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 radio dramatization of the classic movie features the four original stars. It aired on September 20, 1943.
"Great Actors, Missing All the Best Lines"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Child star Shirley Temple stars in this collection of radio dramatizations of her classic films.
This radio dramatization of the classic Hitchcock movie originally aired on December 13, 1937.
"Spies need to be STOPPED~ 4STARS"
This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on January 27, 1950.
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, featuring the original stars, aired on June 17, 1940.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"John Wayne in one of his pivotal roles. Wonderful!"