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.
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"
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.
Child star Shirley Temple stars in this collection of radio dramatizations of her classic films.
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 star, Dorothy McGuire. It aired on November 25, 1949.
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.
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, featuring the original stars, aired on June 17, 1940.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie features Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman re-creating their Academy Award-nominated roles. It aired on February 12, 1945.
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.
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"
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on October 13, 1941.
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 movie, featuring the original stars, aired on December 2, 1946.
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.
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.
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.
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 originally aired on April 5, 1937.
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.
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.
Actor Gary Cooper came to personify the archetypal American on the silver screen. This collection of radio dramatizations features Cooper recreating his classic movie roles.
Cherished actress and singer Judy Garland stars in this collection of radio dramatizations that brought Garland's films to the nation's airwaves. Plus, the programs feature the films' original casts.
The ebullient energy and aggressive personality of screen legend James Cagney is in full form in this collection of radio dramatizations of his classic films.
Clark Gable's rugged masculinity and casual charm allowed him to play truly memorable villains and heroes in Hollywood. This collection of radio dramatizations features Gable recreating his classic film roles.
Crooning star Bing Crosby is featured in this collection of radio dramatizations of silver screen gems. These programs all feature Crosby and the films' original actors re-creating their roles.
In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rogue, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.
In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.
In the postwar years, MGM Radio Attractions attempted to duplicate the success of many of radio's popular anthology series with its own showcase, MGM Theatre of the Air. Dramatizing popular films from the studio's vaults as well as showcasing top guest stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Rex Harrison, the series sometimes even managed to secure the service of the original performer or performers who had appeared in the original film.
In this classic collection, you'll hear some of the best lighthearted comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. Hosted by Hollywood legend Cecil B. DeMille, these six shows are interesting not only as great radio plays, but they stand as a kind of what if scenario for movie buffs. For instance, what if Robert Taylor starred in Frank Capra's Broadway Bill instead of Warner Baxter? Well, this is your chance to find out as Taylor takes on the lead role with the help of leading lady, Frances Dee.