The Line-Up

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.


105397. The Line-Up. May 27, 1950. The program is announced as, "Police Line-Up" and is an audition recording. Jimmy Hodge has been arrested on suspicion of trying to selling a woman's coat...with a bullet hole in the back. The recording ends with a CBS system cue. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Jack Edwards, Herb Butterfield, Tony Barrett, Jester Hairston, Byron Kane, Vivian Balor, Lillian Buyeff. 32:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8687. The Line-Up. July 6, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. Three shapely and scantily-clad young girls are found murdered. The trail leads to a municipal swimming pool. The story titles listed on "The Line-Up" programs are alliterative and sometimes cute, but have little to do with the stories and were not mentioned on the air. They may in fact have been made up by someone not connected to the program. The programs were frequently heard on different dates in different areas and the scripts were sometimes repeated with different casts (sometimes just rebroadcasts of a presumably recorded program), making this a difficult series to pin down. This might indicated broadcasts in different areas on different days. Howard McNear appears on almost every show, usally as a drunk or other disreputable type, at the line-up that starts each show. Mary Jane Croft, Jack Kruschen, Hal March, Wally Maher, Howard McNear, Herb Butterfield, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Angela Clark, Jerry Hausner, Junius Matthews. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53262. The Line-Up. July 20, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. Eddie Gaynor has been framed for the murder of Johnny Taranto, and Eddie's no choir boy either! After Eddie is sprung on a writ, his body is found the next morning. Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Junius Matthews, Edgar Barrier, Tony Barrett, Paul Frees, Clayton Post. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105398. The Line-Up. July 27, 1950. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Paradise Murder Case". A drunk named Jeffrey Carver is suspected of assault and kidnapping. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Irene Tedrow, William Conrad, Jack Edwards, Stanley Farrar, Alvina Temple, Leo Cleary, Lou Merrill, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer),David Friedkin (writer). 28:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8688. The Line-Up. August 3, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. The program is announced as the summer replacement series for "The FBI In Peace and War." Two young girls have been killed by a hit-and-run driver. What did they have in common? William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Howard McNear, Sheldon Leonard, Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Peggy Webber, Anne Stone, Lillian Buyeff, Lou Krugman, Lawrence Dobkin, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8689. The Line-Up. August 10, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. A man dies of poisoning right after an appearance in a line-up; the clues lead to a doctor's office. Mary Jane Croft, Paul Frees, William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8690. The Line-Up. September 9, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. The wife of an ex-con has been killed by a released convict who had sworn revenge. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105896. The Line-Up. September 16, 1950. CBS net. Sustaining. Molinsky is accused of trying to hold up a Brenner's Grocery Store. His partner was in a black Mercury and robs a gas station while Molinsky's being interrogated. The show ends with a good shoot-out at a railroad station. Molinsky has been identified as Ted de Corsia, but sounds very much like William Conrad. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Ted de Corsia, Raymond Burr (?). 22:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7396. The Line-Up. September 23, 1950. Program #12. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Supermarket Murders". A gang of four killers has been holding up supermarkets and gas stations. They've also been killing cops. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

4528. The Line-Up. November 16, 1950. CBS net. "The Candy Store Murder". Sustaining. Lieutenant Guthrie solves a robbery and murder case in a candy store, with a station wagon as a clue. Two brothers are the main suspects, but an eye-witness fails to identify either one of them. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Howard McNear, Raymond Burr, Jeanette Nolan, Sam Edwards, Jean Tatum, Clayton Post, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Hy Averback, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer). 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8691. The Line-Up. November 23, 1950. CBS net. "The Topaz Earring Case". Sustaining. The murder of Larry Zimmerman is solved with the help of a pair of topaz earrings. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Gene Levitt (writer), Robert Mitchell (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (music), John Stevenson, Ken Christy, Jeanne Bates, Irene Winston, Sidney Miller, Howard McNear, Eddie Firestone, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Parley Baer. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105897. The Line-Up. November 30, 1950. CBS net. "The Cop-Killer". Sustaining. Narcotics agent Fisher is murdered while getting the goods on a drug dealer. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Junius Matthews, Stacy Harris, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Jay Novello, Jack Moyles, Ed Begley, Virginia Gregg, Eda Reiss Merin. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95638. The Line-Up. December 7, 1950. CBS net. "The Jersey Parallel". Sustaining. A mad killer has shot 7 people with a machine pistol, for no reason. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Wilms Herbert, Elliott Reid, Howard McNear, Sidney Miller, Clayton Post, Virginia Gregg, Joseph Du Val, Lee Patrick, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53273. The Line-Up. December 21, 1950. CBS net. "The Holstedter Case". Sustaining. Five guys have held up a bank of $100,000 and shoot two men in the process. The Holstedter Brothers are among the suspects. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Clayton Post, Robert Griffin, Raymond Burr, Earl Lee, Hy Averback, Ed Begley. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95640. The Line-Up. December 28, 1950. CBS net. "The Elsner Case". Sustaining. An unidentified woman has been strangled in the park. The program was subsequently broadcast (with a different title) on March 27, 1951 (see cat. #95644) and December 17, 1951 (see cat. #52765). William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Gene Levitt (writer), Bob Mitchell (writer), Gil Stratton, Ted Osborne, Parley Baer, Herb Butterfield, Robert Griffin, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

53263. The Line-Up. January 4, 1951. CBS net. "The Case Of Frankie and Joyce". Sustaining. Joyce Ronson has been murdered and her body has been found in an alley right before her wedding. Frankie Moore, her fiance, is then shot dead by the same person! William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Howard McNear, Tony Barrett, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Joseph Du Val, Wilms Herbert, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Virginia Gregg. 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40178. The Line-Up. January 11, 1951. CBS net. "The Mad Bomber". Sponsored by: Plymouth. George Hunter is almost killed when a time bomb goes off in his house. After another bomb goes off at the Adams house, suspicion falls on Louis Black, who calmly tells the cops that a bomb he's planted in the State Building will go off in about forty minutes. See cat. #52768 for the same script done on the program June 26, 1951. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Raymond Burr, John McIntire, Howard McNear, Clayton Post, Ed Begley, Sidney Miller, Joseph Du Val, Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

94874. The Line-Up. January 18, 1951. CBS net. "Yudo In Ypsilanti". Sustaining. Lester Yudo's henchmen have murdered Abraham Goldberg. Lieutenant Guthrie threatens to get Yudo, and Yudo threatens right back. The story was subsequently used on "The Line-Up" on May 13, 1952. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, William Conrad, Blake Edwards (writer), Lou Krugman, Virginia Gregg, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Dave Young, Ed Begley, Lawrence Dobkin, Barney Phillips, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95641. The Line-Up. February 1, 1951. CBS net. "The Grocery Store Matter". Sustaining. There have been 8 robberies of all-night stores in the last month. While a police stake-out is in place, a grocery store is held up and the manager's son shot and killed. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Hy Averback, Gil Stratton, Blake Edwards (writer), Jeanne Bates, Jack Moyles, Herb Butterfield, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Sam Edwards, Tony Barrett. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52761. The Line-Up. February 8, 1951. CBS net. "The Senile Slugging Case". Sustaining. Four street assaults have taken place, and the last one results in the death of an old woman. A stake-out in a bowling alley yields the perpetrator: Carl Young. The script was subsequently used on "The Line-Up" on Septemeber 12, 1951 (see cat. #95647). There's no mention of senility during the program. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Blake Edwards (writer), Hy Averback, Sidney Miller, Bill Bouchey, Herb Butterfield, Barton Yarborough (doubles), Sammie Hill, Mary Lansing, Howard McNear, Tim Graham. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10722. The Line-Up. February 15, 1951. CBS net. "The Cigar Box Boys Case". Sustaining. The "Cigar Store Bandit" has the entire police force puzzled in this surprisingly good story with a twisted ending. David Young, Ed Begley, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Howard McNear, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Joe Walters (announcer), John McIntire, Milton Geiger (adaptor), Peggy Webber, Wally Maher, Walter Catlett, William Johnstone. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95642. The Line-Up. February 22, 1951. CBS net. "The Silver Swan Case". Sustaining. Edna Hawley, who works in the Silver Swan Dance Hall, has been strangled. The cops know whodunit, but they have no proof. This is a network version of cat. #16981. The program switches to Tuesdays, starting with the next program. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Jay Novello, Junius Matthews, Sidney Miller, Pat McGeehan, Mary Jane Croft, Sammie Hill, John McIntire, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16981. The Line-Up. February 22, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Silver Swan Case". Edna Hawley, who works in the Silver Swan Dance Hall, has been strangled. The cops know whodunit, but they have no proof. See cat. #95642 for a network version of this program. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Jay Novello, Junius Matthews, Sidney Miller, Pat McGeehan, Mary Jane Croft, Sammie Hill, Dan Cubberly (announcer), John McIntire. 29:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

95643. The Line-Up. February 27, 1951. CBS net. "The Molly About Seven Case". Sustaining. Leon Crug has been knifed in the park. Jack Stefano put the order out for his death, and Dennis Haddock was the hit man. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Ed Begley, Jay Novello, Lou Krugman, William Conrad, Sam Edwards, Stacy Harris, Jeanne Bates, Jeffrey Silver, Hy Averback, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105898. The Line-Up. March 6, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Check Killer Case". A bum has seen Russell Godfrey's body rolled down an embankment. He's been shot and killed. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear. 24:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

16984. The Line-Up. March 20, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Farmer's Flimsy Fence Case". A farmer has been killed, a woman kidnapped, and three people held hostage by two escaped convicts from a county jail. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Virginia Gregg, Parley Baer, Clayton Post, James Nusser, Hy Averback. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95644. The Line-Up. March 27, 1951. CBS net. "The Lapinish Lighter-Upper Case". Sustaining. A 60-year-old woman has been strangled in the park. The program was previously broadcast (with a different title) on December 28, 1950 (see cat. #95640) and subsequently on December 17, 1951 (see cat. #52765). William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Gene Levitt (writer), Bob Mitchell (writer), Gil Stratton, Ted Osborne, Parley Baer, Herb Butterfield, Robert Griffin, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105399. The Line-Up. April 24, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Brommel and Bellows Bloody Bullet Case". After 3 years of police work and the day before the trial, the only witness to a murder is himself murdered. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Dave Young, Barney Phillips, Herb Butterfield, Ed Begley, Sandra Gould, Jack Moyles, Ray Hartman, Raymond Burr (?), Blake Edwards (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 23:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16982. The Line-Up. May 1, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Fouled-Up Fregonese Follow-Up Case". A cop has been killed while investigating a narcotics ring. The key is Leo Fregonase...where is he? You'll never guess who's the head of the gang. Francis X. Bushman, Stacy Harris, Jess Kirkpatrick, Parley Baer, Howard McNear, William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105400. The Line-Up. May 29, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Hiccupping Hamster Haemostatic Case". Who murdered Griswold, a lawyer for the mob? An informant points the finger points to the 2 hit-men. Howard McNear, Blake Edwards (writer), Richard Quine (? writer), William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 23:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106541. The Line-Up. May 29, 1951. CBS net. "The Hiccuping Hamster Homeostatic Case". Sustaining. Who killed Luther Griswold with a shotgun? During a scene in a hospital, a nurse is heard paging "Dr. Tully" four times (Tom Tully would play a significan role in this program on television). Matt Gregg gets a concussion in an ambush. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Howard McNear, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Dick Klein (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (music). 24:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52762. The Line-Up. June 14, 1951. CBS net. "The Harrowing Haggada Handball Case". Sustaining. Cully Price is accused of the Spartan payroll job, and is identified in a line-up. After his confession, the rest of the gang is slowly tracked down. This is a network, sustaining version of cat. #16983. This program has been dated June 12, 1951. Blake Edwards (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer), David Young, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Edward Marr, Harry Lang, Hy Averback (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), James Nusser, Junius Matthews, Mary Shipp, Ray Hartman, Richard Cline (editor), Wally Maher, William Johnstone. 24:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16983. The Line-Up. June 14, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Harrowing Haggada Handball Case". Cully Price is accused of the Spartan payroll job, and is identified in a line-up. After his confession, the rest of the gang is slowly tracked down. See cat. #52762 for a network version of this broadcast. Blake Edwards (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer), David Young, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Edward Marr, Harry Lang, Hy Averback (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), James Nusser, Junius Matthews, Mary Shipp, Ray Hartman, Richard Cline (editor), Wally Maher, William Johnstone. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

52767. The Line-Up. June 21, 1951. CBS net. "Lieutenant Guthrie Kidnapped". Sustaining. One of the four gunmen who have held up a theatre has been shot. This annoys the man's brother enough to prompt him to kidnap Lieutenant Guthrie! Possibly dated June 19, 1951 subject to correction. The program was subsequently rebroadcast on July 10, 1951 (see cat. #95645). William Johnstone, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Wally Maher, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Blake Edwards (writer), Richard Cline (writer), Clayton Post, Howard McNear, Hy Averback, Tony Barrett, Dick Ryan, Ted de Corsia, Peter Leeds, Virginia Gregg. 24:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

52768. The Line-Up. June 26, 1951. CBS net. "The Mad Bomber". Sustaining. See cat. #40178 for the same script with a different cast, broadcast January 11, 1951. George Hunter is almost killed when a time bomb goes off in his house. After another bomb goes off at the Adams house, suspicion falls on Louis Black, who calmly tells the cops that a bomb in the State Building will go off in forty minutes. The program switches to Thursday nights at 9:00 P.M. with the next broadcast. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Blake Edwards (writer), Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Harry Lang, Jim Backus, Hy Averback, Sidney Miller, Joseph Du Val. 24:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

52769. The Line-Up. July 5, 1951. CBS net. "The Syncopic Sweazy Sweat-Out Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley Spearmint Gum. The killer of Dr. Simpson fails to kill himself, escapes to tie up his sister and threatens to kill another doctor. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #16980. The programs sponsored by Wrigley's seem to have Eddie Dunstedter playing the themes and bridges on a Hammond organ, the sustaining programs use a full (and possibly recorded) orchestra. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (organ), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Blake Edwards (adaptor), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Jay Novello, Peter Leeds, Richard Cline (editor), Parley Baer, Hy Averback, Junius Matthews, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Mary Jane Croft. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16980. The Line-Up. July 5, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Syncopic Sweazy Sweat-Out Case". Dr. Simpson has been murdered by a madman who is seeking revenge by killing another doctor. AFRTS program name: "Mystery Theatre." See cat. #52769 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Blake Edwards (editor), Richard Cline (editor), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Jay Novello, Peter Leeds, Parley Baer, Hy Averback, Junius Matthews, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Mary Jane Croft. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95645. The Line-Up. July 12, 1951. CBS net. "The Flighty Fulvous Finch Case". Sustaining. Four guys rob a theatre. A cop is shot when they hold up a second theatre. The program was previously broadcast on June 21, 1951 (see cat. #52767). William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Dick Ryan, Ted de Corsia, Blake Edwards (writer), Richard Cline (writer), Peter Leeds, Virginia Gregg, Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Clayton Post, Tony Barrett, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 24:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

16979. The Line-Up. August 2, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Butane Buttonworth Case". Ben and Matt are in the oil fields to track down and extradite Frank Bellows, a murderer. Hans Conried, Howard McNear, Hy Averback (announcer), Peter Leeds, Virginia Gregg, Wally Maher, William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95646. The Line-Up. September 5, 1951. CBS net. "The Pointless Pierson Polemic Polarity case". Sustaining. Tom Pierson has been identified as the killer of Michael Hunter. The program ends with a CBS singing system cue. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Harvey Easton (writer), Blake Edwards (editor), Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95647. The Line-Up. September 12, 1951. CBS net. "The Senile Slugging Case". Sustaining. Old people are being beaten and robbed. The script was used previously on The Line-Up" on February 8, 1951 (see cat. #52761). The program ends with a singing CBS system cue. There is no mention of senility during the program. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Blake Edwards (writer), Hy Averback, Ray Hartman, Bob Sweeney, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Virginia Gregg, Sidney Miller, Bill Bouchey, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77697. The Line-Up. September 26, 1951. CBS net. "The Fur-Flaunting Floozy". Sustaining. Lorraine Oberhauser has been shot to death by her married boyfriend, named Claude. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Dan Cubberly (announcer), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Harry Lang, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Hy Averback, Jeanette Nolan, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Lee Patrick, Virginia Gregg. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95648. The Line-Up. October 4, 1951. CBS net. "The Wild, Wild Woman Case". Sustaining. Jewelry stores have been held up around the country by a man and women. John Tynan seems to have been the robber, but the victim fails to identify him. Irene Oldham is the name of Tynan's accomplice. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Hy Averback, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Ray Hartman, Herb Butterfield, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jeanette Nolan, Gil Stratton. 28:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95649. The Line-Up. October 11, 1951. CBS net. "The Frivolous Forger Fracus". Sustaining. Florian Bach is identified as a passer of bad checks. A popular violinist at this time was actually named "Florian Zabach." William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Ray Hartman, Jay Novello, Jeanette Nolan, Hy Averback, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Herb Butterfield, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Gil Stratton, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 28:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95650. The Line-Up. October 18, 1951. CBS net. "The Nicely Nixed Nixon Case". Sustaining. Two loan offices have been robbed and one man has been killed. One of the men wanted for the crimes is called "Orchid." His partner is shot dead during another robbery. The program of October 25, 1951 was pre-empted. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Howard McNear, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Parley Baer, Clayton Post, Stacy Harris, Herb Butterfield, Sammie Hill, Bob Sweeney, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105900. The Line-Up. November 1, 1951. CBS net. "The Jolted Justice Job Case". Sustaining. Max Gilman is accused of knifing Mr. Frankly after a dispute about white-wall tires. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Howard McNear, Hy Averback, Lou Krugman, Bob Sweeney, Dave Young, Sidney Miller, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 28:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95651. The Line-Up. November 8, 1951. CBS net. "The Pixie-Picker Pickle". Sustaining. There's been a series ice pick stabbings at night. Somebody might get hurt! The program of Novemeber 15, 1951 was pre-empted. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Hy Averback, Barbara Whiting, Junius Matthews, Virginia Gregg, Harry Lang, Herb Butterfield, Sidney Miller, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer). 28:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105901. The Line-Up. November 22, 1951. CBS net. "The Keenly Clipped Kenovac Case". Virginia Kenovac has disappeared. Her boyfriend suspects that her mother has killed her. William Johnstone, Howard McNear, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 28:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105902. The Line-Up. November 29, 1951. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Railroad Roundhouse Roundup Case". A rare dead-body-in-a-trunk mystery. Mrs. Green's been strangled and her body found in the proverbial trunk. She's been there a week; her husband hasb't been home in a week. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear, Hy Averback, Blake Edwards (writer), Peter Leeds, Clayton Post, Dave Young, Sidney Miller, Herb Butterfield. 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

52765. The Line-Up. December 27, 1951. CBS net. "The Elsner Case". Sustaining. A sixty-year-old woman has been strangled to death in the park. The line-up leads to a nasty-tempered gent and a case of blackmail. The key to the killing is...a key! The program was broadcast previously on December 28, 1950 (see cat. #95640) and March 27, 1951 (see cat. #95644). This was Wally Maher's last appearance on the progrom, or anywhere else except by recording. He died this day. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Gene Levitt (writer), Bob Mitchell (writer), Gil Stratton, Ted Osborne, Parley Baer, Herb Butterfield, Robert Griffin, Virginia Gregg. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105904. The Line-Up. February 5, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Potting Peter Case". A man's sister is shot behind her left ear; the bullet coming from outside the house. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, diretor), Blake Edwards (writer), William Conrad, Dave Young, Howard McNear, Clayton Post, James Nusser, Vic Perrin, Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg, Francis X. Bushman. 27:07. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

105905. The Line-Up. March 4, 1952. CBS net. "The Murdering Mercer's Malingering Case". Young Bobby Mercer comes to the attention of the police when he tries to sell his mother's very expensive necklace. His mother and father have been gone some time now, and he needs food for his baby brother. Whoever plays young Bobby does a good job. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 27:04. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

105906. The Line-Up. March 11, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Careening Cadillac's Crushed Cadaver Case". A man has driven to the edge of a quarry in a Cadillac. He was seen throwing a man's body into it. The system cue has been deleted. This program was used again (with a different title) on April 8, 1952 (see cat. #105402). William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Jack Moyles, Harry Lang, Peter Leeds, Paula Winslowe, Howard McNear, Hal March, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Carrol. 24:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

105907. The Line-Up. March 18, 1952. CBS net. "The Mirthless Moonshiner's Methyl Murders". Fifteen people have already gone blind; poisoned by home-made liquor. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles. 27:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

52766. The Line-Up. March 25, 1952. CBS net. "The Bakery Bandit's Bad Blooper". Sustaining. A bandit wearing a silk stocking over his head has held up four bakeries, and doesn't hesitate to use his gun! Blake Edwards (writer), Bob Wells (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer), David Light, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Harry Lang, Howard McNear, Jack Moyles, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jim Backus, Joel Samuels, Virginia Gregg, William Johnstone. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105401. The Line-Up. April 8, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Cornered Cop-Killer Case. Three bars have been held up. Each time, the robber plays "Poor Butterfly" on the jukebox. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Joel Samuels, Scott Douglas, Ed Begley, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Dick Ryan, Sam Edwards, Bert Holland, Eddie Dunstedter (organist), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 23:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105402. The Line-Up. April 29, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Big Boy's Brutish Back-Bending Case". A dead man has been found in a flooded quarry. He apparently drowned, but then it's discovered that his back has been broken. The system cue has been deleted. This story was used previously with a different title, on March 11, 1952 (see cat.# 105906). William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Harry Lang, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Hal March, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Carroll, Paula Winslowe, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 24:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

106613. The Line-Up. April 29, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Sustaining. A man's body is found in a flooded quarry. His back has been broken. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Howard McNear (doubles), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Harry Lang, Peter Leeds, Hal March, Jeanette Nolan, Jack Carroll, Paula Winslowe, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 21:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

105909. The Line-Up. May 6, 1952. CBS net. "Babs, The Baggy Bumbling Brunette Bombshell Case". Babs has been identified as the one who held up a drugstore and shot and killed a cashier. When it turns out Babs was a stripper, it's easy to imagine what the mug shots must have looked like. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 22:10. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

95659. The Line-Up. June 10, 1952. CBS net. "Lobdell's Poodle-Cut Tomato Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. Mrs. Lobdell has been killed by a hit and run driver, and for a very strange reason. The program has also been dated June 10, 1952 and July 22, 1952 and in fact may also have been broadcast on these dates. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #10724, which not only has a different cast, but credits a different writer (indicating a different broadcast date). William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Joel Steele (? writer), Blake Edwards (editor), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Hy Averback, John McIntire, Dick Ryan, Peter Leeds, Jay Novello, Virginia Gregg, Robert Griffin, Jeanette Nolan, Dave Young, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

10724. The Line-Up. June 10, 1952. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Lobdell's Poodle-Cut Tomato Case". Mrs. Lobdell, a very beautiful woman is killed by a hit-and-run driver and for a very strange reason. The program has also been dated October 8, 1952 and July 22, 1952 and in fact may also have been broadcast on these dates. See cat. #95659 for a network, sponsored version of this program, which not only has a different cast, but credits a different writer! William Johnstone, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jeanette Nolan, Ted Bliss, Benny Rubin, Herb Butterfield, Raymond Burr, Sidney Marshall (writer), Hy Averback, Virginia Gregg, Jack Moyles, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105910. The Line-Up. June 17, 1952. CBS net. "The Pitiful Patricide Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. Alfred Brown has been murdered with a shotgun, shot from only 10 feet away. The story was subsequently used on the program on July 29, 1952 with another title. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Harry Lang, Sidney Miller, Virginia Gregg, Gil Stratton, James Nusser. 29:09. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95655. The Line-Up. June 24, 1952. CBS net. "The Cutie-Calling Culprit Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. Beautiful models have been receiving obscene and threatening phone calls. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Hy Averback, Joyce Manners, Jay Novello, Howard McNear, Joseph Du Val, Virginia Gregg, Stacy Harris. 28:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

88548. The Line-Up. July 1, 1952. CBS net. "The Guided Gang Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Gun. Young Johnny Long has been arrested for beating up and robbing an elderly newsstand operator. William Johnstone, Herb Butterfield, Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Howard McNear, Eddie Dunstedter (organ), Jack Moyles, Charles E. Israel, Hal March, Sammie Hill, Blake Edwards (editor), Tony Barrett, Hy Averback, Virginia Gregg, Bob Sweeney. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

95663. The Line-Up. July 8, 1952. CBS net. "The Lugar-Lugging Laddie Case". Sustaining. Six different drugstores have been robbed. The program has also been dated September 17, 1952, but this recording is more likely from July, as coverage of the political conventions are mentioned during a promotional announcement. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Hy Averback, Parley Baer, Herb Ellis, Howard McNear, Bert Holland, Virginia Gregg, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95664. The Line-Up. July 15, 1952. CBS net. "The Twitching Twist's .22 Tweaking Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. A witness sees the kidnapping of a young girl named Mary Jane Cummings. Her body is soon found by a lake. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Blake Edwards (writer), Parley Baer, Hy Averback, Clayton Post, Bob Sweeney, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:15. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

96508. The Line-Up. July 22, 1952. CBS net. "The Drinkler Kidnapping Case". Sustaining. Ed Drinkler is being held for $10,000 ransom. The show has a good shoot-'em-up conclusion. William Johnstone, Raymond Burr, Jaime del Valle (producer, transcriber), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Dan Cubberly (announcer), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Joseph Du Val, Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates. 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95660. The Line-Up. July 29, 1952. CBS net. "The Charles Crocked Clobbering Case.". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint. Albert Brown has been found in his basement, killed with a shotgun. The program was previously heard on June 17, 1952, see cat. #105910 William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (organ), Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Harry Lang, Sidney Miller, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Gil Stratton, James Nusser, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

16985. The Line-Up. August 5, 1952. CBS net, WCBS AM/FM, New York aircheck. "The Karger Cops A Clinker Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. 9:00 P.M. "The Phantom Burglar," preying on only one neighborhood, shoots a cop and is wounded in return. A stake-out in a drugstore is called for. William Johnstone, Hy Averback, William Conrad, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Jack Moyles, Stacy Harris, Peter Leeds, Jeanne Bates, Blake Edwards (writer), Eddie Dunstedter (organist), Harry Lang, John Stevenson, Jaime del Valle (transcriber). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

88549. The Line-Up. September 10, 1952. CBS net. "The Jane Doe Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint. Mrs. Kramer has been attacked by a man who selects women whose faces are well-known. He first calls them on the telephone. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Jay Novello, Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Hy Averback, Virginia Gregg, Stacy Harris, Howard McNear, Joyce Manners, Joseph Du Val. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

105911. The Line-Up. September 17, 1952. CBS net. "The Fresno Break Case". Sponsored by: Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. George Fresno is in town again and selling narcotics. A convict out on parole has some information about George. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, Dan Cubberly (announcer), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Howard McNear, Benny Rubin, Joseph Kearns, Virginia Gregg. 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105912. The Line-Up. October 1, 1952. CBS net. "The Poker-Party Killings". Sustaining. A double murder has taken place in a boarding house. The murder weapon might have been a screwdriver. The program concludes with a singing promotional announcement for CBS. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Hy Averback, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Tony Barrett, Larry Thor, Lou Krugman. 28:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

91247. The Line-Up. October 8, 1952. CBS net. "The Teacher's Pet". Sustaining. A narcotics dealer has been murdered. He had been living with a proper schoolteacher under a different name. Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear, Raymond Burr, Sidney Marshall (writer), Hy Averback, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer), William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Herb Butterfield, Benny Rubin, Ted Bliss, Jeanette Nolan. 24:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95654. The Line-Up. October 15, 1952. CBS net. "Bentley's Boo-Boo Case". Sustaining. A liquor store has been robbed and the owner murdered. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, Peter Leeds, Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Herb Butterfield, Bob Bailey, Sam Edwards, Jeanette Nolan, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 23:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92464. The Line-Up. October 22, 1952. CBS net. "The Green Cap Case". Sustaining. The attendant at a gas station has been shot dead. Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Eddie Dunstedter (music), William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Sidney Marshall (writer), Parley Baer, Howard McNear, Bob Sweeney, Hy Averback, James Nusser, Herb Ellis, Sidney Miller, Robert Griffin, Virginia Gregg, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 23:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95656. The Line-Up. October 29, 1952. CBS net. "The Sobbing Sister Saga". Sustaining. A night club singer's husband has been robbed and killed. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear, E. Jack Neuman, Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Vic Perrin, Sidney Miller, Virginia Gregg. 23:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

94243. The Line-Up. November 5, 1952. CBS net. "The Be-Bop Bandits Bungling Bang-Bang". Sustaining. While the cops are watching a line-up just for fun, a report comes in that a bank has been robbed; two tellers were killed with a submachine gun. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, William J. Radcliff (writer), Dan Cubberly (announcer), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Peter Leeds, Tony Barrett, Sidney Miller, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 23:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94244. The Line-Up. November 12, 1952. CBS net. "The Buggered Bunco Boys". Sustaining. A con-man has been preying on the families of dead soldiers. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll (appear as "Amos 'n' Andy" to promote their 10,000th broadcast next week), E. Jack Neuman (writer), Hy Averback, Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire, Jay Novello, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, James McCallion. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95934. The Line-Up. November 19, 1952. CBS net. "The Modern Sounds Case". Sponsored by: Plymouth. Jean Belamine has been murdered. She was killed after leaving work as a car-hop. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Eddie Dunstedter (music), Sidney Marshall (writer), Jeanette Nolan, James McCallion, John McIntire, Howard McNear, Hy Averback, Sidney Miller, Virginia Gregg. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95935. The Line-Up. November 26, 1952. CBS net. "The Matthews-Murray Mish-Mosh Case". Sustaining. Mrs. Matthews has been missing for a day. A door-to-door greeting card salesman is picked out of the line-up. The program will not be heard until December 12th and Fridays thereafter. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Dan Cubberly (announcer), Jaime del Valle (transcriber), Eddie Dunstedter (music), David M. Wright (writer), Hy Averback, Virginia Gregg, Sam Edwards, Clayton Post, Harry Lang, Jerry Hausner, Howard McNear. 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105913. The Line-Up. December 12, 1952. CBS net. "The Gasoline Bandit Case". Sustaining. A bandit has robbed 4 gas stations; he seems nervous while he's doing it. William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Parley Baer, Peter Leeds, Gil Stratton, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Hy Averback, Lee Patrick, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 28:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

105914. The Line-Up. December 19, 1952. CBS net. Sustaining. Mrs. Conway has been shot to death by Chester Cully (who has many aliases) and who has a .45 automatic hidden in his mattress. The ballistics match, but the police procedures are pretty sloppy by today's standards (including dropping the bullet being tested on the floor). William Johnstone, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jack Moyles, E. Jack Neuman (writer), Howard McNear, Bob Sweeney, Clayton Post, William Conrad, Hy Averback, Dave Young, Stacy Harris, Dan Cubberly (announcer). 28:31. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

105908. The Line-Up. January 1, 1953. CBS net. "Cowardly Castro". A rehearsal recording or unedited tape of the program broadcast on January 2, 1953. No music themes nor transitions are heard. The cops are trying to solve the Younger case. Mr. Younger's diamonds have been robbed. Frank Castro and Anthony Minelli are suspects. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear. 26:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

105903. The Line-Up. January 8, 1953. CBS net. "Once Upon A Snow-Plow". A rehearsal recording or unedited tape of the program broadcast on January 9, 1953. No music themes nor transitions are heard. Charlotte Evans was found killed and buried in a snow drift...a year ago. Dorothy Shelton is reported missing during a snow storm, near where Charlotte Evans' body was found. Shelton's body is found in a snowdrift...with her throat cut. After the program, someone noodling on a piano off-mike is heard playing "Silent Night," possibly indicating a recording date in late December. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear, Shirley Mitchell (?). 26:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

105899. The Line-Up. February 13, 1953. CBS net. "Good Enough To Eat". Sustaining. Botulism seems to be breaking out in the city. It's a rare disease that's usually fatal. The trail leads to, "Mama Rosa." William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 28:30. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

10723. The Line-Up. Program #34. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A disc jockey at an all-night drive-in almost foils the capture of two robbery suspects. . 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

Report contains 86 programs.