ORSON WELLES'S ALMANAC {LADY ESTHER PROGRAM}: THE APPLE TREE (RADIO)

Summary

One in this dramatic anthology series featuring Orson Welles. On the occasion of their silver wedding anniversary, Frank and Stella Ashurst take a day trip to the country. While Stella sketches out on the moor, Frank takes a walk, feeling a strange emptiness -- as though something were missing from his comfortable life. The sight of an apple tree releases in Frank the memory of a girl he fell in love with as a young man in this very place. He recalls the day he met Megan -- a beautiful country girl whose innocence and pagan superstitions bewitched him. After recalling their bittersweet love affair, Frank has a chance encounter with an old farm hand who reveals the tragic truth about Megan. Includes commercials; and Welles makes a public service announcement for United States Defense Bonds.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS/KNX
  • DATE: January 12, 1942 Monday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:30:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R89:0037
  • GENRE: Radio - Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1941-1943
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Lady Esther Four-Purpose face cream^Radio - PSA - U.S. Defense bonds

CREDITS

    • Orson Welles … Producer, Director
    • John Galsworthy … Writer, Based on the story by
    • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky … Composer, "Piano Concerto no. 1 in B-Flat Minor"
    • Orson Welles … Host, Cast, Frank Ashurst
    • Geraldine Fitzgerald … Cast, Megan David