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.
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 is introduced by its director, Frank Capra, and features James Stewart re-creating his Oscar-nominated role. It aired on May 8, 1949.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.