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This Christmas comedy collection contains six classic radio programs from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"They still have it!"
Struggling to make his down-and-out orchestra plucky and profitable, Phil Harris conducts his zany sidekick, winsome wife, precocious kids, and grouchy grocery boy through a symphony of silliness. If you long for a series where the drinks are stiff and the whimsy is wicked, you've come to the right place!
The Jot 'Em Down store is jumping! Lum is called upon to arrest the town's new dentist...and himself. Grandpap fixes to marry his own wife while every eligible gal in Pine Ridge is fixing to marry one Mr. Edwards. Fortunes are told, war bonds are sold, and Barbara Stanwyck pays a visit! Come hear Chester Lauck and Norris Goff as they star in 36 consecutive episodes from the spring of 1943.
Baby Snooks was forever asking questions about whatever enterprise her "Daddy" was foolish enough to attempt around the house. With the fiendishly funny Fanny Brice as Snooks and the great straight man Hanley Stafford as Daddy, every scene is as irresistible as the urge to give the girl an answer. Poor old Daddy never did know when to call it a day. There was just something in him that could never leave well enough alone. Clearly the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree.
"The Big Story... Here is America, its sound and its fury, its joy and its sorrow, as faithfully reported by the men and women of the great American newspapers." With this summation, announcer Ernest Chappell introduced one of radio's most stirring dramatic anthologies, with each episode highlighting an individual newspaper reporter's greatest achievement for his or her paper. Narrator Bob Sloan leads you through investigative exploits from some of the nation's largest dailies and smallest town publications.
Loved by millions the world over! That's Jack Benny - a man who managed to make friends in every corner of the globe (even though he never picked up the check). Here's a laughter-filled collection of Jack's international exploits, both real and imagined. From Venice to Quebec...from the Queen Mary to the Klondike...Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, and Don Wilson are along for the ride! Are you? Passport, please!
The Joe Bev Holiday Treat is a joyful and surprising one-hour compilation of Christmas themed stories - some true, some fictional - hosted by veteran public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua. The stories included are "Sleepy Santa", "The Christmas I Saved Macy's", "Sherlock Holmes' Creepy Christmas in Scotland", "A Rockabilly Christmas", and "Willoughby and the Professor Spend Christmas in the Middle East".
After nearly strangling Huck for deserting them, the duke and the dauphin blame each other for losing the money.
Huck arrives at the Phelps', where he is warmly greeted. The Phelps assume Huck is their nephew, Tom, Tom Sawyer, whose arrival is expected.
Sally notices missing tablecloths and silverware. She suspects everyone but Tom and Huck.
Tom is brought in, half conscious, with the doctor and Jim, who is chained and put back in the shed. The doctor extols Jim's behavior, who sacrificed his freedom to save Tom. Tom wakes up, dismayed that Jim has been chained, relating to those in attendance that the widow Douglas died two months prior and set Jim free in her will. Tom's Aunt Polly arrives to sort out the mess.
Tom and Huck use pickaxes to get their way to Jim, who is happy to see them but confused by their complicated plan.
Huck feels guilty for letting the duke and dauphin swindle the kind sisters. He vows to get them their money back and hides in the duke's room. The two enter, and Huck overhears them talking about getting all the Wilks' property. Huck steals the money.
The letter alerts local farmers, who gather with shotguns. The farmers attack the shed, containing Jim, Tom, and Huck. The three escape. Tom receives a bullet wound in the leg.
Huck finds a doctor and sends him to Tom. Huck runs into Silas, who takes him home. The neighborhood is discussing the strange contents of the shed and marvel at the skill of the desperados.
Huck finds Mary Jane crying over the separation of the slave family. Huck tells her the truth about the duke and instructs her to go to a friend's house. Later that day, two men, the actual Wilks brothers, interrupt the auctioning of the family's estate.
Huck hides the money in Peter Wilks' coffin. The coffin is sealed at the funeral, and Huck doesn't know whether or not the duke got the money back or if it's still there. He vows to write Mary when he leaves town to let her know. The duke and the dauphin sell the family's estate and slaves, breaking up a family. Huck is relieved in knowing the family will be reunited as soon as the fraud is discovered.
Huck intercepts a shocked Tom before he arrives at the Phelps. Tom agrees to help Huck free Jim. Huck and Tom sneak out of the house that night and witness the duke and the dauphin being tarred and feathered and run out of town.
The duke and the dauphin attempt several unsuccessful scams. Huck escapes to the raft and finds Jim missing. Huck discovers that the dauphin sold Jim to a farmer named Silas Phelps for $40. Huck, despite his own moral objections, resolves to steal Jim back. Huck runs into the duke posting fliers for his show. Duke tells Huck that Jim's 40 miles away.
Tom continues creating senseless obstacles.
Tom recalls seeing food being taken to the shed, which he surmises is where Jim is being kept. Huck decides to steal the key and escape with Jim in the night. Tom ridicules Huck and comes up with an elaborate plan that could get them killed. Huck is shocked at Tom's willingness to help a slave escape. The two decide to dig Jim out of the shed.
During the height of its popularity, almost the entire country listened to the fifteen-minute, Monday-through-Friday adventures of Amos and Andy. Department stores open in the evening piped in the broadcasts so shoppers wouldn't miss an episode; movie theaters scheduled their features to end just prior to the start of Amos 'n' Andy so they too could pipe it in. The characters were members of the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge, of which George Stevens was "the Kingfish."
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Volume 1 is a collection of the only known episodes to exist from its run on both NBC and CBS radio. Originally called "The New Adventures of Philip Marlowe," the private eye series, based on the character and books created by Raymond Chandler, made its debut on the NBC radio network on June 17, 1947, with Van Heflin in the role of Marlowe. The first episode adapted Chandler's short story "Red Wind."
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Any comedian can be funny in the studio, but domestic comedy is usually considered the province of actors who happen to do comedy. Jack Benny straddled the two roles for most of his career - the suave, witty master of ceremonies standing on stage in front of a curtain one moment; the put-upon householder tormented by a bumptious servant, eccentric friends, and troublesome neighbors the next.
Jack Benny was a fearless combat pilot, a brilliant-but-troubled surgeon, the terror of the high seas, and the hero of every conceivable caper. There was nothing Jack Benny couldn't do, or hadn't done. To hear him tell it, anyway. The classic Benny persona fit hilariously into hundreds of ridiculous roles, from rough-and-ready adventurers to athletic heroes to romantic lovers and back again. Here's a collection of some of Jack's most fabulous guises! Includes eight digitally restored and remastered episodes.
This collection contains twelve of the greatest comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as Amos 'n' Andy, Robert Young in Father Knows Best, Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, and more.
Some might remember My Friend Irma as the movie that served as the launching pad for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Others recall a television show of the same name. But My Friend Irma actually originated as a radio sitcom that aired on CBS from 1947 to 1954. The show chronicled the daily highjinks of an extremely dim-witted blond stenographer named Irma Peterson and her screwball friends.
Slippery McGuire sells Archie a patent on electricity! Don't miss Archie speaking Yiddish. Ed Gardner, Alan Reed, Eddie Green, Charlie Cantor, Gloria Erlanger.
From Peavey's Pharmacy to the Jolly Boys Club, from Judge Hooker's courtroom to Floyd's Barber Shop, the people and places of Summerfield, USA, come alive! Join Harold Peary as Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve, making a place for himself and his family as he adopts (and adapts to) his new hometown.
Extreme characterizations, extreme scripts, extremely funny! The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show set the pace for all-out comedy as the Golden Age of Radio moved into its latter days, with Jack Benny's wavy-haired bandleader, his long-suffering movie-star wife, and his no-account guitar-playing buddy caught up in outlandish predicaments every week. Aided and abetted by some of radio's outstanding character actors, Phil and Alice's adventures will always leave you laughing!
The madcap scenarios and rib-tickling ripostes in these 16 digitally remastered episodes are as cleverly sharp now as they were when they were originally broadcast in 1947-48. This eight-hour set includes many episodes available for the first time anywhere.
These 20 digitally restored and re-mastered episodes co-star Gale Gordon as the blustery, autocratic Osgood Conklin; Richard Crenna as the ever-exuberant Walter Denton; and, Jane Morgan as absent-minded landlady Mrs. Davis.
Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns - and his story - than Fibber McGee! He tells some real whoppers in this batch of blustery broadcasts! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia - and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!
The Bickersons reigned supreme for five years as America's favorite radio couple. Like their name suggests, they spent many a night bickering, mainly over the fact that Blanche has to suffer through John's buzz saw-like snoring. The interplay between husband and wife, as they sarcastically banter back and forth, is what makes this show so great and why listeners continue to praise this "combative comedy."
"Well, hello! Come right in! Oh, George! We've got company! " Comedy's first couple were busy hosts. As friends and neighbors of Hollywood's greats, you never knew who'd turn up next for a dose of Gracie's nonsense and a song or two from George. This eight-hour collection of hilarious half-hour visits to the Burns house features a galaxy of famous guests!
Hollywood glamour meets handsome goofball. Jack Benny's irrepressible bandleader and his winsome wife star in this classic sitcom - raising their two daughters, and raising their voices…and, not just to sing. With a wise-guy sensibility that sounds positively contemporary, the chemistry between Phil Harris and Elliott Lewis (as Frankie Remley) is pitch-perfect. They click in a comic rhythm reminiscent of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Add Walter Tetley to the mix (as smart-alecky grocery boy Julius Abbruzio), and the results are glorious.
As a comic instrumentalist, sawing away week after week at his violin, Jack Benny stood as radio's reigning off-key virtuoso, producing more laughs per measure than any other comic before or since. This seven hour set of 14 digitally remastered radio episodes finds Benny and his badly squeaking bow mangling the classics and infuriating the long-suffering Professor Andre LeBlanc (Mel Blanc). He also discovers his "talent" as a songwriter - a skill every bit as highly developed as his ability with the violin.
The Riley family seems to have forgotten Chester's birthday, but the family remembers to give to "C.A.R.E." (The Corporation for American Remittances to Europe). William Bendix, Irving Brecher (producer), Barbara Eiler, Tommy Cook, Paula Winslowe, John Brown, Alan Reed.