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A Peek at Merril's Bookshelf

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Merril's greatest hits:
  • A Christmas Carol [Radio Spirits Version] (Dramatized)

    "Disappointing"

    Overall

    The absolutely dreadful sound quality and the narrator's sleepy drawl and lack of energy totally ruined this wonderful classic story for me. One of only two downloads that I have deleted. Very disappointing.

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  • 4.4 (282 ratings)
    The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)  by Mercury Theatre on the Air Narrated by Orson Welles

    The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Mercury Theatre on the Air
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (180)

    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 (96 ratings)
    It's a Wonderful Life: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by James Stewart, Frank Capra

    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
    (96)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    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"
  • 4.6 (38 ratings)
    All About Eve: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

    All About Eve: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Bette Davis, Anne Baxter
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    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 (38 ratings)
    It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

    It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    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  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn

    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  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by Ray Milland

    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.

  • 4.4 (17 ratings)
    Stagecoach: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Ward Bond, John Ford

    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
    (17)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    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!"
  • 4.3 (17 ratings)
    Red River: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

    Red River: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

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

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  • 4.4 (12 ratings)
    Buck Privates: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Abbott & Costello Narrated by Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

    Buck Privates: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Abbott & Costello
    • Narrated By Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on October 13, 1941.

  • 4.5 (12 ratings)
    The Ghost Breakers: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by Bob Hope

    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!!"
  • Alfred Hitchcock Radio Movies Collection  by Screen Guild Players, Academy Award Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse, more Narrated by Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Mercedes McCambridge, Alfred Hitchcock, Ray Milland, Ruth Roman, Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino

    Alfred Hitchcock Radio Movies Collection

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs)
    • By Screen Guild Players, Academy Award Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse, and others
    • Narrated By Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Mercedes McCambridge, and others
    Overall
    (2)
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    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This collection of radio dramatizations from master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock features many of the classic films' original stars.

  • Cary Grant Radio Movies Collection  by Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple

    Cary Grant Radio Movies Collection

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple
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    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    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´┐Ż original casts and directors.

  • The Shop Around the Corner: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Theater Narrated by James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan

    The Shop Around the Corner: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan
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    (30)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original stars. It aired on September 29, 1940.

  • John Wayne Radio Movies Collection  by Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Ward Bond, John Ford, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Mel Ferrer

    John Wayne Radio Movies Collection

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre, Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Ward Bond, and others
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    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.

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  • Tailored by Toni: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Theater Narrated by James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Spring Byington, Edward Everett Horton

    Tailored by Toni: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Spring Byington, and others
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    (18)
    Performance
    (10)
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    (10)

    This radio dramatization, starring James Stewart and Carole Lombard, originally aired on March 12, 1939.

  • The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)  by Mercury Theatre on the Air Narrated by Orson Welles

    The War of the Worlds (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Mercury Theatre on the Air
    • Narrated By Orson Welles
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (180)

    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"
  • Brave New World (Dramatized)  by Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop Narrated by Aldous Huxley

    Brave New World (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Aldous Huxley, CBS Radio Workshop
    • Narrated By Aldous Huxley
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    (95)
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    (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"
  • Tight Shoes: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Theater Narrated by Red Skelton, Lucille Ball

    Tight Shoes: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Theater
    • Narrated By Red Skelton, Lucille Ball
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    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, based on a Damon Runyon story, originally aired on April 12, 1942.

  •  
  • The Maltese Falcon: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Players Narrated by Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

    The Maltese Falcon: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Players
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sidney Greenstreet, and others
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the four original stars. It aired on September 20, 1943.

    Y. M. Hatle says: "Remembrance of Things Past"
  • It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

    It Happened One Night: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    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"
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Academy Award Theatre

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Academy Award Theatre
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    This radio dramatization of the Disney classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, originally aired on April 27, 1946.

  • Undercurrent: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor

    Undercurrent: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on October 6, 1947.

  • Miracle on 34th Street: A Special Lux Theater Episode Plus Special Commentary (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Mills Narrated by Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Bill Mills

    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  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino

    The 39 Steps: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Robert Montgomery, Ida Lupino
    Overall
    (50)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

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

    Molly says: "Spies need to be STOPPED~ 4STARS"
  • The Spiral Staircase: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by Dorothy McGuire

    The Spiral Staircase: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Dorothy McGuire
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the original star, Dorothy McGuire. It aired on November 25, 1949.

  • A Woman's Face: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Theater Narrated by Bette Davis, Conrad Veidt

    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.

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  • Call Northside 777: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Guild Players Narrated by James Stewart, Pat O'Brien, Richard Conte

    Call Northside 777: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Screen Guild Players
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Pat O'Brien, Richard Conte
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on October 7, 1948.

  • Jackpot: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by James Stewart, Margaret Truman

    Jackpot: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (58 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By James Stewart, Margaret Truman
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features the film's star, James Stewart. It aired on April 26, 1951.

    Rebecca says: "Worth the Credit!"
  • The Wizard of Oz: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Judy Garland

    The Wizard of Oz: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Judy Garland
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    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.

    Sage Wood says: "A super classic gem!"
  • Clark Gable Radio Movies Collection  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich

    Clark Gable Radio Movies Collection

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    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.

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  • Shadow of a Doubt: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Academy Award Theatre Narrated by Joseph Cotten

    Shadow of a Doubt: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (29 mins)
    • By Academy Award Theatre
    • Narrated By Joseph Cotten
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    (39)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie, which also starred Joseph Cotten, originally aired on September 11, 1946.

    AudioAddict says: "Refreshingly Different"
  • The Lemon Drop Kid (Dramatized)  by Damon Runyon

    The Lemon Drop Kid (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (27 mins)
    • By Damon Runyon
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    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"
  • Dulcy: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Lux Radio Theatre Narrated by George Burns, Gracie Allen

    Dulcy: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (59 mins)
    • By Lux Radio Theatre
    • Narrated By George Burns, Gracie Allen
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on March 29, 1937.

  • The Sea Wolf: Classic Movies on the Radio  by Screen Director's Playhouse Narrated by Edward G. Robinson

    The Sea Wolf: Classic Movies on the Radio

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Screen Director's Playhouse
    • Narrated By Edward G. Robinson
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    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
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    (3)

    This radio dramatization of the classic movie features its original star, Edward G. Robinson. It aired on February 3, 1950.