The good, clean humor. No fowl language. Abbot and Costello are hilarious.
This is great for nostalgia enthusiasts.
This Christmas comedy collection contains six classic radio programs from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"They still have it!"
Les Miserables (1937) was Orson Welles' first radio series. He served as actor, director, producer, and adaptor, developing narrative and audio techniques that would later be used for The Mercury Theatre on the Air.
In the March 1934 issue of the legendary pulp magazine Black Mask, Jack "Flashgun" Casey, crime photographer, made his debut. His creator was former newspaper and advertising executive George Harmon Coxe Jr., who wrote more than 60 crime fiction novels in his lifetime. Casey's keen eye for detail served him well on the job, helping him to solve the crimes he was assigned to photograph for the newspapers.
Hosted by Cecil B. DeMille and starring numerous icons of the screen, this collection of old-time radio classics includes six episodes of The Lux Radio Theatre - one of the longest running, most extravagant shows from radio's golden age. The show featured the greatest stars in Hollywood appearing in hour-long radio adaptations of their biggest motion pictures, making this lavish production a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s.
A professional organization - complete with high rise offices and secretaries - is actually a group of well-heled truck hijackers. When there's a witness to the latest hijacking, these slick crooks find the FBI on their trail.
A couple of campers find a man with a gunshot wound by a stream. Is he a bank robber?
Snooks annoys Daddy while he's listening to police calls on his new shortwave radio. Gale Gordon is heard as a police dispatcher.
A drama about a love between a ne'er-do-well turned doctor, and a blind woman, wife of the man for whose death he was responsible.
Daddy tries to balance his books, but Baby Snooks needs help with her homework! Fanny Brice and Hanley Stafford appear as Baby Snooks and Daddy.
The keeper of the book tells the tale of a man who steals, by force, the secret of immortality.
Twin sisters live alone in a large house. One of them is crazy, the sane one buys a coffin!
A statue of Venus is brought out from the earth and comes to life when a wedding ring is placed on her finger!
A Texan arrives in Pleasant Valley to bring the man who killed his brother to justice. The rest of the town wants to lynch the killer.
A comedy about a man trying to get his wife (whom he hasn't seen in seven years) to give him a divorce.
A suspenseful tale of robbery and missing money in a locked room.
The CBS Radio Workshop was an experimental series of productions, subtitled "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" that ran between 27 January 1956 and 22 September 1957. The premiere production was Brave New World, narrated by Huxley himself, with a complicated sound-effects score that evidently took a long time to construct, and comprised a ticking metronome, tom-tom beats, bubbling water, an air hose, a cow's moo, an oscillator, and three kinds of wine glasses clicking together.
This is an collection of Inner Sanctum Mysteries, an oldtime radio show from the 1940s and 1950s. If you love a good horror story, you'll love these. You get all these (and many others plus more of the same genre):
"Worth the listen if you know what you're getting."
An elderly, invalid woman begins receiving strange, anonymous phone calls on a stormy night — phone calls, which she finds out, are routed directly through — the Twilight Zone.
Johnny has a way with the ladies, but will his last date be with death? For free trips and a fat fee, Johnny Dollar descends into cases of missing money and missing men. But, what can he do when the bodies are walled up, washed up, and fallen down? When the jewels and the paintings are fake? And, when everything from trucks to trout to widows are on the loose? He'd better bring his gun.
"Best of the old time radio detective series."
The story you are about to hear is true... This famous line opened each weekly episode of one of the most popular radio dramas of all time: Dragnet. In this exclusive commercial free 39-episode collection from 1949-1950, join Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners as they follow a system of coordinated measures (the dragnet) for apprehending criminals or suspects. As always, each episode ends with the results of the trial after the criminals are apprehended.
Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).
"Fantastic Old-Time Detective Radio Drama"
America's Fabulous Freelance Insurance Investigator faces cases of killing for vengeance and keeping silent for honor... "dead" men who won't stay down for long (or alive for much longer)... beneficiaries that can't be found and beautiful mixed up risk-takers who may be out on their last ledge. He pads his expense account in pursuit of stolen jewels, arsonists, crooked cops, and romance, all while he tries to solve matters of murder.
If you are a lover of old-time radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.
"It's a time capsule! I love it!"
On the evening of October 30th, 1938, Earth went to war with Mars. Martians invaded New Jersey! Here is the famous panic-inducing broadcast that shook the world, starring Orson Welles.
"The classic that shook the world"
Radio Spirits dares you to face fog-shrouded streets, escaped madmen, haunted houses, deadly creatures and curses…and the most horrifying thing of all... the heavy curtain descending on the final episode of Suspense. In this exciting collection, relive great moments from the last two years of this legendary series. These thrill-packed episodes feature Raymond Edward Johnson, Robert Readick, Paul McGrath, Bernard Lenrow, Jackson Beck, and more in these 30 digitally remastered and restored taut, tense tales!
A Confederate soldier has the ability to win the Civil War for the South, but to do so he must call upon the devil himself as an ally.
Everyone's favorite western, Gunsmoke, debuted June 26, 1952, on the CBS radio airwaves on starring William Conrad as Matt Dillon, and ran until June 18, 1961, making it the longest running dramatic series in radio history. This amazing audio collection contains 64 episodes from the first radio season, and are the live cast recordings from the original on-air performances.
"Flawed, but good, collection of the classic series"
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.
On a world where nighttime only comes every 2,500 years, what happens when darkness is about to fall? Based on Isaac Asimov's classic story, this episode of Dimension X originally aired on September 29, 1951.
"Pretty Good Adaptation"
Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
"The man in the saddle is angular and long legged…the gun in his holster is gray steel - its handle unmarked." Lean of figure and tanned of skin, his steely eyes gaze out over the violent frontier of the American West. He's a quiet man - but one not to be crossed. He's film legend James Stewart in his only continuing radio role as Britt Ponsett: The Six Shooter. Here are twenty tense, exciting episodes from the 1953-54 series - including the original audition!
"The Six Shooter starring James stewart"
Powder River concludes its ninth season with six exciting episodes! Highlights include: "The Shaman" - Parts 1 and 2: Britt and Chad ride with Captain Grant sent out to capture the Chiricahua Apache's shaman, Geronimo, who has been raiding settlers in New Mexico and Northern Mexico. In "Dan's Mountain", Britt and Chad arrive at Dan MacMasters' home in Rancho de la Nación to settle the estate, only to find a local businessman has already claimed it in the two years since the Marshal's death.
Here are 12 acclaimed, exciting, fully dramatized performances of Conan Doyle classics. It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, 12 timeless tales performed as radio theater and linked by violin-music interludes.
"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud"
This 10-hour collection features 43 digitally restored and remastered episodes, including such gems as the series only nine-part storyline, and an episode of Romance that features Bailey as an impulsive chap named Johnny in a mid-east adventure!
This collection features four classic, dramatized Ray Bradbury stories: "To the Future", "And the Moon Be Still as Bright", "Dwellers in Silence", and "Marionettes, Inc."