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.
Love and Mr. Lewisham (subtitled The Story of a Very Young Couple) is a 1900 novel set in the 1880s by H. G. Wells. It was among his first fictional writings outside the science fiction genre. Wells took considerable pains over the manuscript and said that "the writing was an altogether more serious undertaking than I have ever done before." He later included it in a 1933 anthology, Stories of Men and Women in Love.
H. G. Wells è considerato insieme a Verne uno dei padri del romanzo scientifico e precursore della fantascienza, riuscendo a fondere la scienza con un immaginario verosimile, al punto che descrisse con dieci anni di anticipo la bomba atomica. In ogni suo libro è contenuto un insegnamento morale, in particolare l'esortazione alla prudenza nelle scoperte scientifiche, perché non mettano in moto forze e conseguenze incontrollabili.
The Wonderful Visit is an 1895 novel by H. G. Wells. With an angel - a creature of fantasy unlike a religious angel - as protagonist, and taking place in contemporary England, the book could be classified as contemporary fantasy, although the genre was not recognized in Wells' time. The Wonderful Visit also has strong satirical themes, gently mocking customs and institutions of Victorian England as well as idealistic rebellion itself.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Danielle has never met her birth mother. With only a name and an address, and determined to uncover her origin story, she rings the doorbell outside the home of Carol Hunter, the woman who gave her up 15 years ago.
.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.
"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."
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.
C'est l'histoire de Griffin, un savant qui, après 15 ans de recherches et des dépenses qui l'ont ruiné, invente une formule pour devenir invisible. Après avoir fait l'expérience sur le chat de sa voisine, il décide d'expérimenter la formule sur lui-même, notamment pour fuir ses créanciers. Il devient alors totalement invisible. Savant déchu, son orgueil démesuré le pousse dans le désir de pouvoir et de domination. Renié par tous, et surtout par ses semblables, il meurt poursuivi par la peur et la haine.
Londres, les Martiens débarquent. Afin de préserver leur espèce, ils envahissent la Terre et sèment terreur et désolation. Le roman décrit l'aventure du point de vue d'un seul personnage qui seul (ou presque) tente de rejoindre sa femme. Le roman est très bien mené et le parti pris de ne décrire qu'un point de vue ponctuel est réellement intéressant. La multiplicité des détails et des anecdotes renforcent l'angoisse du lecteur.
Famoso romanzo di fantascienza pubblicato nel 1895, eccezionale per la sua anticipazione delle tematiche spazio-tempo alla base di così tanti romanzi e film. Il romanzo è anche uno spunto per riflessioni filosofiche da parte dell'autore, che guarda con preoccupazione la disumanizzazione dovuta al progresso tecnologico.