The Doctor Simpson Killing (Aired July 5, 1951)
The Line-Up stands as one of the most well-produced crime dramas of The Golden Age of Radio. The cast is comprised of top-tier, A-List talent from top to bottom. With Elliott Lewis directing his cast of some of the finest voice talent of the era--and top-drawer sound technicians to match--this series remains one of the best examples of the Crime Drama genre. Think of Calling All Cars, minus the jingoistic flag-waving, updated to contemporary 1950s crime themes, and peppered with the more authentic radio-verité atmospherics of Unit 99, Night Watch, and Dragnet, and you have The Line-Up. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.
July 5, 1951. CBS network. "The Doctor Simpson Killing"
aka: The Synopic Sweazy Sweat-Out Case. Sponsored by: Wrigley Spearmint Gum. The killer of Dr. Simpson fails to kill himself, escapes to tie up his sister and threatens to kill another doctor. This is a network, sponsored version. The programs sponsored by Wrigley's seem to have Eddie Dunstedter playing the themes and bridges on a Hammond organ, the sustaining programs use a full (and possibly recorded) orchestra. William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Eddie Dunstedter (organ), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Charles E. Israel (writer), Blake Edwards (adaptor), Bob Stevenson (announcer), Jay Novello, Peter Leeds, Richard Cline (editor), Parley Baer, Hy Averback, Junius Matthews, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Mary Jane Croft. 28:42. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.