Arthur Hopkins Presents

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


95339. Arthur Hopkins Presents. April 19, 1944. NBC net. "Our Town". Sustaining. The first show of the series. A well-done dramatic anthology series, the equal to, "The Lux Radio Theatre," except for Arthur Hopkins as the host. He seems to have difficulty reading a script, and when he's able, his reading is shakey and intermittant. Arthur Hopkins (host), Thornton Wilder (author), Tom Bennett (conductor), Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Frank Craven, Evelyn Varden, Helen Carew, Thomas W. Ross, Phil Coolidge, Mary Patton, Howard Smith, John Thomas, Wynn Wright (director), Vaclav Devina (? conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23820. Arthur Hopkins Presents. April 26, 1944. NBC net. "Redemption". Sustaining. A sad story about a man unhappy with his marriage who goes to live with gypsies. This is a network version of cat. #2857. Leo Tolstoy (author), Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Louis Calhern, Dorothy Gish, Edgar Stehli, Stefan Schnabel, Roger De Koven, Ted Osborne, Arthur Hopkins (host), Vaclav Devina (conductor), Wyn Wright (director), Palmer Ward, Charlotte Holland, Alex Duran, Stella Reynolds, Jane Robbins, Charles Kennedy, Allan Devit, Norman Lloyd, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2857. Arthur Hopkins Presents. April 26, 1944. Program #2. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Redemption". A man unhappy with his marriage who goes to live with gypsies. See cat. #23820 for a network version of this broadcast. Arthur Hopkins (host), Dorothy Gish, Edgar Stehli, Leo Tolstoy (author), Louis Calhern, Roger De Koven, Stefan Schnabel, Ted Osborne, Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Vaclav Devina (conductor), Wyn Wright (director), Palmer Ward, Charlotte Holland, Alex Duran, Stella Reynolds, Jane Robbins, Charles Kennedy, Allan Devit, Norman Lloyd, Ed Herlihy (announcer), Howard Duff (AFRS announcer). 55:11. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95340. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 3, 1944. NBC net. "A Successful Calamity". Sustaining. The system cue has been deleted. Mr. Hopkins has trouble reading his introduction, then continues reading down the page and starts to read the program's closing! Arthur Hopkins (host), Clare Kummer (author), Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Phillip Merryvale, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:30. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

95341. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 10, 1944. NBC net. "The Philadelphia Story". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Philip Barry (author), Katharine Hepburn, Vincent Hayworth, Steven Chase, Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95342. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 17, 1944. NBC net. "Anna Christie". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Pauline Lord, J. Edward Bromberg, Eugene O'Neill (author), Eva Condon, Wendell Corey, Joe Latham, Hal K. Dawson, Wyllis Cooper (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 49:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95343. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 24, 1944. NBC net. "Ah, Wilderness". Sustaining. Love on a Fourth of July of long ago. This is a network version of cat. #60058. Arthur Hopkins (host), Eugene O'Neill (author), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Dudley Digges, Montgomery Clift, Charita Bauer, Gerald Holland (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Linda Reid (as "Linda Collin Reid"), Catherine Emmett, Phillip Cooley, Dorothy Knox, Craig McDonnell, Jean McCoy, Vinton Hayworth, John Sylvester, Sandy Bickert, Tex Antoine (billed as "Jon Antoine"), Richard Garrick, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60058. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 24, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Ah, Wilderness". Love on a Fourth of July of long ago. See cat. #95343 for a network version of this broadcast. Arthur Hopkins (host), Eugene O'Neill (author), Dudley Digges, Montgomery Clift, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Charita Bauer, Gerald Holland (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Linda Reid (billed as "Linda Collin Reid"), Catherine Emmett, Phillip Cooley, Dorothy Knox, Craig McDonnell, Jean McCoy, Vinton Hayworth, John Sylvester, Sandy Bickert, Tex Antoine (billed as, "Jon Antoine"), Richard Garrick, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 55:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95344. Arthur Hopkins Presents. May 31, 1944. NBC net. "The Farmer Takes A Wife". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), June Walker, Wendell Corey, Wyn Wright (director), Marc Connelly (author), Frank Elser (author), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Edgar Stehli, Walter D. Edmonds (writer), Alexander Campbell, Norman McKaye, Richard Garrick, Eda Heileman, Gayne Sullivan, Karl Weber, Jim Boles, John Ireland, Jack Hartley, Ted Sheehan, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

95345. Arthur Hopkins Presents. June 7, 1944. NBC net. "Machinal". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Sophie Treadwell (author), Zita Johann, Sidney Blackmer, Harold Vermilyea, Gerald Holland (adaptor), Wyn Wright (director), Jean Adair, John Connery, Eda Heileman, Dorothy Knox, Charles Kennedy, Hal K. Dawson, James MacDonald, Eugene Earl, Karl Weber, John Sylvester, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23822. Arthur Hopkins Presents. June 14, 1944. NBC net. "The Circle". Sustaining. A British drawing room comedy about love, romance, and growing old. Horace Braham, W. Somerset Maugham (author), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Wyn Wright (director), Guy Spaull, Grace George, Arthur Hopkins (host), Cathleen Cordell, Cecil Humphries, Edgar Stehli, Audrey Ridgewell, Bertram Tanswell, Gerald Holland (adaptor), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23821. Arthur Hopkins Presents. June 21, 1944. NBC net. "The Late Christopher Bean". Sustaining. The enjoyable, warm and touching human drama about a New England doctor's family who discovers that a young painter who lived with them years ago was a genius. Sidney Howard (author), Arthur Hopkins (host), Pauline Lord, Sidney Blackmer, Wendell Corey, Edgar Stehli, Joe DeSantis, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Charita Bauer, Helen Carew, Wyn Wright (director), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Elizabeth Dewing, Joe DeSantis, James MacDonald, Ed Herlihy (announcer). 59:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95346. Arthur Hopkins Presents. July 5, 1944. NBC net. "Mrs. Bumstead Leigh". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), Estelle Winwood, Sidney Blackmer, Wyn Wright (director), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Jospehine Hull, Harry James Smith (author), James MacDonald, Catherine Emmett, Elizabeth Eustis, Susan Caron, Blaine Cordner, Eugene Earl, Vinton Hayworth, Guy Spaull, Arthur Hopkins (host), Ivy Troutman (?), Morris Mamorsky (conductor). 59:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95347. Arthur Hopkins Presents. July 12, 1944. NBC net. "The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney". Sustaining. An amusing British drawing room comedy. The charming Mrs. Cheyney arrives with larceny in her heart. This is a network broadcast of cat. #10555, this is the first program of the season being sent by short wave to Allied forces overseas. Edgar Stehli, Nicholas Joy, Arthur Hopkins (host), Frederick Lonsdale (author), Morris Mamorsky (conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Martin Modner (director), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Nicholas Troy (?), Audrey Ridgewell, Edgar Stehli, Cathleen Cordell (?), Harold Young, Guy Spaull, Vinton Hayworth, Catherine Emmett, Hal Malcolm (?), Neil Fitzgerald, Francis Thompson (?), Ivy Troutman (?), Roland Young, Mary Phillips. 56:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10555. Arthur Hopkins Presents. July 12, 1944. Program #10. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Last Of Mrs. Cheyney". An amusing British drawing room comedy. The charming Mrs. Cheyney arrives with larceny in her heart. See cat. #95347 for a network version of this broadcast. The first broadcast of the series sent to Allied forces overseas. Bertram Tanswell, Edgar Stehli, Charles Newton (adaptor), Helen Hayes, Nicholas Joy, Whitford Kane, Catherine Emmett, Martin Magner (director), Eva Leonard Boyne (?), James MacDonald, Nora Howard, Harold Young, Neil Fitzgerald, Phillip Tong, Eugene Earl, Ivy Troutman, Alice Duran, Leo Kampinsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announces the system cue, but not the introductions and credits), Arthur Hopkins (host), Reginald Barkley (author). 54:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95348. Arthur Hopkins Presents. July 26, 1944. NBC net. "The Lady With The Lamp". Sustaining. Bertram Tanswell, Edgar Stehli, Charles Newton (adaptor), Helen Hayes, Nicholas Joy, Whitford Kane, Catherine Emmett, Martin Magner (director), Eva Leonard Boyne (?), James MacDonald, Nora Howard, Harold Young, Neil Fitzgerald, Phillip Tong, Eugene Earl, Ivy Troutman, Arthur Hopkins (host), Reginald Barkley (author). 59:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95349. Arthur Hopkins Presents. August 2, 1944. NBC net. "The Letter". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), W. Somerset Maugham (author), Charles Newton (adaptor), Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Geraldine Fitzgerald, Horace Braham, Alexander Kirkland, Anthony Kemble-Cooper, Eva Leonard Boyne, Harold Young, Allan Devit, Bruno Wick, James Tansey (?), Martin Magner (director). 59:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95350. Arthur Hopkins Presents. August 9, 1944. NBC net. "Yellow Jack". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), Myron McCormick, Sidney Howard (author), Paul De Kruif (author), William Harrigan, Edgar Stehli, Whitford Kane, Martin Magner (director), Gerald Holland (adaptor), Olive Deering, Bert Bertram, Stuart Brody, John Connery, Wendell Corey, Richard McCracken, Eugene Earl, Larry Haines, Clyde North, Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 59:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95351. Arthur Hopkins Presents. August 16, 1944. NBC net. "The Swan". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), Cecil Humphries, Horace Braham, Martin Magner (adaptor), Ferenc Molnar (author), Eva Le Gallienne, Staats Cotsworth, Hilda Spong, Eva Leonard Boyne, Nora Howard, Robert Antoine, Alastair Kyle, Guy Sorel, Charles Newton (adaptor), Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (conductor). 59:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95352. Arthur Hopkins Presents. August 23, 1944. NBC net. "The Deluge". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Henning Berger (author), Frank Allen (adaptor), Pauline Lord, Sidney Blackmer, Donald Randolph, Edgar Stehli, Jack Hartley, Clyde North, Wendell Corey, Arvid Paulson, Charles Newton (adaptor), Martin Magner (director). 59:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95353. Arthur Hopkins Presents. August 30, 1944. NBC net. "Justice". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), John Galsworthy (author), Estelle Winwood, Whitford Kane, Bramwell Fletcher, Anthony Kemble-Cooper, Horace Braham, Martin Magner (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Eugene Earl, Neil Fitzgerald, Harold Young, Allan Devit, Alastair Kyle, Edward Broadley, Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (conductor). 59:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95354. Arthur Hopkins Presents. September 13, 1944. NBC net. "A Bill Of Divorcement". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Mary Phillips, Clemence Dane (author), Edgar Stehli, Dorothy Knox, Joe DeSantis, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Joseph McCracken, Eda Heideman. 59:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95355. Arthur Hopkins Presents. September 27, 1944. NBC net. "Her Master's Voice". Sustaining. At the end of the drama, Arthur Hopkins starts to promote next week's program, but either forgets or can't read who's in the cast. Arthur Hopkins (host), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Roland Young, Clare Kummer (author), Hilda Spong, Frances Fuller, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor). 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95356. Arthur Hopkins Presents. October 4, 1944. NBC net. "The Petrified Forest". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Leo Kampinsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Robert Sherwood (author), Bertram Tanswell, Ted de Corsia, Charles Darr Clark (?), Dorothy Knox, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), John Thomas, Phillip Coolidge, Ann Starrett, Clyde North, Raymond Bramley, George Forey (?), Martin Bagley, Dick Keith. 59:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95357. Arthur Hopkins Presents. October 11, 1944. NBC net. "Escape". Sustaining. Nora Howard, Harold Young, Anthony Kemble-Cooper, Jack Stanley, Edward Broadley, Allan Devit, Neil Fitzgerald, Clara Burton, Charles Newton (adaptor), Nora Howard, Catherine Emmett, Pauletta McMann, Milton Katims (conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), John Galsworthy (author), Dennis King, Cathleen Cordell, Clarence Derwent, Nicholas Joy, Herbert Rice (director), Arthur Hopkins (host), Leo Kampinsky (composer). 59:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95358. Arthur Hopkins Presents. October 18, 1944. NBC net. "The Male Animal". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), Philip Barry (author), Hope Williams, Tom Rutherford, Edgar Stehli, Mary Patton, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Alexander Lockwood, Vinton Hayworth, John Stanley, Eugene Earl, Elizabeth Dewing, Patricia Neighbors. 59:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95359. Arthur Hopkins Presents. October 25, 1944. NBC net. "Mr. Pim Passes By". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Leo Kampinsky (composer, conductor), A. A. Milne (author), Violet Hemming, Cecil Humphries, Cathleen Cordell, Nora Howard, Edgar Stehli, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Bertram Tanswell, Ara Jerrold. 59:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95360. Arthur Hopkins Presents. November 1, 1944. NBC net. "Beyond The Horizon". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Eugene O'Neill (author), Arlene McMann, Norman McKaye, Jean Adair, Howard Smith, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Norman McKaye, Phillip Houston, Jean Adair, Tess Sheehan, Lorna Lynn, Jim Boles, Eugene Earl. 59:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95361. Arthur Hopkins Presents. November 8, 1944. NBC net. "Holiday". Sustaining. Ed Herlihy (announcer), Philip Barry (author), Hope Williams, Tom Rutherford, Edgar Stehli, Mary Patton, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Alexander Lockwood, Vinton Hayworth, John Stanley, Eugene Earl, Elizabeth Dewing, Arthur Hopkins (host), Patricia Neighbors, Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 59:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94876. Arthur Hopkins Presents. November 15, 1944. NBC net. "Home Came The Steed". Sustaining. The story of Davy Crockett, from his move west from Tennessee to the Alamo. Arthur Hopkins (host), Edith Russell (author), Sidney Blackmer, Will Hare, Frances Fuller, Edgar Stehli, Barry Hopkins, Pat Smith, Jim Boles, Edwin Cooper, Michael Artist, Donald Morrison, Peter Gregg, Whitfield Honey (?), Edna Heinerman, Jack Hartley, William Redfield, Herbert Rice (director), Charles Newton (adaptor), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer). 60:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95363. Arthur Hopkins Presents. November 22, 1944. NBC net. "Berkeley Square". Sustaining. Dennis King, Mary Patton, John L. Balderston (author), Horace Braham, Herbert Rice (director), Eva Leonard Boyne, Cathleen Cordell (the announcer says, "Catherine Cordell" at the start of the program), Ethel Ann Crepple (? adaptor), Jean Cameron, Anthony Kemble-Cooper, Elizabeth Dewing, Barry Hopkins, Neil Fitzgerald, Clarence Dohan, Nora Howard, Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor). 59:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95364. Arthur Hopkins Presents. November 29, 1944. NBC net. "Roadside". Sustaining. This turkey ran only 11 performances when Arthur Hopkins produced it in 1930. Nonetheless, he introduces it as, "The first American classic (play)"). The 1930 production was an early role for Ralph Bellamy. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Ralph Bellamy, Lynn Riggs (author), Ruthelma Stevens, Charles Don Clark, Jack Hartley, Edgar Stehli, Herbert Rice (director), Ethel Ann Crepple (? adaptor), Junius Matthews, John Robb. 59:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95365. Arthur Hopkins Presents. December 13, 1944. NBC net. "Street Scene". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Elmer Rice, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Margaret Callahan, Herbert Rice (director), Ethel Ann Crepple (? adaptor), Norman McKaye, Horace Braham, Grace Valentine, Bryna Raeburn, Clyde North, Anna Karen, George Sorel, Donald Morrison, Larry Haines, Raymond Bramley, John Robb, Jackie Ayres, Paul Ford (?). 59:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95366. Arthur Hopkins Presents. December 20, 1944. NBC net. Richard II". Sustaining. William Shakespeare (author), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Dennis King, Thomas Chalmers, Horace Braham, Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Herbert Rice (director), Ethel Ann Crepple (adaptor), Sherling Oliver, Cathleen Cordell, Anthony Kemble-Cooper, Stanley Bell, Burford Hampden, Dennis King Jr., John Stanley, Whitford Kane, Nicholas Joy. 59:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95367. Arthur Hopkins Presents. December 27, 1944. NBC net. "The Bluebird". Sustaining. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Maurice Metterlinck (author), Alexander Denatos (translator), Alastair Kyle, Joyce Van Patten, Mary Patton, Edgar Stehli, Elizabeth Dewing, Catherine Emmett, Herbert Rice (director), Don Morrison, Margaret Callahan, Ted Sheehan, Eugene Earl, Jack Grimes, Ann Bracken. 59:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

95368. Arthur Hopkins Presents. January 2, 1945. NBC net. "The Joyous Season". Sustaining. The last show of the series. Arthur Hopkins (host), Morris Mamorsky (composer, conductor), Ed Herlihy (announcer), Philip Barry (author), Lillian Gish, Sherling Oliver, Margaret Callahan, Sidney Nesbitt, Ann Starrett, Herbert Rice (director), Ethel Ann Crepple (adaptor), Elizabeth Dewing, Ted Jewett, Vinton Hayworth, Doris McQuirt, Whitford Kane, Ted Sheehan. 59:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 36 programs.