Another Playlist of Movies For Your Ears!
Hey let's wrap up the weekend with more episodes of movies for your ears. Playing some of my favorite radio treatments of my favorite movies from the 1940's and 50's.
The Lux Radio Theatre. Aired January 12, 1948. CBS net. "Kiss Of Death". Sponsored by: Lux, Pepsodent. A good cops-and-robbers story about a gangster-gone-straight turning stoolie to protect his little girls. Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer). This is a film noir classic! This was Richard Widmarks breakout movie. Sends chills down my spine when I picture him pushing that old lady down the stairs!
The Lux Radio Theatre. Aired March 12, 1951. CBS net. "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon". Sponsored by: Lux. Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled. John Wayne, Mel Ferrer, Mala Powers, Barton Yarborough, William Johnstone, George Neise, Wally Maher, Norman Field, Dan Riss, Paul Dubov, Edward Marr. What can I say about John Wayne? This radio play is actually better than the movie!
Screen Directors' Playhouse. Aired August 5, 1949. NBC net. "Fort Apache". Sponsored by: Pabst Beer. A classic western about Cochise battling the cavalry, with a group of travelers caught in the middle. John Wayne, Ward Bond, Paul McVey, Lou Merrill, Tony Barrett, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), John Ford (guest screen director). More John Wayne for your listening pleasure!
The Mercury Theatre. Aired July 18, 1938. CBS net, "Treasure Island". Sustaining. Second show of the series. An excellent adaptation of the classic adventure tale. Agnes Moorehead, Arthur Anderson, Dan Seymour, George Coulouris, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). Orson Welles and company was creating movies for your ears long before Lux, Screen Directors, and Screen Guild Theater. In my opinion the greatest storyteller in radio!
Screen Directors' Playhouse. Aired September 7, 1951. NBC net. "Broken Arrow". Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor. Tom Jeffords comes across a wounded, 14-year-old Apache boy dying from buckshot wounds in his back. Jeffords gives the boy water and heals his wounds. The boy's tribesmen appear and are at first hostile, but decide to let Jeffords go free. Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Delmer Daves (guest screen director), Ralph Moody, Jerry Farber, Byron Kane, Rye Billsbury, Paul Dubov, Herb Butterfield, Tom Holland, John Stevenson. Another favorite movie for your ears!