Crime Does Not Pay

October 10, 1949 to April 4, 1951
78 episodes known to exist
Crime Does Not Pay was a detective/crime radio show which ran from October 10, 1949 to April 4, 1951. It starred Donald Buka.
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October 10, 1949 - April 4, 1951
Crime Does Not Pay
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Crime Does Not Pay
October 10, 1949 - April 4, 1951
78 episodes known to exist
Then: Wednesdays 7
Stars: Donald Buka
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October 10, 1949 
The Kid with a Gun 
Donald Buka 
27:28 

 
October 17, 1949 
All-American Fake 
Sidney Blackmer 
30:02 

 
October 24, 1949 
Death Is a Song 
Margo 
30:00 

 
October 31, 1949 
Kid Twist 
William Prince 
30:00 

 
November 7, 1949 
Trigger Man's Moll 
Nancy Kelly 
30:01 

 
November 14, 1949 
Body of the Crime 
Parker Fennelly 
30:01 

 
November 21, 1949 
Summertime Take 
Charles Korvin 
30:00 

 
November 28, 1949 
Female of the Species 
Mildred Natwick 
29:58 

 
December 5, 1949 
A Piece of Rope 
Cameron Mitchell 
26:30 

 
10 
December 12, 1949 
Gasoline Cocktail 
Bela Lugosi 
29:56 

 
11 
December 19, 1949 
Dead Pigeon 
Myron McCormick 
29:57 

 
12 
December 26, 1949 
Glossy Finish 
Martin Gabel 
29:37 

 
13 
January 2, 1950 
Clothes Make the Woman 
Jean Muir 
29:59 

 
14 
January 9, 1950 
Law of the Jungle 
Alan Baxter 
30:02 

 
15 
January 16, 1950 
Speech Is Silver 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 23, 1950 
Devil in the Dark 
Henry Dantine 
30:00 

 
17 
January 30, 1950 
The Snatcher 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 6, 1950 
Kid Sister 
Marsha Hunt 
30:00 

 
19 
February 13, 1950 
For He's a Jolly Good Fellow 
John Beal 
29:34 

 
20 
February 20, 1950 
Death On the Doorstep 
Donald Curtis 
30:01 

 
21 
February 27, 1950 
Kangaroo Court 
Richard Derr 
26:54 

 
22 
March 6, 1950 
What's in a Name? 
Helen Craig 
30:01 

 
23 
March 13, 1950 
Death On Blake Street 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 20, 1950 
The Man Who Was Never Caught 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 27, 1950 
Thick As Thieves 
Everet Sloan 
30:11 

 
26 
April 3, 1950 
Ingenious Woman 
Barbara O'Neill 
29:59 

 
27 
April 10, 1950 
The Bagman 
Ian Keith 
30:00 

 
28 
April 17, 1950 
The Rum Runner 
 
30:00 

 
29 
April 24, 1950 
The Visiting Fireman 
A. Whelan 
30:00 

 
30 
May 1, 1950 
Six, Two and Even 
A. Ryder 
30:00 

 
31 
May 8, 1950 
Don't Write, Telephone 
Jack La Rue 
29:55 

 
32 
May 15, 1950 
Between the Dark and the Daylight 
Lionel Stander 
29:35 

 
33 
May 22, 1950 
The Second Hand Pistol 
Nancy Coleman 
30:01 

 
34 
May 29, 1950 
Imported Headaches 
Joseph Buloff 
29:59 

 
35 
June 5, 1950 
Fishmonger's Fortune 
George Reeves 
30:00 

 
36 
June 12, 1950 
Short Circuit 
 
30:00 

 
37 
June 19, 1950 
Clip Joint 
Alexander Kirkland 
29:58 

 
38 
June 26, 1950 
The Professor Pulls a Switch 
John Loder 
26:38 

 
39 
July 3, 1950 
The Lady Loves Kittens 
Anna Lee 
26:17 

 
40 
July 10, 1950 
Once Too Often 
Hubert Ruddly 
26:18 

 
41 
July 17, 1950 
Burglar Alarm 
Betty Fernass 
26:18 

 
42 
July 24, 1950 
Horsehoes Are For Luck 
Neal Hamilton 
26:17 

 
43 
July 31, 1950 
Beauty and the Beast 
Everett Sloan 
26:12 

 
44 
August 7, 1950 
Giddyup Horsey 
Richard Webb 
26:32 

 
45 
August 14, 1950 
The Gangster Was a Lady 
Blanche Yurka 
26:53 

 
46 
August 21, 1950 
Murder Makes Book 
Joseph Wiseman 
26:53 

 
47 
August 28, 1950 
Father's Boy 
Richard Hart 
26:53 

 
48 
September 4, 1950 
The Weak Spot 
Margo 
26:41 

 
49 
September 11, 1950 
Horse Face 
Frank Albertson 
26:47 

 
50 
September 18, 1950 
They Gotta Have What to Eat 
Horace MacMahon 
26:49 

 
51 
September 25, 1950 
The Wildcatters 
 
30:37 

 
52 
October 2, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
53 
October 9, 1950 
Voice of Death 
John Loder 
26:47 

 
54 
October 16, 1950 
The Recruit 
Charles Korvin 
26:54 

 
55 
October 23, 1950 
Escort For Hire 
Mary Wicks 
26:49 

 
56 
October 30, 1950 
The Big Book 
Donald Curtis 
27:21 

 
57 
November 8, 1950 
Mow the Man Down 
Ward Wilson Show moves to Wednesdays at 7:30pm 
26:54 

 
58 
November 15, 1950 
The Celluloid Candle 
Ralph Forbes 
26:52 

 
59 
November 22, 1950 
The Doll 
Sarah Haden 
27:03 

 
60 
November 29, 1950 
Kid Shive 
Dickie Moore 
27:03 

 
61 
December 6, 1950 
Two Gun Annie 
John Lorring 
27:14 

 
62 
December 13, 1950 
Strange Token 
Morris Carnovsky 
26:54 

 
63 
December 20, 1950 
Building Blocks 
Richard Derr 
26:57 

 
64 
December 27, 1950 
Death On the Upgrade 
Donald Woods 
27:04 

 
65 
January 3, 1951 
Edge of the Desert 
Harvey Stevens 
30:00 

 
66 
January 10, 1951 
Cards and Spades 
Susan Douglas 
30:00 

 
67 
January 17, 1951 
The Old Mob Goes 
Ian Keith 
27:00 

 
68 
January 24, 1951 
Love Is Not All 
Ralph Forbes 
27:00 

 
69 
January 31, 1951 
Heir Apparant 
Philip Reed 
28:00 

 
70 
February 7, 1951 
Carnaval Frail 
Diana Barrymore 
28:00 

 
71 
February 14, 1951 
Rough Customer 
John Sheridan 
27:52 

 
72 
February 21, 1951 
For Sweet Charity 
Romley Brent 
28:00 

 
73 
February 28, 1951 
Operation Payroll 
Harold Vermely 
26:30 

 
74 
March 7, 1951 
Diamonds Trumped 
Ralph Meeker 
28:00 

 
75 
March 14, 1951 
Through the Hoop 
Una O'Conner 
28:00 

 
76 
March 21, 1951 
Plug Ugly 
Edmund Ryan 
28:00 

 
77 
March 28, 1951 
Front Boy 
Bramwell Fletcher 
28:00 

 
78 
April 4, 1951 
Violets, Sweet Violets 
Robert Lowery 
28:00 

 
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