Madeline Smith Maid Or Murderess (Aired January 20, 1954)
Crime Classics was a U. S. radio docudrama which aired over CBS from June 15, 1953 to June 30, 1954. Created, produced, and directed by radio actor/director Elliott Lewis, the program was basically a historical true crime series, examining crimes, and especially murders, from the past. It grew out of Lewis's personal interest in famous murder cases, and took a documentary-like approach to the subject, carefully recreating the facts, personages, and feel of the time period. Comparatively little dramatic license was taken with the facts and events, but the tragedy was leavened with humor, expressed largely through the narration. THIS EPISODE: January 20, 1954. CBS network. "Madeline Smith, Maid Or Murderess ..Which?". Sustaining. A lovely lady is also a liberal user of arsenic. This is a network version. William Johnstone, John Dehner, Bernard Herrmann (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Gil Warren (announcer), Florence Wolcott, Lou Merrill (host), Betty Harford. 30:33. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.