CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: ARROWSMITH (RADIO)

Summary

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 research award, which prompts memories of his early days in medical school and his mentor, Prof. Gottlieb. The drama is told in flashback. Arrowsmith meets and marries nurse-in-training Leora. They move to her hometown, where he sets up his first practice and continues his research. He loses his patients' confidence, however, because of a misdiagnosis. Arrowsmith works on a vaccine with Gottlieb. He and Leora travel to a plague-ridden tropical island to test the vaccine, but Leora contracts a disease and dies. The program ends with Welles and Hayes discussing her family life on a farm in Nyack, New York; an announcement of the following week's drama, "The Green Goddess" with Madeleine Carroll; and closing credits. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: February 3, 1939 Friday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R87:0542
  • GENRE: Radio - Drama
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1938-1940
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Campbell's soup^Radio - Promos - "Campbell Playhouse"

CREDITS

    • Orson Welles … Producer, Director, Host
    • Sinclair Lewis … Writer, Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel , "Arrowsmith" by
    • Bernard Herrmann … Music (Misc. Credits), Conductor, Music arranged and conducted by
    • Ernest Chappell … Announcer
    • Orson Welles … Cast, Martin Arrowsmith
    • Helen Hayes … Cast, Leora Arrowsmith
    • Ray Collins … Cast, Professor Gottlieb
    • Frank Readick … Cast, Sondelius
    • Al Swenson … Cast, Henry Novak
    • Effie Palmer … Cast, Mrs. Tozer
    • Carl Frank … Cast, Dr. Stoups
    • Everett Sloane … Cast, Mr. Tozer