CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE: WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS (RADIO)

Summary

One in this weekly drama series featuring adaptations of popular and literary classics. Orson Welles opens this program, a production of "What Every Woman Knows," by introducing Helen Hayes, a series regular, and praising her performance as the heroine, Maggie, in the stage and film versions.

The drama begins in Scotland. John Shand agrees to marry Maggie in five years in exchange for her brother's funding his studies. Six years later, John is elected to Parliament, and they wed. Without John realizing it, Maggie boosts his career by rewriting his speeches. John leaves Maggie for another woman. But when he finds his career failing without Maggie's help, the couple reunites.

The show ends with Welles and Hayes discussing her upcoming play "Ladies and Gentlemen," Welles's use of the backstage expression "break a leg," and Welles providing a synopsis of the following week's program, "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas (pŽre). Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: September 24, 1939 Sunday
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R88:0092
  • 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
    • James M. Barrie … Writer, Based on the play by
    • Bernard Herrmann … Music (Misc. Credits), Music arranged by
    • Ernest Chappell … Announcer
    • Orson Welles … Cast, John Shand
    • Helen Hayes … Cast, Maggie Wylie
    • Alfred Shirley … Cast, Alick Wylie
    • Everett Sloane … Cast, David Wylie
    • Agnes Moorehead … Cast, the Countess
    • Naomi Campbell … Cast, Lady Sybil
    • Eustace Wyatt … Cast, Mr. Venables
    • Ray Collins … Cast, Willy Cameron