In 1935 when Phillips H. Lord created Gang Busters, the crime rate was high and confidence in law enforcement was low. Crimes were highly publicized, and their perpetrators were sometimes glamorized in Hollywood movies. With most radio crime programs dramatizing pulp-fiction stories, Lord decided to portray the procedure and practices of real-life law enforcement officers, basing his dramas on court records and police files. Quite often, at the close of the program, nationwide "clues" consisting of descriptions of suspects and contact information for the relevant police force or FBI, where given out. By May 1942, more than 250 criminals had been apprehended as a result of the clues on Gang Busters, reinforcing the series' central message - the futility of crime! Later, popular TV programs, such as America's Most Wanted and Unsolved Mysteries would make use of this same device. Enjoy 12 exciting Gang Busters episodes in this "true crime" collection! 9/29/45 "The Case of John K. Giles, Escape Artist" 1/5/46 "The Case of the Rumbold Vault Robbery" 10/4/47 "The Case of the Kidnapped Paymaster" 1/24/48 "The Case of the Horse-race Hijackers" 3/13/48 "The Case of the Mound City Safe-crackers" 4/3/48 "The Case of the New York Narcotics King" 4/24/48 "The Case of the Quincy Killer" 6/12/48 "The Case of the Park Avenue Pilferers" 6/19/48 "The Case of the Tennessee Trigger-men" 9/25/48 "The Case of the Cincinnati Narcotics Ring" 12/11/48 "The Case of the Bandits Brothers" 12/18/48 "The Case of the Appointment with Death"
by Black Eye Entertainment
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