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The Its A Crime Mr Collins Radio Program

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July 17th 1956 spot ad for the premiere of It's A Crime, Mr. Collins
July 17th 1956 spot ad for the premiere of It's A Crime, Mr. Collins

Background


May 1957 promotion for the Australian canon of It's A Crime, Mr. Collins!


Series Derivatives:

Mr. and Mrs. Collins; It's A Crime; It's A Crime Mr. Collins [Australian];
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Crime Dramas
Network(s): MBS; ABC [Australia]
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): America:

56-08-02 01
Title Unknown

Australia:

57-03-04 01
A Brown Paper Bag
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): America:

56-08-02 to 57-02-28; MBS; Twenty-nine, 30-minute programs; Thursdays

Australian:

57-03-04 to 58-02-24; Maquarrie Broadcasting System; Fifty-two, 30-minute programs; Mondays
Syndication: America: Mutual Broadcasting System

Australia: Macquarie Broadcasting System (MBS); Crawford Productions
Sponsors:
Director(s):
Principal Actors: American:

Mandel Kramer, Gail Collins, Hans Conreid,

Australian:

Keith Eden, Mary Disney
Recurring Character(s): American:

Detective Greg Collins [Mandel Kramer]; Greg's wife, Gail Collins [Gail Collins ];

Australian:

Detective Greg Collins [Keith Eden]; Greg's wife, Gail Collins [Mary Disney];
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): None
Writer(s)
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s):
Announcer(s): Mort Hall
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
American:

29

Australian:

52
Episodes in Circulation: American:

0
Australian:

24
Total Episodes in Collection: American:

0

Australian:

24
Provenances:
Contributor Ian Grieve.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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As best as we can determine, all circulating exemplars of "It's A Crime, Mr. Collins" are from the Australian canon by Crawford Productions. Sadly, that didn't stop several unscrupulous American OTR vendors from attempting to adulterate these twenty-four circulating Australian exemplars to make them appear to be from the American canon heard over MBS:

  • Several are partially clipped at the point of the announcement of the title at the close.
  • Several are clipped to disguise the open and close.
  • Several have been clipped to eliminate the announced title altogether.
  • Several were adulterated with pitch and speed adjustments in a sloppy attempt to make them closer approximate the voices of Mandel Kramer and Gail Collins, as opposed to the actual voices of Keith Eden and Mary Disney, of the Australian production.


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Its A Crime Mr Collins Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
56-07-26
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56-07-15 Salina Journal
Two more new mystery and adventure shows have been added to the KSAL schedule.
They are "It's A Crime, Mr. Collins," and "Big City". They're heard Tuesday and Thursday respectively at 7:30-8 pm.
Gregory Collins and his wife, Gail, are featured characters in the Collins program. He's a private eye. His missus of course takes an active interest in his affairs, pehaps a litle too active sometimes.

56-07-26 New York Times
8:30--WOR: Big City
56-08-02
1
Title Unknown
N
56-08-02 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-08-09
2
Title Unknown
N
56-08-09 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-08-16
3
Title Unknown
N
56-08-16 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-08-23
--
Pre-Empted
--
56-08-23 New York Times
8:30--WRCA, WOR, WABC, WCBS: Republican Convention
56-08-30
4
Title Unknown
N
56-08-30 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-09-06
5
Title Unknown
N
56-09-06 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-09-13
6
Title Unknown
N
56-09-13 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-09-20
7
Title Unknown
N
56-09-20 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-09-27
8
Title Unknown
N
56-09-27 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-10-04
9
Title Unknown
N
56-10-04 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-10-11
10
Title Unknown
N
56-10-11 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-10-18
11
Title Unknown
N
56-10-18 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-10-25
12
Title Unknown
N
56-10-25 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-11-01
13
Title Unknown
N
56-11-01 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-11-08
14
Title Unknown
N
56-11-08 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-11-15
15
Title Unknown
N
56-11-15 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime Mr. Collins--Drama
56-11-22
--
Pre-Empted
--
56-11-22 New York Times
8:30--WOR: Thanksgiving Hour
56-11-29
16
Title Unknown
N
56-11-29 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
56-12-06
17
Title Unknown
N
56-12-06 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
56-12-13
18
Title Unknown
N
56-12-13 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
56-12-20
19
Title Unknown
N
56-12-20 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
56-12-27
20
Title Unknown
N
56-12-27 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-01-03
21
Title Unknown
N
57-01-03 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-01-10
22
Title Unknown
N
57-01-10 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-01-17
23
Title Unknown
N
57-01-17 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-01-24
24
Title Unknown
N
57-01-24 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-01-31
25
Title Unknown
N
57-01-31 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-02-07
26
Title Unknown
N
57-02-07 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-02-14
27
Title Unknown
N
57-02-14 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-02-21
28
Title Unknown
N
57-02-21 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-02-28
29
Title Unknown
N
57-02-28 New York Times
8:30--WOR: It's a Crime
57-03-07
--
--
57-03-07 New York Times
8:30--WOR: Theatre Royal





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It's A Crime, Mr. Collins Australian header art






Its A Crime Mr Collins Radio Program Log [Australian -- Crawford Productions]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
57-03-04
1
The Brown Paper Bag
Y
57-03-11
2
Bowl of Temple Fire Red
N
57-03-18
3
The Lime-Green Note Book
N
57-03-25
4
The Green Stop Light
Y
[ Title announced]
57-04-01
5
The Dull-Blue Treasure
Y
[ Title announced]
57-04-08
6
Death Wore Green
Y
[ Title announced]
57-04-15
7
The Chrome-Yellow death
Y
[ Title announced]
57-04-22
8
The Little Man in the Purple Vest
N
57-04-29
9
White Plumes, Red Blood
Y
[ Title announced]
57-05-06
10
The Brown Alligator Briefcase
Y
[ Title announced]
57-05-13
11
The Forest-Green Ticket
N
57-05-20
12
The Blood-Red Diamond
N
57-05-27
13
The Little Black Box
N
57-06-03
14
The Clicking Silver
N
57-06-10
15
The Midnight-Black Records
N
57-06-17
16
The Canary-Yellow Message
N
57-06-24
17
The Ghost In the Sea-Blue Dress
Y
57-07-01
18
The Sign of the Golden Dragon
N
57-07-08
19
The Royal-Purple Scooter
N
57-07-15
20
The Burnt-Copper Powder
Y
[ Title announced]
57-07-22
21
The Canary-Blond Heiress
N
57-07-29
22
The Bullet-Grey Cottage
Y
[ Title announced]
57-08-05
23
The Blue Rocket Express
N
57-08-12
24
The Rickshaw-Red Lipstick
N
57-08-19
25
The Murder of the Fabulous Redhead
Y
[ Title announced]
57-08-26
26
The Pink Elephant
Y
[ Title announced]
57-09-02
27
The Fabulous Emerald Necklace
Y
[ Title announced]
57-09-09
28
The Dead-White Lifeboat
Y
[ Title announced]
57-09-16
29
The Green-Eyed Divorcee
Y
[ Title announced]
57-09-23
30
The Bood-Red City
N
57-09-30
31
The Clue of the Ivory Thread
Y
[ Title announced]
57-10-07
32
The Yellow Chip
N
57-10-14
33
The Canary-Yellow Sack
Y
[ Title announced]
57-10-21
34
Treason in Black & White
N
57-10-28
35
The Red-Hot Momma
Y
[ Title announced]
57-11-04
36
The Dead White Flame
N
57-11-11
37
The Lost Film
Y
[ Title announced]
57-11-18
38
Window-Washer Murders
N
57-11-25
39
The Red Wood Coffin
N
57-12-02
40
The Green-Eyed Dragon
Y
[ Title announced]
57-12-09
41
The Yellow Streak
Y
[ Title announced]
57-12-16
42
The Lily-White Crooks
N
57-12-23
43
The Pink Lady
Y
[ Title announced]
57-12-30
44
Blue Murder
N
58-01-06
45
The Man with A Hangover
N
58-01-13
46
The Department Store Fire
N
58-01-20
47
The Rock-a-bye Murder
Y
[ Title announced]
58-01-27
48
A Diploma for Murder
N
58-02-03
49
The Scarlett Cockatoo
N
58-02-10
50
Murder After a Fashion
N
58-02-17
51
The Dance of Death
N
58-02-24
52
The Murderous Dummy
N









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