Escape (Black Eye Entertainment)

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Escape, Vol. 2 Publisher's Summary

From 1947 to 1954, CBS' Escape was radio's leading high-adventure anthology series. The show's famous opening, delivered by Paul Frees and William Conrad, asked: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you...Escape!" This was followed by another announcer adding, "Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half hour of high adventure!"

Many of the episodes, which included both original stories and adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation. Numerous actors made appearances on the show, including William Conrad, Jack Webb, Elvia Allman, Eleanor Audley, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Ted de Corsia, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Lou Merrill, Howard McNear, Jeanette Nolan, Alan Reed, Bill Johnstone, Marvin Miller, Frank Lovejoy, Berry Kroeger, Vic Perrin, Elliott Lewis, Peggy Webber, and Will Wright.

Episodes included here are "Papa Benjamin", "Three Good Witnesses", "The Vanishing Lady", "Snake Doctor", "Ancient Sorceries", "The Log of the Evening Star", "A Shipment of Mute Fate", "Action", "The Brute", "The Drums of the Fore and Aft", "The Match", and "John Jock Todd."

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Escape, Vol. 2

    • The Classic Radio Theater Series
    • By: Hollywood 360, CBS Radio
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    From 1947 to 1954, CBS' Escape was radio's leading high-adventure anthology series. The show's famous opening, delivered by Paul Frees and William Conrad, asked: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!" This was followed by another announcer adding, " Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half hour of high adventure!" Many of the episodes, which included both original stories and adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Escape, Vol. 3

    • By: Hollywood 360
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure, airing on CBS radio from 1947 to 1954. The series' well-remembered opening combined Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain with an introduction spoken by Paul Frees and William Conrad: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you...Escape!"

    Regular price: $20.97