ORSON WELLES'S ALMANAC {SPONSORED BY MOBIL OIL} (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of war-time variety shows hosted by Orson Welles. After an introduction, Welles is joking with guest Lionel Barrymore about the series's bad reviews when a network censor, upset with the way Welles stages love scenes on radio shows, interrupts them. Welles's imitation of radio commercial announcers who try to sound friendly provides the lead-in for an actual commercial. In a comedy sketch, "Uncle Lionel," Barrymore hosts a children's radio show featuring a drama about a grisly murder more appropriate for adults. In closing Barrymore reads patriotic sentiments by George Washington relevant to the war in progress. Orchestra numbers include a song by Victor Herbert. Includes commercials for Mobil products, with tips for conserving gas as part of the war effort.


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: February 2, 1944 Wednesday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R88:0161
  • GENRE: Radio - Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1944
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Mobil Oil

Credits

  • Lud Gluskin … Conductor
  • Jack Mather … Announcer
  • Lionel Barrymore … Special Guest, Cast
  • Orson Welles … Host, Cast
  • Victor Herbert
  • George Washington