BIG TOWN
Old-Time Radio Series


Series
BIG TOWN
BIG TOWN
Edward G. Robinson starred as crusading newspaper editor Steve Wilson from October 19, 1937 through July 2, 1942. The Hollywood great was glad to play an idealistic role in contrast to his many film gangster portrayals and insisted that there "would be ample opportunity for me to deal with pressing social matters." Big Town at its peak was radioís highest-rated drama and was only eclipsed by The Jack Benny Program in the radio ratings. Claire Trevor co-starred as society editor Lorelei Kilbourne during the initial seasons but quit in 1940 after her breakthrough film role in John Fordís Stagecoach, complaining that her role had gradually dwindled and was no longer challenging. She was replaced by Ona Munson. The series was canceled when Edward G. Robinson quit in 1942 but was resurrected the following year with Edward Pawley (and later Walter Greaza) as Wilson and Fran Carlon as Lorelei. The revived Big Town aired from October 5, 1943 through June 25, 1952.
OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM RADIO SPIRITS ON AUDIO CD AND CASSETTE:
   1. Big Town: Blind Justice
Item #: 46822
Media: CD
Description: Fast-paced and fast-mouthed, here's snappy, scrappy big-city journalism at its best! Editor Steve...
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   2. Big Town Collection
Item #: 92983
Media: DVD
Description: The first of four pictures based on the radio hit Big Town stars Philip Reed as Steve Wilson and...
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   3. Big Town, Volume 1 (Heart of the City)
Item #: 92982
Media: DVD
Description: Patrick McVey stars as Steve Wilson, with Jane Nigh as Lorelei Kilbourne, in this newspaper...
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   4. Big Town, Volume 2 (Heart of the City)
Item #: 93068
Media: DVD
Description: Patrick McVey stars as Steve Wilson, with Jane Nigh as Lorelei Kilbourne, in this newspaper...
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   5. Dragnet: Big Crime
Item #: 46982
Media: CD
Description: No crime in the 1950s? Don't tell Joe Friday that! Here's radio's top cop taking on all the vice the...
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   6. Green Hornet: The Big Deal
Item #: 47002
Media: CD
Description: Crooked politicians, corrupt businessmen, gangland racketeers -- they're all fair game for the...
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   7. Green Hornet: The Biggest Game
Item #: 44482
Media: CD
Description: The Green Hornet and Kato return in this exciting collection of digitally remastered and restored...
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   8. Big Story: As It Happened
Item #: 46252
Media: CD
Description: "The Big Story. . . here is America . . . its sound and its fury . . . its joy and its sorrow...
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   9. The Big T.N.T. Show
Item #: 93171
Media: DVD
Description: It's a gas. It's a blast. It's The Big T.N.T. Show!

It's a night like no other, when some of the...
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   10. The Big Picture - Volumes 1 & 2 (Korean War)
Item #: 92535
Media: DVD
Description: This 2-DVD set contains Volumes 1 and 2 of the first great long running television series dealing...
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(1/1/1940) Death Rides the Highway
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(9/28/1948) The Trap
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(11/9/1948) FATAL CHAIN, THE
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(11/30/1948) I Remember Murder
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(12/1/1948) LOST AND FOUND
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(12/7/1948) LOST AND FOUND
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(12/14/1948) DEADLINE AT DAWN
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(12/21/1948) PRELUDE TO CHRISTMAS
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(12/28/1948) Dangerous Resolution
 29 min
(1/4/1949) The Mask of Evil
 29 min
(1/25/1949) FATAL FIX, THE
 29 min
(2/1/1949) MURDER IN THE SNOW
 29 min
(2/15/1949) PRISONER'S SONG, THE
 29 min
(2/22/1949) CHARITY KILLERS, THE
 30 min
(3/15/1949) SHINY GUN, THE
 28 min
(4/19/1949) IRON FIST
 24 min
(5/26/1949) HUNTER
 30 min

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Death Rides a Highway
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(10/19/1937)
Wilson is Shot
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(10/19/1937)
Wilson is Shot
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(1/1/1940)
Death Rides the Highway
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(1/1/1940)
DEATH RIDES THE HIGHWAY W/ E G ROBINSON
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(10/19/1948)
Angel of the Street
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(11/9/1948)
The Fatal Chain
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(11/16/1948)
Death By Plan
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(11/16/1948)
DEATH BY PLAN W/ EDWARD PAWLEY
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(12/1/1948)
Lost and Found
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(12/1/1948)
Lost and Found
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(12/1/1948)
LOST AND FOUND W/ EDWARD PAWLEY
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(12/21/1948)
Prelude to Christmas
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(12/21/1948)
Prelude to Christmas
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(12/21/1948)
Prelude to Christmas
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(1/25/1949)
The Fatal Fix
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(2/1/1949)
Murder in Snow
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(2/15/1949)
The Prisoner's Song
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(3/15/1949)
Shiny Gun
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(4/12/1949)
Lonely Heart
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(4/12/1949)
Lonely Heart
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(4/12/1949)
Lonely Heart
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(4/19/1949)
Iron Fist
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(4/19/1949)
Iron Fist
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(4/19/1949)
Iron Fist
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(5/26/1949)
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