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Crime Does Not Pay
Crime Does Not Pay began life as an MGM film series in 1935, and later appeared as a comic book. The radio show ran from 1949 to 1952. The shows were written by Ira Marion. Every show concluded with the star of the episode reminding the audience that Crime Does Not Pay!

Sample shows - left click headphones to listen, right-click & save-as to download

Show Title Broadcast Date File Size Length
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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Triggerman's Moll 11/8/48 11.8 00:25:52 Life with, and without, a hit man.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kid With A Gun 10/10/49 5.74 00:25:04 Jackie Powers wants to hit the Big Time.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download All American Fake 11/7/49 5.5 00:25:53 A slick talker trades on his resemblance to a former football star.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Body Of The Crime 11/14/49 8.88 00:31:00 Once greed takes hold, nothing good happens...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Female Of The Species 11/29/49 6.13 00:26:45 Revenge

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Piece Of Rope 12/5/49 5.9 00:25:46 Tough guy Dukey doesn't stay tough for long.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dead Pigeon 12/26/49 7.12 00:31:00 George has been fingered as a stoolie.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Glossy Finish 12/26/49 24.9 00:27:17 A killer is done in by a few dead flies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Clothes Make The Woman 1/2/50 5.78 00:25:14 A gang of pro shoplifters tries to move up in class.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Law Of The Jungle 1/9/50 7.12 00:31:00 Chuckles blows an assignment.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Jolly Good Fellow 2/13/50 8.87 00:31:00 Jimmy Lodge just can't take an insult.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death On The Doorstep 2/20/50 5.89 00:25:43 A hit man named Happy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kangaroo Court 2/27/50 7.12 00:31:00 Even organized crime has its rules.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download What's In A Name 3/6/50 5.95 00:25:58 An elaborate impersonation con almost works.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Thick As Thieves 3/27/50 7.12 00:31:00 A big time Chicago hood avenges his pal back home.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Ingenious Woman 4/3/50 5.37 00:26:13 Maggie is too smart for her own good.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Second-Hand Pistol 5/22/50 6.25 00:27:17 Desperation drives Lucy & Jeff to crime.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Imported Headache 5/29/50 6.13 00:26:45 A demented ex-Nazi finds opportunity in the Land Of The Free.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Clip Joint 6/19/50 8.87 00:31:00 Business and pleasure don't mix in the dancehall racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Professor Pulls A Switch 6/26/50 6.05 00:26:25 An elaborate con built around a neighborhood grocery store.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Once Too Often 7/10/50 7.35 00:25:41 The Lug just can't go straight.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Beauty And The Beast 7/31/50 5.91 00:25:46 Ronnie is a gigolo with a corporate stucture.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Giddyup Horsey 8/7/50 5.99 00:31:00 Crime plays the ponies.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Gangster Was A Lady 8/14/50 6 00: 31:0 Depending, of course, on how you define 'Lady'.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Fathers Boy 8/28/50 24.8 00:27:09 A father explains the hard facts of crime to his know-it-all son. He should know.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Weak Spot 9/4/50 6.16 00:26:53 Maya Grimson has big plans, and one weakness.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Horse Face 9/11/50 8.87 00:31:00 A face to remember is not exactly an asset in crime.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download They Gotta Have What To Eat 9/18/50 6 00:26:12 Ron Reynolds wants to take over the vegetable racket.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Recruit 10/23/50 6.19 00:27:00 Rex joins the rackets.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Escort For Hire 10/23/50 24.1 00:26:19 A woman running male escorts is a tough piece of work.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mow The Man Down 11/8/50 6.19 00:27:01 Nifty Varden is an old school hood with old school ways.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Doll 11/22/50 7.6 00:26:32 Romance and rackets don't mix.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kid Shiv 11/29/50 7.59 00:26:29 The short career of Johnny Scott.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Two-Gun Annie 12/13/50 6.03 00: 26:21 A girl wants her kicks, at anyone's expense.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Strange Token 12/13/50 7.47 00:26:06 Adventures in the 1950's drug trade.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Cards And Spades 1/17/51 5.84 00:25:30 Innocent looking June Hathaway has a plan.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Heir Apparent 2/7/51 6.29 00:27:31 Loyalty pays. Charlie should have remembered.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Carnival Frail 2/14/51 5.86 00:25:30 A carnival huckster snags the richest guy in town.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Operation Payroll 3/7/51 8.76 00:25:29 Two brothers on opposite sides of the law.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Diamonds Trumped 3/14/51 6.29 00:27:26 A South African smuggling adventure.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Plug Ugly 3/28/51 6.26 00:27:20 Jimmy Minden plans to hit the big time.

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