Family life in wartime America could be fun - if you had a sense of humor! Here's William Bendix as the clamorous-yet-caring father and "revoltin'" riveter Chester A. Riley, who always seemed to end up on the silly side of things! Through 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes from 1944, Riley cozies up to the boss, competes with the neighbors, and causes all manner of comic calamity.
An orange glow peeks through the window on a crisp October night. Is it a jack-o'-lantern? Or, is it the radio dial? It's both! This collection of radio's happiest Halloween moments is replete with good old-fashioned haunted houses, costume parties, cemeteries, tricks and treats. Have fun with favorites like Jack Benny, Hal Peary, William Bendix, Ozzie & Harriet, Lucille Ball, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, and Boris Karloff.
"Great Halloween OTR"
This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on March 18, 1953.
Riley gets Junior to take a course in Industrial Engineering and discovers that Junior is now an efficiency expert - supervising Riley!
William Bendix stars as Chester A. Riley in producer Irving Brecher's outstanding radio comedy series The Life of Riley. Co-starring with Bendix is Paula Winslowe as Riley's long-suffering wife, Peg, and John Brown performing in two roles, that of Riley's pal Gillis and, most memorably, as the hilarious "friendly undertaker" Digger O'Dell.
Created by Irving Brecher, The Life of Riley starred William Bendix as Brooklyn-born Chester A. Riley, a family man who worked as a wing riveter at the fictional Cunningham Aircraft plant in California. The stories were usually set at home, where Riley would cheerfully disrupt life with his malapropisms and ill-timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a popular catchphrase: "What a revoltin' development this is!"
He's just a regular guy with a regular family and a regular job, but when he gets into trouble...oh brother, what a revoltin' development it is! Here comes William Bendix as radio's favorite working stiff, Chester A. Riley, with Paula Winslowe as his ever-patient wife, Peg, and John Brown as the funereal Digger O'Dell! Whether he's catching dogs or collecting rent, negotiating with neighbors or figuring out females, he gives it his Brooklyn best!
Family life in wartime America could be fun... if you had a sense of humor! Here's William Bendix as the clamorous-yet-caring father and "revoltin" riveter Chester A. Riley, who always seemed to end up on the silly side of things! Through 16 digitally restored and remastered episodes from 1944, Riley cozies up to the boss, competes with the neighbors, and causes all manner of comic calamity. Paula Winslow, Conrad Binyon, Sharon Douglas, and John Brown co-star, as the Riley family soldiers on through vacation troubles, miscommunications, and screwy celebrations.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred William Bendix, originally aired on October 21, 1948.
While trying to break up a romance between Babs and a young photographer, Riley is flattered into believing that he could have a career as a model.
Riley, feeling frazzled by work and family, decides to go to a head doctor to get himself "psycho-alkalized".
The Riley family seems to have forgotten Chester's birthday, but the family remembers to give to "C.A.R.E." (The Corporation for American Remittances to Europe). William Bendix, Irving Brecher (producer), Barbara Eiler, Tommy Cook, Paula Winslowe, John Brown, Alan Reed.
Junior needs a date for the dance, so Riley gets him one. In fact, he gets Junior two! William Bendix, Irving Brecher (producer, director), Paula Winslowe, Tommy Cook, John Brown.
Flashback story: Riley learns that he's going to be a father. John Brown, Paula Winslowe, Reuben Ship (writer), William Bendix.
Riley plans to attend the "Father and Son Banquet" with Junior. What will he say when he has to describe Junior's future profession? William Bendix, Irving Brecher (producer), John Brown, Tommy Cook.
Riley recalls his honeymoon train trip to Niagara Falls. Eddie Firestone, Irving Brecher (producer), John Brown, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Paula Winslowe, William Bendix.
Riley is expelled from his lodge - accused of child beating! William Bendix, John Brown, Ken Carpente, Paula Winslowe, Tommy Cook, Gil Stratton.