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Big Town(1947)

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The viewed print was titled Guilty Assignment. As some of the viewed print's opening credits vary from the original film, the above credits were obtained from the Release Continuity in the Paramount Collection at the AMPAS Library. According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, some scenes were shot on location in Ocean Park, CA. This film was the first in a series based on the radio program "Big Town," created by Jerry McGill. The radio program first aired on CBS in 1937, then moved to NBC where it ran until 1948. The character of "Steve Wilson" was variously performed on radio by Edward G. Robinson, Edward Pawley and Walter Greaza. A television series based on the radio program first aired on CBS on October 5, 1950, and concluded on NBC on October 2, 1956. Patrick McVey initiated the television role of "Steve Wilson," followed by Mark Stevens. The four-part Pine-Thomas series featured Philip Reed and Hillary Brooke in the lead roles, and was directed by William C. Thomas. For further information on the "Big Town" series, consult the Series Index.