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“You can afford to laugh at murder as a long as you’re safely a century or so away from it… the killers we make fun of are good and dead. If they weren’t, we know a pair of writers who would be.” – Morton Fine and David Friedkin
Do you like mystery, tension, suspense? Are you fascinated by the twists and turns of the criminal mind? Well, Thomas Hyland (portrayed by Lou Merrill) has something for you — twenty Crime Classics, narrated by that “connoissieur of crime” himself.
These sinister plots, with provocative titles, are courtesy of Morton Fine and Dave Friedkin – and produced and directed by Elliott Lewis!
Includes a Program Guide by Karl Schadow.
Episodes Include: Blackbeard’s Fourteenth Wife, and Why She Was No Good for Him 11-11-53; The Triangle on the Round Table 11-18-53; The Killing Story of William Corder and the Farmer’s Daughter 11-25-53; If a Body Need a Body, Just Ask Burke & Hare 12-02-53; The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln 12-09-53; John and Judith: Their Crime and Why They Didn’t Get to Enjoy It 12-16-53; Coyle and Richardson. . .Why They Hung in a Spanking Breeze 12-30-53; The Younger Brothers: Why Some of Them Grew No Older 01-06-54; How Supan Got the Hook Outside Bombay 01-13-54; Madeline Smith, Maid or Murderess . . . Which? 01-20-54; The Boorn Brothers and The Hangman: A Study in Nip and Tuck 01-27-54; The Incredible History of John Sheppard 02-03-54; Twenty-three Knives Against Caesar 02-10-54; Jean-Baptiste Troppmann: Killer of Many 02-17-54; The Good Ship Jane: Why She Became Flotsam 02-24-54; Old Six Toes: How He Stopped Construction on the BBC & I 03-17-54; Robby-Boy Balfour: How He Wrecked a Big Prison’s Reputation 03-31-54; The General’s Daughter, Czar’s Lieutenant, and the Linen Closet: A Russian Tragedy 04-07-54; James Evans, Fireman; How He Extinguished a Human Torch 04-14-54; Widow Magee and the Three Gypsies…A Vermont Fandango 04-28-54
Download Collection: 20 Episodes
Running Time: Approx. 10 Hours