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Lisa

Lisa Austin, TX, United States Member Since 2008
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  • "Helpful refresher / delightful peri..."

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    This one hour production doesn't cover every detail of the book, but it "hits the highlights" and serves as a great refresher (especially for someone who has read the book long ago).

    It's a rather enjoyable if highly styled audio experience, with all the drama, sound effects, and melodramatic acting style of the time at which it was originally recorded. Gives a bit of Huxley's perspective, too, as he speaks at the intro to each 30-minute segment.

    To students hoping to listen to this one-hour broadcast instead of reading (or listening to) the full novel: this will NOT suffice as a full replacement for the novel if your goal is to pass a detailed test on the novel. It's a great book and you'll be missing out if you rely solely on this broadcast. On the other hand, if you are truly not a reader or you are simply terribly pressed for time, you could do worse than to combine this one-hour broadcast with a decent study guide.

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    Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop
    • Narrated By Aldous Huxley
    Overall
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    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

    Abbie Brown says: "awesome"
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Thomas

Thomas Grapeland, Texas, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2011
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  • "John Wayne in one of his pivotal ro..."

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Stagecoach to be better than the print version?

    Not really, but both are special in their own right. The Duke is the Duke no matter where or when you encounter him. Well worth the listen and I have listened to it a number of times.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Stagecoach?

    The scene during the birth of the baby is great. Ward Bond pulls off the Doctor's role only as he could do it. Wonderful job! At the end after the gun fight is John Wayne as we should always remember him!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a western classic performed by the best actors money could buy at the time. John Wayne had just won an award for all time favorite actor and he certainly deserved it in my opinion and showed why in his performance!

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    Stagecoach: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Ward Bond, and others
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, John Ford, and features the original stars. It aired on January 9, 1949.

    Thomas says: "John Wayne in one of his pivotal roles. Wonderful!"

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  • 4.4 (275 ratings)

    The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Mercury Theatre on the Air
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
    Overall
    (275)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (172)

    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.

    Sandy says: "Classic"
  • 4.3 (92 ratings)

    It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Frank Capra
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    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.

    Beth Anderson says: "A Holiday Favorite"
  • 4.5 (35 ratings)

    All About Eve: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Bette Davis, Anne Baxter
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    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.

  • 4.3 (35 ratings)

    It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, features the original stars: Clark Gable, who was named Best Actor, and Best Actress winner Claudette Colbert. It aired on March 20, 1939.

    Jessica says: "Loved the Movie, Loved the Radio Version"
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  • 4.3 (28 ratings)

    Miracle on 34th Street: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    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.

  • 4.4 (18 ratings)

    The Uninvited: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Ray Milland
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features its original star, Ray Milland. It aired on November 18, 1949.

  • 4.3 (16 ratings)

    Fort Apache: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Ward Bond, John Ford
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, John Ford, and features the original stars. It aired on August 5, 1949.

  • 4.3 (15 ratings)

    Red River: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on March 7, 1949.

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  • 4.5 (15 ratings)

    Stagecoach: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Ward Bond, and others
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, John Ford, and features the original stars. It aired on January 9, 1949.

    Thomas says: "John Wayne in one of his pivotal roles. Wonderful!"
  • 4.5 (12 ratings)

    The Ghost Breakers: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Bob Hope
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, starring Bob Hope, originally aired on April 3, 1949.

    Becky says: "Loved it!!"
  • A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (55 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    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.

    Serval says: "Fun dramatization"
  • It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Frank Capra
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (36)

    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.

    Beth Anderson says: "A Holiday Favorite"
  • Miracle on 34th Street: A Special Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Bill Mills
    • Narrated By Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and others
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    An Audio Archive special feature presentation of one of the greatest and most beloved Christmas stories: Miracle on 34th Street. This is the classic movie condensed and performed live as a one-hour radio play by The Lux Radio Theater in 1948. In the words of Lux Theater producer William Keely, "It's wrapped in a gay covering of laughter, tied with a bright ribbon of good humor, and decorated with the three sparkling stars of the 20th Century Fox picture."

    Gil says: "A Christmas classic on your device"
  • The Dark Corner: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Lucille Ball
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on November 10, 1947.

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  • The Letter: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on March 6, 1944.

  • Wake Island: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Broderick Crawford
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred Brian Donlevy and Robert Preston, originally aired on October 26, 1942.

  • Angels with Dirty Faces: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By James Cagney, Pat O'Brien
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including James Cagney re-creating his Academy Award-nominated role. It aired on May 22, 1939.

  • Five Graves to Cairo: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Otto Preminger, and others
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on December 13, 1943.

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  • Alibi Ike: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Joe E. Brown
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on April 19, 1937.

  • It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, features the original stars: Clark Gable, who was named Best Actor, and Best Actress winner Claudette Colbert. It aired on March 20, 1939.

    Jessica says: "Loved the Movie, Loved the Radio Version"
  • After the Thin Man: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By William Powell, Myrna Loy
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on June 17, 1940.

  • The Count of Monte Cristo: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Robert Montgomery
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on February 6, 1939.

    Valarie says: "More commercial and fluff than play/story"
  • Miracle on 34th Street: A Special Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Bill Mills
    • Narrated By Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and others
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    An Audio Archive special feature presentation of one of the greatest and most beloved Christmas stories: Miracle on 34th Street. This is the classic movie condensed and performed live as a one-hour radio play by The Lux Radio Theater in 1948. In the words of Lux Theater producer William Keely, "It's wrapped in a gay covering of laughter, tied with a bright ribbon of good humor, and decorated with the three sparkling stars of the 20th Century Fox picture."

    Gil says: "A Christmas classic on your device"
  • The 39 Steps: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie originally aired on December 13, 1937.

    AudioAddict says: "Refreshingly Different"
  • The Stratton Story: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By James Stewart, June Allyson
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on February 13, 1950.

  • Red River: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on March 7, 1949.

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  • Heavenly Days: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Players
    • Narrated By Fibber McGee & Molly
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on February 10, 1947.

  • Shirley Temple Radio Movies Collection

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By Shirley Temple, Nelson Eddy, Cary Grant
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Child star Shirley Temple stars in this collection of radio dramatizations of her classic films.

  • After the Thin Man: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By William Powell, Myrna Loy
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on June 17, 1940.

  • The Lemon Drop Kid (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Damon Runyon
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Damon Runyon's classic stories of New York City gangsters come to life in this radio series. Broadway, our guide through Runyon's world, introduces us to characters who are often as soft-hearted as they are shady. For gamblers, burlesque queens, murderers, and innocents, comedy and tragedy were found in equal measure on the streets of Damon Runyon's Manhattan.

    George Freeman says: "Dated"
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  • Between Americans: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    This radio drama starring Orson Welles originally aired on December 7, 1941, the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • Lifeboat: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Tallulah Bankhead, Jeff Chandler, Alfred Hitchcock
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (22)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie is introduced by its director, Alfred Hitchcock, and features one of the original stars, Tallulah Bankhead. It aired on November 16, 1950.

    bethany says: "better than expected"
  • Stella Dallas: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 1 min)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars, including Barbara Stanwyck, who re-creates her Oscar-nominated role. It aired on October 11, 1937.

  • A Woman's Face: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By Bette Davis, Conrad Veidt
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which originally starred Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, and Conrad Veidt, aired on April 19, 1942.