It’s A Crime, Mr. Collins debuted on American radio via the Mutual Broadcasting System in August 1956. Unfortunately, it was a short run ending in February 1957. But Mutual continued to broadcast an Australian version of the series. There appears to be no American version audio extant. The American version starred Mandel Kramer (left) as Greg Collins. The woman who portrayed Gail, his wife, is not known. The Australian version gives us a flavor of the American version, but it seems we won’t know how the other actually sounded unless audio appears.
Radio did not treat women well as attested through the situation involving one of the premier sound effects persons ever in radio drama – Ora Nichols. For more on this listen to http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kuow/audio/2014/04/20140417_ks_soundeffects.mp3.
Music under is Art Tatum playing My Ideal.