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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Crime Does Not Pay

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First Show: Oct 10, 1949
Last Show: Apr 11, 1951
Number Shows: 78


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, starting with the first, "Kid With a Gun". The repeats followed the original order up until repeat of number 26, "Ingenious Woman" on Oct. 10, 1951. Repeats were not uncommon. Even before the last original show, older shows were repeated on alternate dates to the main series run.

On Jan. 7, 1952, the series moved to Mutual but lasted just one year. Only repeats of the original series were aired and show ordering did not match the first run. The show was heard on Dec. 22, 1952.






Log Comments:

Besides the broadcast dates shown in the log below, catalogs listed
broadcast dates one day after the dates in the log frequently.  This
may be because the shows may have been broadcast on different days
in different parts of the country.  An alphabetical list follows the
chronological log.


Chronological Log:

Date          Num  Title                            Star         Avail
------------  ---  -------------------------------  -----------  -----
                   ... Mondays 7:30 PM ...
Oct 10, 1949    1  "Kid With a Gun"                              yes
Oct 17, 1949    2  "All-American Fake"              S.Blackmer   yes
Oct 24, 1949    3  "Death is a Song"                Margo
Oct 31, 1949    4  "Kid Twist"                      W.Prince
Nov 07, 1949    5  "Trigger Man's Moll"             N.Kelly      yes
Nov 14, 1949    6  "Body of the Crime"              P.Fennelly   yes
Nov 21, 1949    7  "Summertime Take"                C.Korvin     yes
Nov 28, 1949    8  "Female of the Species"          K.Lynch      yes
Dec 05, 1949    9  "A Piece of Rope"                C.Mitchell   yes
Dec 12, 1949   10  "Gasoline Cocktail"              B.Lugosi     yes
Dec 19, 1949   11  "Dead Pigeon"                    M.McCormick  yes
Dec 26, 1949   12  "Glossy Finish"                  M.Gabel      yes
Jan 02, 1950   13  "Clothes Make the Woman"         J.Muir       yes
Jan 09, 1950   14  "Law of the Jungle"              A.Baxter     yes
Jan 16, 1950   15  "Speech is Silver"
Jan 23, 1950   16  "Devil in the Dar"               H.Dantine
Jan 30, 1950   17  "The Snatcher"
Feb 06, 1950   18  "Kid Sister"                     M.Hunt
Feb 13, 1950   19  "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow"   J.Beal       yes
Feb 20, 1950   20  "Death on the Doorstep"                       yes
Feb 27, 1950   21  "Kangaroo Court"                 R.Derr       yes
Mar 06, 1950   22  "What's in a Name"                            yes
Mar 13, 1950   23  "Death on Blake Street"                       yes
Mar 20, 1950   24  "Man Who Never Was Caught"                    yes
Mar 27, 1950   25  "Thick As Thieves"               E.Sloan      yes
Apr 03, 1950   26  "Ingenious Woman"                B.O'Niel     yes
Apr 10, 1950   27  "The Bagman"                     T.Keith
Apr 17, 1950   28  "The Rum Runner"
Apr 24, 1950   29  "Visiting Fireman"               A.Whelan
May 01, 1950   30  "Six, Two and Seven"             A.Ryder
May 08, 1950   31  "Don't Write, Telephone"         J.LaRue      yes
May 15, 1950   32  "Between Dark and the Daylight"  L.Stander    yes
May 22, 1950   33  "Second Hand Pistols"            R.Colman     yes
May 29, 1950   34  "Imported Headache"                           yes
Jun 05, 1950   35  "Fishmongers Fortune"            G.Reeves
Jun 12, 1950   36  "Short Circuit"
Jun 19, 1950   37  "Clip Joint"                                  yes
Jun 26, 1950   38  "Professor Pulls the Switch"     J.Loder      yes
Jul 03, 1950   39  "The Lady Loves Kittens"         A.Lee        yes
Jul 10, 1950   40  "Once Too Often"                              yes
Jul 17, 1950   41  "Burglar Alarm"                  B.Furness    yes
Jul 24, 1950   42  "Horseshoes Are For Buck"        N.Hamilton   yes
Jul 31, 1950   43  "Beauty and the Beast"           E.Sloan      yes
Aug 07, 1950   44  "Giddyap Horsie"                 R.Webb       yes
Aug 14, 1950   45  "The Gangster Was a Lady"                     yes
Aug 21, 1950   46  "Murder Makes Book"              J.Wiseman    yes
Aug 28, 1950   47  "Father's Day"                   R.Hart       yes
Sep 04, 1950   48  "The Weak Spot"                               yes
Sep 11, 1950   49  "Horse Face"                                  yes
Sep 18, 1950   50  "They Gotta Have What to Eat?"   H.MacMahon   yes
Sep 25, 1950       ... no show ...
Oct 02, 1950   51  "Sucker's Bait"                  E.Bagley
Oct 09, 1950   52  "Riggers Racket"
Oct 16, 1950   53  "Voice of Death"                 J.Loder      yes
Oct 23, 1950   54  "The Recruit"                                 yes
Oct 30, 1950   55  "Escort For Hire"                             yes

                   ... Wednesdays 7:30 PM ...
Nov 08, 1950   56  "The Big Book"                   D.Curtis     yes
Nov 15, 1950   57  "Mow the Man"                    W.Wilson     yes
Nov 22, 1950   58  "The Celluloid Candle"           R.Forbes     yes
Nov 29, 1950   59  "The Doll"                       S.Haden      yes
Dec 06, 1950   60  "Kid Shive"                      D.Moore      yes
Dec 13, 1950   61  "Two Gun Annie"                  J.Lorring    yes
Dec 20, 1950   62  "Strange Token"                  M.Carnovsky  yes
Dec 27, 1950   63  "Building Blocks"                R.Dere       yes
Jan 03, 1951   64  "Death on the Upgrade"           D.Woods      yes
Jan 10, 1951   65  "Edge of the Desert"             H.Woods      yes
Jan 17, 1951   66  "Cards and Spades"               S.Douglas    yes
Jan 24, 1951   67  "The Old Mob Goes"               I.Kieth      yes
Jan 31, 1951   68  "Love is not All"                R.Forbes     yes
Feb 07, 1951   69  "Heir Apparent"                  P.Reed       yes
Feb 14, 1951   70  "Carnival Frail"                 D.Barrymore  yes
Feb 21, 1951   71  "Rough Customer"                 J.Shelton    yes
Feb 28, 1951   72  "For Sweet Charity"              R.Brent      yes
Mar 07, 1951   73  "Operation Payroll"              H.Vermelyea  yes
Mar 14, 1951   74  "Diamond Trumped"                R.Meeker     yes
Mar 21, 1951   75  "Through the Hoop"               U.O'Conner   yes
Mar 28, 1951   76  "Plug-Ugly"                      E.Ryan       yes
Apr 04, 1951   77  "Front, Boy"                     B.Fletcher   yes
Apr 11, 1951   78  "Violets, Sweet Violets"         R.Lowery     yes


Alphabetical List:

        Title                            Date      Num
        -------------------------------  --------  ---
        All-American Fake                49-10-17    2
        Bagman, The                      50-04-10   27
        Beauty and the Beast             50-07-31   43
        Between Dark and the Daylight    50-05-15   32
        Big Book, The                    50-11-08   56
        Body of the Crime                49-11-14    6
        Building Blocks                  50-12-27   63
        Burglar Alarm                    50-07-17   41
        Cards and Spades                 51-01-17   66
        Carnival Frail                   51-02-14   70
        Celluloid Candle, The            50-11-22   58
        Clip Joint                       50-06-19   37
        Clothes Make the Woman           50-01-02   13
        Dead Pigeon                      49-12-19   11
        Death is a Song                  49-10-24    3
        Death on Blake Street            50-03-13   23
        Death on the Doorstep            50-02-20   20
        Death on the Upgrade             51-01-03   64
        Devil in the Dar                 50-01-23   16
        Diamond Trumped                  51-03-14   74
        Doll, The                        50-11-29   59
        Don't Write, Telephone           50-05-08   31
        Edge of the Desert               51-01-10   65
        Escort For Hire                  50-10-30   55
        Father's Day                     50-08-28   47
        Female of the Species            49-11-28    8
        Fishmongers Fortune              50-06-05   35
        For He's a Jolly Good Fellow     50-02-13   19
        For Sweet Charity                51-02-28   72
        Front, Boy                       51-04-04   77
        Gangster Was a Lady, The         50-08-14   45
        Gasoline Cocktail                49-12-12   10
        Giddyap Horsie                   50-08-07   44
        Glossy Finish                    49-12-26   12
        Heir Apparent                    51-02-07   69
        Horse Face                       50-09-11   49
        Horseshoes Are For Buck          50-07-24   42
        Imported Headache                50-05-29   34
        Ingenious Woman                  50-04-03   26
        Kangaroo Court                   50-02-27   21
        Kid Shive                        50-12-06   60
        Kid Sister                       50-02-06   18
        Kid Twist                        49-10-31    4
        Kid With a Gun                   49-10-10    1
        Lady Loves Kittens, The          50-07-03   39
        Law of the Jungle                50-01-09   14
        Love is not All                  51-01-31   68
        Man Who Never Was Caught         50-03-20   24
        Mow the Man                      50-11-15   57
        Murder Makes Book                50-08-21   46
        Old Mob Goes, The                51-01-24   67
        Once Too Often                   50-07-10   40
        Operation Payroll                51-03-07   73
        Piece of Rope, A                 49-12-05    9
        Plug-Ugly                        51-03-28   76
        Professor Pulls the Switch       50-06-26   38
        Recruit, The                     50-10-23   54
        Riggers Racket                   50-10-09   52
        Rough Customer                   51-02-21   71
        Rum Runner, The                  50-04-17   28
        Second Hand Pistols              50-05-22   33
        Short Circuit                    50-06-12   36
        Six, Two and Seven               50-05-01   30
        Snatcher, The                    50-01-30   17
        Speech is Silver                 50-01-16   15
        Strange Token                    50-12-20   62
        Sucker's Bait                    50-10-02   51
        Summertime Take                  49-11-21    7
        They Gotta Have What to Eat?     50-09-18   50
        Thick As Thieves                 50-03-27   25
        Through the Hoop                 51-03-21   75
        Trigger Man's Moll               49-11-07    5
        Two Gun Annie                    50-12-13   61
        Violets, Sweet Violets           51-04-11   78
        Visiting Fireman                 50-04-24   29
        Voice of Death                   50-10-16   53
        Weak Spot, The                   50-09-04   48
        What's in a Name                 50-03-06   22

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