Radio: Only One Murder

The treacherous criminal stole up behind Lee Tracy and knocked him out with the butt of a revolver. But moments later, 54-year-old Actor Tracy leaped nimbly to his feet, disarmed the gunman, wrung a confession from a stubborn young woman, and breezily captured two gangsters for the grateful, bumbling police department. As he does regularly on Martin Kane, Private Eye (Thurs. 10 p.m., NBC), Tracy last week triumphed once again over television's singularly inept underworld. What's more, he had time and breath left over to plug the products of his sponsor, United States Tobacco Co.

There is a strange television affinity between...

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