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.
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
john jayes 10/28/1953
Episode 18. Mr. Hayes returns from war to his lonely wife to find her afrolic with two comely boarders. His head is shortly thereafter found by the side of the Thames and then encapsulated in a glass jar.
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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.