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  • LES MISERABLES, PT. 7 OF 7: THE FINAL EPISODE (RADIO) : September 03, 1937

    Continued from R88:0217. The final episode in this series of seven programs featuring Orson Welles's dramatization of Victor Hugo's novel "Les Miserables." In this episode, Jean Valjean (Welles) reveals to his son-in-law Marius (Johnstone) that he is an es...

  • MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR: FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, PT. 1 {REHEARSAL} (RADIO) : August 01, 1938

    Part one of two in the final rehearsal of a dramatization of John Buchan's novel, "The Thirty-nine Steps," one in this dramatic anthology series -- featuring adaptations of well-known novels, plays, and films -- produced, directed, written, hosted, and per...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: HUCKLEBERRY FINN (RADIO): March 17, 1940

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Mark Twain's tale of the escapades of Huck Finn on the Mississippi, with Jackie Cooper portraying Huck and Orson Welles reading from the novel. ...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: WICKFORD POINT (RADIO): May 05, 1939

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. This drama chronicles the lives of the Brills, a once-wealthy eccentric New England family who live in their own world on a country estate. The story is seen through th...

  • THIRD MAN, THE: CASINO ROYALE {THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME} (RADIO): 1952

    One in this series of lighthearted dramas that follows the adventures of con man Harry Lime, based on the film "The Third Man." Orson Welles, in character as Harry, introduces the program. In this episode, set in 1936, Harry meets a couple at a Monte Carlo...

  • ADVENTURES OF THE THIRD MAN, THE: THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME: PEARLS OF BOHEMIA (RADIO) : 195x/xx/xx

    One in this series of lighthearted dramas that follows the adventures of con man Harry Lime, based on the film "The Third Man." Orson Welles, in character as Harry, introduces the program. In this episode, Harry is hired as a promoter for Melody Johnson, a...

  • ADVENTURES OF THE THIRD MAN, THE: THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME: THE SECRET OF MAKING GOLD (RADIO) : 195x/xx/xx

    One in this series of lighthearted dramas following the adventures of con man Harry Lime, based on the film "The Third Man." Orson Welles, in character as Harry, introduces the program. In this episode, Harry meets Helen, who invites him to stay with her a...

  • ADVENTURES OF THE THIRD MAN, THE: THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME: FAITH, LIME, AND CHARITY (RADIO): 195x/xx/xx

    One in this series of light-hearted dramas that follows the adventures of con man Harry Lime, based on the film "The Third Man." Orson Welles, in character as the dishonest schemer Harry Lime, serves as host. In this episode, set in India, an old woman on ...

  • THIS IS MY BEST: MISS DILLY SAYS NO (RADIO) : March 20, 1945

    One in this drama series hosted by Orson Welles. This comedy about the Hollywood film business is based on Theodore Pratt's story, "Miss Dilly Says No." Miss Dilly, the secretary of Mr. Gladstone, a producer at Superior Pictures, writes a bestseller about ...

  • THIS IS MY BEST: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN (RADIO): April 24, 1945

    One in this series of drama programs. Orson Welles introduces and stars in this lighthearted drama adapted from George and Helen Papashvily's autobiographical best-seller recounting George's adventures as a recent immigrant from Soviet Georgia. These inclu...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: PETER IBBETSON (RADIO): September 10, 1939

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles introduces the show. In this drama, Peter Ibbetson returns to Paris where he lived as a small boy. He meets Mary, the Duchess of Towers, and they simultane...

  • ADVENTURES OF THE THIRD MAN, THE: THE LIVES OF HARRY LIME: BUZZO GOSPEL (RADIO): 195x/xx/xx

    One in this series of lighthearted dramas that follows the adventures of con man Harry Lime, based on the film "The Third Man." Orson Welles, in character as Harry, introduces the program. In this comic episode, Harry tries to go straight and accepts a pos...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: ARROWSMITH (RADIO) : February 03, 1939

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles introduces the drama as one of a number of plays, books, and films about heroes of medicine. The story opens with Martin Arrowsmith receiving a science r...

  • JACK BENNY PROGRAM FOR GRAPE-NUTS AND GRAPE-NUTS FLAKES, THE (RADIO): March 21, 1943

    One in this series of comedy/variety shows regularly hosted by Jack Benny. Orson Welles substitutes for Benny, who is ill. In this program, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, and Dennis Day visit Welles at his movie studio, where Welles has given Rochester a j...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: THE HURRICANE (RADIO) : November 05, 1939

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles introduces the program with authoritative definitions of a hurricane, and describes the theme of the story. Eugene de Laage, the new governor of a South ...

  • THIS IS MY BEST: THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ (RADIO) : April 03, 1945

    One in this drama series hosted by Orson Welles. In this program, adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," John, the owner of Kizzy's hamburger stand, tells one of his regular customers about a man with "a diamond as...

  • MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR: FIRST PERSON SINGULAR: THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS, PT. 2 {REHEARSAL} (RADIO) : August 01, 1938

    Continued from R88:0184. Part two of two in the final rehearsal of "The Thirty-nine Steps," one in this dramatic anthology series -- featuring adaptations of well-known novels, plays, and films -- produced, directed, written, hosted, and performed by Orson...

  • SILVER THEATRE: ONE STEP AHEAD (RADIO): March 30, 1941

    One in this series of drama programs. This is an adaptation of a play by John LaTouche about Timothy Wheeler (Orson Welles), whose wife continually makes decisions for him before he gets around to them himself. After she leaves him and gets him fired from ...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: JANE EYRE (RADIO) : March 31, 1940

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. This version of the classic love story by Charlotte Bront? (1816-1855) stars Madeline Carroll as governess Jane Eyre and Orson Welles as the mysterious Mr. Rochester...

  • CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: OUR TOWN (RADIO) : May 12, 1939

    One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles appears as the stage manager in this production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," linking the play's the action with running commentary. He opens the dram...