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    • The Country of the Blind

    • By: Herbert George Wells
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Scary Halloween Stories

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Nelson Olmsted, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Nine spine-chilling stories from Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jerome K. Jerome, read by Laurence Olivier, Nelson Olmsted, and Basil Rathbone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Campy old readings

    • By staples on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Bartleby

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Laurence Olivier plays the narrator, a successful Manhattan lawyer, in this adaptation of Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, first published in Putnam's Magazine in 1853. One day, he recruits a new clerk for his growing practice, the strangest man he has ever met. "Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas first broadcast by the BBC in 1953 and in the USA soon after. Starring many of Britain's finest actors, it was the only radio series in which Lord Olivier took a major role.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic American Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, H. G. Wells, Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Country of the Blind’, adapted from the original tale by H. G. Wells and ‘Bartelby’ adapted by Herman Melville.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, Volume 4

    • By: Theatre Royal, Graham Greene, Max Beerbohm
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘When Greek Meets Greek’, adapted from the original tale by Graham Greene and John Gielgud starring in 'The Happy Hypocrite' adapted from the original tale by Max Beerbohm. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful sound

    • By Andreas Wiik on 08-03-11

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic Russian Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave and Trevor Howard, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of Russia. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Inspector General’, adapted from the original tale by Nikolai Gogol and Trevor Howard starring in 'Judgment' adapted from the original tale by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic French Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Purse’, adapted from the original tale by Honore de Balzac and Laurence Olivier starring in 'Zaramfeski's Duel' adapted from the original tale by Alexandre Dumas.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Remastered, but still needs a little work

    • By Zaubermond on 04-05-13

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic Charles Dickens Dramas starring Laurence Olivier, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas based on the tales of Charles Dickens. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Case of Bardell vs Pickwick’, adapted from Charles Dickens' original 'Pickwick Papers' and Laurence Olivier starring in 'Sydney Carton' adapted from Charles Dickens' Original 'A Tale of Two Cities'.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud, Volume 3

    • By: Theatre Royal, Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Canterville Ghost’, adapted from the original tale by Oscar Wilde and Laurence Olivier starring in 'Lord Arthur Savill's Crime' adapted from the original tale by Oscar Wilde.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Classic English and Irish Dramas Starring Ralph Richardson and Margaret Lockwood, Volume 2

    • Volume 2
    • By: Theatre Royal, H.G. Wells, Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from English and Irish Literature. Here is the legendary Ralph Richardson starring in ‘A Sentimental Journey’, adapted from the original tale by Laurence Sterne and the legendary Margaret Lockwood starring in 'Becky Sharpe' adapted from ‘Vanity Fair’, the original tale by William Makepeace Thackeray. Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • Classic American Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Bret Harte
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas of the early America’s. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Luck of Roaring Camp’, adapted from the original tale by Bret Harte and ‘The Outcasts of Poker Flat’ also adapted by Bret Harte.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Hamlet

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, or more simply Hamlet, is set in Denmark, and recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness—from overwhelming grief to seething rage—and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Olivier is incomparable in terms of his delivery

    • By karransk on 09-23-13

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Classic Robert Louis Stevenson Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Donat, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from Robert Louis Stevenson. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Markheim’ and 'Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' adapted from the original tales by Robert Louis Stevenson and the legendary Robert Donat, starring in 'Sire de Maltroit's Door' adapted from the original tale by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Regular price: $4.12

    • The Luck of Roaring Camp

    • By: Bret Harte
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Here, Laurence Olivier tells the tale of Thomas Luck in this adaptation of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, first published in Overland Monthly in 1868. During the Californian gold rush a child is born to the only woman in the camp and, for a short time, he indeed brings luck. "Theatre Royal" is a series of radio dramas first broadcast by the BBC in 1953 and in the USA soon after. Starring many of Britain's finest actors, it was the only radio series in which Lord Olivier took a major role.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • hard to follow

    • By TruthSeeker72 on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Purse

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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    First published in 1832, Honore de Balzac's The Purse is a charming account of artistic life in contemporary Paris. Laurence Olivier plays the young painter, Hippolyte Schinner, who falls from a step-ladder in his studio. The sound of his accident brings the beautiful Adelaide Leseigneur into his life.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic Charles Dickens Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas based on the tales of Charles Dickens. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Mr Micawber's Difficulties’, adapted from Charles Dickens' original 'David Copperfield' and Laurence Olivier starring in 'A Christmas Carol' adapted from Charles Dickens' original 'A Christmas Carol'.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • La Grande Bretache

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    First published in 1831, Honore de Balzac’s La Grande Breteche is a tale of the Napoleonic Wars in Spain. Laurence Olivier stars as the Count de Merret who finds that his wife has taken a lover, a Spanish prisoner of war, at his house, “La Grande Breteche”.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Classic French Dramas starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 2

    • By: Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Little Louise’, adapted from the original tale by Guy de Maupassant and Robert Morley starring in 'Doctor Knock' adapted from the original tale by Jules Romains.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trio of nostalgic radio plays

    • By Zaubermond on 04-05-13

    Regular price: $4.12

    • When Greek Meets Greek

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Graham Greene’s When Greek Meets Greek, a tale of two con-men trying to outwit each other, was first published in 1954. Laurence Olivier plays self-styled “Doctor” Nicholas Fenwick who runs a non-existent Oxford college. He is delighted when “Lord” Driver wants his son to study there.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Oscar Wilde's finest short stories, read by Sir Laurence Olivier and Basil Rathbone, including 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Selfish Giant'.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor quality

    • By ESK on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $7.22

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