A mysterious stranger arrives in a small Sussex village, covered up from head to toes with a coat, gloves, bandages, goggles and hat. The stranger demands to be left alone, spending most of his time in his room working with chemicals and laboratory apparatus. He quickly becomes the talk of the village as he unnerves the locals. Eventually, though, after a burglary (in which the thief was unseen) the stranger's secret comes out.
The Lux Radio Theatre was radio's most important dramatic hour, commanding the top Hollywood stars, the biggest budgets - the best writing, directing, and sound effects.
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.
For more than a hundred years, science-fiction writers around the world have captured our imaginations with speculations about journeys into the past or future. Countless novels, short stories, movies, and TV shows have used or adapted the theme of time travel. However, all of them owe a debt to Herbert George Wells. This, his first major novel, published in 1895, was the origin of the very concept of time travel. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time.
Griffin is a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.
"Temo di non riuscire a descrivervi le singolari sensazioni che si hanno viaggiando nel tempo: sono eccessivamente spiacevoli. Sembra di essere sulle montagne russe: si ha cioè la sensazione di precipitare inevitabilmente con la testa all'ingiù! Provavo, inoltre, l'orribile presentimento di una imminente catastrofe."
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.
New Saucerian unveils its latest ufological classic, Gray Barker's Book of Adamski, an in-depth look at George Adamski, perhaps the most famous UFO contactee who ever lived. The Book of Adamski contains writings by George Adamski and various ufologists who knew him personally, such as Gray Barker, Desmond Leslie, Alice K. Wells, and Michael G. Mann.
"I'm interested but there has to be a better book."
.G. Wells' The Man Who Could Work Miracles was first published in 1898 in The Illustrated London News. Alec Guinness stars as George McWhirter Fotheringay who suddenly discovers that he has the power to work miracles.
Laurence Olivier plays Nunez, a mountaineer in Ecuador, in the adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic short story The Country of the Blind, first published in 1904 in The Strand Magazine. One day, Nunez falls into a lost land where all of the inhabitants are blind. This is one of the episodes of "Theater Royal", the only radio series in which Olivier starred and was first broadcast in 1952.
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.