Campbell Playhouse: Our Town - May 12, 1939

Narrated by: Orson Welles
Length: 57 mins
4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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poor audio quality

very hard to hear. Audi track should be cleaned up before anyone listens. not recommended.

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Has anything changed in our town?

Old story but sentiment the same. We are so busy with life we sometimes forget to slow down and enjoy it. A truly sentimental and endearing story. Orson Wells narrates beautifully!

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great America Classic

Orson Welles was the narrator. who can top him
Great play great production. please listen.

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Disappointing

I had hoped for a more complete version of the play. Are there no others? This is too abbreviated. The sound quality was poor. The commercials were quaint but unnecessary. I think this was a very old presentation. It may have Orion Welles but I think Audible should have come up with something better and more complete.

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Struggled to hear

It was different...having a play narrated and acted out. Lots of background noise made it difficult to hear.

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Sound not good

Sound was really bad although I expected it would have suffered some aging, but as it is an unkown play to me I feel that I MISSED some of the story. Especially in the last 15 minutes.

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Classic play aired on the radio long ago

Old recording, so poor sound quality in places. Narrated by Orson Wells. I enjoyed the authenticity of the recording, which includes Campbell's Soup commercials of the time. Classic play, so I wish it were a bit easier to hear.