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.
This collection of radio dramatizations from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock features many of the classic films' original stars.
This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie, which also starred Ruth Roman, originally aired on December 2, 1951.
In this volume, you will be hearing radio adaptations of some of the funniest comedies Hollywood had to offer. This collection includes the granddaddy of all screwball comedies, It Happened One Night, Frank Capra's funny love story about a runaway heiress and the reporter who becomes her protector. You'll hear The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey's frenetic comedy of marital errors.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Frank Capra, and features James Stewart re-creating his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on May 8, 1949.
"A Holiday Favorite"
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, originally aired on March 22, 1943.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Gregory Peck, who recreated his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on Janunary 6, 1947.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, starring Bob Hope, originally aired on April 3, 1949.
John Wayne was America's tough but warm-hearted gunfighter and lawman on the silver screen. Relive his memorable roles in this collection of radio dramatizations based on The Duke's classics.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the four original stars. It aired on September 20, 1943.
"Great Actors, Missing All the Best Lines"
For its premiere episodes, The CBS Radio Workshop aired a two-part adaptation of Brave New World, featuring its author, Aldous Huxley, as narrator. The musical score was created by Academy Award-winner Bernard Hermann, whose film credits included Psycho and Citizen Kane.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Edmund Gwenn re-creating his Academy Award-winning role. It aired on December 20, 1948.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on June 17, 1940.
One of the most memorable programs in broadcast history, the Halloween Eve 1938 broadcast of The War of the Worlds set off a nationwide panic that's almost unimaginable today. Presented by the Mercury Theatre on the Air and its creatve genius, Orson Welles, the drama based on H.G. Wells' classic novel tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth.
This radio dramatization of the classic musical features Judy Garland re-creating the role for which she received an honorary Academy Award. It aired on Dec. 25, 1950, a dozen years after the movie was released.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Teresa Wright re-creating her Academy Award-nominated role. It aired on August 6, 1945.
In the history of movies, only Cary Grant has managed to combine charm, chaos, charisma and gothic good looks into such an unique screen personality. This collection of radio dramatizations features Grant and the classic films� original casts and directors.
Child star Shirley Temple stars in this collection of radio dramatizations of her classic films.
Fiery silver screen legend Bette Davis stars in this collection of radio dramatizations of her classic films. Davis recreates some of her Oscar-winning and Oscar nominated roles.