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A band of thieves venture on a treasure hunt, finding an object of great wealth from a doomed planet. It's a race against time and other treasure hunters to make it off the abandoned world before it's destroyed by a rogue planet's moon. A full cast takes your imagination on a rollercoaster ride from amphitheaters in the sky to a monstrous filled abyss down below.Show more
This collection contains twelve episodes from the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, including a two-part Suspense episode starring Orson Welles written by Curt Siodmak, author of The Wolf Man, one of Universal Pictures' biggest hits. Other classics include stories by H. G. Wells, Robert Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, and Murray Leinster on Dimension X, Escape, and X Minus One. You'll hear radio's finest actors perform before the microphone, including Lawrence Olivier, Raymond Burr, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Daws Butler, Alan Reed, June Foray, Joseph Kearns, John Dehner, Dick Beals, Betty Lou Gerson, and more. Relive twelve of the best science fiction radio shows from yesteryear and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection. Included are the following shows and episodes: Suspense. "Donovan's Brain, Part 1" by Curt Siodmak (18 May 1944) Suspense. "Donovan's Brain, Part 2" by Curt Siodmak (25 May 1944) The Sealed Book. "Beware of Tomorrow" by Robert Arthur and David Kogan (29 Jul 1945) Escape. "Dream of Armageddon" by H. G. Wells (5 Sep 1948) Mysterious Traveler. "The Big Brain" by Robert Arthur and David Kogan (14 Mar 1950) Dimension X. "The Roads Must Roll" by Robert Heinlein (1 Sep 1950) Theatre Royal. "The Country of the Blind" by H. G. Wells (2 Jan 1954) Exploring Tomorrow. "First Contact" by Murray Leinster (15 Jan 1958) X Minus One. "Requiem" by Robert Heinlein (27 Oct 1955) X Minus One. "Tunnel under the World" by Frederick Pohl (14 Mar 1956) CBS Radio Workshop. "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (25 May 1956) CBS Radio Workshop. "A Pride of Carrots, or Venus Well Served" by Robert Nathan (14 Sep 1956)Show more
This collection contains twelve of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio, featuring the legendary stars that made them great. You will hear Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Joan Fontaine, and other stars in classic radio episodes from such radio shows as Suspense, Escape, The Whistler, Inner Sanctum, The Screen Director's Playhouse,and The Weird Circle, among others. Settle in to relive twelve of the best classic radio mystery shows from yesteryear: "The Bloody, Bloody Banks of the Fall River" a.k.a. "The Story of Lizzie Borden," with Lou Merrill (09/30/1953); Escape: "Present Tense," with Vincent Price (01/31/1950); The Humphrey Bogart Theatre: "Dead Man," with Humphrey Bogart (09/17/1949); Inner Sanctum: "Murder Faces East," with Karl Swenson (12/13/1948); Murder at Midnight: "The Dead Come Back," with Joseph Julian (06/14/1946); Screen Directors Playhouse: "The Uninvited," with Ray Milland (11/18/1949); Screen Directors Playhouse: "The Spiral Staircase," with Dorothy McGuire (11/25/1949); The Screen Guild Theatre: "Suspicion," with Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone, and Nigel Bruce (01/04/1943); Suspense: "The Moment of Darkness," with Peter Lorre (04/20/1943); Suspense: "Lazarus Walks," with Orson Welles (10/19/1943); The Weird Circle: "The Thing in the Tunnel," based on a story by Charles Dickens (01/19/1945); and The Whistler: "The Gentle Way," with Howard McNear (07/23/1947).Show more
Enjoy twelve half-hour episodes of the Western adventures of the Cisco Kid and his sidekick Pancho from the popular radio series of the 1940s and '50s. The Cisco Kid was a popular film, radio, television, and comic-book series based on the fictional Western character created by O. Henry in his short story, "The Caballero's Way," published in 1907 in the collection Heart of the West. Films and television depicted the Cisco Kid as a heroic Mexican caballero, a more honorable character than in O. Henry's original story. The Cisco Kid came to radio October 2, 1942, with Jackson Beck in the title role and Louis Sorin as Pancho. It was followed by another Mutual series in 1946, starring Jack Mather and Harry Lang, who continued to head the cast in the syndicated radio series of more than 600 episodes. The radio episodes ended with one or the other of them making a corny joke about the adventure they had just completed. They would laugh, saying, "Oh, Pancho!" "Oh, Cisco!" before galloping off, while laughing. The twelve episodes included in this collection are "Morbid Jones and the Web of Death" (09/26/1957), "Wheel of Chance" (10/01/1957), "The Vengeance of Laughing Lou" (10/03/1957), "Pancho and the Princess" (10/08/1957), "Flood at Humbug City" (12/31/1957), "Salmon River Rustlers" (01/02/1958), "Stampede in Texas" (01/14/1958), "Jingle Bob's Last Stand" (01/16/1958), "The Fighting Deputies" (01/21/1958), "The Old Shell Game" (01/23/1958), "The Law's a Fool" (01/28/1958), and "The Son of Rawhide Cargan" (01/30/58).Show more
Here are twelve more episodes of the antics of Amos, Andy, and the Kingfish, along with guest stars, including Jack Benny, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and "Wizard of Oz" Frank Morgan. Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll made their radio debut on January 12, 1926, as the comedic blackface characters Sam 'n' Henry. On March 19, 1928, they introduced Amos 'n' Andy, which went on to become one of the most popular and longest-running programs in radio history. During the height of its popularity, almost the entire country tuned in to their adventures. The characters were members of the Mystic Knights of the Sea Lodge, of which George Stevens was "the Kingfish." Amos and Andy ran the Fresh-Air Taxi Company, with the more stable, married Amos doing most of the work while Andy chased girls. In 1943, after 4,091 quarter-hour episodes, it switched to a half-hour weekly comedy. Many of the half-hour programs were written by Joe Connelly and Bob Mosher, later the writing team for Leave It to Beaver and The Munsters. Amos 'n' Andy became a nightly disc-jockey program from 1954 to 1960. It later was the basis for a comic strip, a television show, and a film. "As a result of its extraordinary popularity, Amos 'n' Andy profoundly influenced the development of dramatic radio. Working alone in a small studio, Correll and Gosden created an intimate, understated acting style that differed sharply from the broad manner of stage actors-a technique requiring careful voice modulation, especially in the portrayal of multiple characters...Listeners could easily imagine that they were in the taxicab office, listening to the conversation of close friends. The result was a uniquely absorbing experience for listeners, who, in radio's short history, had never heard anything quite like Amos 'n' Andy...The series celebrated the virtues of friendship, persistence, hard work, and common sense, and as the years passed and the characterizations were refined...Above all, Correll and Gosden were gifted dramatists."-Elizabeth McLeod, author of The Original Amos 'n' AndyShow more
"Life on the inside" takes on a whole new meaning. A riot has broken out at Twin Towers Jail. Simeon, five of his fellow inmates, and the prison guards assigned to them have found themselves trapped in the inescapable confines of T-block during the lockdown. Boundaries of trust are pushed to the limit as the survivors must learn to work together if they have any hope of escaping the horde of infected and the deadly secret that lies within Twin Tower's walls. We're Alive: Lockdown serves as both a stand-alone and continuation of the We're Alive: A Story of Survival series. It answers questions, asks new ones, and keeps the listener guessing right up until the bitter end. What is "audio theater for the mind?" Think of it a type of show that you can play in your head, guided by the narrative but carried by your imagination. Unlike film or television, an audio drama has the power to strike a deeper emotional connection with the audience. "We're Alive is a modern rendition of an old-school medium. Maintaining a style that is both retro and contemporary, the radio drama will give horror fans the campy, kitschy style they like, but it also provides a variety of characters and development to keep general audiences engaged...Despite not being able to see the action, the excitement and intensity is still sustained through score and sound design. In some ways, the lack of visuals to accompany the audio creates more suspense. The narrator controls how much the audience knows, slowly teasing out information. Accompanying the drama are sparse moments of comedic relief...Expressing a keen awareness of the zombie subgenre, many of the jokes come from familiar scenarios and tropes of zombie stories."-Examiner.comShow more
Here are twelve episodes of the adventures of an English journalist in the American West of the 1870s in this show from the golden age of radio. Frontier Gentleman was a radio western series aimed at adults that aired on CBS radio for one season in 1958. It starred radio veteran John Dehner as J. B. Kendall, a reporter for the London Times. The series followed the adventures of the freelance journalist as he roamed the western United States in search of stories for his newspaper. Kendall often crossed paths with well-known historical figures, such as Jesse James, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok. And to survive in those turbulent times, he became as proficient with a gun as he was with a pen. The announcer opened each show with the following: "Herewith, an Englishman's account of life and death in the West. As a reporter for the London Times, he writes his colorful and unusual accounts. But as a man with a gun, he lives and becomes a part of the violent years in the new territories. Now, starring John Dehner, this is the story of J. B. Kendall, frontier gentleman." Frontier Gentleman was written, produced, and directed by Anthony Ellis. The supporting cast included Harry Bartell, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Joseph Kearns, Jack Moyles and Vic Perrin. Music was by Wilbur Hatch and Jerry Goldsmith. This collection includes the following episodes: "A Meeting with Sitting Bull" (9 Feb 58), "The Claim Jumpers" (9 Mar 58), "The Actress" (23 Mar 58), "Aces and Eights" (20 Apr 58), "Duel for a School Marm" (1 Jun 58), "Sheriff Belljoy's Prisoner" (8 Jun 58), "The Well" (15 Jun 58), "A Wagon Full of Cats" (10 Aug 58), "The Fastest Gun That Never Was" (17 Aug 58), "A Horse for Kendall" (14 Sep 58), "The Preacher" (19 Oct 58), and "The Rainmaker" (26 Oct 58). "John Dehner is starring as the elegant and icily effective Britisher J. B. Kendall in CBS Radio's new dramatic series, Frontier Gentleman...Dehner...plays the role of a mysterious Englishman, freelance reporter for a London newspaper and a veteran of the British Army in India. Each week he will narrate some episode of the American West in the 1870s-action-filled incidents in which Kendall's soft speech and adept handling of hatchet, knife, or gun figure in some frontier trouble."-Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-JournalShow more
One of the top entertainers of the twentieth century, Frank Sinatra, stars in fourteen broadcasts from the golden age of radio. Although "Ol' Blue Eyes" would conquer records, film, and television, it was radio that first made Frank Sinatra a star. Spanning the years 1943 to 1954, this collection showcases Sinatra from such shows as Suspense, The Frank Sinatra Show, The Jack Benny Program, The Burns and Allen Show, and more. Included is the final episode of Sinatra's action/detective series, Rocky Fortune, a low-budget radio series that he decided not to continue after winning his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in From Here to Eternity. Enjoy these fourteen radio broadcasts from eleven different radio series starring one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Frank Sinatra. "The greatest singer of the twentieth century."-Robert Christgau, music critic, praise for Frank SinatraShow more
In 1949 NBC brought handsome Irish American actor Brian Donlevy to the radio microphones as international troubleshooter Steve Mitchell in the spy series Dangerous Assignment. Mitchell worked for an unnamed US government intelligence agency, whose boss, "the Commissioner," dispatched him to world trouble spots. Mitchell's assignment was to solve problems in record time and in accordance with US interests. The radio series ran from 1949 to 1953, due in part to Donlevy's terrific performances and the mystique of the foreign locations and situations, which radio listeners could create in their own "theater of the mind." During its last year on radio, Donlevy formed a production company to convert the series to television, producing thirty-nine episodes for syndication. Enjoy twelve exciting, half-hour radio adventures of globe-trotting troubleshooter Steve Mitchell as he solves another dangerous assignment. "Any consideration of the American 'film noir' of the 1940s would be incomplete without him."-Times (London), praise for actor Brian DonlevyShow more
Here are twelve episodes of the horror and mystery series written and produced by radio announcers beginning in 1946. There were several series under the Hall of Fantasy banner, all produced by Richard Thorne. The first originated from radio station KALL in Salt Lake City. Richard Thorne and Carl Greyson were announcers for the station and coproduced the bare-bones horror series beginning in 1946. Written or adapted by Robert Olson and directed by Thorne, the stories were mostly murder mysteries with traditional endings. This first series ended in 1947 when Thorne and Greyson went their separate ways. The Hall of Fantasy was revived in 1949, when by pure coincidence, Thorne and Greyson found themselves working together at WGN in Chicago. This time the series featured stories with shocking endings involving struggles against the supernatural in which man was usually the loser. In Chicago, actor Don Ameche's brother, Jim Ameche, sometimes appeared in the episodes. In 1952 The Hall of Fantasy went nationwide over the Mutual network, with Thorne writing original horror stories and also adapting classics of literature, including Robert Louis Stevenson's "Markheim" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." Episodes included are: "The Perfect Script," "The Judge's House," "Man-Size, in Marble," "Markheim," "The Mark of Shame," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Black Figurine of Death," "The Night the Fog Came," "The Return from Death," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "Stone's Revenge," and "The Castle of Lavoka."Show more
From the golden age of radio comes twelve episodes of this popular and realistic police procedural. The Lineup was a hard-boiled drama. Like Dragnet, it realistically showed police doing their jobs. The show always began with a police sergeant ordering suspects to stand at attention so that the victim, behind one-way glass, could try to identify the criminal. While the lineup was rarely the key to solving the case, it did give the show a rhythm and also allowed for humor in the interrogation of the suspects by the sergeant. Bill Johnstone, best known as one of the voices of The Shadow, starred as Lieutenant Ben Guthrie. Wally Maher originally played Sergeant Matt Grebb, until the actor's death. His character was replaced by Sergeant Pete Carger, played by Jack Moyles. The supporting cast members were a who's who of Hollywood radio actors, including Howard McNear, William Conrad, Barton Yarborough, Hy Averback, and Herb Butterfield. The series began as a summer replacement for The FBI in Peace and War in 1950 but soon got its own time slot and would remain on radio until the spring of 1953 before making a successful transition to television. Twelve episodes included in this collection are "The Grocery Store Matter" (1 Feb 51), "The Silver Swan Case" (22 Feb 51), "The Molly about Seven Case" (27 Feb 51), "The Pointless Pierson Polemic Polarity" (5 Sep 51), "The Senile Slugging Case" (12 Sep 51), "The Fur-Flaunting Floozy" (26 Sep 51), "The Wild, Wild Woman Case" (4 Oct 51), "The Frivolous Forger Fracas" (11 Oct 51), "The Nicely Nixed Nixon Case" (18 Oct 51), "The Pixie-Picker Pickle Case" (8 Nov 51), "Bentley's Boo-Boo Case" (15 Oct 52), and "Buggered Bunco Boys" (12 Nov 52).Show more
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