Here are 12 of the greatest American comedy shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; and many more.
And now, let's see what's going on down in Pine Ridge: A winner is declared in the war bond contest to become Lum's bride! And that's not all. The community is exposed to surrealist painting, Mousey returns from the war, and a runaway girl seeks protection in the Jot 'Em Down Store. Come hear Chester Lauck and Norris Goff as they star in 36 consecutive episodes from the summer of 1943.
A squabble - touched off by Fred Allen's remark comparing Jack Benny unfavorably to a 10-year-old violinist - soon escalated to epic proportions. The pair set radio ablaze with their famous feud. Here are Jack, Fred, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Jack Smart, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, and all the rest of their regulars carrying on through the 1940s in 10 hilarious on-air conflagrations!
This collection features six episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Claudette Colbert,
William Holden, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Zsa Zsa Gabor, James Stewart, and Jack Webb.
Union Signal Radio Theatre presents another full-cast audio exploration of life on earth. The Dan is the story of a young man who's way too obsessed with Steely Dan.
Permafrost, MN is an audio serial in 13 three-minute episodes about the people who live and work in the town. Together they tell about one important event in the history of the town, and each episode tells a part of this tale with a short story of its own. You'll meet Finch Shelmerdine and her parents, who run the Frozen Filet Cafe. You'll hear from Bux Hootkins, who lives in Permafrost but has a place in Texas that he visits in the summer because he likes the extremes.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Hedda Hopper, Humphrey Bogart, Christmas 1941, Robert Young, and Babe Ruth.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope. Guest stars include Olivia de Havilland, Martha Raye, Chico Marx, and Blondie & Dagwood.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Jackie Robinson, Joe Page, Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Fred Allen, Arthur Godfrey, and Judy Garland
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Bing Crosby, Gregory, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Lucille Ball.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Fred Astaire, Dinah Shore, Lana Turner, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Jack Benny.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Edward G. Robinson, Shirley Temple, Herbert Marshall, Aboard the USS South Dakota, and Red Skelton.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Ginger Rogers, Lum 'n' Abner, and The Andrews Sisters.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope: Jimmy Durante, David Niven, From Bob's Hometown, Desi Arnaz, and Lucille Ball.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope. Guest stars include Judy Garland, Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan, Basil Rathbone, Dizzy Dean, and Kate Smith.
Celebrate Christmas along with radio's greatest performers, characters and programs. These timeless holiday classics include moving and mirthful comedies, wholesome dramas, and adventurous missions of mercy. May these 21 digitally restored and remastered tales of nostalgia and nativity bring you cheer and become a part of your own Christmas traditions.
This collection contains six classic Christmas radio productions from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
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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Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest Christmas radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio!
George and Gracie have made the finals in the contest for "Hollywood's Ideal Married Couple."
This Christmas comedy collection contains six classic radio programs from the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
"They still have it!"
The Cinnamon Bear is arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written by Glanville Heisch (with the help of his wife, Elisabeth) for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy and Jimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone - or something - has taken the "Silver Star" from the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O'Cinnamon, comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken the star to Maybeland.
Gracie tries to get a movie job for her friend.
George and Gracie have just returned from a tour of army camps. There's bad news for Frankie, George is going to be a crooner.
George's issue of, "Cowboy Love Tales" has arrived. Gracie Allen wants to join a literary club, telling Mrs. Randolph that George is the great-grandson of poet Robert Burns.
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.
Spend Thanksgiving with "your neighbors, the Andersons" and Father Knows Best!
One of the most popular family programs from the Golden Age of radio, Father Knows Best debuted as a radio sitcom in 1949, starring Robert Young as Jim Anderson, the show's"hero" and the father from which it derived it's name. Jim sold insurance, lived in a lovely home with his wife, Margaret, and together they struggled to meet the challenges of raising three "modern" children in the new modern age...of the 1950s!
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.
Here is The Pepsodent Radio Show, starring Bob Hope, for Christmas 1953! Filled with comedy, music, and warm Christmas cheer, it's a nostalgic look back at one of America's great entertainers in the process of establishing what became a true American tradition for many many years: The Bob Hope Christmas Specials.
People you know, with lives you recognize -- that's Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as The Couple Next Door, radio's funny and forthright depiction of the ups and downs of everyday life. Mr. and Mrs. Piper's on-air chemistry mesh perfectly with the understated authenticity of the scripts, and bring the characters to honest life. Madeleine Pierce, Francie Myers, and Margaret Hamilton co-star in these earnest and entertaining vignettes. Here are the first 24 surviving episodes of this classic daytime favorite, created and written by Peg Lynch.
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.
"Love GRACIE ALLEN!"
Lights! Microphone! Action! Hilarious Hollywood spoofs were a beloved feature on many classic Jack Benny radio shows. Regular cast members and guest stars alike were recruited to send up cinema classics like Casablanca, High Noon, and Sunset Boulevard. Celebrities could count on large laughs - and, looking good next to Jack's lovably vainglorious and miserly self - while poking fun at their most famous films.
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.
They've been called the most successful husband and wife comedy team in history, and you'll find no dissension in these ranks. George Burns and Gracie Allen had a chemistry and wit about them that had no parallel. In this sampling of programs from the 1940s, George and Gracie face new livelihoods (and livestock) and mad undertakings (and misunderstandings). They budget and blunder alongside Bill Goodwin, Meredith Willson, Mel Blanc, and special guest Jack Benny.