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Indictment was fictionalized account of real-life events as gathered and experienced by a former New York City (Manhattan) assistant district attorney Eleazar Lipsky. He served in the 1940s and continued on to a successful private practice law career. He was most known by the public was as a successful novelist. His most famous work is the story that was adapted to become the movie Kiss of Death (1947) with Victor Mature, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Indictment was a late 1950s program on CBS was produced in New York City. It was written by radio veteran Allan Sloane (best known for The Big Story on radio and television) with Lipsky. The program and was known for employing an integrated cast that represented the ethnic diversity of the characters in the story and the City. The program was directed by Peter Roberts, who would become the first director of Suspense after it returned to New York after 17 years in Hollywood. Roberts re-used at least three Indictment scripts in his year as director of Suspense . Few Indictment episodes have survived, and all of them are airchecks from home recordings made on consumer reel-to-reel equipment. This means that the audio quality of the programs are not very good... and can only offer a small indication of the better quality of this series production had compared to others of its time. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.