Browsing: Orson Welles On The Air

We hear from Ceiling Unlimited this time, a wartime series Welles helmed for the first 13 episodes.  This episode, titled Dictators Meeting In Hell, aired May 10, 1943.

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We hear from the Columbia Workshop for our dose of Welles this week.  From April 11, 1937, here is The Fall Of The City.

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On this episode we’ll hear an adaptation by Mercury Theater On The Air of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, The 39 Steps.  This program first aired August 1, 1938.

The audio quality isn’t fantastic on this one, so if you’re a stickler for that you might want to skip it.

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More from the Orson Welles Radio Almanac this time with an episode appropriate for this Memorial Day weekend.  Here is the episode from June 7, 1944 simply titled, D-Day Program.

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We hear from the Orson Welles Radio Almanac this week.  This was a short lived series of 13 episodes produced in 1944.  Here is the second episode, featuring guest Lionel Barrymore.  It aired February 2, 1944.

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On this episode, we’ll hear the first of four consecutive shows Welles did for Suspense.  The Most Dangerous Game first aired September 23, 1945.

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On this episode we hear from This Is My Best with another Welles adaptation of Heart Of Darkness.  This one aired March 13, 1945.  The story was also adapted by Welles for the Mercury Theater, and Campbell Playhouse.

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We’ll hear the final episode from The Lives Of Harry Lime on today’s show.  First broadcast July 25, 1952, here is Greek Meets Greek.

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On this episode, we’ll hear from The Mercury Summer Theater Of The Air with King Lear.  This episode first aired September 13, 1946.  This was the last episode of the last incarnation of the Mercury Theater.

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This week, more classic Welles in The Campbell Playhouse.  We’ll hear The Green Goddess, which first aired February 10, 1939.

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