Big Town - The Charity Killers (02-22-49)


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The Charity Killers (Aired February 22, 1949)
Big Town is a radio show that aired from 1937 to 1952. Edward G. Robinson had the lead role of Steve Wilson from 1937 to 1942. Claire Trevor was Wilson's society editor sidekick Lorelei Kilbourne, with Ona Munson taking over that role in 1940. Edward J. Pawley portrayed Wilson from 1942 until 1952 when Walter Greaza was heard as Wilson in the final episodes in the radio series. When Big Town moved to television, the program was telecast live, but in 1952 the production switched to film after the move from New York City to Hollywood. The television series ran on CBS from 1950 through 1954, continuing on NBC from 1955 through 1956. Repeat episodes aired on the DuMont Network (under the title City Assignment) while Big Town was still showing first-run episodes on CBS. Reruns were also shown under the titles Heart of the City, Headline and Byline Steve Wilson. THIS EPISODE: February 22, 1949. NBC network. "The Charity Killers". Sponsored by: Lifebuoy Soap, Rinso ("Tour The World" contest). Two old ladies practice grand larceny and a dash of murder...all in the name of sweet charity! Lorelei uses a battery operated tape recorder to get the goods on them. One of the old ladies sounds like Shirley Booth. Edward Pawley, Fran Carlon, Jerry McGill (writer, producer), Dwight Weist (narrator). 29:36. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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