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.
Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.
Lux Radio Theatre provides a fascinating what-if situation when you hear Ray Milland in Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, and Edward G. Robinson starring as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon. John Garfield is back in Dust Be My Destiny. William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man, and also appear in Manhattan Melodrama. Edward G. Robinson also stars in Bullets or Ballots.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, features Bette Davis and Anne Baxter re-creating their Oscar-nominated roles. It aired on October 1, 1951.
"All About Eve is such an amazing film."
He boasted a truly wide range in Hollywood, and now Jimmy Stewart takes to the airwaves in this collection of radio dramatizations. The programs feature the classic films' original casts.
Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.
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.
This collection of radio dramatizations from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock features many of the classic films' original stars.
The Lux Radio Theatre was one of the longest running - and 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. Cecil B. DeMille was the host for the lavish production of what was to become a veritable checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s.
"Flawless performance by Mr. Lionel Barrymore"