Singer's Husband Killed (Aired July 1, 1952)
Bill Johnstone gives his usual solid performance as Lieutenant Ben Guthrie of the San Francisco Police Department. He's aided for the first year of the run by the equally solid Wally Maher, with his gritty, sardonic voice characterizations. The stellar list of non-recurring talent represents some of the most respected names in Radio--and Television: Raymond Burr, Jay Novello, Joe Kearns, Elliott Lewis, Virginia Gregg, Ed Begley, Bill Bouchey, Herb Butterfield, Barton Yarborough, Wilms Herbert, Jeanette Nolan, Ted de Corsia, Howard McNear and Bill Conrad. It just doesn't get better than that. The premise of each episode is prefaced with a gritty, highly realistic line-up, replete with background atomospherics and actors realistically speaking over each other, but with an underlying investigation--or two--under discussion below the background noise of the introductory line-up and exposition. Show Notes From The Digital Deli.
July 1, 1952. CBS network. "Singer's Husband Killed". Sustaining. A night club singer's husband has been robbed and killed. William Johnstone, Jack Moyles, Eddie Dunstedter (music), Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Howard McNear, E. Jack Neuman, Hy Averback, Peter Leeds, Vic Perrin, Sidney Miller, Virginia Gregg. 24:34. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.