Anna Compton Murder Case (Aired September 15, 1951)
Danny Clover narrated the tales of the Great White Way to the accompaniment of music by Wilbur Hatch and Alexander Courage, and the recreation of Manhattan's aural tapestry required the talents of three sound effects technicians (David Light, Ralph Cummings, Ross Murray). Bill Anders was the show's announcer, as was Joe Walters. The supporting cast included regulars Charles Calvert (as Sgt. Gino Tartaglia) and Jack Kruschen (as Sgt. Muggavan), with episodic roles filled by such radio actors as Irene Tedrow, Barney Phillips, Lamont Johnson, Herb Ellis, Hy Averback, Edgar Barrier, Betty Lou Gerson, Harry Bartell, Sheldon Leonard, Martha Wentworth, Lawrence Dobkin and Mary Jane Croft. Stories came to a climax in the lonely hours just before dawn:Broadway is sleeping now... the furious avenues of the night are still... only the sleepwalkers are there... the seekers, the sodden... it's Broadway. The gaudiest. The most violent. The lonesomest mile in the world. Broadway... my beat!
September 15, 1951. "The Anna Compton Murder Case"
- CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. Anna Compton has been found dead in a car...the trail leads to her very strange husband. Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Alexander Courage (composer, conductor), Larry Thor, Charles Calvert, Jack Kruschen, Howard McNear, Billy Halop, Lou Krugman, Joe Forte, Frances Chaney, Bill Anders (announcer), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer). 29:42. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.