat. #81094 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast Phillips H. Lord (producer), Don Gardiner (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81095. Gangbusters. January 12, 1946. Program #416. ABC net. "The Case Of The Texas Killer". Sponsored by: Waterman. Lewis "Pegleg" Cobb is just out of jail, with one leg missing. He soon resumes his life of safe-cracking and murder in Texas. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Russell Earl Donohue (murderer) has a scar on his knuckle. Riley Brown McCain (murderer) speaks rapidly. John Lewis Carey (bank robber) has a long face and a scar on his forehead. Morris Kessler (bank robber) has a scar over his left eye, a scar on his left elbow and has limited use of his left arm. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Lewis J. Valentine (host), Al Hodge (?). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3135. Gangbusters. March 16, 1946. Program #425. ABC net. "The Case Of The Death Mask Killer"/"The Case Of Bow Wow Bowers". Sponsored by: Waterman's Pens and Inks. A killer is captured because a young boy in Philadelphia buys a newspaper. A prison break is attempted. Includes Gangbusters Nationwide Clues. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

3136. Gangbusters. March 23, 1946. Program #426. ABC net. "The Case Of Joe McCann and The West Side Syndicate" (part one). Sponsored by: Waterman's Pens and Inks. Three crooks steal $4 million, but it turns out to be all mutilated currency. The program includes Gangbusters Nationwide Clues. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11751. Gangbusters. May 11, 1946. Program #433. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Battle Of Alcatraz"/"The Case Of The Alcatraz Prison Riot". Participating sponsors. A dramatization of the riot and inmate unrest on the prison island in San Francisco. The dramatized events occured only nine days previously! Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 19, 1973. Mercedes McCambridge, Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

101760. Gangbusters. June 15, 1946. ABC net, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. "The Case Of The Killers Of Horse Heaven Hill". Sustaining. H.W. Aljo, chief of the Washingston State Patrol, narrates-by-proxy the story of two gangsters named Jennings and Windmayer who rob, kill and escape into the hills of Washington. Don MacGlaughlin appears to promote his program, "David Harding, Counterspy." Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Meyer Dembin and Harry Landinsky are wanted for bank robbery. Dembinky has a scar on his right cheekbone, a mole on his chin. Landinsky has a sallow complexion and a mole on his nose. Edward Peter Tucker is wanted for auto theft. He has a tattoo of Popeye on his right arm, 3 tattoos on his left arm. Rufus Harvey McNernin is wanted for burglary. He has a scar on his left middle finger, scar on his left elbow, scar below his lower lip. Next week, the program will present, "The Case Of The San Quentin Escapees." Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Don MacLaughlin. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81090. Gangbusters. December 7, 1946. Program #463. ABC net. "The Case Of The Oklahoma Kid". Sponsored by: Waterman. A seventeen-year-old is sentenced to life in prison for murder. By flashback, Billy Slussler tells his own story and warns other kids not to follow his example. Gangbuster's Nationwide Clues: John Harvey Bugg (kidnapping). He has a scar from left eye to end of nose. A tattoo of a kewpie doll on his chest, the word "Love" is on his hands. Leroy Nash (burglary): a cut scar on the side of his right wrist. Maxwell Adams ("The Texas Horsefly"): a forger with a tattoo of "Eva" on his chest. He likes to perform magic. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Florence Halop (whose house was actually robbed during the rehearsals and performance of this show). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

81091. Gangbusters. December 14, 1946. Program #464. ABC net. "The Case Of The Elusive Bandits". Sponsored by: Waterman. At the end of last week's program, this story was announced as, "The Case Of The Suburban Bandits." Mention is made about the recent robbery at the home of actress Florence Halop. A burglar enlists a newly-released convict to help him commit more crimes in Garden City, New York. The case is announced as continued next week, but the Lewis J. Valentine tribute delayed part two until January 4, 1947. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Leroy Nash (burglar) with a cut scar on his inside right wrist. Maxwell Adams: ("The Texas Horsefly") a forger with the word "Eva" tattoed on his chect. He likes to perform magic. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Al Hodge (?). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83434. Gangbusters. December 21, 1946. ABC net. Sponsored by: Waterman's Pens (commercials suspended). A special broadcast memorial to Lewis J. Valentine, a former Commissioner of Police of New York City and former participant on this program. The life of "an honest cop" is dramatized. Mr. Valentine died on December 16, 1946. No crime story is told. Fiorello La Guardia, The Benedictine Choir. 28:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

83435. Gangbusters. January 4, 1947. ABC net. "The Case Of The Elusive Burglar". Sponsored by: Waterman's Pens. The conclusion of a story began on "Gangbusters" on December 14, 1946. "Ted Murphy engineered a jail break with a book; but learned that alert detectives could write a closing chapter to suit themselves." Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Anthony Aiello (escaped from jail in Brooklyn), wanted for murder. One inch scar on forehead. Edward Joseph Meehan: wanted for bank robber. Irregular scar on back of left hand, blue dot tattooed on left wrist, horizontal scar on chin, walks with a stiff right leg. Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 28:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

11840. Gangbusters. May 24, 1947. Program #487. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Crime Teacher". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. William Usery committed murder several times. He also taught young boys how to succeed in a life of crime. WRVR rebroadcast date: February 21, 1974. The syndicated rebroadcast identifies this as, "The Case Of The Costumed Killer." Don Gardiner (announcer). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11742. Gangbusters. October 4, 1947. Program #497. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Siegel Kidnapping". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. A woman is working at a drill press at a factory in New Jersey, waiting to pull a job. David McIntire plans to grab the factory's paymaster (Julius Siegal) in The Bronx and rob the safe in New Jersey. Johnny Jay, the loan shark, wants his $280. WRVR rebroadcast date: January 15, 1973. The real Julius Siegel is a guest on the program after the end of the story. The program was considered the program #500 of the series, it may only have been program #497. The syndicated re-issue is announced as, "The Case Of The Kidnapped Paymaster." Don Gardiner (announcer), Joseph Julian, Ken Lynch, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Julius Siegel. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12043. Gangbusters. October 11, 1947. Program #498. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Devil and The Syndicate"/ "Bugs Moran". Participating sponsors. Al Capone vs. Bugs Moran. The rise of the Chicago gang wars. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 13, 1974. See cat. #12044 and #12045 for parts two and three of the story. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12044. Gangbusters. October 18, 1947. Program #499. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Bugs Moran". Participating sponsors. The second part of the story of "Bugs." A comeback. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 20, 1974. See cat. #12043 and #12045 for parts one and three of the story. . 28:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12045. Gangbusters. October 25, 1947. Program #500. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Bugs Moran". Participating sponsors. Part III of his story, conclusion of his criminal career. Includes a recording by a condemned murderer, made from his death cell, twenty-four hours before his execution. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 27, 1974. See cat. #12043 and #12044 for the first two parts of the story. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11745. Gangbusters. November 8, 1947. Program #502. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Jersey Butcher Bandits". Sponsored by: Jiffy Photo. Narrated by boxing champion Jim Braddock in person (not by proxy). WRVR rebroadcast date: February 5, 1973. James J. Braddock (narrator), Roger De Koven. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11749. Gangbusters. December 6, 1947. Program #506. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Supersonic Safecrackers". Sponsored by: Jiffy Photo. The Russ Enfield gang uses new-fangled "walkie-talkies" to commit "scientific" burglaries." WRVR rebroadcast date: March 5, 1973. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

35282. Gangbusters. December 13, 1947. Program #507. ABC net. "The Case Of The New Jersey Counterfeiters". Sponsored by: Waterman's Pens. A printing-press mechanic becomes involved with a gang of counterfeiters. Charlotte Lawrence, Don Gardiner (announcer), Frank Readick, Larry Haines. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11851. Gangbusters. December 20, 1947. Program #508. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Troy Blankenship". Participating sponsors. The public enemy #1 loves bright new cars. He wears only red shirts and limps. A case of cow doctors, cock-fights and cracked safes. WRVR rebroadcast date: May 9, 1974. The syndicated rebroadcast is announced as, "The Case Of The Tennessee Valley Killer." Arthur Vinton, Will Geer, Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11741. Gangbusters. December 27, 1947. Program #509. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Triple Threat Bandit". Participating sponsors. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 4, 1973. Frank Readick, Mercedes McCambridge, Eugene Bernath (narrator, Inspector, Mineapolis police). 27:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11849. Gangbusters. January 24, 1948. Program #513. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Horse-Race Highjackers". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. "The case of a fourth-rate hijacker who found a bullet-proof racket to rob Peter without paying Paul, but who learned too late that the law itself is bullet-proof." WRVR rebroadcast date: April 25, 1974. The date is subject to correction. If it's correct, the story title should be, "The Case Of Joe Fletcher." Robert Dryden (narrator-by-proxy), Larry Haines, William Zuckert, Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), William Sweets (director), Don Gardiner (announcer). 28:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11843. Gangbusters. January 31, 1948. Program #514. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Brothers In Banditry"/"The Oliver Brothers". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. WRVR rebroadcast date: March 14, 1974. Ralph Oliver and his kid brother Laut have big plans for the future. Gary Merrill, Don Gardiner (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12042. Gangbusters. February 21, 1948. Program #517. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Grzelak and Constantine". Participating sponsors. A tough gang leader finds he cannot handle a "washed-out blonde." He can handle a $20,000 safe robbery in Detroit. WRVR rebroadcast date: May 30, 1974. The syndicated rebroadcast identified the program as, "The Case Of The Safe-Cracking Combine." Arthur Vinton, Elspeth Eric, Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Walter Vaughn, Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 28:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11761. Gangbusters. February 28, 1948. Program #518. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of John Frederick Benson". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. John Frederick Benson has escaped from custody in Texas...while wearing handcuffs! WRVR rebroadcast date: May 28, 1973. The syndicated rebroadcast is identified as, "The Case Of The Dakota Bad-Man." Don Gardiner (announcer), William Sweets (director), Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Ken Lynch, Charlotte Lawrence. 26:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

12041. Gangbusters. March 13, 1948. Program #520. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of Robert Lee Robertson". Participating sponsors. A drunken safe-cracker teaches a new gang to break into the business. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 6, 1974. The syndicated reboradcast identified the broadcast as, "The Case Of The Mound City Safe-Crackers." Raymond Edward Johnson, Walter Vaughn, Ralph Bell, Santos Ortega, George Petrie, Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (executive producer, creator), William Sweets (producer, director), Don Gardiner (announcer), K. Aamodt (writer). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11765. Gangbusters. March 20, 1948. Program #521. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Broadway Bandits". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. Small change adds up to "disclosure and death." A gang in New York has been staging a series of hold-ups, one each night! WRVR rebroadcast date: July 9, 1973. Stanley Niss (writer), Don Gardiner (announcer), William Sweets (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Frank Readick, Mercedes McCambridge. 29:09. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11743. Gangbusters. March 27, 1948. Program #522. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Ray Earnest Gang". Sponsored by: Stereo Exchange. The criminal career of Ray Earnest, a cautious crook. A "smart" robber is taken in by a "dumb" cop. The gang blows the post office safe during a town square dance. WRVR rebroadcast date: January 22, 1973. The syndicated rebroadcast is announced as, "The Case Of The Cumberland Safecracker." Les Griffith (announcer), Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), John Larkin, Will Geer, Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11841. Gangbusters. April 3, 1948. Program #523. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The New York Narcotics King". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. The Federal Bureau of Narcotics goes after Pip Gagliano, known as, "The Narcotics King." WRVR rebroadcast date: February 28, 1974. Don Gardiner (announcer), Mandel Kramer, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Raymond Edward Johnson, Stanley Niss (writer, director), William Sweets (director). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11837. Gangbusters. April 10, 1948. Program #524. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The High School Hotshots". Sponsored by: World-Wide Handicrafts. Two teen-agers graduate from robbing gas stations with a hot-rod getaway car to murder. A piece of purple sewing thread in the vital clue to their capture. WRVR rebroadcast date: July 23, 1973. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11766. Gangbusters. April 24, 1948. Program #526. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Quincy Killers". Participating sponsors. A father and son team specialize in kidnapping, theft and murder. This program is noted for its use of a melodeon instead of the usual organ. WRVR rebroadcast date: July 9, 1973. Ted Corday (director), Stanley Niss (writer), William Zuckert, Bill Smith, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Don Gardiner (announcer), Ben Hunter (KEX Portland Oregon announcer). 27:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61710. Gangbusters. June 12, 1948. Program #533. ABC net. "The Case Of The Park Avenue Pilferers". Commercials deleted. The "King and Queen" of burglars are looting the New York apartments of the rich. Arnold Moss, Les Damon, Don Gardiner (announcer), William Sweets (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer). 24:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

11762. Gangbusters. June 19, 1948. Program #534. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Craig and Motes". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. Andy Motes and Chuck Craig, kidnappers and bankrobbers, are exposed by the contents of the glove compartment of their car. From KRNT (Des Moines, Iowa), Mrs. Ralph Cullender tells how she help to apprehend a criminal from Gangbusters' Clues. She's given a check for $200. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 11, 1973. The syndicated rebroadcast is identified as, "The Case Of The Tennessee Trigger-Men." Ted de Corsia, Susan Douglas, Charles McKuen (KRNT announcer), Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Mrs. Ralph Cullender. 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11758. Gangbusters. July 24, 1948. Program #539. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Mysterious Rooming House". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. A Buffalo, New York cat burglar graduates to murder. A piece of a heel helps to catch the heel. WRVR rebroadcast date: May 7, 1973. . 27:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11848. Gangbusters. July 31, 1948. Program #540. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Carnival Caper". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. "Robbery rode the show train until police officers found the mysterious passenger and stopped murder on the carnival midway." WRVR rebroadcast date: April 18, 1974. Robert Dryden (narrator-by-proxy), Arthur Vinton, Bill Smith, Frank Readick, Jean Ellen, Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), William Sweets (director), Don Gardiner (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45118. Gangbusters. August 7, 1948. Program #541. ABC net. "The Case Of The Golf Course Murder". The head of a car-theft ring branches out into murder. This is a more complete version of cat. #11847, but the commercials have been deleted. Anne Burr, Frank Readick. 25:32. Audio condition: Very good. Otherwise complete.

11847. Gangbusters. August 7, 1948. Program #541. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Golf Course Murder". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. The head of a car-theft ring branches out into murder. See cat. #45118 for a more complete version of this broadcast, but one with the commercials deleted and in poorer audio condition. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 11, 1974. Anne Burr, Frank Readick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11845. Gangbusters. August 28, 1948. Program #544. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Cowboy Killers". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. Four bad-guys wear their guns on their hips. WRVR rebroadcast date: March 28, 1974. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11760. Gangbusters. September 4, 1948. Program #545. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Collector". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. The story of the criminal career of Amiel Barker, a St. Louis hold-up man with a limp, who evaded the police for twelve years. The story was previously used on "Gangbusters" as a three-part serial, starting November 15, 1947. WRVR-FM rebroadcast date: May 21, 1973. Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Paul Stewart, Florence Robinson, Don Gardiner (announcer). 26:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11757. Gangbusters. September 25, 1948. Program #548. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Cincinnati Narcotics Ring". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. The story of Labard and Peltier, who are smuggling heroin from Canada. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 30, 1973. Frank Readick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11754. Gangbusters. October 2, 1948. Program #549. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Chicago Tunnel Gang". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 9, 1973. Ted de Corsia, Frank Readick. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46867. Gangbusters. October 9, 1948. Program #550. CBS net. "The Case Of The Incorrigible Killer". Sponsored by: Tide. David Blackwell breaks out of jail, kills the guy who ratted on him, and then breaks back into jail to break out his two henchmen! Paul M. McNutt, Vice President of the National Probation and Parole Association, speaks after the story. Don Gardiner (announcer), John Larkin, Ken Lynch, Paul McNutt, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer, director), William Sweets (director). 30:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

11763. Gangbusters. October 23, 1948. Program #552. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Twenty-Four Hour Twins". Participating sponsors. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 18, 1973. A new system of stickups is broken with the aid of a heroic New York City taxi driver and a crossword puzzle! The actual cab driver appears on the broadcast. Don Gardiner (announcer), Elspeth Eric, Mandel Kramer, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer, director), William Sweets (director), Ernest G. Lantz (cab driver). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

24563. Gangbusters. November 6, 1948. Program #554. ABC net. "The Case Of The War Trophy Weapons". Sponsored by: Tide. A gang in Brooklyn is buying souvenir machine-guns from returning soldiers. Don Gardiner (announcer), Elaine Rost, James McCallion, Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Miles McDonald (narrator, District Attorney of Brooklyn). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11759. Gangbusters. November 27, 1948. Program #557. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Greedy Gunman". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. The story of Mack Fierst, "one of the worst desperadoes in Baltimore history." WRVR rebroadcast date: May 14, 1973. Frank Readick, Elspeth Eric. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

83333. Gangbusters. December 11, 1948. ABC net. "The Case Of The Bandit (Throneberry) Brothers". Sustaining. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues" have been deleted. Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), William Sweets (director), Ralph Bell, Art Carney, Don Gardiner (announcer). 23:12. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

11756. Gangbusters. December 18, 1948. Program #560. ABC net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Appointment With Death". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. A policeman traps a cop-killer. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 23, 1973. Lesley Woods, Don Gardiner (announcer), Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Charles Webster. 29:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47358. Gangbusters. January 8, 1949. Program #565. CBS net. "The Case Of The Surprised Safecrackers". Sponsored by: Post Cereals. The first show back on CBS, the program's 13th anniversary. New York's Safe and Loft Squad is watching Tommy DeLuca and his assistant plan and execute a safe job. The past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Mayor of Baltimore (Thomas D'Alesandro) congratulate the show. Frank Readick, Larry Haines, Jay Jackson (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer, also speaks), William Sweets (director), Stanley Niss (writer), John J. Sullivan (narrator, former Deputy Police Commissioner of New York City), John J. Karol (Sales Manager, CBS), Garrit Lydecker (Vice President of Young and Rubicam, for President of The International Association Of Chief Of Police), John McLaughlin (Assistant General Sales Manager, Post Cereals), Robert Brinkerhoff (Account Executive, Young and Rubicam). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

47355. Gangbusters. January 15, 1949. Program #563. CBS net. "The Case Of The Masquerading Gunmen". Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts. A gang of robbers hits a bank in Oregon during "Pioneer Days," while wearing a full western disguise. Part one of a two part story. Part two is called, "The Case Of The Two Time Robbers." Includes "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Walter Vaughn, John Larkin, Jay Jackson (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), H. A. Southard (Sheriff, Linn County, Oregon). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11839. Gangbusters. January 29, 1949. Program #565. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Counterfeit Combine". Sponsored by: World-Wide Handicrafts. A counterfeiting gang is caught when one of the members buys a live turkey from a suspcious farmer. A detailed description of counterfeit $10 and $20 bills is given instead of "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." WRVR rebroadcast date: July 16, 1973. Mandel Kramer, Elspeth Eric, Stanley Niss (writer), William Sweets (director), Jay Jackson (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11846. Gangbusters. May 7, 1949. Program #579. WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The New Jersey Yegg Man". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. A gang of New Jersey burglars open a safe and find a collection of rare Columbian half-dollars. The syndicated rebroadcast is referred to as, "The Case Of The New Jersey Trio." WRVR rebroadcast date: April 4, 1974. Ann Thomas, Ralph Bell, William Sweets (director), Roger Foster (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Stanley Niss (writer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11750. Gangbusters. June 4, 1949. Program #583. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Date With Death". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. WRVR rebroadcast date: March 12, 1973. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61925. Gangbusters. June 11, 1949. Program #584. CBS net. "The Case Of The Laughing Bandit". Commercials deleted. Robbie Bertram has broken out of the New Orleans State Prison and is planning to resume his criminal career. After robbing a safe, he calmly calls a cab to make his getaway! This is a network version of cat. #11748. The program is also known as, "The Case Of The Sledgehammer Handicap." Stanley Niss (writer), Olen Tice (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), George Zachery (director), Bill Smith, Ken Lynch. 23:40. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

11748. Gangbusters. June 11, 1949. Program #584. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Laughing Bandit". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. Robbie Bertram has broken out of jail and has returned to his horse-playing girlfriend. WRVR rebroadcast date: February 26, 1973. See cat. #61925 for a network version of this broadcast. The syndicated rebroadcast refers to the program as, "The Case Of The Sledgehammer Handicap." Stanley Niss (writer), George Zachery (directory), Bill Smith, Jean Ellen, Ken Lynch, Phillips H. Lord (producer), Olen Tice (announcer). 28:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11746. Gangbusters. June 18, 1949. Program #585. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Bandit Brothers". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. Randall and Obie Throneberry move their armed robbery operations from Colorado down to Texas. WRVR rebroadcast date: February 12, 1973. Art Carney, Don Gardiner (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Ralph Bell, Stanley Niss (writer, director), William Sweets (director). 30:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11842. Gangbusters. July 2, 1949. Program #587. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Metropolitan Motor Mob". Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. A car theft ring ends when they pick on the wrong candy store. WRVR rebroadcast date: March 7, 1974. Mandel Kramer. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6919. Gangbusters. August 27, 1949. Program #595. CBS net. "The Case Of The Lost Seventeen"/"The Case Of Roy Frank Godbey". Sustaining. The first 15:44 of the program only. Roy and his friends holds up a bank in Oklahoma and drive off with the bank president's car. . 15:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

11838. Gangbusters. September 10, 1949. Program #597. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. "The Case Of The Red-Hot Readers". Sponsored by: World-Wide Handicrafts. "Pops" and his teen-aged thieves forge and cash money orders." WRVR rebroadcast date: July 30, 1973. Santos Ortega, Betty Furness. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11744. Gangbusters. October 22, 1949. Program #603. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Elusive Leader". Sponsored by: Stereo Exchange. The Hooker gang is finally caught, but Lopez Hooker soon escapes and has to be caught all over again. WRVR rebroadcast date: January 29, 1973. Roger Foster (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11755. Gangbusters. November 26, 1949. Program #608. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Hue and Cry". Sponsored by: Stereo Exchange. WRVR rebroadcast date: April 16, 1973. Les Damon, Art Carney. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11747. Gangbusters. January 7, 1950. Program #614. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Golden Touch". Sponsored by: Stereo Exchange. The fourteenth-anniversary broadcast. One of the few scripts on the program that was not based on an actual criminal, even though the program opening described it as, "an authentic case history." Syndicated rebroadcast date: February 19, 1973. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11752. Gangbusters. January 21, 1950. Program #616. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Four Feathers". Sponsored by: Stereo Exchange. "Fists found a willing mark and a gun made trouble without firing a shot." WRVR rebroadcast date: March 26, 1973. Robert Dryden (narrator-by-proxy), Mandel Kramer, Elspeth Eric, Al Hodge, Larry Haines, Stanley Niss (writer), Phillips H. Lord (producer), William Sweets (director), George Zachery (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

11764. Gangbusters. June 10, 1950. Program #636. CBS net origination, syndicated, WRVR-FM, New York aircheck. "The Case Of The Inside Track". Sponsored by: World Wide Handicrafts. "A reluctant bar-fly, hesitation on a ferry and a package in a church pew" help the New Orleans police and Treasury agents capture a gang. WRVR rebroadcast date: June 25, 1973. Stanley Niss (writer), George Zachery (director), Barbara Weeks, Wendell Holmes, Ralph Bell, Roger Foster (announcer). 28:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105973. Gangbusters. September 23, 1950. CBS net. "The Case Of Medos-Carter-Henderson". Harry Medos is released from jail after 5 months in the city jail for petty theft. The cops are tipped off by Harry's girlfriend, the lady in the leopard-skin coat. Edmund Pat Brown (District Attorney of San Francisco, narrator-by-proxy), Roger Forster (announcer), Stanley Niss (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Phillips H. Lord (producer), Mandel Kramer, Fran Lafferty. 23:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

10741. Gangbusters. August 16, 1952. Program #750. CBS net. "The Case Of John Economos". Sustaining. A Los Angeles cop follows murderer Nicky Small to Chicago, where a diamond ring and a jar of onions are his undoing. The program concludes with "Gangbusters Clues." John Evans (robbery): scar on upper lip, tattoo of a scroll with the names "Stanley and John, 1937" on arm. Amzie Strickland, John Ives (producer), Joseph Bell, Joseph Julian, Leonard L. Bass (director), Stanley Niss (writer, director), Stuart Metz (announcer). 24:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77695. Gangbusters. September 26, 1953. CBS net. "The Case Of The Fugitive Soldier". Sustaining. Lieutenant Colonel Harley Moore is the narrator. Ralph Hale, an army sergeant who is AWOL, had been hiding out with a carnival. He begins a life of murder and robbery, along with his fat friend and his girl from Chicago. The next show is announced as, "The Case Of The Soda Fountain Pigeon." Gangbusters Clues: Herbert Paul Jenkins (wanted for murder). Scars on eyebrow, nose, tattoo of "Inez," furrow between his eyes. George Lester Balleau (wanted for robbery): scar on nose, right arm, tattoo of heart with a dagger "Death Before Dishonor." The program is possibly titled, "The Case Of The Well-Traveled Ring." John Ives (CBS supervisor), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Robert Readick, Juano Hernandez, Teri Keane, Harley Moore. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64667. Gangbusters. October 3, 1953. Program #809. CBS net. "The Case Of Reese-Wren-Reid". Sustaining. A St. Louis gang of robbers is caught while robbing a third jewelry company. "Gangbusters Clues" are heard after the story. Portions of the descriptions sound as if they were added later. This is a network version of cat. #16813. Mason Adams, Eric Dressler, Stanley Niss (writer), John Ives (production supervisor), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Amzie Strickland, Leonard L. Bass (director). 30:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16813. Gangbusters. October 3, 1953. Program #809. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Case Of Reese-Wren-Reid". A St. Louis gang of robbers is caught while robbing a third jewelry company. AFRTS program name: "The Golden Days Of Radio." See cat. #64667 for a network version of this broadcast. Mason Adams, Eric Dressler, Amzie Strickland, Stanley Niss (writer), John Ives (production supervisor), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Leonard L. Bass (director). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2224. Gangbusters. February 5, 1955. Program #877. CBS net. "The Case Of The Lost Gun". Sustaining. A laundryman named Floreid Scearce is involved in a February, 1954 bank robbery in Danville, Virginia. His accomplice is named Keaton. Gangbuster's Nationwide Clues: Patrick Eugene McDermott (a murderer, may seek employment as composer of crossword puzzles, has a 1" oblique scar over left eyebrow, tip of left finger amputated, tattoo of red bulldog on forearm, may not be wearing dentures). Herbert Bechtel (a robber, may seek employment as a beekeeper, two inch scar on chin, six inch scar on back of leg, ball of foot amputed, causing limp). Nest week: "The Case Of The Jealous Wife." The system cue has been deleted. Art Wallace (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Bob Haag, Maurice Tarplin, Bryna Raeburn, Gaylord Avery (announcer), Mason Adams. 30:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

2222. Gangbusters. March 19, 1955. Program #883. CBS net. "The Case Of The Reckless Ride". Sustaining. Two tough guys named Harold Kopan and Edward Robb swear the cops will never get them to Leavenworth. Includes "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues." Elmer "Trigger" Burke, an escaped murderer, has two inch scar or left eye, one inch scar center of forehead! Marvin William Lebeau, a robber, has a scar on right ring finger, scar on left index finger, eight inch scar inner right leg (!), crippled right leg causes limp. The system cue has been deleted. Next week's case: "The Case Of The Camera Killers." The date and story title are just guesses. William Zuckert, Gaylord Avery (announcer), Jerry Danzig (supervisor), Larry Haines, Leonard L. Bass (director), Robert Shaw (writer). 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

2223. Gangbusters. April 2, 1955. Program #885. CBS net. "The Case Of The Mistreated Lady". Sustaining. Roger Kensell picks up two hitch-hikers who kill him. They later beat up their girl friend Marie. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues": Clarence Dye (sought for armed robbery) has scar over left eyebrow, blue scar over right eyebrow, tattoo of C. D. on right forearm. Everett Bruce Carroll (burglar): both hands and arms badly scarred from burns. McKinley Norfleet (murderer): has scar on back of his head, gold front teeth, seems to be grinning at all times. Next week's case: "The Case Of The Hong Kong Casanova." Robert Shaw (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Tom Holland, Eileen Palmer, Jerry Danzig (production supervisor), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Mason Adams. 31:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

2221. Gangbusters. April 16, 1955. Program #887. CBS net. "The Case Of The Punchdrunk Soldier". Sustaining. On June 15, 1953, Carlos LaJoya was shot and killed, warning of "The Soldier" with his last breath! The trail leads to a payroll robbery, a boxer, and a second murder. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues": Aaron Harry Gordon (murderer): blind in left eye, heavy eyebrows, proficient painter! The system cue has been deleted. William Zuckert, Edward Adamson (writer), Gaylord Avery (announcer), Jerry Danzig (production supervisor), Leonard L. Bass (director), Luis Van Rooten, Scott Tennyson. 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

6920. Gangbusters. April 30, 1955. Program #889. CBS net. "The Case Of The Missing Detective". Sustaining. Detective Donald Ballard poses as a hired killer named Frank Lustin. He goes to work for a numbers gang in Chicago to get the goods on them, but it's a slow, dangerous job. Gangbusters Nationwide Clues: Charles Otto Donner (burglary). He has dyed red hair, blue-grey eyes, cut scar center of forehead and below right eye. The system cue has been deleted. Mandel Kramer, Ray Johnson, Art Hannes (announcer), William L. Stewart (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Larry Haines, Jerry Danzig (production supervisor). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

83334. Gangbusters. May 14, 1955. CBS net. "The Case Of The Tapped Telephone". Sustaining. "Gangbusters Nationwide Clues": Patrick Eugene McDermott, wanted for murder. May work as a composer of crossword puzzles, scar over left eyebrow, tip of left index finger is amputated, tattoo of bulldog head on right forearm. Wears a complete set of dentures. Herbert Bechtel (wanted for robbery): May seek work as a bee-keeper, two-inch scar on chin, six-inch scar on back of left leg, limps because his left heel has been amputated. He says he will not be taken alive. William L. Stewart (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Bill Lipton, Wendell Holmes, Jack Orrison, Jerry Danzig (production supervisor), Art Hannes (announcer), Phillips H. Lord (producer). 30:13. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

47878. Gangbusters. November 9, 1958. Mutual net. Sponsored by: Kraft Cheese, Ex-Lax, Hudson Vitamins, Bell Magna-matic. Who killed Harry Brockton? A hotel being torn down helps to solve a forty-year-old mystery. Surprisingly well-written! The program is dated a year after the series was supposedly cancelled. Either there were re-runs previously unknown, or (more likely), this date is incorrect. Jerry Archer, June St. Aubrey, George Spelvin (a name usually appearing in credits as a pseudonym for a performer wishing to remain anonymous), Lawson Zerbe. 24:20. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

84196. Gangbusters. Syndicated. "The Case Of The Three Safe-Crackers". Commercials added locally. Safecracker Fred Russo is out of Sing-Sing. He's planning to hire two helpers for a safe job in the style of Big Pete Schneider, who's been dead for dead ten years. The announced title is possibly not the original one. Don Gardiner (announcer), Elspeth Eric, Frank Readick, Phillips H. Lord (producer). 26:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

51253. Gangbusters. CBS net. Sustaining. Wally and his two friends are planning a jewelry robbery in St. Louis. Wally's last name and the name of his two pals are not mentioned, but one of them has red hair. Wally hangs out in a candy store whose owner sounds more Brooklyn than St. Louis. This show has also been identified as, "The St. Louis Jewel Robbery" and dated October 3, 1953, but see cat. #64667. Stanley Niss (writer), Mason Adams, Gaylord Avery (announcer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Amzie Strickland, Eric Dressler, John Ives (supervisor). 21:13. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

16812. Gangbusters. AFRTS rebroadcast. Vic, Duke and Wes high-jack a truck load of cigarettes. Multiple double-crosses ensue. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." Mason Adams. 25:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

11844. Gangbusters. WRVR-FM, New York rebroadcast. Sponsored by: Arrow Audio. George Harris, a pants presser, is "pressed" into returning to his life of crime by his wife and brother. A truck filled with liquor is to be stolen. WRVR rebroadcast date: March 21, 1974. Roger Foster (announcer), Stanley Niss (writer), Leonard L. Bass (director), Ralph Bell, Elspeth Eric, Bryna Raeburn. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 102 programs.