my name is jack the ripper 06/30/1954
A bizarre Ottoman tale of murder and mayhem.
cesare borgia 04/21/1954
True love conquers all, starting with a human torch.
robby boy balfour 03/31/1954
old sixtoes 03/17/1954
An old man and a young wife is old India. A recipe for murder most foul.
tiger and brad ferguson 03/10/1954
New Hampshire, the Tiger and Brad Ferguson What Happened Then.
good ship jane 02/24/1954
Episode 34. A well written story of piracy and murder.
jean baptiste troppmann 02/17/1954
Episode 33. In 1865 France, a mere youth devises a way to fame and fortune through murder and mayhem.
23 knives against caesar 02/10/1954
Episode 32. Hail Caesar from a Crime Classics point of view.
boorn brothers and the hangman 01/27/1954
Episode 30. A story set in Rutland, Vermont, 1817. A man dances in the moonlight with the little people.
madeline smith maid or murderess 01/20/1954
Episode 29. A lovely lady is also a liberal user of arsenic.
how supan got the hook 01/13/1954
Episode 28. Brother versus brother in old Bombay, and a tiger.
younger brothers 01/06/1954
Episode 27. Life and death in 1866 Missouri.
coyle and richarson 12/30/1953
Episode 26. A large, powerful gent of Scotland and his small companion, engage in a nautical life of crime.
john and judith 12/16/1953
Episode 25. A tale of arsenic poisoning in olde England.
assasination of abraham lincoln 12/09/1953
Episode 24. A prophetic dream by the president, and how it came to pass.
if a body needs a body 12/02/1953
Episode 23. Two gents of old Scotland supply dead bodies on demand for the medical profession.
killing story of willima corder 11/25/1953
Episode 22. Willie the knife sharpener plans to marry Moriah in London town. Moriah has been killed and Willie has married another.
triangle on the round table 11/18/1953
Episode 21. An unusual and interesting program set in King Arthurs day.
blackbeards fourteenth wife 11/11/1953
raschi among the crocodiles 11/04/1953
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More informationCrime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired over CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954.
Created, produced, and directed by radio actor/director Elliott Lewis, the program was a historical true crime series, examining crimes and murders from the past. It grew out of Lewis' personal interest in famous murder cases and took a documentary-like approach to the subject, carefully recreating the facts, personages and feel of the time period.