Thick As Thieves (Aired March 27, 1950)
Crime Does Not Pay was a series based on short films of the same name produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was similar to Gangbusters, having a moralistic message about the law and lawbreaker. It was first heard over WMGM (NYC), hosted by Donald Buka. The last original show aired on Apr. 11, 1951. The series started on Monday evenings at 7:30 PM (on WMGM) and held that time/day spot until Oct. 30, 1950. The 56'th show marked a change to Wednesday night, again at 7:30. After show number 78 (Apr.11, 1951) the shows were repeated.
March 27, 1950. Program #25. MGM syndication. "Thick As Thieves"
. Commercials added locally. Two pals, one quite smart, the other not nearly so, part company in their lives of crime. The date above is the date of the first broadcast of this program on WMGM, New York, from which this syndicated version may have been taken. Marx B. Loeb (director), Jon Gart (composer, conductor), Everett Sloane, Ira Marion (writer), Burton B. Turkas (technical advisor), Bob Williams (announcer). 26:19. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.