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Big Town Old Time Radio Program
½ hour reporter/detective episodes
"Freedom of the press is a flaming sword! Use it justly…hold it high…guard it well."
Big Town was a popular long-running radio drama series which was later adapted to both film and television and a comic book published by DC Comics.
Big Town is a story about Steve Wilson, managing editor of the crusading Illustrated Press, and his pursuit of truth and justice. Lorelei Kilbourne was the paper's Society Editor, and Wilson's investigative partner. Lorelei and Steve followed stories that touched on a range of issues in America, including s juvenile delinquency, racism, drunk driving, and of course, murder and intringue.
The radio program aired from 1937 to 1952. Written by Jerry McGill, with theme music by Fran Frey. Edward G. Robinson had the lead role of Steve Wilson from 1937 to 1942. Claire Trevor, then Ona Munson played the role of the paper's Society Editor, Lorelei Kilbourne. Edward J. Pawley portrayed Steve Wilson from 1943 until 1952 when Walter Greaza was heard as Wilson in the final episodes. Fran Carlon played Pawley's sidekick, Lorelei Kilbourne, from 1942-1952.
During the period in which Pawley starred, Big Town was rated No. 1 among all of the reporter-type drama series on radio. It was also rated in the top 15 among all radio programs broadcast and had a listening audience rated between 10 and 20 million people.
There were 4 movies made and ran on television from 1950 to 1956. And the DC Comics run lasted over 50 issues from 1950 to 1958.
BIGTOWN (37-10-19) Wilson Is Shot.mp3
BIGTOWN (40-01-01) Death Rides The Highway.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-10-12) Double Murder.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-10-19) Angel Of The Street.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-11-09) The Fatal Chain.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-11-16) Death By Plan.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-11-23) The Deadly Doll.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-12-07) Lost And Found.mp3
BIGTOWN (48-12-14) Deadline At Dawn.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-01-25) The Fatal Fix.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-02-01) Murder In The Snow.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-02-15) The Prisoner's Song.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-02-22) The Charity Killer.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-03-15) The Shiny Gun.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-03-22) The Deadly Summons.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-03-29) The Chill Of Death.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-04-05) The Deadly Gimmick Of The Squeaking Rat.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-04-12) The Lonely Heart.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-04-19) The Iron Fist.mp3
BIGTOWN (49-04-26) The Hunter.mp3
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