Family Theatre

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.


70065. Family Theatre. January 8, 1947. Mutual net. "The Happiest Person In The World". Sustaining. A clever fantasy about little 1948, who's sent out to locate the happiest person in the world...not an easy task! Walter Tetley gets a rare chance to show his considerable talent in a featured role. Ann Tobin, Bea Benaderet, Jack Mather, William Bendix (host,performer, narrator), Walter Tetley, Franklin Parker, Herb Vigran, Dink Trout, Harry Lang, Glenn Wheaton (writer), Madge Whedon (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), Dick Young (director). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65761. Family Theatre. February 13, 1947. Mutual net. "Flight From Home". Sustaining. The first show of the series. A powerful drama about a marriage in deep trouble. The script was subsequently reused on "Family Theatre" on January 8, 1952 (see cat. #66521). Jimmy Stewart (host), Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, True Boardman (writer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65762. Family Theatre. February 20, 1947. Mutual net. "No Night Too Dark". Sustaining. Will Caulder is coming back to Coldwater. His old sweetheart Peggy is still waiting, but Will Caulder is now blind! William Gargan (host), Beulah Bondi, Walter Brennan, Charles Tazewell (writer), Jennifer Holt, Gene Reynolds, Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Richard Sanville (director), Bob Longnecker (producer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10591. Family Theatre. February 27, 1947. Mutual net. "J. Smith and Wife". Sustaining. 10:00 P.M. A beautiful story about a common, everyday couple who die and try to enter the Elysian Fields. The story was broadcast on The Columbia Workshop on March 26, 1938 (see cat. #4829). Dana Andrews (host), Meredith Willson and His Orchestra, Charles Tazewell (writer), Bing Crosby, Irene Dunne, Bob Longnecker (producer), Richard Sanville (director). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70374. Family Theatre. March 2, 1947. Mutual net. "All Brides Are Beautiful". Sustaining. An ugly woman gets a job with an attorney...a blind attorney! Phillip Terry, Maurice Zimm (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (composer, conductor), John Dehner, Merrill Ross (announcer), Jean Young, Dennis Day (host), George Neise, Florence Ravenal, Ann Blyth. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65763. Family Theatre. March 4, 1947. Mutual net. "I Give You Maggie". Sustaining. The story of an impoverished writer and his loving wife. The script was also used on "Your Movietown Radio Theatre" (see cat. #69812), "The Prudential Family Hour Of Stars" of July 17, 1949 (see cat. #60965) and "Stars Over Hollywood" on july 11, 1953 (see cat. #59968) Donald Crisp (host), Van Heflin, Margaret Sullavan, Walter Newman (writer), Fred MacKaye (director), Bob Longnecker (producer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65764. Family Theatre. March 11, 1947. Mutual net. "Let Us Remember". Sustaining. The adventures of a boy and his dollar...and a lesson about hunger. Robert Young (host), Claude Jarman, D. H. Johnson (writer), J. Carrol Naish, Fred MacKaye (director), Bob Longnecker (producer), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65765. Family Theatre. March 18, 1947. Mutual net. "Work Of A Lifetime". Sustaining. A prison chaplain moves away, but his "associates" follow him to his new parish. Edward G. Robinson (host), Pat O'Brien, Bill Williams, Matt Taylor (writer), True Boardman (adaptor), Bob Longnecker (producer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66090. Family Theatre. March 25, 1947. Mutual net. "A Bunch Of Keys". Sustaining. A good story about a stock broker who loses his friends and his fortune, then gains a new life. The story is told by means of the man's keychain! Frank McHugh, Bud Lesser (writer), Mel Williamson (director), George Murphy (host), Lee Bowman, Bob Longnecker (producer). 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66091. Family Theatre. April 3, 1947. Mutual net. "Passion, Death and Ressurection". Sustaining. An Easter program. The story of the death of Jesus and what followed, as taken from the New Testament. Charles Boyer (host), John Slot (adaptor), Ethel Barrymore (narrator), Bob Longnecker (producer), Mel Williamson (director), The Bob Mitchell Boys Choir, Tony La Frano (announcer), Meredith Willson (music). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66092. Family Theatre. April 10, 1947. Mutual net. "Man Against Death". Sustaining. The story of how David Bruce and his wife battled Malta Fever and many other diseases in the African jungles. John Charles Thomas (host), John Slot (writer), John Emery, Jane Wyatt, Meredith Willson (music), Mel Williamson (director), Francis X. Bushman, Don Morrison, Don Diamond, Tony La Frano (announcer), Herbert Rawlinson, Stanley Farrar, Alec Harford, John Fostini. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66093. Family Theatre. April 17, 1947. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. A grape farmer bets his fortune of his fields...and loses! God sometimes says, "No!" The story is narrated by "God" himself! The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 5, 1948 (see cat. #69926), February 16, 1949 (see cat. #70433), September 20, 1950 (see cat. #64999), on December 5, 1951 (see cat. #66517) and on March 4, 1953 (see cat. #70179). Gary Cooper (host), Meredith Willson (music), Jane Wyman, James Craig, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Mel Williamson (director), Fred Howard, Griff Barnett, Betty Ann Arena (writer), Rod O'Connor, Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Ellis. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66095. Family Theatre. May 1, 1947. Mutual net. "Mr. Bidderoe's Mission". Sustaining. Mr. Bidderoe's mission is to prevent a man who has only three months to live from committing murder. Jack Haley makes several embarrassing mistakes at the end of the program. Chester Morris, Cecil Kellaway, Tony La Frano (announcer), Seeleg Lester (writer), Francis X. Bushman, Mel Williamson (director), Merwyn Gerard (writer), Anne Morrison, Earle Ross, Betty Arnold, Jack Haley (host), Meredith Willson (music), Jack Mather, Bill Bouchey, Griff Barnett. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66096. Family Theatre. May 8, 1947. Mutual net. "The Awakening". Sustaining. A married couple, each with his own job, pursue their own careers...to the detriment of their marriage. Drastic measures are called for. An interesting essay on the role of a woman in a marriage. Allan Jones (host), Meredith Willson (music), Susan Peters, Richard Quine, Mary Cox (writer), Max Terr (music), Mel Williamson (director), Henry Blair, Irene Tedrow, Lila Webb, Don Doolittle. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66097. Family Theatre. May 15, 1947. Mutual net. "The Lonely Road". Sustaining. An honest politician is offered a substantial bribe and a potent threat to "sell out" or else. His decision is made easier by a visit from Abraham Lincoln himself! Max Terr (music), Rod O'Connor, Frederick J. Lipp (writer), Mel Williamson (director), Betty Arnold, Tony La Frano (announcer), John Ryder (producer, director), Nelson Eddy (host), Gregory Peck, Phillip Abbott, Byron Kane, Barney Phillips, Jean Layton, Lou Merrill. 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66098. Family Theatre. May 22, 1947. Mutual net. "A Star For Helen". Sustaining. A janitor tries to teach a young girl with problems about the fourth commandment. The script was used on "Family Theatre" subsequently on January 24, 1951 (see cat. #65969). Robert Alda (host), Guy Kibbee, Betty Arnold, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Max Terr (music), James Eagles, Tony La Frano (announcer), Mel Williamson (producer, director), John Ryder (producer, director), Mary Lou Harrington, Grace Celavind (?). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66099. Family Theatre. May 29, 1947. Mutual net. "Three Way Love". Sustaining. When a man remarries after his wife's death, his grown daughter detests her new stepmother and is determined to break up the marriage. William Lundigan (host), John Lund, Maureen O'Sullivan, Margaret Lowery (writer), Max Terr (music), Mel Williamson (producer, director), John Ryder (producer, director), Arlene Becker, Virginia Gregg, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66100. Family Theatre. June 5, 1947. Mutual net. "Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye". Sustaining. An interesting romance about a disc jockey and his wife through the years. The story is told through the records on the DJ's last broadcast in a format similar to the film "Penny Serenade." A well-done melodrama. Regis Toomey (host), Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Clarke Gordon, Pat McGeehan, Henry Blair, Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), Mel Williamson (producer, director), John Ryder (producer, director), Leonard L. Levinson (writer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66101. Family Theatre. June 12, 1947. Mutual net. "Laughing Into Glory". Sustaining. A new pastor in town uses two feuding merchants to improve the church...and the lives of his parishioners. J. Carrol Naish (host), Vincent Price, Max Terr (music), Ralph Moody, Gerald Mohr, Tommy Bernard, Tommy Cook, Tony La Frano (announcer), Lewis Reed (writer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer), Herb Lytton, Don Doolittle, Jack Nestle, David McMahon, Joel Davis. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66501. Family Theatre. June 19, 1947. Mutual net. "Top Man". Sustaining. A contractor's son, always the best at school, is caught cheating of his final exams. His father develops a more serious problem, but gets help from "the top man." Dennis Morgan (host), William Gargan, Roland Morris, Frank Gerstle, Phillip Abbott, Charles Seel, Herbert Rawlinson, Betty Ann Arena (writer), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66502. Family Theatre. June 26, 1947. Mutual net. "Little Boy Blue". Sustaining. The story of Eugene Field, a happy-go-lucky husband and journalist. A still-born baby eventually leads to the creation of a famous poem. A delightful period piece. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on April 1, 1948 (see cat. #70312). Wallace Ford (host), Jeanne Crain, Pat McGeehan, Ruth Peterson, Ralph Moody, Alan Harris, Frank Nelson, Joel Davis, Dawn Bender, Bill Blackburn, Robert Ellis, Everett Tomlinson (writer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66503. Family Theatre. July 3, 1947. Mutual net. "A Point Of Law". Sustaining. When a cattleman refuses to sell out to an oil baron, he finds an old law is being used against him. Cesar Romero (host), MacDonald Carey, Harry Davenport, John Fostini, Joseph Du Val, Charles Seel, Ken Harvey, Ray Millet, Lou Merrill, Jack Mitchell (writer), John Ryder (producer), Mel Williamson (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66504. Family Theatre. July 10, 1947. Mutual net. "Some Rain Must Fall". Sustaining. A melodrama about a sickly author and the woman who loves him. James Gleason (host), William Lundigan, Betty Arnold, Anne Morrison, Dick Wynn, Jonathan Goodhue (writer), John Ryder (producer), Mel Williamson (director), Max Terr (music). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66505. Family Theatre. July 17, 1947. Mutual net. "Song For A Long Road". Sustaining. The story of Joyce Kilmer, the famous American poet. The script was subsequently used on the program on May 13, 1948 (see cat. #70137) and on June 20, 1951 (see cat. #65411). Gene Lockhart (host), William Holden, Brenda Marshall, Marvin Miller, Daws Butler, Hal Sawyer, Jean Layton, Peter Rankin, Don Morrison, John Ryder (producer), Mel Williamson (director), Max Terr (music), Timothy Mulvey (writer). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66506. Family Theatre. July 24, 1947. Mutual net. "Brass Buttons". Sustaining. A tough-as-nails cop has no patience with law-breakers...including his own son! Maureen O'Hara (hostes), Regis Toomey, Frank Faylen, Walter Tetley, Griff Barnett, Mary Kent, James Hayward, Charles Seel, Max Terr (music), Joel Murcott (writer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66265. Family Theatre. July 31, 1947. Mutual net. "Descent Into Paradise". Sustaining. A well-written melodrama about a crippled composer, his little girl, and a great pianist. The program's closing theme has been deleted after the system cue. John Lund (host), Edgar Barrier, Natalie Wood, Phillip Terry, Lou Merrill, Jack Petruzzi, John Slot (writer, adaptor), Max Terr (music), Henry Sutman (piano), Tony La Frano (announcer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66266. Family Theatre. August 7, 1947. Mutual net. "No Greater Love". Sustaining. A melodrama about a reporter who becomes a newsboy after going blind. Refusing a needed operation to help his daughter, years later, his daughter starts going blind as well. A sob story that pulls out all the stops. Frank Leahy (host), Vanessa Brown, Reed Hadley, Daws Butler, Charles Seel, Dawn Bender, Tony La Frano (announcer), Maurice Zinn (writer), Max Terr (music), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66267. Family Theatre. August 14, 1947. Mutual net. "The Windbag". Sustaining. When Mr. Lattimer is given credit for becoming a radio writer, complications ensue...even though the actual writing was done by his son-in-law. The story was subsequently produced on "Family Theatre" on October 18, 1950 (see cat. #65003). This is a network version of cat. #49592. The program opening is slightly upcut. Jack Mitchell (writer), Gloria Holiday, Bill Bissell, Ed Rand, Betty Arnold, Colleen Collins, Brian Reed, Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer), Bing Crosby (host), Bea Benaderet. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49592. Family Theatre. August 14, 1947. Program #82. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Windbag". When Mr. Lattimer is given credit for becoming a radio writer, complications ensue...even though the actual writing was done by his son-in-law! See cat. #66267 for a network version of this broadcast. The story was subsequently produced on Family Theatre on October 18, 1950 (see cat. #65003). The host of the program (Bing Crosby) is not heard on this AFRS rebroadcast. Jack Mitchell (writer), Gloria Holiday, Bill Bissell, Ed Rand, Betty Arnold, Colleen Collins, Brian Reed, Max Terr (conductor), Mel Williamson (director), Harold Peary, Bea Benaderet, John Ryder (producer). 26:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66268. Family Theatre. August 21, 1947. Mutual net. "The Tin Whistle". Sustaining. A small boy and his beloved whistle cause considerable trouble for a school teacher. In fact, the teacher's entire life is ruined! A very well-written story. Good radio! The story was subsequently used on, "Family Theatre" on August 12, 1948 (see cat. #70144). Fred MacMurray (host), Robert Young, Frances Whitfield, Jerry Farber, Charles Seel, Tommy Bernard, Mary Lansing, Hal Gerard, Jean Layton, Anne Whitfield, Max Terr (conductor), Mel Williamson (director), John Ryder (producer), Tony La Frano (anouncer), Richard Burdick (writer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66094. Family Theatre. August 24, 1947. Mutual net. "Ernie's Day". Sustaining. The story of an oft-delayed romance between a vendor of hot dogs and his fiance, against a background of momentous events. Charles Ruggles, Bud Lesser (writer), Anne Morrison, Bud Lesser (writer), Mel Williamson (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), David McMahon, Barry Fitzgerald (host), Meredith Willson (music), Hy Averback, Dick Ryan, Herb Vigran, Joe Forte, Henry Baron (?). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66269. Family Theatre. August 28, 1947. Mutual net. "The World Of David Lee". Sustaining. When a not-so-nice boy is jailed for robbery, David Lee feels that he has to the right thing. He does. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on October 7, 1948 (see cat. #70314). Ann Blyth (hostess), Roddy McDowall, Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (conductor), Carol Coleman (writer), Ted Maxwell (writer), David Young (director). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66270. Family Theatre. September 4, 1947. Mutual net. "No Man Is A Stranger". Sustaining. A foreign diplomat meets an American family with a universal problem. It's a problem that can be solved only by a higher power. Bob Hope (host), Otto Kruger, Ottalie Kruger, Dick Ryan, Jay Novello, William Martell, Max Terr (conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), David Young (director). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66312. Family Theatre. September 11, 1947. Mutual net. "Stopwatch Finale". Sustaining. A convict awaiting execution on death row tells the story of how he met "Mr. Jordan," who doesn't belive in God and had a "stopwatch finale" to his orations. The script was subsequently reused on the "Family Theatre" on June 13, 1951 (see cat. #65410), September 3, 1952 (see cat. #69931) and September 1, 1954 (see cat. #71453) Dick Haymes (host), Steve Dunne, Herbert Rawlinson, William Johnstone, Jeanne Bates, Frank Gerstle, Timothy Mulvey (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66313. Family Theatre. September 18, 1947. Mutual net. "Strictly Amateurs". Sustaining. A young couple's marriage founders when the wife tries to further her acting career. A well-written program. Jimmy Durante (host, narrator), Dennis Day, Barbara Eiler, Jack Kruschen, Jeff Chandler (billed as "Ira Grossel"), Timothy Mulvey (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

2301. Family Theatre. September 25, 1947. Mutual net. "Blue Memorandum". Sustaining. A busy tycoon learns the value of human relations. Lionel Barrymore, Ricardo Montalban (host), Lila Webb, Howard McNear, Barbara Fuller, Nancy Shields, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66314. Family Theatre. October 2, 1947. Mutual net. "The Hound Of Heaven". Sustaining. The story of Francis Thompson, an outcast who became a famous writer...with the help of faith. Heavy listening! The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on June 8, 1949 (see cat. #70973), on February 21, 1951 (see cat. #65972) and on October 27, 1954 (see cat. #71348). Joan Caulfield (hostess), Marvin Miller (narrator), Mark Stevens, Frederick Lift (? writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66315. Family Theatre. October 9, 1947. Mutual net. "T Formation". Sustaining. A boastful football star loses the use of his legs, but learns about teamwork from a five year old girl. Joan Leslie (hostess), Bob Hope, Virginia Wells, Ken Christy, Ann Tobin, Marlene Ames, Howard Culver, Hal Sawyer, Roland Morris, Harry Lawrence (writer), Nick Kenny (author of a poem used on the program), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66316. Family Theatre. October 16, 1947. Mutual net. "The Prayer That Won The West". Sustaining. An early Mission to California needs the help of a "practical man." Henry Fonda (host), Ramon Navarro, Pedro De Cordoba, Don Orrick, Don Morrison, John Alvin, Don Diamond, John Fostini, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70009. Family Theatre. October 23, 1947. Mutual net. "Heaven Is Like That". Sustaining. A wealthy Englishman with only a year to live falls in love with a girl of the servant classes. Together, they try to give away twenty thousand pounds...not an easy job! The script was used subsequently on Family Theatre on May 2, 1951 (see cat. #65565). Licia Albanese (hostess), Marguerite Chapman, John Lund, Dick Ryan, Eric Snowden, Julie Bennett, Buddy Gray, Lester Jay, Maudie Prickett, True Boardman (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70055. Family Theatre. October 30, 1947. Mutual net. "Advice To The Lovelorn". Sustaining. Fibber and Molly try to play cupid when Doc Gamble's secretary breaks up with her boyfriend. Don DeFore (host), Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Arthur Q. Bryan, Betty White, Jess Kirkpatrick, Tyler McVey, Phil Leslie (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70056. Family Theatre. November 6, 1947. Mutual net. "Journey Home". Sustaining. A well-written story about a young hobo on a freight train heading east, and his strange friend, "Hawk." Good radio. Ruth Hussey (hostess), Preston Foster, Darryl Hickman, Joe Forte, Bud Widom, Joseph Du Val, John Lovelace (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70057. Family Theatre. November 13, 1947. Mutual net. "The Perfect Wife". Sustaining. A woman who is devoted to her home and family feels threatened when a succesful career woman comes to town. Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Spring Byington, Ralph Morgan, Florence Ravenal, Tyler McVey, James Fee (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), Cynthia Corley. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70058. Family Theatre. November 20, 1947. Mutual net. "Son Of Mine". Sustaining. A small town druggist visits his son at an exclusive boarding school, convinced that his boy is ashamed of his father's lack of success. A warm, well-written drama. Eddie Cantor (host), Ward Bond, Dan O'Herlihy, Edwin Cooper, Gail Bonney, Gilbert Barnett, Richard Leone, Ross Forrester, Ralph Moody, James Griffith, Tony La Frano (announcer), Richard Wilkinson (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70059. Family Theatre. November 27, 1947. Mutual net. "Home For Thanksgiving". Sustaining. An American woman and her Austrian husband return to the city where he grew up. Arriving on Thanksgiving, they find only ruins. A fine Thanksgiving story. The script was susequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 4, 1953 (see cat. #70175). Charles Boyer (host), Joan Leslie, Paul Henreid, True Boardman (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70060. Family Theatre. December 4, 1947. Mutual net. "Oh Romeo, My Romeo". Sustaining. A young girl at a boarding school wants only to be an actress, despite the opposition of her parents. Sondra Barkova gets the opportunity to play the violin. John Kieran (host), Barry Fitzgerald, Sondra Barkova, June Foray, GeGe Pearson, Hal Gerard, Mark Carney (adaptor), Joseph Fox (author), Dorothy Fox (author), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70061. Family Theatre. December 11, 1947. Mutual net. "Substitute Santa". Sustaining. A Christmas story set in a busy department store. Romance and re-union in the toy department. Ray Milland (host), Frank McHugh, James Burke, David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Harry Lawrence (writer), Oona Morteshed, Robert Rockwell, Bob Young, Tony La Frano (announcer), Margie Liszt, Jo Graham, Gwen Delano, Phil Bernard. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70062. Family Theatre. December 18, 1947. Mutual net. "A Rose By Any Other Name". Sustaining. A star basketball player is dropped from the squad because Miss Johnson didn't think much of his essay on daffodils. The athlete's brother steps in to help. Don Ameche (host), Kathryn Grayson, Johnny Johnstone, Norman Field, Roland Morris, Herbert Rawlinson, Frank Gerstle, Timothy Mulvey (writer), William McGuire (composer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70063. Family Theatre. December 25, 1947. Mutual net. "The Juggler Of Our Lady". Sustaining. A Christmas fable about a poor circus juggler who worshipped the Christ child in his own way. The story has been translated from the medieval French. The system cue has been deleted or is added live. The script was used subsequently on "Family Theatre" on February 29, 1948 (see cat. #70325), January 16, 1952 (see cat. #69569) and December 22, 1954 (see cat. #74659). Irene Dunne, John Charles Thomas, John Nesbitt (performer, adaptor), The Ken Darby Singers, David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70064. Family Theatre. January 1, 1948. Mutual net. "In Another Year". Sustaining. During the Depression, a family somehow manages to get along through the years. Glenn Langan, Alma Lawton, Ken Harvey, Colleen Collins, Pattee Chapman, Marion Richmond, Mark Carney (writer), David Young (director), J. Edgar Hoover (host), Ruth Hussey, Max Terr (music). 28:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

69924. Family Theatre. January 15, 1948. Mutual net. "Stolen Symphony". Sustaining. After a test pilot crashes and is killed, an angel brings his spirit back to his loved ones one last time. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on May 11, 1949 (see cat. #70965), on November 1, 1950 (see cat. #65004 and #36097) and November 17, 1954 (see cat. #71351). Kate Smith (hostes), Robert Ryan, Joan Lorring, Julie Bennett, Florida Edwards, Sarah Selby, Jimmy Scribner, Eddie Firestone, Ralph Moody, Mark Carney (writer), James B. Reuter (writer), Max Terr (composer, conducto), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

7338. Family Theatre. January 22, 1948. Mutual net. "Broadway Lullaby". Sustaining. A hard boiled chorus girl is softened up when forced to look after a small baby. Morton Downey (host), June Haver, Dennis O'Keefe, Dink Trout, James Nusser, Jean Layton, Jean Young, Rolfe Sedan, Max Terr (music), David Young (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69925. Family Theatre. January 29, 1948. Mutual net. "Verdict: Guilty". Sustaining. A father tells his two sons a story about a young man who was unjustly sent to jail, and how he planned his revenge on the judge who sentenced him. Dan Dailey (host), Alexander Knox, Stanley Clements, Jean Vander Pyl, Noreen Gammill, Tommy Bernard, Roland Morris, Ross Forrester, Lou Krugman, Griff Barnett, Herbert Rawlinson, Charles Maxwell, George Pirrone, Edward Colmans, Jack Price (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69926. Family Theatre. February 5, 1948. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. The program's first anniversary broadcast. "Pity the man who cannot sleep." A grape grower worries about his first harvest. Failure teaches him that there are more important harvests to be gathered, and that prayer might help. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 17, 1947 (see cat. #66093) and subsequently on February 16, 1949 (see cat. #70433), September 20, 1950 (see cat. #64999), December 5, 1951 (see cat. #66517) and March 4, 1953 (see cat. #70179). The program was voted "Outstanding program of 1947" (it is not said who did the voting). Gregory Peck (host), Susan Peters, Robert Mitchum, Rod O'Connor (narrator), Henry Blair, Gloria Blondell, Clayton Post, Alan Harris, Max Terr (composer, conductor), Timothy Mulvey (writer), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69927. Family Theatre. February 12, 1948. Mutual net. "Out Of The Wilderness". Sustaining. A pioneer in old Kentucky decides to take himself a wife. Later, two children add to his family. The story has a not-too-surprising suprise ending. Maureen O'Hara (hostess), Gale Storm, Bill Williams, Paul Frees, Joseph Du Val, Dick Ryan, Peter Rankin, William Wallisby, Jack Petruzzi, Marylee Robb, Marjorie Bennett, Jack Price (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69928. Family Theatre. February 19, 1948. Mutual net. "The Future Is Yours". Sustaining. A middle class family, somewhat strapped for cash, sees an opportunity for a $10,000 windfall when the son is injured. To collect the money however, the truth must be stretched, if not actually broken. This is a serious problem that must be resolved. Don McNeill (host), Rosemary De Camp, Bobby Driscoll, Willard Waterman, Pat Lowery, Ruth Perrott, Norman Field, Paul Conrad, Bob Holton, Walt Spence (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 27:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

70307. Family Theatre. February 26, 1948. Mutual net. "Life's A Circus". Sustaining. A story of the circus, an orphanage and a recluse. Heartwarming and well-written. Margaret O'Brien misses a cue, Verna saves the scene. Fred Allen (host), Margaret O'Brien, Pat O'Brien, Verna Felton, Stanley Farrar, Carlton KaDell, David McMahon, Ralph Montgomery, Nat Slot (author), John Slot (adaptor), Max Terr (scorer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Emil Frank (adaptor), Martha Chapin (author). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70325. Family Theatre. February 29, 1948. Mutual net. "The Juggler Of Our Lady". Sustaining. A poor juggler of old France gives the mother of Christ the only present he can. The script was previous used on 'Family Theatre" previously on December 25, 1947 (see cat. #70063) and subsequently on January 16, 1952 (see cat. #69569) and December 22, 1954 (see cat. #74659). John Charles Thomas, John Nesbitt. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70308. Family Theatre. March 4, 1948. Mutual net. "Dear Mr. American". Sustaining. J. Carroll uses a creditable Franch accent to portray a baker during the second war. Loretta Young (hostess), J. Carrol Naish, Don Johnson (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70309. Family Theatre. March 11, 1948. Mutual net. "The Man Who Died Twice". Sustaining. A washed-up movie actor loses a part in a film, his wife leaves him and he's then stopped by a traffic cop. The actor portrays Lazarus in more ways than one. The program opening is upcut. Roddy McDowall (host), John Sutton, Patricia Morrison, Pat McGeehan, John Franks, Stu Wilson, Stan Waxman, Tim Graham, Michael Hayes, Tony La Frano (announcer), Mark Carney (writer), Lou Reed (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

70310. Family Theatre. March 18, 1948. Mutual net. "Talent For Living". Sustaining. A working guy becomes engaged to a wealthy decorator. A visit to the groom's family exposes big differences between the two. Danny Thomas (host), Kirk Douglas, Diana Douglas, Myra Marsh, Earle Ross, Pat Lowery, Tommy Bernard, Phyllis Parker (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70311. Family Theatre. March 25, 1948. Mutual net. "The Passion and Death". Sustaining. A dramatized version of the condemnation and crucifixion. Well done. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" (with a different title) on April 13, 1949 (see cat. #70444) and April 1, 1953 (see cat. #70190). Guy Madison (host), Ethel Barrymore (narrator), Norman Field, Janet Scott, Vic Perrin, Edward Colmans, Charles Maxwell, Herbert Rawlinson, Bob Purcell, Howard Culver, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Mark Carney (adaptor). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70312. Family Theatre. April 1, 1948. Mutual net. "Little Boy Blue". Sustaining. The story of Eugene Field, a happy-go-lucky husband and journalist. A still-born baby eventually leads to the creation of a famous poem. A delightful period piece. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on June 26, 1947 (see cat. #66502). William Gargan (host), Jeanne Crain, Robert Walker, Virginia Gregg, Bob Purcell, Ralph Moody, Tony Doras, Alan Harris, Vic Perrin, Gilbert Barnett, Carol Lees, Everett Tomlinson (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (diector), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70132. Family Theatre. April 8, 1948. Mutual net. "Toledo Smith". Sustaining. Toledo's back in town, with a new idea in stolen cars for his kid brother. "If you're going to steal...steal big!" Shirley Temple (hostess), Dan Duryea, Skip Homeier, Ann Tobin, Rita Lynn, James Nusser, Ken Christy, Cy Kendall, Berry Kroeger (narrator), Mark Carney (writer), Lou Reed (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70133. Family Theatre. April 15, 1948. Mutual net. "Wanted: One Baby". Sustaining. A husband and wife have been unable to have a baby...until the husband tries prayer and visits the place where babies come from! An amusing fantasy. Paul Henreid (host), Kenny Baker, Alan Reed, Marlowe Dreyer, Daws Butler, Francis Rickett (writer), Dan Rodden (? writer), David Young (dirrector), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70134. Family Theatre. April 22, 1948. Mutual net. "Eddie Meets The Family". Sustaining. Eddie has proposed to Frances after knowning her for only one month. The rub is that he wants to return to San Francisco, but she's from the Bronx. Hoagy Carmichael (host), Gloria De Haven, Richard Hart, Sarah Selby, Ruth Perrott, Bernice Barrett, Jimmy Ogg, Wald Spence (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70135. Family Theatre. April 29, 1948. Mutual net. "Their Only Son". Sustaining. The son of a candidate for mayor and a busy mother is "given every advantage," which makes for an unhappy young man. Gary Cooper (host), Victor Jory, Scotty Beckett, Joan Carroll, Rena Craig, Florida Edwards, Margaret Muse, Charles Maxwell, Helen Jerrold, Roland Morris, David Young (director), Lenore Bigler (writer), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70136. Family Theatre. May 6, 1948. Mutual net. "Mother's Halo Was Tight". Sustaining. A Mother's Day program about a young boy in need of a spanking. This is going to hurt you more than it hurts me. Gene Kelly (host), Virginia Bruce, John Beal, Henry Blair, Florence Ravenal, Charles Maxwell, D. H. Johnson (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70137. Family Theatre. May 13, 1948. Mutual net. "Song For A Long Road". Sustaining. The story of Joyce Kilmer, the famous American poet. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on July 17, 1947 (see cat. #66505) and subsequently on June 20, 1951 (see cat. #65411). Glenn Langan (host), John Lund, Donna Reed, Tim Graham, Jean Layton, Charles Maxwell, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Herb Vigran, Daws Butler, Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70066. Family Theatre. May 20, 1948. Mutual net. "A Thief In The Night". Sustaining. A hobo tells a judge a story of trust and betrayal. It's the story of a forgotten hero and death "that comes like a thief in the night." A well-written story that starts out sounding as if the plot was stolen from "Les Miserables." Mr. Kovac, the president of the Mutual Broadcasting System, speaks about "Family Theatre" after one year on the air. Ed Kovac (host), Robert Walker, Harry Davenport, Louise Arthur, Gail Bonney, Bob Purcell, Gwen Delano, Ed Rand, Mark Carney (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Larry Chatterton (announcer). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70067. Family Theatre. May 27, 1948. Mutual net. "The Unsung Hero". Sustaining. The story of John Logan, an attorney in southern Indiana during the years before the Civil War. Enlisting after war breaks out and rising to the rank of General, the story is about Logan's experiences that led to the establishment of Memorial Day. Well done! Mona Freeman (hostess, narrator), Gale Storm, Lee Bonnel, Berry Kroeger, Cy Kendall, Michael Hayes, Shepperd Strudwick, Lillian Buyeff, Bob Purcell, Ruth Born (writer), Mabel Thompson Rowe (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70068. Family Theatre. June 3, 1948. Mutual net. "The High Boarded Fence". Sustaining. A "sandhog" buys a house in the small town where he's gotten a job. The peril of working below ground are as dangerous as the hostilities of his neighbors. Lon McCallister (host), Ward Bond, Mary Eleanor Donohue, Virginia Gregg, James Nusser, Shepperd Strudwick, Bill Bissell, Gloria McMillan, Gilbert Barnett, Mark Carney (writer), Phyllis Parker (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70069. Family Theatre. June 10, 1948. Mutual net. "Once Upon A Golden Afternoon". Sustaining. The story of how a mathematics professor at Oxford came to write, "Alice In Wonderland." Well told! The system cue has been deleted or is added live. The story was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on September 9, 1948 (see cat. #70146). Maureen O'Sullivan (hostess), Tom Conway, Natalie Wood, Virginia Gregg, Anne Whitfield, Dick Ryan, Frederick Shields, Howard McNear, Earl Keen, Cy Kendall, John Slot (writer), Emil Frank (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70070. Family Theatre. June 17, 1948. Mutual net. "Fear Is A Little World". Sustaining. The story of Joan of Arc, as told by a southern mother. Bob Crosby (host), Joan Lorring, Louise Beavers, Patricia Washington, Janet Scott, Tony Barrett, Jay Novello, Clarke Gordon, Lawrence Dobkin, Isabel Lord (writer), Margaret Lord (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70071. Family Theatre. June 17, 1948. Mutual net. "Suspended Moment". Sustaining. A self-important lawyer appears in the "final court" to defend himself and justify his actions. Victor Moore (host), Victor Jory, Berry Kroeger, Jo Graham, Jay Novello, Ralph Moody, Herbert Rawlinson, Norman Field, Vic Perrin, John Slot (writer), Emil Frank (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Dick Wynn (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70138. Family Theatre. July 1, 1948. Mutual net. "First Class Requirements. Sustaining. The owner of a small town newspaper tackles the juvenile delinquency problem and the mayor at the same time. The answer is...the Boy Scouts! Alan Mowbray (host), Joe E. Brown, Richard Tyler, Ann Tobin, Ken Christy, Eddie Firestone, Jay Novello, Charles Maxwell, Peter Rankin, David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Mark Carney (writer), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70139. Family Theatre. July 8, 1948. Mutual net. "For Bonnie Annie Laurie". Sustaining. The story of a romance of Scotland, and of the song that immortalized that love. Beverly Tyler, Sara Allgood, Dan O'Herlihy, Ray Milland (host, narrator), Donald Crisp, Sean McClury, Colleen Collins, June Foray, Felix Vallee, Wald Spence (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70140. Family Theatre. July 15, 1948. Mutual net. "The Music Of A Broken Bell". Sustaining. A ruthless businessman finds himself with leprosy! Pedro De Cordoba (host), Otto Kruger, Sigrid Gurie, Jack Kruschen, Charles Maxwell, Maya Gregory, Berry Kroeger (narrator), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Mark Carney (writer), Nick Kenny (poet). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70141. Family Theatre. July 22, 1948. Mutual net. "Once In A Million". Sustaining. There's a millionaire in town, disguised as a tramp. He's looking for someone who practices the "Golden Rule," so as to give that person half his fortune. Hugh Herbert (host), Billie Burke, Earle Ross, Louise Beavers, Ralph Moody, Joe Forte, David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Paul West (writer), John Russtang (announcer). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70142. Family Theatre. July 29, 1948. Mutual net. "Christmas In July". Sustaining. A young medical student studying on the G. I. Bill after the war finds that his lessons, baby and married life difficult objectives to achieve. James Craig (host), Shirley Temple, John Agar, Jo Graham, Bill McAndrew, Paul McVey, Mark Carney (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70143. Family Theatre. August 5, 1948. Mutual net. "Mr. Birthday". Sustaining. A reporter follows a strange man as he travels through the poor part of town, making birthdays a better day for the kids. Ann Blyth (hostes), Gene Lockhart, Nina Bara, Harry Lang, Jerry Farber, John McGovern, Bobby Ellis, Phillip Bernard, Gene Raymond, Bob Shannon, Jack Price (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70144. Family Theatre. August 12, 1948. Mutual net. "The Tin Whistle". Sustaining. A small boy and his beloved whistle cause considerable trouble for a school teacher. In fact, the teacher's entire life is ruined! A very well-written story. Good radio! The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on August 21, 1947 (see cat. #66268). Lloyd Nolan (host), Ronald Reagan, Richard Burdick (writing), Merrill Ross (announcer), Frances Whitfield, Hal Gerard, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tommy Bernard, Charles Seel, Jerry Farber, Mary Lansing, Anne Whitfield, Jean Layton. 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70145. Family Theatre. August 19, 1948. Mutual net. "Jamie and The Promise". Sustaining. Young Jamie wants to buy Mr. Thatcher's pig, but it costs $5. After negotiating a loan from the bank, things go well until an opportunity presents itself in the form of uranium stock. Joan Leslie (hostess), Jane Darwell, Bobby Driscoll, Biff Barnes (writer), Max Terr (music), Barton Yarborough, Jess Kirkpatrick, Ann Tobin, Charles Maxwell, Clarence Hartzell, David Young (director), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70147. Family Theatre. September 2, 1948. Mutual net. "The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet". Sustaining. Ozzie is convinced that his family is disintergrating "before his very eyes." Ozzie "puts his foot down." A regular "Ozzie and Harriet Show," with the usual cast. The system cue has been deleted or is added live. Barry Fitzgerald (host), Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, John Brown, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), John Russtang (announcer), Janet Waldo, Tommy Bernard, Henry Blair, Jeff Chandler. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

70146. Family Theatre. September 9, 1948. Mutual net. "Once Upon A Golden Afternoon". Sustaining. The story of how a mathematics professor at Oxford came to write, "Alice In Wonderland." Well told! The system cue has been deleted. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on June 10, 1948 (see cat. #70069). Maureen O'Sullivan (hostess), Tom Conway, Natalie Wood, John Slot (writer), Emil Frank (writer), David Young (director), Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Cy Kendall, Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), Anne Whitfield, Dick Ryan, Frederick Shields, Earl Keen. 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70148. Family Theatre. September 16, 1948. Mutual net. "A Day To Remember". Sustaining. Polly Green gets her own checking account, a most expensive anniversary present. This is a network version of cat. #49591. Robert Ryan (host), Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Paul West (writer), Tommy Bernard, Charles Maxwell, Wally Maher, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Jean Layton, Ann Tobin, Joseph Granby, Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49591. Family Theatre. September 16, 1948. Program #69. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "A Day To Remember". Polly Green gets her own checking account, a most expensive anniversary present. See cat. #70148 for a network version of this broadcast. Ruth Hussey, Robert Young, Robert Ryan (host), Paul West (writer), Tommy Bernard, Charles Maxwell, Wally Maher, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Jean Layton, Ann Tobin, Joseph Granby. 30:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70149. Family Theatre. September 23, 1948. Mutual net. "Branigan's Bat". Sustaining. A third rate baseball player suddenly propels his team into the World Series. It happens after he inherits the bat own by Biff Branigan, the best player since Babe Ruth. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on August 30, 1950 (see cat. #64997). Jeanne Crain (hostess), Steve Dunne, Gale Storm, Irwin Lieberman (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Merrill Ross (announcer), Ken Christy, Hal Berger, Ruth Perrott, Gilbert Barnett, Jo Graham, Charles Maxwell. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70313. Family Theatre. September 30, 1948. Mutual net. "Gramps". Sustaining. A young boy and his irrepressible grandfather romp through youth together. Well written! Irene Dunne (hostess), Victor Moore, Una Merkel, Henry Blair, Jack Price (writer), Mark Carney (writer), David Young (director), Virginia Gregg, Michael Hayes, Max Terr (music (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), Norman Field. 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70314. Family Theatre. October 7, 1948. Mutual net. "The World Of David Lee". Sustaining. A program about family life and juvenile delinquency. Young Bud Landis is in jail after wrecking a flower shop. Dabvid Lee tries to prove his innocence. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on August 289, 1947 (see cat. #66269). Peggy Ann Garner (hostess), Roddy McDowall, Norman Field, Charles Seel, Gil Stratton, Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Carol Coleman (writer), Ted Maxwell (writer), Nancy Shields, Dawn Bender, Louise Weir, Eddie Firestone, Jerry Farber, Tim Graham. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70315. Family Theatre. October 14, 1948. Mutual net. "Farewell To Birdie McKeesler". Sustaining. The recceptionist at a law firm is very inefficient and must be discharged...not an easy task! Jane Spee (?), Charles Maxwell, Leo Cleary, George Murphy (host), June Haver, Jo Graham, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70316. Family Theatre. October 21, 1948. Mutual net. "The Story Of John Sager". Sustaining. A young boy on a wagon train heading twoard Oregon finds himself the head of the family when his parents die. He remains determined to continue on to Oregon. An announcement is made that the program is leaving the air until November 3, 1948. Dinah Shore (hostess), Jean Hersholt, Scotty Beckett, Max Terr (music), Florence Ravenal, Marlene Ames, David Young (director), Ralph Moody, Norma Jean Nilsson, Don Diamond. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70317. Family Theatre. November 3, 1948. Mutual net. "Footsteps In The Night". Sustaining. A boy grows to manhood resentful of his brother's successes. Finally, the chance for revenge comes...but so does the truth. The program ends with an extended music fill after Kate Smith says goodnight. No credits or system cue are heard. Kate Smith (hostess), Kay Christopher, Gene Reynolds, Lon McCallister. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

70318. Family Theatre. November 10, 1948. Mutual net. "The Little Lost Shepherd". Sustaining. A man wants very much to adopt a young boy, but his wife is very much against the idea. Written to bring a tear to the eye. Vivian Blaine (hostess), Cathy O'Donnell, Gary Gray, Rory Calhoun, John Bagni (writer), Gwen Bagni (writer), Pedro De Cordoba, Whitfield Connor, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Janet Scott, Norman Field. 24:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70319. Family Theatre. November 17, 1948. Mutual net. "Mr. Carousel". Sustaining. A piano tuner loses his job at Carnegie Hall after bragging to his nine year old friend Mary Ann. Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Jimmy Durante, Alan Reed, Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), Norma Jean Nilsson, Carlton KaDell, John Slot (writer), Emil Frank (writer), Fred Howard, Edward Colmans, David Young (director). 24:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70320. Family Theatre. November 24, 1948. Mutual net. "Violets For Courage". Sustaining. A widow with two children finally confronts the town busybody. Jane Wyatt, Robert Ryan (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Henry Blair, Jack Kruschen, Howard Jeffrey, Beth Barnes (writer), Mrs. Emmet Barnes (writer), Norma Jean Nilsson, Ruth Perrott, Gilbert Barnett. 24:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70321. Family Theatre. December 1, 1948. Mutual net. "World With A Fence". Sustaining. A working class college guy marries his friend's date, only to find hard going after graduation. Frank Leahy (the famous football coach: host), Robert Stack, Richard Webb, Gloria Blondell, Tony La Frano (announcer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Richard Hill Wilkinson (writer). 24:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70322. Family Theatre. December 8, 1948. Mutual net. "Herbert Has Ideas". Sustaining. A shmo at an advertising agency becomes "The Masked Tenor" after being fired. This leads to a partnership at the agency and marriage plans with his best gal. John Beal (host), Jack Smith, Janet Waldo, Erwin Lieberman (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (music), Tony La Frano (announcer), John Dehner, Harry Bartell, Cy Kendall, Arthur Q. Bryan. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70323. Family Theatre. December 15, 1948. Mutual net. "Daddy For Christmas". Sustaining. Young Stevie asks Santa Claus for a daddy for Christmas! His mom winds up married to Santa, who tries to be a good father...but fails. A tearful story that's good radio. Shirley Temple (hostess), Pat O'Brien, Bobby Driscoll, Linda Johnson, Jack Lyman (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70324. Family Theatre. December 22, 1948. Mutual net. "Blessed Are They". Sustaining. A blind young British girl gets a visit from a strange man. Is he really Jesus? A well-written Christmas show. Kenny Baker (host), Margaret O'Brien, True Boardman (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70326. Family Theatre. January 5, 1949. Mutual net. "Where The Heart Is". Sustaining. A little British orphan comes to America, finding that adjusting to a new life is made easier by a new "boyfriend." Adolphe Menjou (host), Steve Dunne, Peter Miles, Tony La Frano (announcer), Gigi Perreaux, Bill Hampton (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Jeanine Roos, Jeanne Bates, Michael Chapin. 24:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70244. Family Theatre. January 12, 1949. Mutual net. "Gentlemen, Be Seated". Sustaining. The story of "Sugarfoot Calhoun," an American minstrel legend who decides to go into television. A heart attack just before the first show forces his reluctant son to follow an old tradition. The program has been severely edited, but the story is intact. Rosalind Russell (hostess), Eddie Cantor, Jack Price (writer), Merrill Ross (announcer), Max Terr (music), Mark Carney (writer), Ann Tobin, George Neise, Leo Cleary, GeGe Pearson. 16:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70245. Family Theatre. January 19, 1949. Mutual net. "World Without End". Sustaining. A newly married bride gets that dreaded telegram soon after her husband is called to war. Ten days later, the doctor brings important news. The script was used on "Family Theatre" subsequently on May 21, 1952 (see cat. #69579). Robert Young (host), Joan Leslie (in four different roles!), Berry Kroeger, True Boardman (writer, doubles), Max Terr (music), Virginia Gregg, Norman Field, Byron Kane, Theodore Von Eltz, David Young (directo), Merrill Ross (announcer). 24:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70327. Family Theatre. January 26, 1949. Mutual net. "Melancholy Clown". Sustaining. The "true" story of David Belasco, the famous theatrical producer and playwright...and why he collects model elephants! Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Beth Barnes (writer), Alan Reed, Joe Thompson, Alan Reed Jr., Merrill Ross (announcer), Herbert Rawlinson, Virginia Gregg, Ken Christy, Charles Maxwell. 24:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70328. Family Theatre. February 2, 1949. Mutual net. "Guilty Of Mercy". Sustaining. A young girl is passed over for the lead in the school play. When the girl who does get the part is seriously injured in a bicycle accident, rumors begin about the cause of the accident. Don McNeill (host), Beulah Bondi, Jeanne Cagney, Erwin Lieberman (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Paul McVey, Roland Morris, Virginia Eiler, Gloria Grant, Sam Edwards, Merrill Ross (announcer), Pattee Chapman, George Pirrone. 24:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70432. Family Theatre. February 9, 1949. Mutual net. "Altar Of Freedom". Sustaining. A woman's five sons go to war, much against her wishes. All five are killed while serving their country. A well-written story with a surprise ending. Roddy McDowall (host), Anne Revere, Jack Price (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Paul McVey, Clarke Gordon, Ralph Moody, Merrill Ross (announcer), Jack Lewis, Glen Denning, Peter Rankin, Roland Morris. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70433. Family Theatre. February 16, 1949. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. The second anniversary program, the third broadcast of the script on "Family Theatre." "Pity the man who cannot sleep." A grape grower worries about his first harvest. Failure teaches him that there are more important harvests to be gathered and that prayer might help. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 17, 1947 (see cat. #66093) and February 5, 1948 (see cat. #69926), and subsequently on September 20, 1950 (see cat. #66517) and December 5, 1953 (see cat. #70179). Spencer Tracy (host), Dennis O'Keefe, Donna Reed, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Betty Ann Arena (writer), Rod O'Connor (narrator), Max Terr (composer,. conductor), David Young (director), Norman Field, Merrill Ross (announcer), Henry Blair, Clayton Post, Mary Lansing. 24:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

70439. Family Theatre. March 9, 1949. Mutual net. "Hollywood Story". Sustaining. A Hollywood writer's ambition, greed and desire for success drives his wife away, and a young writer to attempted suicide. Fred Allen (host), Hedda Hopper (narrator), Dan Dailey, James Griffin Jay (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (composer, conductor), Merrill Ross (announcer), Eve McVeagh, Hal Gerard, Harry Bartell, Tyler McVey, Ann Tobin, Lee Arnold. 24:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70440. Family Theatre. March 16, 1949. Mutual net. "The Leprechaun Who Didn't Listen". Sustaining. A young leprechaun learns his trade and the all-important secret that every leprechaun must know. Ray Milland (host), Edmund Gwenn, Alan Young, Howard McNear, David Young (director), Marvin Bryan (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), Edwin Max, Arthur Q. Bryan, Junius Matthews, Gloria Gordon. 24:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70443. Family Theatre. March 20, 1949. Mutual net. "The Fourth Strike". Sustaining. A new man in town organizes the local kids into a baseball team and becomes a hero. The baseball coach has a hidden past. John Lund (host), Guy Madison, Colleen Townsend, Wade Miller (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Eddie Firestone, Peter Rankin, Norman Field, Merrill Ross (announcer), Fred Howard, Sam Edwards, Dick Ryan. 24:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70441. Family Theatre. March 23, 1949. Mutual net. "For The Love Of Angel". Sustaining. A New Yorker and a G. I. from Iowa form a strange friendship during the invasion of North Africa...and why the ex-soldier is a vegetarian. Jack Haley (host), Stanley Clements, Jack Bailey, David Young (director), John Bagni (writer), Gwen Bagni (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, June Foray, Lou Krugman, Lawrence Dobkin, Merrill Ross (announcer). 24:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70442. Family Theatre. April 6, 1949. Mutual net. "Night Elevator". Sustaining. An interesting evening in an office building with the night elevator operator. Three separate stories are tied together nicely. Nancy Olson, Maurice Zimm (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Jack Kruschen, John Dehner, Claudette Colbert (hostess), James Gleason, Virginia Gregg, Norman Field, Merrill Ross (announcer), William Lally. 24:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70444. Family Theatre. April 13, 1949. Mutual net. "The Passion and Death Of Christ". Sustaining. An Easter broadcast about the betrayal and crucifixion of Jesus. The script was previously used (with a different title) previously on March 25, 1948 (see cat. #70311) and subsequently on April 1, 1953 (see cat. #70190). Guy Madison (host), Ethel Barrymore (narrator), Mark Carney (adaptor), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Norman Field, Janet Scott, Vic Perrin, Edward Colmans, Charles Maxwell, Herbert Rawlinson, Bob Purcell, Howard Culver. 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70445. Family Theatre. April 20, 1949. Mutual net. "The Empty Room". Sustaining. After the death of their nine year old son, a husband considers an adoption. His wife is definitely not intersted. Well written. J. Carrol Naish (host), Rita Johnson, Glenn Langan, David Young (director), Martha Wilkerson (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), John McGovern, Kay Riehl, Merrill Ross (anouncer). 24:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70446. Family Theatre. April 27, 1949. Mutual net. "Throw Your Heart In The Ring". Sustaining. A visiting nurse helps a sick man in a seedy hotel...who has a gun! Gary Cooper (host), Shelley Winters, Henry Morgan, Martha Wilkerson (writer), Max Terr (composer, conductor), David Young (director), Herb Vigran, Sidney Miller, Betty White, Michael Chapin, Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70447. Family Theatre. May 4, 1949. Mutual net. "Round Trip". Sustaining. Two former lovers meet on a train and remember their past relationship. A well-written and produced program. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on March 25, 1953 (see cat. #70189). Pat O'Brien (host), Joan Leslie, Leo Penn, Martha Wilkerson (writer), David Young (director), Max Terr (composer, conductor), Merrill Ross (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70965. Family Theatre. May 11, 1949. Mutual net. "Stolen Symphony". Sustaining. After a test pilot crashes and is killed, an angel brings his spirit back to his loved ones one last time. An excellent show, well-written. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 15, 1948 (see cat. #69924) and subsequently on November 1, 1950 (see cat. #65004 and #36097) and November 17, 1954 (see cat. #71351). James Farley (host), Richard Widmark, Joan Caulfield, Mark Carney (writer), James B. Reuter (writer), Max Terr (music), David Young (director), Mala Powers, Jimmy Scribner, Merrill Ross (announcer), Sarah Selby, Ann Tobin, Ralph Moody, Michael Chapin. 29:43. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

70970. Family Theatre. May 18, 1949. Mutual net. "The Legacy". Sustaining. A woman who marries a professor for his money discovers that he has a young son, and a very bitter sister. After the man dies, several changes take place...for the better! Alan Mowbray (host), Rhonda Fleming, Margaret Lindsay, Beth Boggs (writer), Harry Zimmerman (music), Jaime del Valle (director), Howard McNear, John McGovern, Virginia Gregg, Herbert Rawlinson, John Beal, Gene Baker (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70971. Family Theatre. May 25, 1949. Mutual net. "Man With A Plow". Sustaining. An old fashioned farmer is satisfied with his old way of life, despite the "modern" ideas of his family. A story about Noah Stevens, a man with a plow. Carlton E. Morse (writer, director), Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (music), Jaime del Valle (supervisor), Earl Lee, Russell Thorson, Jeanette Nolan, Peggy Webber, Billy Idelson, John McGovern, Esther Williams (hostes), John Charles Thomas, Laurette Fillbrandt. 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70972. Family Theatre. June 1, 1949. Mutual net. "The Hidden Heart". Sustaining. After refusing to help his son get started in business, a successful businessman finds himself trapped in a cabin basement with a broken leg. He discovers that we all depend on somebody else. Lloyd Nolan, Jeanne Cagney, Carleton Young, John McGreavy (writer), Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gene Baker (director), Charles Russell, Dick Ryan. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70973. Family Theatre. June 8, 1949. Mutual net. "The Hound Of Heaven". Sustaining. The story of Francis Thompson, aa homeless, jobless man of old London who becomes a famous poet after finding faith. Well written! The script as subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 21, 1951 (see cat. #65972), and on October 27, 1954 (see cat. #71348), and previously on October 2, 1947 (see cat. #66314). Jack Benny (host), Gene Baker (announcer), Dan O'Herlihy, Rod O'Connor (narrator), Frederick Lift (? writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Jay Novello, Eric Snowden, Ben Wright, Tudor Owen, Jeanette Nolan. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70974. Family Theatre. June 15, 1949. Mutual net. "The Scout". Sustaining. A small time coach makes a deal with the devil. Branch Rickey (host), Eddie Bracken, Cathy O'Donnell, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Sidney Marshall (writer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65962. Family Theatre. June 22, 1949. Mutual net. "The Postmistress Of Laurel Run". Sustaining. A widow in a mining community carries on the memory of her husband in a most unique way. Dan Duryea (host), Parley Baer, Virginia Gregg, Howard McNear, Bret Harte (author), Sidney Marshall (adaptor), James Nusser, Jack Petruzzi, Barton Yarborough, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Ralph Moody. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65963. Family Theatre. June 29, 1949. Mutual net. "The Necklace". Sustaining. A lost necklace must be replaced at all costs. Robert Alda (host, narrator), Edgar Barrier, Guy de Maupassant (author), Andrew Michaels (adaptor), Mary Shipp, Dennis Hoey, Earl Lee, Stanley Waxman, Junius Matthews, Jeanne Crain. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65964. Family Theatre. July 6, 1949. Mutual net. "The Pardoner's Tale". Sustaining. A gift from death himself for three rogues. Diana Lynn (hostess), J. Carrol Naish, Gene Baker (announcer), Hanley Goodrich (adaptor), Tudor Owen, Jeff Corey, Eric Snowden, Ben Wright, Jay Novello, Virginia Gregg, Robert Moss, Geoffrey Chaucer (author), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65965. Family Theatre. July 13, 1949. Mutual net. "Moby Dick". Sustaining. A well-done condensation of the hunt for the white whale. Celeste Holm (hostess), Dane Clark, Henry Hull, William Conrad, Herman Melville (author), Arthur Sawyer (adaptor), Nestor Paiva, Tudor Owen, James Nusser, Joseph Kearns, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65967. Family Theatre. July 20, 1949. Mutual net. "My Terminal Moraine". Sustaining. Impoverished heart ne'er won fair lady. Perhaps a terminal moraine will help? A fantastic fantasy. Patricia Neal (hostess), Alan Young, Mala Powers, Robert North, Frank Stockton (author), Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Ken Christy, Gene Baker (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65966. Family Theatre. July 27, 1949. Mutual net. "Robin Hood". Sustaining. The sheriff of Nottingham threatens the death of Maid Marion to ensare Robin Hood. Edmond O'Brien, William Conrad, Edgar Barrier, Lillian Buyeff, Junius Matthews, Arthur Sawyer (writer), Ed Begley, Jeff Corey, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

62448. Family Theatre. August 3, 1949. Mutual net. "The Bishop's Candlesticks". Sustaining. A dramatization from the sequence in "Les Miserables." The bishop buys a man's soul with silver plates and candlesticks. William Lundigan (host), Victor Hugo (author), Ray Collins, Frank Lovejoy, Gene Baker (announcer), Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Andrew Michaels (adaptor), Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Pedro De Cordoba. 29:49. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65244. Family Theatre. August 10, 1949. Mutual net. "The Fountain Of Youth". Sustaining. A wood sprite allows a woodcutter and his wife to fill a jug with water from the fountain of youth. When the jug breaks, the results are unexpected. The system cue has been deleted. John Dehner, Lurene Tuttle, Gene Baker (announcer), Peggy Webber, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (music), Jaime del Valle (director), Don DeFore (host), Maureen O'Sullivan. 29:24. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

65245. Family Theatre. August 17, 1949. Mutual net. "The Story Of Joyce Kilmer". Sustaining. The story of the famous poet from New Jersey who was killed during WWI. The system cue has been deleted. Danny Thomas (host, narrator), Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Howard McNear, Tim Graham, Norman Field, Alice Moudrey (?), Vic Perrin, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gene Baker (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Timothy Mulvey (writer). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

65246. Family Theatre. August 24, 1949. Mutual net. "Robert Of Sicily". Sustaining. A story adapted from "Tales Of A Wayside Inn" by Longfellow. King Robert finds out the hard way that there is a force more powerful than he. The king finds someone else is now king, and he is now the court jester! Well done, with a fine performance by Raymond Burr. The script was reused again on the series on December 6, 1950 (see cat. #46112). Irene Dunne (hostess, narrator), Raymond Burr, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (author), Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Stanley Waxman, James Nusser, Hanley Goodrich (adaptor), Junius Matthews, Bill Bouchey, Don Randolph. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65247. Family Theatre. August 31, 1949. Mutual net. "The Denver Express". Sustaining. A famous railroad story of old #17 and the eventful construction of the road. Major Henry Sinclair, who hates violence, is faced with a loss of production from Big Jeff Johnson and his gamblers. Regis Toomey is wooden and unconvincing in the role of Major Sinclair. Lizabeth Scott (hostess, narrator), Regis Toomey, Jean Ruth, Augustus Alan Hayes (writer), Gene Baker, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Barton Yarborough, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), James Nusser, Virginia Eiler, Herb Butterfield, Vic Perrin, Charles Lund. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65248. Family Theatre. September 7, 1949. Mutual net. "The Song Of Roland". Sustaining. The famous tale of heroism, as the soldier of France battles the treacherous Saracen. A well executed adaptation of an obscure legend. Terry Moore (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), John Dehner, Charles Lund, Arthur Sawyer (adaptor), Robert Griffin, Dennis Hoey, Lou Krugman, Ted Osborne. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61008. Family Theatre. September 14, 1949. Mutual net. "Mademoiselle Fifi". Sustaining. A Prussian military officer on occupation duty in conquered France is stabbed to death by a brave Frenchwoman. Joan Leslie (hostess), Guy de Maupassant (author), Wendell Corey (narrator), Edgar Barrier, Hans Conried, Parley Baer, Mary Shipp, Andrew Michaels (adaptor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64986. Family Theatre. September 21, 1949. Mutual net. "Queen Of The Angels". Sustaining. A salute to the city of Los Angeles on its 168th anniversary. A history of the founding of Los Angeles, ending with a recording of a "modern tune" called "L. A." The program is hosted by Sheriff Eugene Biscaluce (?) of Los Angeles. Hy Averback, Pedro De Cordoba, Sidney Marshall (writer), Jaime del Valle (director), Leo Carrillo, Bob Bailey, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gene Baker (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Jay Novello, Bill Grey, Tony Barrett, Eugene Biscaluce (?). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64987. Family Theatre. September 25, 1949. Mutual net. "Evangeline". Sustaining. The maiden of Acadia searches for her lost love. Mona Freeman (hostess), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (author), John Lund, Virginia Gregg, Ken Christy, Bill Bouchey, John Dehner, Ted Osborne, Stanley Farrar, Jane Webb, Clayton Post, Dan O'Herlihy, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Lawrence (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64988. Family Theatre. October 5, 1949. Mutual net. "The Gold Bug". Sustaining. One of the first "detective" stories ever written, and the first in which a cipher plays a critical role. Maureen O'Hara (hostess), Edgar Allan Poe (author), Stephen McNally (narrator), Howard McNear, Martha Wentworth, Arthur Sawyer (adaptor), Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Emperor Clemme (?). 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

49930. Family Theatre. October 12, 1949. Mutual net. "The Happy Prince". Sustaining. Charlotte Lawrence, Clayton Post, Gene Baker (narrator), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herb Butterfield, Jaime del Valle (producer, director), Jerry Day (adaptor), Junius Matthews, Lawrence Dobkin, Lillian Buyeff, Loretta Young, Mary Shipp, Oscar Wilde (author), Stan Waxman, Vincent Price. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64989. Family Theatre. October 19, 1949. Mutual net. "Ivanhoe". Sustaining. A favorite story of knighthood, tournaments and chivalry. MacDonald Carey (host, narrator), Walter Scott (author), Hans Conried, William Conrad, Gene Baker (announcer), Jeanne Bates, Lillian Buyeff, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Tudor Owen, Walter Burke. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64353. Family Theatre. October 26, 1949. Mutual net. "In Each Other's Shoes". Sustaining. A dream about the conquest of New York. All it takes is a new pair of shoes! Ann Blyth does a poor job introducing the story, sounding like she didn't rehearse the script. Sterling Holloway, Howard McNear, Ken Christy, Ann Blyth (hostess), Barbara Eiler, James Nusser, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer), Sidney Marshall (adaptor), George Parsons Lathrop (author). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64354. Family Theatre. November 2, 1949. Mutual net. "King O'Toole and St. Kevin". Sustaining. St. Kevin can make old things as good as new, starting with a much beloved goose! Barbara Britten does a poor introduction and has trouble reading her script! Barbara Britton (hostess), Barry Fitzgerald, Dan O'Herlihy, Samuel Lover (author), Pat White, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer), Colmo Hanrahan (?), Arthur Sawyer (adaptor). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64276. Family Theatre. November 9, 1949. Mutual net. "Window In The Sky". Sustaining. A young girl who wants a baby brother very much, meets...Booker T. Washington! A visit to Paradise Park. A well-written fantasy. Dinah Shore (host), GeGe Pearson (billed as GeGe Perraux), Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Jean Vander Pyl, Tim Graham, Jay Novello, Jay Loughlin, Steven Chase, Constantine Cavendish, Parley Baer, Raymar Murman (writer). 29:56. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64277. Family Theatre. November 16, 1949. Mutual net. "By Sun and Candlelight". Sustaining. The well-known love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. James Gleason (host, narrator), Maureen O'Sullivan, Gene Raymond, Gene Baker (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tudor Owen, Ted Osborne, Peter Rankin (writer), Yvonne Peattie. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64280. Family Theatre. November 23, 1949. Mutual net. "The Courtship Of Miles Standish". Sustaining. The famous story set in Pilgrim days, in honor of Thanksgiving. Colleen Townsend (hostess), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (author), Tom Tully (narrator), Raymond Burr, John Dehner, Virginia Gregg, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Howard Culver, Clayton Post, Sidney Marshall (adaptor). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64281. Family Theatre. November 30, 1949. Mutual net. "Rip Van Winkle". Sustaining. A charming retelling of the story about a good rest in the Catskills. Howard McNear reads a post-story poem. Frank Fay, Ken Christy, Howard McNear, Gene Baker, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Lurene Tuttle, Jeffrey Silver, Junius Matthews, Walter Burke, Harry Lawrence (adaptor). 29:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64069. Family Theatre. December 7, 1949. Mutual net. "Don Quixote". Sustaining. The last knight in all the world sets out to do a good deed. However, a windmill presents a difficult obsticle. Roddy McDowall (host, narrator), Ted Osborne, Jay Novello, Peggy Webber, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gene Baker (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Jeanne Bates, Miguel de Cervantes (author), Bill Bouchey, Martha Wentworth, Jack Petruzzi, Hanley Goodrich (adaptor). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64282. Family Theatre. December 14, 1949. Mutual net. "The Other Wise Man". Sustaining. A well-done Christmas story about the fourth wise man, and his three treasures for the king of the Jews. Otto Kruger (host), Henry Van Dyke (author), Jeff Chandler, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Norman Field, Gloria Hunter, Virginia Eiler, John Dehner, Robert Griffin, Harold Dryanforth, Mary Lansing, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64283. Family Theatre. December 21, 1949. Mutual net. "The Littlest Angel". Sustaining. He was only four years old, but his gift was the one favored by God. The last third of the program is a medley of Christmas music. The script was subsequently used on the program on December 27, 1950 (see cat. #65252) and also on World syndication discs (see cat. #24065). See also cat. #90936 and #90944. Loretta Young (hostess, narrator), Charles Tazewell (writer), Gene Baker (anouncer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64284. Family Theatre. December 28, 1949. Mutual net. "The Cobbler In The Window". Sustaining. A lonely old man who is longing for death changes his outlook after a visit from an old friend. Pat O'Brien starts the show by jumping his cue. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" (with a slightly different name) on December 15, 1954 (see cat. #74658). Pat O'Brien (host), Leo Tolstoy (author), Victor Jory, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Jeanne Bates, Arthur Sawyer (adaptor), John McGovern, Robert Griffin, Walter Burke, Martha Wentworth. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64285. Family Theatre. January 4, 1950. Mutual net. "Old Judge Priest". Sustaining. When "Peep" O'Day inherits $40,000 from England, all goes well in his life, until his ex-convict nephew tries to get the money by proving him incompetant. A good production! Ruth Hussey stumbles over her script duing the introduction. Ruth Hussey (hostess), Irvin S. Cobb (author), George Murphy (narrator), Charles Ruggles, Parley Baer, Gene Baker (anouncer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Horace Murphy, Fred Howard (adaptor), Virginia Gregg, Vic Perrin, James Strigler (?), Harold Dryanforth. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64286. Family Theatre. January 11, 1950. Mutual net. "A Tale Of Two Cities". Sustaining. A drunken lawyer once more faces Madame la Guillotine as a far better thing. An unusual leading role for Hans Conried. Robert Ryan (host, narrator), Hans Conried, Gene Baker (nnouncer), Jaime del Valle (director), William Conrad, Francis X. Bushman, Dick Creedon (? adapotor), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor), Ken Peters, Willard Waterman, Hy Averback, Jay Novello, Virginia Gregg, Barbara Whiting. 29:37. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65552. Family Theatre. January 18, 1950. Mutual net, KHJ, Los Angeles aircheck. "William The Terrified". Sponsored by: Sustaining, O'Keefe and Merritt Gas Ranges (local). 8:30 P. M. The story of Sir William, a slayer of Rhinosodragons, and his quest for courage. A story reminiscent of, "The Odyssey Of Runyon Jones." Fred Allen (host, narrator), Dennis Day, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Irene Tedrow, Ken Christy, Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer), Barbara Eiler, Charlotte Lawrence, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor). 30:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65553. Family Theatre. January 25, 1950. Mutual net. "Lodging For The Night". Sustaining. A dramatized night in the life of poet Francois Villon...a very cold and dangerous night! A night of romance! Dan Duryea (host, narrator), Robert Alda, Ona Munson, Gene Baker (announcer), Tyler McVey, Charles Russell, Robert Griffin, Edward Holden, Robert Bruce, Jeffrey Silver, Raymond Burr, Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Andrew Michaels (adaptor), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65554. Family Theatre. February 1, 1950. Mutual net. "The Black Arrow". Sustaining. The romantic war between the Lancasters and the Yorks. Leo McCarey (host), John Howard, Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Betty Lynn, Gene Baker (announcer), William Conrad, Junius Matthews, Jean Wright (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Tudor Owen, Ted de Corsia. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65555. Family Theatre. February 8, 1950. Mutual net. "The Short Career Of Dexter Coles". Sustaining. A man in search of financial security "sells out" to a corrupt politician. A role well suited to Jack Webb. An announcement is made that this is the "third birthday" of the program, and that it's being carried on "more than seven hundred stations." The program's closing theme has been deleted after the system cue. John Charles Thomas (host), Jack Webb, William Conrad, Gene Baker (announcer). 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

65556. Family Theatre. February 22, 1950. Mutual net. "The Spy". Sustaining. A spy, disguised as a peddler, hides from the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Robert Stack, Lillian Buyeff, Jack Gregson, Ed Begley, Walter Burke, Earl Lee, Herb Butterfield, Harry Bartell, James Fenimore Cooper (author), Peter Rankin (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64990. Family Theatre. March 1, 1950. Mutual net. "Railroad and Churchyard". Sustaining. A portrait of life in a small Norwegian village, written by a winner of the Nobel prize for literature. Difficult times lead to hard decisions, and a rift between two old friends. Wendell Corey (narrator), Bjornstjerne Bjornson (author), Ted de Corsia, William Johnstone, Gene Baker (announcer), Tim Graham, Virginia Eiler, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), James Nusser, Ralph Moody. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64991. Family Theatre. March 8, 1950. Mutual net. "The Prince and The Pauper". Sustaining. Roddy McDowall, Mark Twain (author), Terry Kilburn, Carleton Young (host), Francis X. Bushman, Herbert Rawlinson, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (directo), Gene Baker (announcer), Virginia McDowell, Alec Harford, Raymond Burr, Edgar Barrier. 29:49. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64992. Family Theatre. March 15, 1950. Mutual net. "Germelshausen". Sustaining. A German legend of romance and a strange village that appears only once every hundred years. A story very similar to "Brigadoon!" Jeanne Cagney, Friedrich Gerstacker (adaptor), James Eagles, Junius Matthews, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gene Baker (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Norman Field, Sarah Selby, Jan Arvan (adaptor), Rosalind Russell (host), Joseph Cotten. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64993. Family Theatre. March 22, 1950. Mutual net. "The Broken Pitcher". Sustaining. A strange gift by a gent with a large nose to his lady love. Gene Tierney (host), Ted Osborne (narrator), Heinrich Chertka (? author), Virginia Gregg, Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Martha Wentworth, Sidney Marshall (adaptor), Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Lawrence Dobkin. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

63232. Family Theatre. April 12, 1950. Mutual net. "The Fifty-First Dragon". Sustaining. A fantasy about Gawain, a dumb knight who fights dragons with the hlp of his magic word. Heywood Broun (author), Jane Wyatt (hostess), Charles Davis, Harold Hughes, Don Randolph, Dan O'Herlihy, Howard McNear, Daphne O'Callahan, Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker, Robert Heckert (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64995. Family Theatre. April 19, 1950. Mutual net. "Maloney's Lucky Day". Sustaining. An Irish cab driver befriends a young genius who plays hookey from his obligations on the radio. The cabby teaches the youth the meaning of being a team player. Bobby Driscoll (host, performer), John McIntire, Irwin Lieberman (writer), Martha Wentworth, Tim Graham, Gene Baker (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Mary Shipp, Steven Chase. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64557. Family Theatre. April 26, 1950. Mutual net. "The Valiant Lady". Sustaining. Lord Norfolk meets and falls in love with Lady Margaret of Hereford in the days of William The Conqueror. Gale Storm, Rod O'Connor (host), G. P. James (author), Dan O'Herlihy, William Conrad, Hy Averback, Clayton Post, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Tudor Owen, Hugh Thomas, James Eagles, Sidney Marshall (adaptor). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64558. Family Theatre. May 3, 1950. Mutual net. "Sarah Bernhardt". Sustaining. The story of the famous actress, her early triumphs and her final performance. Very dramatic and well-done! Don Ameche (host, narrator), Gene Baker (announcer), Jeanette Nolan, John McIntire, Virginia Gregg, Jane Webb, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Lurene Tuttle, Elliott Reid, Jaime del Valle (director). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64559. Family Theatre. May 10, 1950. Mutual net. "The Bet". Sustaining. An impoverished music teacher willingly spends fifteen years in solitary confinement to win a bet. A classic short story. An announcement is made that the series has won a Peabody Award. MacDonald Carey (host), Jay Novello, Walter Burke, Gene Baker (announcer), Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Anton Chekhov (author), Yvonne Peattie, Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Wally Maher, James Nusser, Richard Freiden (adaptor). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64560. Family Theatre. May 17, 1950. Mutual net. "The Outcasts Of Poker Flat". Sustaining. A group of very different people find themselves trapped in a snowstorm with no happy ending in sight. Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Bret Harte (author), Charles Arlington (announcer), Ward Bond, Howard Culver, Gloria Blondell, Tyler McVey, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Jaime del Valle (dirctor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Martha Wentworth, Wally Maher, Jane Webb, Robert Bruce. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64561. Family Theatre. May 24, 1950. Mutual net. "Treasure Island". Sustaining. Billy Bones gets the "black spot" and the adventure begins. Marta Toren (hostess), Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Terry Kilburn, Howard McNear, Jay Novello, Bill Bouchey, Maurice Zinn (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charles Arlington (announcer), Jaime del Valle (director), Edgar Barrier, Dan O'Herlihy, Junius Matthews. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64562. Family Theatre. May 31, 1950. Mutual net. "The Prisoner Of Zenda". Sustaining. Adventures in the kingdom of Ruritania. This is a network version of cat. #15048. Betty Lynn (hostess), Gene Raymond, Mary Anderson, Edward Hope (author), Francis X. Bushman, Jeanne Bates, Howard Culver, Peter Rankin (adaptor), Harold Dryanforth, Hy Averback, Robert Griffin, Clayton Post, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

15048. Family Theatre. May 31, 1950. Program #156. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Prisoner Of Zenda". Adventures in the kingdom of Ruritania. See cat. #64562 for a network version of this broadcast. Betty Lynn (host), Gene Raymond, Mary Anderson, Gene Baker (announcer), Edward Hope (author), Francis X. Bushman, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Jeanne Bates, Howard Culver, Peter Rankin (adaptor), Hy Averback, Robert Griffin, Clayton Post, Harold Dryanforth. 30:22. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64563. Family Theatre. June 7, 1950. Mutual net. "The Man Without A Country". Sustaining. The adventures of the man who renounced his citizenship in America, and lived to regret his intemperate words. Edward Everett Hale (author), Edmond O'Brien, Ed Begley, Carleton Young, Walter Burke, Virginia Eiler, Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Gene Baker (announcer), Robert Heckert (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Ralph Moody, Hy Averback, Wally Maher, Jack Carroll. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64564. Family Theatre. June 14, 1950. Mutual net. "Cyrano de Bergerac". Sustaining. The moving love story about the man with the long nose and secret love. It's a pleasure to finally hear Hans Conried in a dramatic lead. Robert Young (host), Hans Conried, Mary Shipp, Gene Baker (announcer), Hy Averback, Howard McNear, Virginia Cook (adaptor), William Johnstone, Jay Novello, Bill Bouchey, Edgar Barrier, Ted Osborne, Edmond Rostand (author), Veronica Pataky, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64565. Family Theatre. June 21, 1950. Mutual net. "Joaquin Murietta". Sustaining. A romance about the murderer and thief in old California during the gold rush. Marshall Thompson (host), Gene Baker (announcer), Ricardo Montalban, Lillian Buyeff, Wally Maher, Nestor Paiva, Sidney Marshall (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Joseph Du Val, Tim Graham, Raoul Chavez. 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64566. Family Theatre. June 28, 1950. Mutual net. "Lancelot Of The Lake". Sustaining. A romance about the knight errant of the round table. For the love of Lady Elaine, Lancelot would slay a dragon! Jean Ruth (hostess), Gene Baker (announcer), Dan O'Herlihy, Virginia Gregg, Bob Sweeney, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jaime del Valle (director), Raymond Burr, Lurene Tuttle, Hy Averback, Ben Wright, Lee Patrick, Tudor Owen. 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64567. Family Theatre. July 5, 1950. Mutual net. "The Spectre Bridegroom". Sustaining. A marriage of long ago is complicated by a ghost...or is it a ghost? Joan Leslie (hostess), Gene Baker (announcer), Washington Irving (author), Keefe Brasselle, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Phyllis Parker (adaptor), Jaime del Valle (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Martha Wentworth, Vic Perrin, Clayton Post, Earl Lee, Constance Crowder. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64568. Family Theatre. July 12, 1950. Mutual net. "The Triumphant Exile". Sustaining. A biography of Robert Louis Stevenson, the famous author. Jeanne Cagney, Glenn Langan, Carleton Young, Dale Newton Whitney (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joel Nessler, Paul Dubov, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Patricia Neal (hostess), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64569. Family Theatre. July 19, 1950. Mutual net. "The Kiss Of Salome Jane". Sustaining. A romantic adventure of the old west...and the Kentucky bluegrass country. Harry Zimmerman (director), Parley Baer, Herb Vigran, Tom Holland, Howard Culver, Byron Kane, Jeanne Cagney, Bret Harte (author), Audrey Totter (hostess), Verna Felton, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Ronald Reagan. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64570. Family Theatre. July 26, 1950. Mutual net. "Julius Caesar". Sustaining. A drastic condensation, preserving some of the flavor of the original. Gene Raymond, Gene Baker (announcer), Raymond Burr, Howard McNear, William Shakespeare (author), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), William Lally, Don Doolittle, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tudor Owen, Bob Cole, Stan Waxman, Tom Tully (host, narrator), Wendell Corey, Charlotte Fletcher. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64571. Family Theatre. August 2, 1950. Mutual net. "The Black Tulip". Sustaining. A young grower of tulips in 1673 Holland helps fight the tyranny of William of Organge. Rod Cameron, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Julie Bennett, Stan Waxman, William Lundigan (host, narrator), Gene Baker (announcer), Peter Rankin (adaptor), William Johnstone, Charles Seel, Tudor Owen, Shepard Menken, Michael Hayes. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64572. Family Theatre. August 9, 1950. Mutual net. "Lochinvar". Sustaining. A legend of daring of chivalry as a Scots youth fights for and wins his fair maiden. Vanessa Brown, Richard Denning, Walter Scott (author), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Heckert (adaptor), Tudor Owen, Shelly Burke, Regis Toomey (host), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64573. Family Theatre. August 16, 1950. Mutual net. "The Lion Tamer". Sustaining. A department store window dresser comes into a big inheritance...five circus lions! He quits his job to become a lion tamer. A story very similar in setting and plot to "The Alan Young Show." Alan Young, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (dirctor), Ken Christy, Howard McNear, Jim Backus, Eleanor Audley, Marylee Robb, Dale Newton Whitney (writer), Larry Chatterton (announcer), Mona Freeman (hostess). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64574. Family Theatre. August 23, 1950. Mutual net. "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". Sustaining. On the trail of the elusive Captain Nemo once again. This is a network version of cat. #5246. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on April 22, 1953 (see cat. #70197). Jules Verne (author), Hy Averback, William Conrad, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Steven Chase, Leroy Leonard, Jack Lloyd, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Maureen O'Sullivan (host), Otto Kruger. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5246. Family Theatre. August 23, 1950. Program #168. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". On the trail of the elusive Captain Nemo once again. See cat. #64574 for a network version of this broadcast. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on April 22, 1953 (see cat. #70197). Otto Kruger, Hy Averback, William Conrad, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (producer, director), Jack Lloyd, Steven Chase, Jules Verne (author), Maureen O'Sullivan (host), Leroy Leonard, Virginia Cook (adaptor). 30:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64997. Family Theatre. August 30, 1950. Mutual net. "Branigan's Bat". Sustaining. A third rate baseball player suddenly propels his team into the world series. It happens after he inherits the bat owned by Biff Bailey, the best player since Babe Ruth. The story was previously used on the series on September 23, 1948 (see cat. #70149). Betty Lynn, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Howard McNear, Herb Vigran, Joel Nessler, Lynn Whitney, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Michael Hayes, Paul Dubov, Bill Barron, Mary Jane Bockenoe (?), James Nusser, Irwin Lieberman (writer), Lloyd Nolan (host), Wayne Morris. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64996. Family Theatre. September 6, 1950. Mutual net. "The Woman's Touch". Sustaining. A gent leaves Logansport for a trip to get away from women...and winds up proposing marriage! Jeanne Crain (hostess), Gene Lockhart, Tony La Frano (announcer), Verna Felton, Lurene Tuttle, James Nusser, Dorothy Welker (writer), David Welker (writer), Alice Backes, Hal Leronin (?), Bill Barron, Harry Zimmerman (composer), Eve McVeagh. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

64998. Family Theatre. September 13, 1950. Mutual net. "The Lost Mine Of The Padres". Sustaining. In old California, Lawman Jim Cutter tackles the notorious badman, "El Coyote." The script is almost as bad as the Spanish accents. The program concludes with a poem by Nick Kenny. Maureen O'Hara (hostes), Tony La Frano (announcer), MacDonald Carey, Pedro De Cordoba, Jean Ruth, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lamont Johnson, Donald Morrison, Virginia Cook (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Nick Kenny (writer), Ted de Corsia, Jack Kruschen. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

64999. Family Theatre. September 20, 1950. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. "Pity The Man Who Cannot Sleep." A grape grower worries about his first harvest. Failure teaches him that there are more important harvests to be gathered and that prayer might help. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 17, 1947 (see cat. #66093) and on February 5, 1948 (see cat. #69926), February 16, 1949 (see cat. #70433), and subsequently on December 5, 1951 (see cat. #66517) and March 4, 1953 (see cat. #70179). Barbara Hale, Richard Widmark, Rod O'Connor (narrator), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Michael Chapin, Stan Waxman, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Herb Lytton, Michael Hayes, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), William Bendix (host), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65000. Family Theatre. September 27, 1950. Mutual net. "The Lady With A Lamp". Sustaining. The story of Florence Nightingale and how she started nursing as a profession. Jane Wyatt, Tony La Frano (anouncer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Dan O'Herlihy, Collins Baine (?), Francis X. Bushman, Irene Tedrow, Herbert Rawlinson, Tudor Owen, Claudette Colbert (hostess), Robert Ryan (narrator), Dale Newton Whitney (writer). 29:46. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65001. Family Theatre. October 4, 1950. Mutual net. "The Stephen Foster Story". Sustaining. The story of the famous American song writer. The script mentions that Foster died of an "accident." The power of prayer is indeed strong when it changes Foster's cause of death from acute alcoholism to an "accident." Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeanne Bates, Wally Maher, Bill Barron, Ernie Newton (vocalist), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ken Christy, Herbert Rawlinson, Herb Vigran, James Nusser, Lamont Johnson, Harold Wallace Stack (? Writer), Gale Storm (hostess), Stephen McNally. 29:36. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65002. Family Theatre. October 11, 1950. Mutual net. "The Other Glory". Sustaining. Louisa May Alcott, considering herself a failure as a writer, finds romance in Paris, and the inspiration for "Little Women." John Lund (host), Ruth Hussey, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Francis X. Bushman, Gloria McMillan, Michael Pollack (writer), Robert Pollack (writer), Carleton Young, Janet Scott, Charlotte Lawrence, William Johnstone, Jack Lloyd. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65003. Family Theatre. October 18, 1950. Mutual net. "The Windbag". Sustaining. When Mr. Lattimer is given credit for becoming a radio writer, complications ensue...even though the actual writing was done by his son-in-law! The so-called writer and his wife are played by the characters of Fibber McGee and Molly. The story was previously produced on Family Theatre on August 14, 1947 (see cat. #49592) Marian Jordan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Howard McNear, Verna Felton, Howard Culver, Michael Hayes, Ruth Perrott, Virginia Eiler, John Ford (host), Jim Jordan, Jack Mitchell (writer). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

43535. Family Theatre. October 25, 1950. Mutual net. "Jane Eyre". Sustaining. Once again, God tempers justice with mercy. The program may be dated October 26, 1950. Ben Wright, Charlotte Bronte (author), Donna Reed, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Joan Evans (host), Maurice Zinn (adaptor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Vincent Price. 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65004. Family Theatre. November 1, 1950. Mutual net. "Stolen Symphony". Sustaining. After a test pilot crashes and is killed, an angel brings his spirit to see his loved ones one last time. After the story, Ann Blythe sings "Ave Maria." This is a network version of cat. #36097. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 15, 1948 (see cat. #69924) and on May 11, 1949 (see cat. #70965) and subsequently on November 17, 1954 (see cat. #71351). Charles Winninger (host), Ann Blyth, Jeff Chandler, Sarah Selby, Herb Vigran, Michael Chapin, Mark Carney (writer), Cynthia Corley, Gloria McMillan, Ralph Moody, Bill Barron, James B. Reuter (writer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

36097. Family Theatre. November 1, 1950. Program #178. Mutual net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Stolen Symphony". An angel takes a newly killed aviator back to Earth for a farewell look around. A well-done and touching drama. Ann Blythe sings, "Ave Maria." See cat. #65004 for a network version of this broadcast. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 15, 1948 (see cat. #69924) and May 11, 1949 (see cat. #70965) and subsequently on November 17, 1954 (see cat. #71351). Ann Blyth, Jeff Chandler, Charles Winninger (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Herb Vigran, Ralph Moody, Mark Carney (writer), James B. Reuter (writer). 30:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60304. Family Theatre. November 8, 1950. Mutual net. "Hans Brinker". Sustaining. The race for the silver skates and the Dutch father with no memory. Tony La Frano (announcer), Norma Jean Nilsson, Ted Osborne, William Johnstone, Joel Nessler, Harry Lawrence (adaptor), Janet Scott, Tommy Cook, Jeanine Roos, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Roddy McDowall (host), Dean Stockwell. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65005. Family Theatre. November 15, 1950. Mutual net. "The Story Of Peter Zenger". Sustaining. A colonial printer strikes the first blow for "freedom of the press" and against New York's evil Governor Cosby. Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Michael Hayes, Pat O'Brien (host, narrator), Tudor Owen, Stanley Waxman, Raymond Burr, Robert Turnbull (writer), Jack Kruschen, Herbert Rawlinson, Jeanne Bates, William Johnstone. 29:49. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65249. Family Theatre. November 29, 1950. Mutual net. "The Clown". Sustaining. The story of Dan Rice, the famous minstrel man, circus clown and carnival hustler of the civil war era. Steve Dunne, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Louise Arthur, Herb Vigran, Norman Field, Howard Culver, William Johnstone, Wally Maher, Herb Lytton, Hala Roman (?), Virginia Cook (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Debra Paget (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Nick Kenny (author). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46112. Family Theatre. December 6, 1950. Mutual net. "Robert Of Sicily". Sustaining. King Robert finds out the hard way that there is a force more powerful than he! He finds someone else is now king, and he is the court jester. A well-done story, with a fine performance by Raymond Burr. The story is adapted from "Tales Of A Wayside Inn," by Hanley Goodrich. See cat. #65246 for the same script, broadcast previously on August 24, 1949. J. Carrol Naish (host), Raymond Burr, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (author), Hanley Goodrich (author), Lamont Johnson (narrator), Junius Matthews, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Ed Begley, Michael Hayes, James Nusser. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65250. Family Theatre. December 13, 1950. Mutual net. "Lullabye Of Christmas". Sustaining. A Christmas fable about a young boy who could not speak, at the time of the birth of Jesus. The story was subsequently produced on the program on December 19, 1951 (see cat. #66519) and December 10, 1952 (see cat. #69937, which is a rebroadcast of the December 19, 1951 program). Roddy McDowall (narrator), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Michael Edwards, Ted de Corsia, Irene Tedrow, William Johnstone, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ruth Hussey (hostess), Charles Tazewell (writer). 24:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65251. Family Theatre. December 20, 1950. Mutual net. "Joppe The Juggler". Sustaining. How many potatoes must be peeled to atone for the sin of eating another's chicken? At Christmas, Joppe is discovered juggling his plates for the Holy Mother. Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Francis X. Bushman, Tudor Owen, Milton Merlin (adaptor), Barbara Merlin (adaptor), Herbert Rawlinson, William Johnstone, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Mae Clarke, Spencer Tracy (host), Wallace Ford. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65252. Family Theatre. December 27, 1950. Mutual net. "The Littlest Angel". Sustaining. A Christmas fable about a special gift to a special baby in Bethlehem.from the littlest angel. A program of Christmas music follows the story. The script was previously used on the program on December 21, 1949 (see cat. #64283) and on World Syndication discs (see cat. #24065). See also cat. #90936 and #90944. Loretta Young, Hans Christian Andersen (author), Charles Tazewell (daptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeffrey Silver, Ken Christy, Jaime del Valle (director), Gene Baker (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65253. Family Theatre. January 10, 1951. Mutual net. "Shadow On The Mountain". Sustaining. The misguided governor of Washington Territory is trying to force the Indians onto poor land. William Wyatt tries to help. Dennis Morgan, Peggy Webber, Herb Vigran, Herb Lytton, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Ted de Corsia, Norman Field, Howard Culver, John Sheehan, Tony O'Dare, Mala Powers (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65968. Family Theatre. January 17, 1951. Mutual net. "The Golden Touch". Sustaining. A retelling of the King Midas story, with Jack and his friends in character. Who better to portray King Midas? The script was subsequently used on the program on May 23, 1951 (see cat. #65568). Lucille Ball (hostess), Jack Benny, Howard McNear, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed, Verna Felton, Mel Blanc, Tony La Frano (announcer), Eleanor Audley, Barbara Eiler, Ted de Corsia, Howard Culver, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65969. Family Theatre. January 24, 1951. Mutual net. "A Star For Helen". Sustaining. A kindly janitor watches young Helen grow up and try to deal with an alcoholic mother. A severe test of the fourth commandment. Well written. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on May 22, 1947 (see cat. #66098). Frank Walker (host), Walter Brennan, Betty Lynn, Anne Whitfield, Whitfield Connor, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman, Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65970. Family Theatre. January 31, 1951. Mutual net. "The Adventures Of Pinnochio". Sustaining. Mel at his best. Pinnochio sounds like Bugs Bunny, Tweetie Pie and Woody Woodpecker. Joan Leslie (hostess, narrator), Mel Blanc, Howard McNear, Alan Reed, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony O'Dare, Francis X. Bushman, Junius Matthews, Marion Richmond, James Nusser, Harry Lawrence (adaptor). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

106625. Family Theatre. January 31, 1951. Mutual net. "The Adventures Of Pinoccio". Mel Blanc is featured as "Pinoccio," but he sounds more like Woody Woodpecker. Woody Woodpecker also appears on the show. A clever adaptation. Joan Leslie (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Mel Blanc, Howard McNear (as "Jimminy Cricket"), Alan Reed (as "The Fox"), Francis X. Bushman, Tony O'Dare, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Junius Matthews, Marion Richman, James Nusser, Harry Lawrence (adaptor), Joseph Mansefield (director). 29:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65971. Family Theatre. February 7, 1951. Mutual net. "The Long Way Round". Sustaining. A man just returned home from a sanitarium after a nervous breakdown, find it's not much of a home. The program opening is slightly upcut. Bob Hope (host), Jeanne Cagney, Donald Woods, Janet Scott, Michael Edwards, Charles Ronald (author), Jack Mitchell (adaptor), Gilbert Barnett, Herbert Rawlinson, Howard Culver, David Young, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

7982. Family Theatre. February 14, 1951. Mutual-Don Lee net. "The Treasury Of Homes". Sustaining. The fourth anniversary program of the series. A musical portrait of America, as seen through the land and its homes. A different format from the show's usual programs. The program opening is slightly upcut. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 13, 1957 (see cat. # ). John Charles Thomas, James Alexander, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Marina Koshetz, Paul Dubov, Anne Whitfield, Ted de Corsia, Jeanne Bates, Ralph Moody, Martha Shaw, Tom Holland, Michael Edwards, Loretta Young (hostess), Jo Stafford. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

65972. Family Theatre. February 21, 1951. Mutual net. "The Hound Of Heaven". Sustaining. The story of Francis Thompson, a homeless, jobless, man of old London who becomes a famous poet after finding faith. Well written! The program opening is slightly upcut. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on October 2, 1947 (see cat. #66314) and June 8, 1949 (see cat. #70973) and subsequently on October 27, 1954 (see cat. #71348). Jane Withers (hostess), Rod O'Connor (narrator), Mel Ferrer, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Mae Clarke, John Larch, Frederick Lift (? writer), Ted de Corsia, Ted Osborne. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

65557. Family Theatre. February 28, 1951. Mutual net. "The Flame and The Sword". Sustaining. An adventure of old Ireland during the reign of Elizabeth. Dan O'Herlihy (narrator), Janet Scott, Wally Maher, John Sheehan, Virginia Cook (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ben Wright, Tudor Owen, Nelson Welch, Terry Kilburn, Roddy McDowall, Don McNeill (host), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65558. Family Theatre. March 7, 1951. Mutual net. "The Story Of Little Tree". Sustaining. An Easter story about a little tree, and how he grew up. A well-done story, excellent radio! The program was rebroadcast on "Family Theatre" on April 2, 1952 (see cat. #69721). The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on April 7, 1954 (see cat. #70959) and March 30, 1955 (see cat. #74712). Tony La Frano (announcer), Francis X. Bushman, Herb Lytton, William Lutz (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herbert Rawlinson, Anne Whitfield, Michael Edwards, Mona Freeman (hostess), Gene Lockhart, Howard Culver. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65559. Family Theatre. March 14, 1951. Mutual net. "A Pardon For Tippy". Sustaining. A little girl's dog is taken off to the dog pound...and must be saved! A heartwarming story. William Johnstone, Sol Seigman (? writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Wally Maher, Sarah Selby, Tommy Cook, Martha Shaw, Howard Culver, John Larch, Earl Keen, Ray Hite, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charles Coburn (host), Gigi Perreaux. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65560. Family Theatre. March 29, 1951. Mutual net. "The Major: He Was A Sailor". Sustaining. An army chaplain on a navy patrol boat off the coast of China proves of value when the going gets tough. Joe E. Brown (host), Gordon Oliver, Ted de Corsia, Lee Millar Jr., Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Tom Holland, Ray Hite, Bill Irwin, Howard Culver, Dick Stenger (writer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65561. Family Theatre. April 4, 1951. Mutual net. "Suzy's Prayer Ball". Sustaining. A baseball story about a pitcher starting to lose his touch. His young daughter teaches him a new twist...using a prayer ball! Gene Kelly (host), Jimmy Stewart, Tony La Frano (anouncer), Jeanne Bates, Ray Hite, Calley Curtis ( writer), Dick Stenger (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Anne Whitfield, Herbert Rawlinson, Ralph Moody, Charles Seel, Howard Culver, Bill Klein. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65562. Family Theatre. April 11, 1951. Mutual net. "General Pumpkin's Holiday". Sustaining. Peter Bright single-handedly creates a brand new holiday. A slapstick comedy a cut above Lake's usual insanity in "Blondie," but no by much. Charles Ruggles (host, narrator), Arthur Lake, Tony La Frano (announcer), Ken Christy, Howard McNear, Alan Reed, Ralph Moody, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herb Vigran, Gloria Grant, Junius Matthews, James Nusser, Sol Seigman (writer). 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65563. Family Theatre. April 18, 1951. Mutual net. "The Promise". Sustaining. After a "fatal" traffic accident, an estranged couple find a new relationship with the help of an old man and a strange fellow named "Peter." The script was used subsequently on the series on February 27, 1952 (see cat. #69184). Regis Toomey, Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeff Chandler, Audrey Totter, Norman Field, Tudor Owen, Paul Maxey, Len Beardsley, Chris Kraft, Bill Irwin, Mildred Kraus (? author), James Roach (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65564. Family Theatre. April 25, 1951. Mutual net. "Tommy Malone Comes Home". Sustaining. Tommy returns home to the small Irish village where he was born. Back from America for a brief visit, he finds that success has placed things in a new light...shining on the girl he left behind. James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, Irene Dunne (hostess), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Dan O'Herlihy, True Boardman (writer), Myrna Kinnerly (?), Herb Vigran, Tudor Owen, Terry Kilburn. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65565. Family Theatre. May 2, 1951. Mutual net. "Heaven Is Like That". Sustaining. A wealthy Englishman with but a year to live, decides to give away his fortune, with the help of a woman from the lower classes. A touching story, although a bit heavy-handed. The script was previously used on the Family Theatre on October 23, 1947 (see cat. #70009). James Gleason (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Dan O'Herlihy, Vanessa Brown, Ben Wright, True Boardman (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Shelly Berman, Norman Field, Martha Shaw, Tudor Owen, Monica Nealy. 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65566. Family Theatre. May 9, 1951. Mutual net. "The Right Approach". Sustaining. An Irish cop is given an unusual case to solve. Why does Mr. Whitebridge buy a dog license every year...when he doesn't have a dog? The program opening is slightly upcut. Marta Toren (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Arthur Shields, Ken Christy, Jeanne Bates, Bob Shannon, James Roach (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Paul Maxey, Stan Waxman, Ray Hite, Bill Irwin. 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

65567. Family Theatre. May 16, 1951. Mutual net. "The Luck Of Roaring Camp". Sustaining. A young baby changes a rough and tumble mining camp...for the better. Walter Brennan, Sally Forrest (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Bret Harte (author), Ralph Moody, Marion Richmond, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ted de Corsia, Tom Holland, Len Beardsley, Bill Baukum. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

65568. Family Theatre. May 23, 1951. Mutual net. "The Golden Touch". Sustaining. An amusing variation on the "King Midas" theme, custom crafted for Mr. Benny's unique persona. The script was previously used on the program on January 17, 1951 (see cat. #65968). Lucille Ball (hostess), Jack Benny, Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard McNear, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed, Verna Felton, Eleanor Audley, Ted de Corsia, Howard Culver, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Barbara Eiler, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65408. Family Theatre. May 30, 1951. Mutual net. "Pepe Virgo, Amerian Citizen". Sustaining. A naturalized Italian-American citizen loses his job as a meat-cutter when he's accused of being a carrier of typhpoid fever. Clare Boothe Luce does a terrible job reading her script at the end of the program. J. Carrol Naish, Irene Tedrow, Herbert Rawlinson, Howard Culver, Fred Freiberger (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Clare Boothe Luce (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Barbara Eiler, Herb Vigran, Charles Seel, Harold Dryanforth, Jack Raymond, John Sheehan, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 30:04. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65409. Family Theatre. June 6, 1951. Mutual net. "The Holdout Heart". Sustaining. An orphan in an asylum is divorced from the reality of not having parents. This is similar to the problem of the couple that adopts her. Rita Johnson, John Howard, Eleanor Audley, Michael Edwards, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Herbert Rawlinson, Michael Edwards, Ricardo Montalban (host), Margaret O'Brien, James D. Roche (? writer), Peggy Chandler (story, idea). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65410. Family Theatre. June 13, 1951. Mutual net. "Stopwatch Finale". Sustaining. A man on death row tells his story during his final hours. Ed Gibson's happy home is ruined by a man who proudly declares he doesn't believe in god. The script was previously used on the program on September 11, 1947 (see cat. #66312) and subsequently on September 3, 1952 (see cat. #69931) and September 1, 1954 (see cat. #71453). Tony La Frano (announcer), Tudor Owen, Paul Maxey, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Robert Young (host), MacDonald Carey, Marissa O'Brien, Lamont Johnson, Timothy Mulvey (writer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65411. Family Theatre. June 20, 1951. Mutual net. "Song For A Long Road". Sustaining. The story of Joyce Kilmer, the famous American poet. The script was previously used on the program on July 17, 1947 (see cat. #66505) and on May 13, 1948 (see cat. #70137). Barry Sullivan, Marjorie Steel, Lamont Johnson (narrator), Mae Clarke, Ken Christy, Howard Culver, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield, Wally Maher, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan, Jack Raymond, Jeanette MacDonald (hostes), Timothy Mulvey (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65412. Family Theatre. June 27, 1951. Mutual net. "Days Of Grace". Sustaining. A woman in wartime London entertains her fiance's brother while he's at the front. A love affair with the brother is inevitable. The story has a surprise (and tragic) ending. The script was subsequently used on the program on October 1, 1952 (see cat. #62709) Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Hayward, Dan O'Herlihy, Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), True Boardman (writer), Marjorie Bennett, Jack Raymond, Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Alec Harford, Therese Lewis (writer). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65413. Family Theatre. July 4, 1951. Mutual net. "Mademoiselle From Saint Antoine". Sustaining. The adventures of a bunch of G. I.s who "liberate" a small French town from the Nazis. Oh, yeah? The program was rebroadcast on October 10, 1951 (see cat. #66507). Charles Arlington (announcer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ted de Corsia, Gladys Holland, Frank Gerstle, Tom Holland, Jack Kruschen, Herb Lytton, Gene Raymond (host), James Whitmore, Howard Culver, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65569. Family Theatre. July 11, 1951. Mutual net. "The Funny Man". Sustaining. The son of a show business trooper wants very much to become a performer. His girlfriend and his mother seem very much against the idea. Gene Lockhart (host), Scotty Beckett, Tony La Frano (announcer), Verna Felton, Herb Vigran, Eleanor Tanin, Jack Raymond, Sol Seigman (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

65570. Family Theatre. July 18, 1951. Mutual net. "The House Where Time Stopped". Sustaining. A touching story about an old man, still waiting for the return of his wife, dead for the past forty years. Leo McCarey (host), Ann Blyth, Robert Stack, Norman Field, Lurene Tuttle, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), John McGreavy, Frank Bingman (announcer). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65571. Family Theatre. August 1, 1951. Mutual net. "Rhapsody In Bop". Sustaining. Three down-and-out vagabonds travelling cross-country in a Pierce Arrow, buy their gas three gallons at a time. Jimmy loses his place in the script and has to start a paragraph over. The billboard for next week's program is left blank over a music bed, possibly for insert at time of broadcast. Verna Felton, Howard McNear, Lamont Johnson, Harry Lawrence (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Howard Culver (announcer), Jimmy Durante, Martha Shaw, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan, June Haver, Jack Raymond. 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65572. Family Theatre. August 8, 1951. Mutual net. "The Bid Was Four Hearts". Sustaining. The story of the four chaplains who gave up their life jackets when a troop transport named "The Dorchester" was sinking. Well done! Howard Culver, Stan Waxman, Tom Holland, Timothy Mulvey (adaptor), John Stevenson, Herb Vigran, Charles Seel, Tudor Owen, James Nusser, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan, Sarah Selby, Tom Holland, Glen Vernon, Michael Hayes, Elwood C. Nance (author), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Fran Lindsey, Stephen McNally (narrator), Joan Leslie (hostess). 30:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65573. Family Theatre. August 15, 1951. Mutual net. "The Courthouse Battle". Sustaining. The new mayor finds himself in the midst of a controversey about the old courthouse. Should it be remodeled or replaced? Ruth Hussey (hostess), Mona Freeman, Rory Calhoun, Ruth Perrott, Bill Irwin, Harry Lawrence (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herb Vigran, Ralph Moody, Howard Culver, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65574. Family Theatre. August 22, 1951. Mutual net. "Seeds Of Promise". Sustaining. The story of Johnny Appleseed...and his story of love. Nancy Gates, Otto Kruger (host), Max Burton (writer), Don DeFore, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Norman Field, Irene Tedrow, James Nusser, John Sheehan, Frank Henley, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66317. Family Theatre. August 29, 1951. Mutual-Don Lee net (o.k.). "Masquerade". Sustaining. A young lady from Iowa, trying unsuccessfully to break into pictures, pretends to be a well-known actress while her boyfriend from back home is visiting Hollywood. Robert Ryan (host), Barbara Hale, John Howard, Tony La Frano (announcer), Marion Cleveland, Howard Culver, John McGreavy (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66318. Family Theatre. September 5, 1951. Mutual net. "In Shining Armor". Sustaining. A young girl relates a romance story to her separated mother. It's a story with the expected happy ending, but it's nice to hear anyway. Roddy McDowall (host), Ruth Hussey, Lee Bowman, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Anne Whitfield, True Boardman (writer), Robert Cole, George Taylor, Jack Van Nostrand (writer). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66060. Family Theatre. September 12, 1951. Mutual net. "The Hand Of St. Pieere". Sustaining. Boy meets girl in wartime France. A broken stained glass window and an apple orchard further the romance. Rod O'Connor (host), Barbara Rush, Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeanne Bates, Tommy Cook, Arthur Weiss (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Howard Culver, Bill Baukum, Ed Chandler. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66319. Family Theatre. September 19, 1951. Mutual net. "The Kiddie Story Story". Sustaining. A not-so-beautiful newspaper reporter gets a job as the secretary of a famous writer of kiddie stories. She plans to write an expose of his books, but falls in love with him instead. Gale Storm (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Jane Wyatt, Ken Christy, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Verna Felton, James Nusser, George Taylor, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66320. Family Theatre. September 26, 1951. Mutual net. "The Professor Was A Cheat". Sustaining. "Any lie, told well enough, will be believed." A professor and one of his students square off and make a bet! This program, unlike all the others in this series, has no "host." Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Susan Morrow, Steve Dunne, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Paul Maxie, Bill Baukum, Martha Shaw. 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66321. Family Theatre. October 3, 1951. Mutual net. "The Kid From Scratch Gravel". Sustaining. A traditional baseball story about the hayseed pitcher victimized by big city gamblers. Maureen O'Sullivan (hostess), Ted de Corsia, Bill Baukum, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Howard Culver, Jack Mitchell (writer), Herb Vigran, Anne Whitfield, Martha Shaw, George Taylor, Ben Welden. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66507. Family Theatre. October 10, 1951. Mutual net. "Mademoiselle From Saint Antoine". Sustaining. The story of the adventures of a bunch of G. I.'s who liberate a small French town from the Nazis. Oh, yeah? A rebroadcast of the program of July 4, 1951 (see cat. #65413). Gene Raymond (host), James Whitmore, Charles Arlington (announcer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Ted de Corsia, Gladys Holland, Frank Gerstle, Tom Holland, Jack Kruschen, Herb Lytton, Howard Culver. 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66508. Family Theatre. October 17, 1951. Mutual net. "Jewels Of The Queen". Sustaining. The story of Christopher Columbus and his historic voyage. James Gleason (host), Victor Jory, Jeanne Cagney, Francis X. Bushman, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (anouncer), Norman Field, Louise Arthur, Jack Mitchell (writer), Stan Waxman, Tudor Owen, Jack Raymond, Guy Hamilton, Baden Powell. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66509. Family Theatre. October 24, 1951. Mutual net. "Talk About The Weather". Sustaining. While a peach farmer prays for rain, other have a different desire...such as his own wife! Thomas F. O'Neill, the Charirman Of The Board of the Mutual Broadcasting System, appears as a special guest. Loretta Young (hostes), Richard Widmark (narrator), Jeanne Cagney, Tony La Frano (announcer), John Stevenson, Michael Edwards, James Nusser, Ken Christy, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Thomas F. O'Neill. 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66513. Family Theatre. October 31, 1951. Mutual net. "Wherever You Go". Sustaining. A scarred man and a limping woman fall in love and get married. After her leg is operated upon, her husband leaves town to give her a chance to find a more presentable man. The story is better written than the plot description implies. Lyle Vetker, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Norman Field, Jeffrey Lynn (host), Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia, Jay Bennett (writer), Herb Vigran, Kurt Martell, Baden Powell. 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66514. Family Theatre. November 7, 1951. Mutual net. "The Story Of Danny Dollar Bill". Sustaining. A delightful, well-written story about a newly printed dollar bill whose goal in life is to make people happy! Good radio! It's hard to imagine anyone other than Sterling Holloway narrating this kind of story. Hostess Susan Hayward mispronounces the announcer's name, the announcer then mispronounces the name of the story! The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on July 28, 1954 (see cat. #71449). Susan Hayward, Sterling Holloway, Verna Felton, Marion Richmond, Ted de Corsia, Jack Raymond, William Lutz (writer), Whitfield Connor, Howard McNear, Martha Shaw, Jeffrey Silver, Bill Baukum, Baden Powell, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66515. Family Theatre. November 14, 1951. Mutual net. "Meet Mr. Jones". Sustaining. A fictional story about Knute Rockne and the "Fighting Irish" of Notre Dame. Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Michael Edwards, William Lundigan (host, narrator), Ted de Corsia, Bill Irwin, Cliff Clark, Wally Maher, Frank Gerstle, James Nusser, Cliff Clark, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan, Calley Curtis (writer), Dick Stenger (writer). 29:40. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66516. Family Theatre. November 18, 1951. Mutual net. "Grandpa's Marvelous X-Ray". Sustaining. A young boy and his grandfather come upon "X-Ray," a stray dog who can actually see through a brick wall! Alexis Smith (hostess), Ralph Moody, Jeanne Bates, Stuffy Singer, Roderick Peterson (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard Culver, Earl Keen, James Nusser, Daryl McKenna. 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66517. Family Theatre. December 5, 1951. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. "Pity the man who cannot sleep." A grape grower worries about his first harvest. Failure teaches him that there are more important harvests to be gathered, and that prayer might help. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 17, 1947 (see cat. #66093) and February 5, 1948 (see cat. #69926), February 16, 1949 (see cat. #70433), and September 20, 1950 (see cat. #64999) and subsequently on March 4, 1953 (see cat. #70179). Charles Ruggles (host), Rod O'Connor (narrator), John Howard, Marjorie Hartford, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), David DuVal, Cliff Clark, Stan Waxman, Baden Powell. 29:43. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66518. Family Theatre. December 12, 1951. Mutual net. "The Fable Of The Perfect Princess". Sustaining. Princess Diane falls for Prince William, who isn't at all interested in her. The king has a plan! Nancy Gates, Harold Peary, Bill Baukum, Junius Matthews, Howard McNear, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan, William Bendix (host), Verna Felton (narrator), George Taylor. 30:03. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66519. Family Theatre. December 19, 1951. Mutual net. "Lullaby Of Christmas". Sustaining. A Christmas fable about a young boy who could not speak, at the time of the birth of Jesus. Lois Butler sings, "Jesu, Bambino." The script was previously produced on "Family Theatre" on December 13, 1950 (see cat. #65250) and on December 10, 1952, this program was actually rebroadcast (see cat. #69937). Ruth Hussey (host), Roddy McDowall (narrator), Lois Butler, Charles Tazewell (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Michael Edwards, Ted de Corsia, Irene Tedrow, William Johnstone. 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

66520. Family Theatre. December 26, 1951. Mutual net. "Star Of Wonder". Sustaining. A Christmas story about three "wise men" who live in an observatory...and a ten year old blind girl who comes to live with them. Pat O'Brien (host), Francis X. Bushman, Norman Field, Herbert Rawlinson, Cliff Clark, Jill Oppenheim, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), John McGreavy (writer). 29:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

66521. Family Theatre. January 8, 1952. Mutual net. "Flight From Home". Sustaining. A powerful drama about a marriage in deep trouble. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on February 13, 1947 (see cat. #65761). Betty Lynn (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Ann Blyth, Tony La Frano (anouncer), Joseph F. Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), True Boardman (writer), Martha Shaw, Norma Jean Nilsson, Norman Field, Michael Hayes. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69569. Family Theatre. January 16, 1952. Mutual net. "The Juggler Of Our Lady". Sustaining. A poor juggler of old France gives the mother of the Christ child the only present he can. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on December 25, 1947 (see cat. #70063) and February 29, 1948 (see cat. #70325). The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on December 22, 1954 (see cat. #74659). Danny Thomas (host, performer), John Lund (narrator), Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (adaptor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herbert Rawlinson, Norman Field, Michael Hayes, Sidney Mason. 29:40. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69570. Family Theatre. January 23, 1952. Mutual net. "The Thinking Machine". Sustaining. An early story about computers. A bank clerk, who is an amateur inventor, develops "Imzac," a calculator (which works nicely on voice recognition!). "Imzac" can also predict prices on the stock market, but don't worry, nobody can "pull the wool over his tubes!" A good show, and one of historical significance. Debra Paget (hostess), Donald O'Connor, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Cliff Clark, Joy Terry, Harry Lutz (writer), Pattee Chapman. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69571. Family Theatre. January 30, 1952. Mutual net. "Curtain Call For Genesius". Sustaining. A Roman actor accepts a commission from the Emperor to write a play about the new Christian sect...a comedy! An excellent drama with an original premise. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on September 17, 1952 (see cat. #69933). Francis X. Bushman, Betty Lynn, Stanley Waxman, Fred Niblo Jr. (writer, son of the famous Hollywood film director), Mae Clarke, John Stevenson, Lee Millar Jr., Michael Hayes, Billie Burke (hostess), Tyrone Power, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69572. Family Theatre. February 6, 1952. Mutual net. "Pas de Deux". Sustaining. The daughter of a famous ballerina is taking over the star's part in a new ballet, and seemingly in the heart of the choreographer as well. Frank Fay (host), Jane Wyatt, Joan Evans, Gordon Oliver, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Stan Waxman, John McGreavy (writer). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69573. Family Theatre. February 13, 1952. Program #274. Mutual net. "Heritage Of Homes". Sustaining. The program's fifth aniversary broadcast. Loretta Young appears in a panorama of Americans facing the challenge of the future. She was features on the first show of the series (and a total of sixteen times during the past five years). The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 18, 1953 (see cat. #70177). Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Ralph Moody, Bill Baukum, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Howard Culver, Marion Richman, Tom Holland, Edward Ryan, Loretta Young, Phillip Ong (?), Maria Marko, Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69574. Family Theatre. February 20, 1952. Mutual net. "The Redhead". Sustaining. A melodrama about a doctor and his sister, who dies as a caring nurse. It's nice to hear the Cagney's together, a rare occurence. James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, Tony La Frano (host, announcer), John Stevenson, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Howard Culver, Pat McGeehan, Jeanne Bates. 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69184. Family Theatre. February 27, 1952. Mutual net. "The Promise". Sustaining. A feuding couple meets a strange old man after a traffic accidnet. The man insists that the couple are both both dead! The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 18, 1951 (see cat. #65563). Lizabeth Scott (hostess), John Payne, Bonita Granville, Tony La Frano (announcer), Norman Field, Tudor Owen, James Roach (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Leo Cleary, Mildred Kram (author). 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69717. Family Theatre. March 5, 1952. Mutual net. "Land Of Sunshine". Sustaining. A retired farmer in Florida is helped through a strange disease with the help of an unusual prescription. Beware the "Nihilitis!" Gigi Perreaux (hostess), Walter Brennan, Verna Felton, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Pat McGeehan, Norman Field, Cliff Clark, Martin Fass (writer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69718. Family Theatre. March 12, 1952. Mutual net. "The Big One". Sustaining. An Irish lad meets a leprechaun...a big leprechaun; adventures in America follow. A delightful Irish story, not-too-surprisingly broadcast near St. Patrick's Day. Pat O'Brien, David Wayne, Jean Ruth, Dan O'Herlihy, Ken Christy, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69719. Family Theatre. March 19, 1952. Mutual net. "Burden On The Family". Sustaining. Seventy-five-year-old Captain Twelvetrees enters an old folks home and finds an old love from the long ago past. A well-written and performed story about a forty-year-old love. Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Pat Frank (author), Jack Mitchell (adaptor), Jeanne Bates, Mae Clarke, Ralph Moody, Howard Culver. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69720. Family Theatre. March 26, 1952. Mutual net. "The Pitchfork Experiment". Sustaining. A calvary officer and his sister are assigned to introduce camels as beasts of burden for the military. The story of the rise and fall of "The U. S. Camel Corps." MacDonald Carey, Barbara Rush, Jeffrey Hunter, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Francis X. Bushman, Walter Brennan Jr., Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69721. Family Theatre. April 2, 1952. Mutual net. "The Story Of Little Tree". Sustaining. An Easter story about a little tree, and how he grew up. A well-done story of Easter, excellent radio! The script was used on the program previously on March 7, 1951 (see cat. #65558) and subsequently on April 7, 1954 (see cat. #70959) and March 30, 1955 (see cat. #74712). Mona Freeman (hostess), Gene Lockhart, Francis X. Bushman, Herb Lytton, William Lutz (writer), Herbert Rawlinson, Anne Whitfield, Michael Edwards, Howard Culver, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tom Holland, Bert Holland. 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69575. Family Theatre. April 23, 1952. Mutual net. "Cass Wiggins, Rookie". Sustaining. A hick from Arkansas turns out to be a Major League pitcher. Beware of acute convexity of the cranium! The show has won "The John Lester Award" as "Best Dramatic Series." Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Bill Baukum, Virginia Jackson, Ed Begley, Howard Culver, David Young, Jack Mitchell (writer), Marianne Kape (?), Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69576. Family Theatre. April 30, 1952. Mutual net. "The Visitor". Sustaining. A Martian has landed at a small private airport in Delano, California. He's the last Martian, and he's dying, but he brings a warning, "Bring God back to your conference tables!" Jane Wyatt (hostes), James Whitmore, Ward Bond, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Howard McNear, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), David Young, Tom Holland, Walter Brennan Jr., Robert Emlin, Eve McVeagh. 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69577. Family Theatre. May 7, 1952. Mutual net. "Genius From Hoboken". Sustaining. An immigrant barber wants nothing more than to make violins, but his family comes first. Jean Peters (hostess0, J. Carroll Naish, Virginia Gregg, Pat McGeehan, Monty Masters (writer), Ted de Corsia, Norman Field, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69578. Family Theatre. May 14, 1952. Mutual net. "The Continental Cowboy". Sustaining. A Hollywood cowboy, tired of the movie colony, escapes to France, where a French actress and the kids from an orphanage help him to ride the range on the Champs Elysees. A well-written story in a "ten gallon beret!" Adolphe Menjou (host), John Stevenson, Gladys Holland, Ted de Corsia, Jack Kruschen, Jay Novello, David Duval, David Chandler (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69579. Family Theatre. May 21, 1952. Mutual net. "World Without End". Sustaining. A newly married bride gets that dreaded telegram soon after her husband is called to war. Ten days later, the doctor brings important news! The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 19, 1949 (see cat. #70245). Stephen McNally (host), Ann Blyth (who plays four roles!), Virginia Gregg, Tom Holland, Michael Hayes, True Boardman (writer), Ted de Corsia, Stan Waxman, Tudor Owen, Robert Clarke, Norman Field, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69580. Family Theatre. May 28, 1952. Mutual net. "The Baby Sitter". Sustaining. A high school coach insists on spending the evening alone with the new baby, with unexpected results. Margaret O'Brien (hostess, narrator), Barbara Hale, Lyle Vetker, Marion Richman, Anne Whitfield, Cliff Clark, Jeffrey Silver, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), A. L. Chum (?). 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69722. Family Theatre. June 4, 1952. Mutual net. "Portrait Of Cynthia". Sustaining. A widow with financial problems finds herself posing for a portrait by a handsome artist. Her two kids create a difficult situation when they "improve" on the artwork. Bob Hope (host), Virginia Gregg, Whitfield Connor, Harry Lawrence (writer), Howard Culver, Bob Benz, Peter Votrian, Mary McGovern, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:44. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69723. Family Theatre. June 11, 1952. Mutual net. "Man Of The House". Sustaining. A man who failed to prevent a bank robbery and watched his best friend die, feels that he was at fault. This guilt causes a retreat into paralysis and noncommunication with the world. Nothing can bring him back to reality...but a burglar helps! Joan Evans (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Helen Parrish, Vic Perrin, Jeffrey Silver, Michael Hayes, John McGreavy (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69724. Family Theatre. June 18, 1952. Mutual net. "Special Delivery Schultz". Sustaining. A romantic comedy about a young mailman, just back from a hitch in the navy. His girl seems to be going with a Marine! Scotty Beckett, Joan Evans, Jack Bailey (host), Mae Clarke, Frederick Shields, Marilyn Maurice, Charles Smith, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), John T. Kelly (writer). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69725. Family Theatre. June 25, 1952. Mutual net. "The Problem Child Problem". Sustaining. An author who writes about child psychology meets five year old Phillip, a perfect little monster. Lloyd Nolan (host), Audrey Totter, Van Heflin, Irene Tedrow, Sammy Ogg, Paul Dawson, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69726. Family Theatre. July 2, 1952. Mutual net. "We Hold These Truths". Sustaining. A series of dramatic vignettes celebrating the fourth of July. Colonel Francis S. Gabreski, a jet fighter ace, appears as the program's host. An announcement is made that the program will be pre-empted next week for convention coverage. Mae Clarke, Robert Clark, Cliff Clark, Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Ted de Corsia, Howard Culver, Tom Holland, Stan Waxman, Leo Cleary, Jeff Chandler, Francis S. Gabreski, Lee Millar Jr., Roland Morris, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69727. Family Theatre. July 16, 1952. Mutual net. "Ten O'Clock Scholar". Sustaining. A young girl never goes to school, but passes all her tests. Her businesses are thriving, she's captured a bank robber, and she has her own personal truant officer! William Gargan (host), Gigi Perreaux, Howard McNear, Virginia Gregg, Howard Culver, Irene Tedrow, Gail Bonney, Jack Kruschen, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), John T. Kelly (writer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62639. Family Theatre. August 13, 1952. Mutual net. "Action Was Limited". Sustaining. A well-done drama of the Korean war. Howard Culver, Baden Powell (?), Eddie Firestone, Tom Holland, Bing Crosby (host), Ted de Corsia, Joseph Mansfield (director), William Lutz (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charles Arlington (anouncer), Bill Baukum. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69929. Family Theatre. August 20, 1952. Mutual net. "The Fledgling". Sustaining. A silly comedy about a trans-Atlantic flight with a "noodle-headed" stewardess and a "secruity risk" aboard the plane. J. Carrol Naish (host), Jane Powell, John T. Kelly (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeanne Bates, Howard Culver, Jack Kruschen, Curley Bradley, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69930. Family Theatre. August 27, 1952. Mutual net. "The People's Choice". Sustaining. After the sudden death of the party's candidate for mayor, a substitute "reform" candidate has to make a hard choice. Gene Lockhart (host), Louis Hayward, Virginia Gregg, Frank Gerstle, John T. Kelly (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Pat McGeehan, Herb Vigran, Bob Embum (? possibly Robert Emlin). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69931. Family Theatre. September 3, 1952. Mutual net. "Stopwatch Finale". Sustaining. A man on death row tells his story during the final hours before his execution. Ed Gibson's happy home is ruined by a man who proudly declares that he doesn't believe in god. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on September 11, 1947 (see cat. #66312) and June 13, 1951 (see cat. #65410) and subsequently on September 1, 1954 (see cat. #71453). Bob Hope is mentioned as being on next week's show, but apparently did not appear. Grace Kelly (hostess), Edmond O'Brien, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Bill Baukum, George Kroll (announcer), John Larch, Tudor Owen, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69932. Family Theatre. September 10, 1952. Mutual net. "The Leading Lady". Sustaining. A private detective hired to protect an actress' jewels is actually in cahoots with the jewel thieves...or is he? Roddy McDowall (host), Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Ken Christy, Ted de Corsia, Jack Kruschen, Charles Smith, Pat McGeehan, Michael Hayes, John T. Kelly (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69933. Family Theatre. September 17, 1952. Mutual net. "Curtain Call For Genesius". Sustaining. A dramatist and actor who lived in Rome during the reign of Diocletian makes a study of the new Christian sect...and a decision as well. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 30, 1952 (see cat. #68571). Billie Burke (hostes), Tyrone Power, Betty Lynn, Francis X. Bushman, Stan Waxman, John Stevenson, Lee Millar Jr., Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

62709. Family Theatre. October 1, 1952. Mutual net. "Days Of Grace". Sustaining. During wartime, a woman falls in love with the brother of her fiance. A predictable story, but moving nonetheless. The program may be dated October 4, 1952. The script was previously used on the program on June 27, 1951 (see cat. #65412). Chester Stratton, Leo Cleary, Pat McGeehan, Lonie Blackman, Jeanne Cagney, Tony La Frano (anouncer), True Boardman (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Therese Lewis (writer), Ann Blyth, Carleton Young, Seymour Cramer (music director). 24:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69728. Family Theatre. October 8, 1952. Mutual net. "Mail Order Missus". Sustaining. A widower would like nothing better than to remarry his old flame. When he's turned down, a classified ad in the newspaper brings satisfying results. Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Walter Brennan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Irene Tedrow, Gail Bonney, Leo Cleary, John T. Cleary (writer). 24:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69729. Family Theatre. October 15, 1952. Mutual net. "The Heart Also Sees". Sustaining. The romance between a homely girl and a blind soldier nearly ends after the soldier's operation restores his vision. Maureen O'Sullivan (hostess), Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Margaret Sheridan, Gene Emmet Clark (writer), Lonie Blackman, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director). 24:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69730. Family Theatre. October 22, 1952. Mutual net. "The Cliff". Sustaining. A young boy is trapped at the bottom of a cliff...with the tide coming in. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on November 3, 1954 (see cat. #71349). Vivi Janis, Charles Ruggles (host), Stephen McNally, John T. Kelly (writer), Tudor Owen, Billy Chapin, Dal McKinnon, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 24:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69731. Family Theatre. October 29, 1952. Mutual net. "These Thy Gifts". Sustaining. A soldier (presumably in Korea) muses on voting privileges back home. A series of vignettes dramatzies the evil that results when people take Democracy or granted. Gene Lockhart (host), Robert Stack, Ken Christy, Jeanne Bates, Jack Kruschen, Thomas Burns (writer), John Stevenson, Tom Holland, Pat McGeehan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director). 24:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69732. Family Theatre. November 5, 1952. Mutual net. "A Snake In Time". Sustaining. A western comedy in which "Matilda," the world's only "watch snake," saves the day. Frank Fay (host), Jeanne Cagney, Steve Dunne, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Tom Holland, Robert Lockney (writer). 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69934. Family Theatre. November 12, 1952. Mutual net. "Vacation For Mom". Sustaining. Mom wins a baking contest. The prize is a two week vacation...alone! What about the rest of his family? Regis Toomey (host), Ruth Hussey, John Stevenson, Jeffrey Silver, Ralph Hunter (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Leo Cleary, Jeanine Roos. 24:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

69935. Family Theatre. November 19, 1952. Mutual net. "Just For Tonight". Sustaining. An actress takes a temporary job as a governess...just for tonight. Tony La Frano loses his place in the script during the standard program closing (which he had been reading for years!), he then mispronounces Vivi Janniss'name. Gigi Perreaux, Tony La Frano (announcer), John Stevenson, James Nusser, True Boardman (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Vivi Janis, Charlotte Lawrence, James McCallion, Mala Powers (hostess), Loretta Young. 24:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69936. Family Theatre. December 3, 1952. Mutual net. "Della". Sustaining. An alcoholic bum meets a strange little girl who is "waiting to grow up." Another name for Della is "goodness." Larry Chatterton (announcer), Betty Lynn (hostess), Wendell Corey, Jeanne Bates, Howard Williams (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), James McCallion, Lonie Blackman, Jill Oppenheim, Frank Gerstle, Norman Field. 24:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69937. Family Theatre. December 10, 1952. Mutual net. "Lullabye Of Christmas". Sustaining. A Christmas fable about a young boy who could not speak, at the time of the birth of Jesus. The script was used previously on "Family Theatre" program on December 13, 1950 (see cat. #65250) and the show is actually a rebroadcast of the program of December 19, 1951 (see cat. #66519). Ruth Hussey (hostess), Charles Tazewell (writer), Roddy McDowall, Joseph Mansfield (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Michael Edwards, Ted de Corsia, Irene Tedrow, William Johnstone. 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69938. Family Theatre. December 17, 1952. Mutual net. "The Crossroads Of Christmas". Sustaining. An inn-keeper of Nazareth is jeopardized by his Roman-hating nephew, who is hiding from the Centurians. A carpenter and his family in the stable return the inn-keeper's assistance. Irene Dunne (hostess), Victor Jory, Rita Johnson, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Eddie Firestone, John McGreavy (writer), Pat McGeehan, Howard Culver, Tudor Owen, Michael Hayes. 24:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

69939. Family Theatre. December 24, 1952. Mutual net. "The Nativity". Sustaining. The story of Jesus, produced in co-operation with the Catholic Daughters Of America. June Haver (hostes), Ann Blyth (narrator), Jeff Chandler, Nan Merriman, Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), George Crowell (? announcer). 24:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70170. Family Theatre. December 31, 1952. Mutual net. "The Presentation Of The Christ Child In The Temple". Sustaining. The story of the presentation of Jesus, forty days after the Nativity. A deeply religious story. William Lundigan (host), Jeff Chandler (narrator), Ann Blyth, Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), George Kroll (announcer). 24:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70171. Family Theatre. January 7, 1953. Mutual net. "The Finding In The Temple". Sustaining. The story of Jesus' journey to Jerusalem with his family, when he was twelve years of age. Joan Evans (host), Ann Blyth, Jeff Chandler (narrator), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Marina Koshetz (? soprano), Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), George Kroll (announcer). 24:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70172. Family Theatre. January 14, 1953. Mutual net. "The Adventures Of Amy". Sustaining. During the previous broadcast of "Family Theatre", this story was announced as, "The Adventures Of Patsy." An airline stewardess meets a passenger with $60,000 in stolen money...and who wants to give it back! Jeanne Cagney, Jack Haley (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, John T. Kelly (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Bill Baukum, Leo Cleary, Francis Urey, Howard Culver. 24:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70173. Family Theatre. January 21, 1953. Mutual net. "A Kind Of Treasure". Sustaining. A sixty-year-old bank guard retires to fulfill his dream...going to the Caribbean to hunt for buried treasure. The troubles of his friends cause a change in plans and the discovery of a new treasure. Lonie Blackman, Seymour Kramer (conductor), Pat McGeehan, James Nusser, David Duval, John McGreavy (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Vivi Janis, Francis Urey, Tony La Frano (announcer), Natalie Wood (hostess), Walter Brennan. 24:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70174. Family Theatre. January 28, 1953. Mutual net. "Spunky". Sustaining. An unusual story about a boy and his dog. Spunky's the boy, Pete's the dog...and he can talk! Mel Blanc is cast as the dog, Announcer Larry Chatterton is the host as well. Jeffrey Hunter, Barbara Rush, Mel Blanc, Larry Chatterton (announcer, host), Peter Votrian, Jack Kruschen, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Charlotte Lawrence, Howard McNear, Monte Masters (writer). 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70175. Family Theatre. February 4, 1953. Mutual net. "Home For Thanksgiving". Sustaining. A warm family story about a return for the holidays. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on Novemeber 27, 1947 (see cat. #70059). Joan Leslie, Stephen McNally (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Irene Tedrow, Pat McGeehan, John McGreavy (writer), John Stevenson, Alice Backes. 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70176. Family Theatre. February 11, 1953. Mutual net. "The Indispensible Man". Sustaining. A man travelling to Washington D. C. with a secret formula develops amnesia after seeing Debra Paget on the train...well, it's not really Debra Paget! The production makes use of a "subconscious voice" talking with the main character, in a way similar to the dramatic device used on the "Rogue's Gallery" series. Lisa Gaye (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Debra Paget, Robert Stack, Charlotte Lawrence, Ted de Corsia, John T. Kelly (writer), Howard Culver, Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 24:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70177. Family Theatre. February 18, 1953. Mutual net. "Heritage Of Homes". Sustaining. A broadcast marking the fifth anniversary of "Family Theatre." Loretta Young appears on the program for the sixteenth time. A montage of Americans of the past and American ideals around the world. Lyrical! The script was used previously on "Family Theatre" on February 13, 1952 (see cat. #69573). Tom Holland, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Ralph Moody, Howard Culver, Bill Baukum, Marion Richman, Edward Ryan, Maria Marko, Loretta Young (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70178. Family Theatre. February 25, 1953. Mutual net. "Two Tickets For Stockholm". Sustaining. A dramatization of a true story, sent to the program by "The Crusade For Freedom." A Polish family tries to find happiness under Communist rule, but the children are being brainwashed. An escape to Sweden seems to be the only answer. Mr. Naish's Polish accent is identical to his Italian accent. Adolphe Menjou (host), J. Carrol Naish, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Irene Tedrow, Jack Lloyd, Griffin Jay (? adaptor), Jill Oppenheim, Jack Kruschen, Harold Dryanforth. 24:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70179. Family Theatre. March 4, 1953. Mutual net. "God and A Red Scooter". Sustaining. A grape farmer bets his fortune on his fields...and loses! God sometimes says, "No." The story is narrated by God himself! The script was used previously used on "Family Theatre" on April 17, 1947 (see cat. #66093), February 5, 1948 (see. cat. #69926), February 16, 1949 (see cat. #70433), September 20, 1950 (see cat. #64999) and December 5, 1951 (see cat. #66517). Gene Raymond, Rod O'Connor (narrator), Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Betty Ann Arena (writer), Timothy Mulvey (writer). 24:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70180. Family Theatre. March 11, 1953. Mutual net. "Namgay Doolah". Sustaining. A story of old India. A citizen of a small kingdom proves most vexatious...and has red hair! Ruth Hussey (hostess), Robert Newton, Tony La Frano (announcer), Jay Novello, John T. Kelly (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), William Woodson, Jack Kruschen, Tudor Owen, Rudyard Kipling (author). 24:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70181. Family Theatre. March 18, 1953. Mutual net. "Safe At Home". Sustaining. A young boy would rather act and write plays than play ball, much to the annoyance of his father. Barbara Hale, Bill Williams, Betty Lynn (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Irene Tedrow, David Duval, Roderick Peterson (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber). 24:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70189. Family Theatre. March 25, 1953. Mutual net. "Round Trip". Sustaining. A chance meeting on a commuter train brings back memories of a pre-war romance. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on May 4, 1949 (see cat. #70447). Jack Bailey (host), Robert Stack, Ann Blyth, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Bill Baukum, Martha Wilkerson (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber). 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70190. Family Theatre. April 1, 1953. Mutual net. "The Passion and Death Of Our Lord". Sustaining. A one voice narrative of the betrayal and crucifixion of Christ. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" (with a different title) on March 25, 1948 (see cat. #70311) and on April 13, 1949 (see cat. #70444). MacDonald Carey (narrator), John Slot (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70191. Family Theatre. April 8, 1953. Mutual net. "The Courtship Of John Dennis". Sponsored by: sustaining. A schoolboy tries to promote a match between his widowed father and his teacher. Pat O'Brien, Bobby Driscoll, Rita Johnson, Steve Dunne, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Harry Zimmerman (com[poser, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Tony La Frano (host, announcer). 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70192. Family Theatre. April 15, 1953. Mutual net. "Eclipse". Sustaining. A woman loses her sight in a traffic accident and becomes embittered, until she falls in love while in the hospital. Charles Ruggles (host), Bonita Granville, Larry Chatterton (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Lonie Blackman, John T. Kelly (writer), Verna Felton, John Stevenson, Pat McGeehan, Bob Embum. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70197. Family Theatre. April 22, 1953. Mutual net. "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". Sustaining. On the trail of the elusive Captain Nemo once again. The script was used previously on "Family Theatre" on August 23, 1950 (see cat. #5246 and #64574). Dennis Morgan (host), Jules Verne (author), Gene Lockhart, William Woodson, Whitfield Connor, Virginia Cook (adaptor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jack Lloyd, Michael Hayes, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber). 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70200. Family Theatre. April 29, 1953. Mutual net. "Outnumbered". Sustaining. The son of the founder of a factory finds it difficult to follow in his father's footsteps...especially when it comes to numbers. Mitzi Gaynor (hostess), Scotty Beckett, Jean Ruth, Verna Felton, Frederick Shields, John T. Kelly (writer), Lurene Tuttle, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Mary Ann Kate (?). 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70294. Family Theatre. May 6, 1953. Mutual net. "Mother Of All". Sustaining. A special Mother's Day program. Three dramatic vignettes from the life of Mary, "Mother Of All." In 1531, she appears to a peasant in Mexico. In 1830, she appears to a novice in Paris. In 1858, she appears to a peasant girl in Lourdes, and in 1913, at Fatima, Portugal. A well-done, deeply religious program with good use of story and song. Ann Blyth plays the lead and sings, "Mother Of Us All," composed by Gene Lockhart. Ann Blyth, MacDonald Carey, Mae Clarke, Jay Novello, David Young, John T. Kelly (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Larry Chatterton (announcer), John Stevenson, Howard Culver, Pat McGeehan, Norman Field, Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Gene Lockhart (composer). 27:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

70295. Family Theatre. May 13, 1953. Mutual net. "To The Victor". Sustaining. A college basketball coach feels that winning is everything. His daughter is caught cheating on a French exam. After the drama, Thomas O'Neill, Chairman of the Board of Mutual, speaks about "Family Theatre." James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, Thomas O'Neill, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), John T. Kelly (writer), Pat McGeehan, Collette McMahon, Eddie Firestone, Herbert Rawlinson. 24:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70296. Family Theatre. May 20, 1953. Mutual net. "Highway East". Sustaining. A sergeant, just back from Korea, and his wife tangle with two gangsters, a sheriff and a Justice Of The Peace! A silly, unrealistic story with a ridiculous shootout climax. Susan Hayward (hostess), Phyllis Thaxter, Barry Sullivan, Joseph Mansfield (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jack Kruschen, Pat McGeehan, T. Benson Hoy (writer), Frank Gerstle, Leroy Leonard, Michael Hayes. 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70297. Family Theatre. May 27, 1953. Mutual net. "New Neighbor". Sustaining. A new couple in town runs into the bad side of Marsha Adams, a very important woman in the community. A competant lady learns to ask for help, in order to make friends. Jeffrey Hunter, Barbara Rush, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Charlotte Lawrence, Robert Peterson (writer), Peter Votrian, Virginia Gregg. 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70298. Family Theatre. June 3, 1953. Mutual net. "Abalone Boat". Sustaining. An ex-G. I. has to become an abalone diver to prove himself to his girl's father. William Lundigan (host), Keefe Brasselle, Otto Kruger, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director), Alice Backes, Eddie Firestone, Whitfield Connor, Guy Hamilton, Jack Mitchell, Francis Urey. 25:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70299. Family Theatre. June 10, 1953. Mutual net. "Another Catcher In The Family". Sustaining. An aging Major League catcher is asked to train his own replacement...and then the young player marries the older catcher's daughter! Betty Lynn, Ken Christy, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Eddie Firestone, Jack Mitchell (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director), Leo Cleary, Frank Fay (host), Pat O'Brien, Bill Baukum. 24:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70300. Family Theatre. June 17, 1953. Mutual net. "Last Run". Sustaining. A good railroading drama about young Bill, his father and his uncle. During a big flood, the train must go through! Uncle Joe finally retires. Gale Storm (hostes), Charles Ruggles, Scotty Beckett, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Howard Culver, Bill Baukum, David Young, Jack Hickey, John T. Kelly (writer). 24:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70301. Family Theatre. June 24, 1953. Mutual net. "The Daughter-In-Law". Sustaining. The British wife of a soldier who has been missing eight years can't bring herself to believe him dead. Ricardo Montalban (host), Audrey Dalton, Una Merkel, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joy Terry, Elaine McMahon (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), William Johnstone, John Stevenson. 24:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70302. Family Theatre. July 1, 1953. Mutual net. "The Longest Hour". Sustaining. Franklin, Adams, Jefferson and the other founding fathers argue over the wording of the Declaration Of Independence. A fine patriotic 4th of July drama. Loretta Young (hostess, narrator), Gene Lockhart, Robert Stack, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Norman Field, Pat McGeehan, Robert Hardy Andrews (author), John T. Kelly (adaptor), David Young, Frederick Shields, John Stevenson, Bill Baukum, Gail Bonney. 24:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70303. Family Theatre. July 8, 1953. Mutual net. "Medicine Man". Sustaining. Harris' Hirsute Hair Tonic is the product. Ole Harris is the pitchman. Jason Corners is the small town where his car breaks down. The best medicine of all is love! Gigi Perreaux, Tony La Frano (announcer), Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy (hostess), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Irene Tedrow, Leo Cleary, Virginia Cook (writer), Jeanne Bates, William Johnstone. 24:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

70304. Family Theatre. July 15, 1953. Mutual net. "The Flying Dutchman". Sustaining. A Dutch ship's captain rescues two Frenchmen and returns them to France, despite a state of war existing between the two countries. A romance, a duel and an adventure. Tony La Frano (announcer), Lizabeth Scott (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jay Novello, Jack Lloyd, Kurt Martell (writer), Joy Terry, William Woodson. 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70305. Family Theatre. July 22, 1953. Mutual net. "The Dunbar Conspiracy". Sustaining. Plans are being proposed to eliminate a college's athletic program. A counter-plan to wear out the idea leads to lots of physical activity...and a romance! Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Betty Lynn, Tony La Frano (announcer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Leo Cleary, John Stevenson. 24:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70198. Family Theatre. July 29, 1953. Mutual net. "Hop, Skip and Jump". Sustaining. The winner of the "Smoothies" contest helps a Chicago private eye with her woman's intuition. The host is heard only at the end of the program, perhaps the start of a new format for the show. Charles Coburn (host), Audrey Totter, Don Taylor, Verna Felton, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Jack Mitchell (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70199. Family Theatre. August 5, 1953. Mutual net. "Revolution In Rodneyville". Sustaining. A reporter has a simple plan to eliminate corruption and machine politics in a small town. The plan is so simple, that his editor refuses to print the story! Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), Vivi Janis, Frederick Shields, Lionel Barrymore (host), Wendell Corey, Jack Kruschen, John T. Kelly (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Norman Field, Pat McGeehan. 24:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70193. Family Theatre. August 12, 1953. Mutual net. "The Latest Thing". Sustaining. Ed and Tony La Frano remember how Ed made his "radio debut" on the Mutual network twenty seven years ago in 1926 (they must have meant over WOR, Newark, New Jersey, as the Mutual net wasn't formed until 1933). A convict who prides himself on always being up to date makes the perfect jail break...almost. Ed Sullivan (host), William Gargan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeanne Bates, John T. Kelly (writer), Frederick Shields, Howard Culver, Eddie Firestone. 24:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70194. Family Theatre. August 19, 1953. Mutual net. "Uncle Jim". Sustaining. An unmarried woman inherits a fortune from her deceased Uncle Jim. However, the will contains some strange provisions, calculated to get her married. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on February 16, 1955 (see cat. #74706). Jack Haley (host), Jane Wyman, Larry Chatterton (announcer), Mae Clarke, John T. Kelly (writer), Joseph Mansfield (director, transcriber), William Johnstone, John Stevenson. 24:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70195. Family Theatre. August 26, 1953. Mutual net. "The Wise Guy". Sustaining. A jolly, joke cracking teacher is passed over for promotion. When the school boiler blows up, his sense of humor helps to save his class. Pat Crowley (hostes), Jack Bailey, Larry Chatterton (announcer), Myra Marsh, John T. Kelly (writer), Lew X. Lansworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Marion Richman, Jill Oppenheim, Howard Culver, Stanley Farrar, Leo Cleary. 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70196. Family Theatre. September 2, 1953. Mutual net. "Testimonial". Sustaining. A washed-up director is given a chance to direct one last play...by a reclusive group of producers. A good story, well produced. Robert Alda, Adolphe Menjou, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Myra Marsh, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Lew X. Lansworth (director, transcriber), Joe Forte, Joseph Granby, Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70476. Family Theatre. September 9, 1953. Mutual net. "Just Like A Lady". Sustaining. An Irish lass comes to America, opens a boarding house and meets a starving artist. Art Linkletter (host), Kathleen Crowley, Tony La Frano (announcer), Lois Corbett, Mary Terry Taylor (writer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lamont Johnson, Herb Butterfield. 24:49. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70477. Family Theatre. September 16, 1953. Mutual net. "The Unknown". Sustaining. An American expatriot and a jaded socialite join a French underground expedition exploring a series of caves. The story has an unusual ending. A time change is announced for next week's program. Robert Young (host), Lamont Johnson, Betty Lou Gerson, Jay Novello, John T. Kelly (writer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Larry Chatterton (announcer). 24:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70478. Family Theatre. September 23, 1953. Mutual net. "The Payoff". Sustaining. A meek old man asks for help from a blackmailer. When a payment isn't met, one of the birds in the park is murdered! A recorded music "interlude" with the music of Jerome Kern follows the program. Ralph Edwards (host), Victor Moore, Jeanne Bates, Ruth Perrott, Roderick Peterson (writer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jeffrey Silver, Barney Phillips, Sam Edwards. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70511. Family Theatre. September 30, 1953. Mutual net. "Journey Of The Pegasus". Sustaining. A story of the first space ship to the moon...in July, 1962! The ship is launched with a countdown, arrives on the moon and meets with a gentleman from another planet. An excellent science fiction story with a spiritual theme! Bob Hope (host), Raymond Burr, Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard Culver, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Marvin Miller, Bob Bailey, Vivi Janis, Howard Culver, Francis Urey. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70512. Family Theatre. October 7, 1953. Mutual net. "Turn On The Lights". Sustaining. An exciting war story about, "The Turkey Shoot Of The Marianas." An admiral's job is not an easy one! Tyrone Power (host), John Hodiak, Tony La Frano (announcer), Sam Edwards, John T. Kelly (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), John Dehner, Ted de Corsia, Tony Barrett, Herb Ellis. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

70513. Family Theatre. October 14, 1953. Mutual net. "The Ballad Of Dan McBurdy". Sustaining. The program opening is upcut. How McBurdy came to name Plymouth Rock, how he led the Boston Tea Party, how McBurdy led Paul Revere to a horse, how McBurdy became the hero of the battle of Bunker Hill. McBurdy also advised George Washington to cross the Delaware on Christmas eve to attack the British at Trenton. The program also dramatizes McBurdy's many other achievements. Joseph Kearns, Howard McNear, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Parley Baer, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), John Dehner, Don DeFore (host), Sterling Holloway (narrator), Bill Bouchey. 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70627. Family Theatre. October 21, 1953. Mutual net. "East Of Puntas". Sustaining. An expedition heads into the Peruvian jungles in search of a lost tribe of the Incas. Ruth Hussey (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Tony La Frano (announcer), Theodore Von Eltz, Jerry Zinnerman (writer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Yvonne Peattie, Ted de Corsia, John Stevenson. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70628. Family Theatre. October 28, 1953. Mutual net. "A Fine Wedding For Angelita". Sustaining. A Mexican wedding is threatened when the father of the bride confuses two envelopes to pay for the flowers. The program opening is upcut. Maureen O'Sullivan (hostess), J. Carrol Naish, Ricky Vera, Virginia Gregg, Lillian Buyeff, Ralph Moody, Harry Hamilton (author), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jack Kruschen, Harry Bartell, Wilson Bauer (adaptor), Dorothy Millard Brown (adaptor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70629. Family Theatre. November 4, 1953. Mutual net. "Employees Only". Sustaining. Timothy Murch works in a department store stockroom and has a heart condition. A new position as a salesman brings about a remarkable change. Joan Leslie (hostess), Arthur Shields, Tony La Frano (announcer), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lurene Tuttle, David Young, John T. Kelly (writer), Jeffrey Silver, GeGe Pearson, Hal Gerard. 29:56. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

70630. Family Theatre. November 11, 1953. Mutual net. "The Martians and The Coys". Sustaining. A humorous story about a family of hillbillies who are visited by a saucer filled with little green men from Mars. Jack Kirkwood, Lil Kirkwood, Lee Kirkwood, Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jay Novello, Paul Frees, Howard Culver, Beverly Washburn, Peter Votrian, William Lutz (writer). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70631. Family Theatre. November 18, 1953. Mutual net. "A Matter Of Time". Sustaining. Engine trouble develops on a flight from Korea. On board is a U. S. Representative, a newly released P. O. W. and the widow of a soldier killed in action. Forced to ditch, the survivors come upon a very strange island. A good story! Barbara Rush (hostess), Jeffrey Hunter, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lew X. Landsworth (director, transcriber), GeGe Pearson, Lawrence Dobkin, John T. Kelly (writer), Jeanne Bates, Ted de Corsia. 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70632. Family Theatre. December 2, 1953. Mutual net. "Foreign Exchange". Sustaining. An American reporter in an Iron Curtain country won't be allowed to leave the country with his wife, unless his wife's Uncle Alex is turned over to the authorities. The program opening is upcut. Bing Crosby (host), Lamont Johnson, Jeanne Bates, Tony La Frano (announcer), Edgar Barrier, Jack Kruschen, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ted de Corsia, Barney Phillips. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70633. Family Theatre. December 9, 1953. Mutual net. "The Legend Of High Chin Bob". Sustaining. Cowboy Bob is given only thirty days to save enough money to get married. A killer cat adds to Bob's problems, but also presents an opportunity. Tony La Frano (announcer), John Dehner, John McGreavy (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Vivi Janis, Bill Baukum, Billy Chapin, Debra Paget (hostess), Walter Brennan. 29:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70634. Family Theatre. December 16, 1953. Mutual net. "Chickie". Sustaining. A little Korean girl adopted by an American couple has a strange request for Santa Claus...a can of salmon! Ann Blyth (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Marjorie Steel, Marvin Miller, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jill Oppenheim, Peter Votrian, John T. Kelly (writer, director). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70642. Family Theatre. December 23, 1953. Mutual net. "Ruth". Sustaining. A well-written Nativity story, told from the viewpoint of little Ruth, the deaf child of the innkeeper. Lawrence Dobkin, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Leo Cleary (mispronounced by Tony La Frano as "Leo Curley" during the credits), Gigi Perreaux, Mae Clarke, Tony La Frano (announcer), Charlotte Lawrence, David Young, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Dennis Day (host), Tom Tully. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70643. Family Theatre. December 30, 1953. Mutual net. "The Little Prince". Sustaining. An American doctor is summoned to a foreign country to treat a son of royalty. A confusting tale of murder and intrigue. The program opening is upcut. The script was subsequently used on "Family Theatre" on December 29, 1954 (see cat. #74660). Eddie Cantor (host), Wendell Corey, Edgar Barrier, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Larry Chatterton (announcer), Ben Wright, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Theodore Von Eltz, Herb Butterfield. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

70644. Family Theatre. January 6, 1954. Mutual net. "Side Man". Sustaining. A young trumpet player joins a band on tour to learn the ropes...and to fall in love. The polished trumpeter on the program receives no billing. Jo Stafford (hostess), Dan Duryea, Scotty Beckett, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charlotte Lawrence, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Jack Kruschen, Sam Edwards. 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70645. Family Theatre. January 13, 1954. Mutual net. "Hackie". Sustaining. A cabby who befriends a not-so-great prize fighter sets up a "private fight"...with the fix in. The program opening is upcut. Gale Storm (hostess), Tony La Frano (announcer), Michael O'Shea, Jeanne Bates, Frank Gerstle, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Joe Forte. 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70800. Family Theatre. January 20, 1954. Mutual net. "Something In The Air". Sustaining. A supernatural comedy about a meteorologist and a mistake in the heavenly bureaucracy. Lucille Ball (hostess), John Howard, Tony La Frano (announcer0, Howard McNear, Lillian Buyeff, Herb Ellis, Leo Cleary, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Pat McGeehan, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber). 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70807. Family Theatre. January 27, 1954. Mutual net. "The Cadreman". Sustaining. A drill sergeant tries to whip his platoon into shape. Told from the point of view of the men as well as the sergeant. Good dramaturgy, excellent radio. The program opening is upcut. Jimmy Durante (host), Barry Sullivan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Whitfield Connor, John Stevenson, Tom Holland, Virginia Gregg. 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

70812. Family Theatre. February 3, 1954. Mutual net. "The Man Who Bought The Phone Company". Sustaining. A hard driving business tycoon buys the entire telephone company...just to even the score with an operator who did him an injustice fifteen years ago. The results are surprising. Loretta Young (hostess), Stephen McNally, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Marjorie Bennett, Leo Curley, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Charlotte Lawrence, Howard Culver, Pat McGeehan, Leo Thomas. 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70817. Family Theatre. February 10, 1954. Mutual net. "It's Not The Money". Sustaining. An intriguing drama about an inheritance and the price of one's principles. The program opening has been deleted. Irene Dunne (hostess), Barbara Stanwyck, George Nader, Julie Bennett, Lawrence Dobkin, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Gail Bonney, Lamont Johnson, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

70822. Family Theatre. February 17, 1954. Mutual net. "A Different Drummer". Sustaining. A good story about an American corporal, prisoner in Korea, who deserts and chooses to live behind the Iron Curtain. The seventh anniversary broadcast of "Family Theatre." Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Robert Stack, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Ben Wright, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Lawrence Dobkin, Jack Kruschen, Tom Holland. 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70827. Family Theatre. February 24, 1954. Mutual net. "Past Imperfect". Sustaining. Memories of a youthful rivalry. Reality conflicts with dreams of glory. A well-written radio fantasy as characters change identity during the story. The program opening has been deleted. Frank Leahy (host), Jack Haley, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Gail Bonney, Howard Culver, David Young, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Virginia Gregg, Herb Butterfield. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

70832. Family Theatre. March 3, 1954. Mutual net. "The Door". Sustaining. A retelling of, "The Sire de Maletroit's Door." The setting is a French chateau during World War II. Gene Lockhart (host), Cameron Mitchell, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Louis Stevenson (author), Gladys Holland, Edgar Barrier, John T. Kelly (adaptor, director), Ben Wright, Fritz Feld, Paul Savage. 29:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

26254. Family Theatre. March 10, 1954. Mutual net. "It's A Gift". Sustaining. Mr. George Gage, who has ninety three million dollars, wants nothing more than to give all his money away! In his eforts to find happiness, he succeeds in doing just that! The program opening has been deleted. Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tom Dixon (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Vivi Janis, John Dehner, Jay Novello, John Larch, Danny Thomas (host), Jim Backus, Christopher O'Brien. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60281. Family Theatre. March 17, 1954. Mutual net. "The Mental Blocks". Sustaining. A ten-year-old has a way with dice. She helps a professional gambler make eighteen grand with twenty-six passes in a row! Ruth Hussey (hostess), James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Ted de Corsia, Jack Kruschen, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Pat McGeehan, Gaim Kelly (?). 29:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60282. Family Theatre. March 24, 1954. Mutual net. "Night Caller". Sustaining. Cops and robbers, kidnapping, escaped convicts and a planned bank job. A good story with a somewhat contrived ending. The program opening is upcut. John Dehner, Van Cameron, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Vivi Janis, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Ann Blyth, Raymond Burr. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60286. Family Theatre. March 31, 1954. Mutual net. "The Pox". Sustaining. The story of Dr. Jenner and his battle against Smallpox using "innoculation." Dr. Jenner develops a "vaccine" against the disease. Herb Butterfield, Tyrone Power, Tony La Frano (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Dick Beals, Robert Hardy Andrews (author), John T. Kelly (adaptor, director), Richard Peel, J. Carrol Naish (host). 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

70959. Family Theatre. April 7, 1954. Mutual net. "The Story Of Little Tree". Sustaining. An Easter story about a little tree, and how he grew up. A well-done story of Easter, excellent radio. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on March 7, 1951 (see cat. #65558) and April 2, 1952 (see cat. #69721) and March 30, 1955 (see cat. #74712). Dick Contino (host), Edmund Gwenn, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), William Lutz (writer), Kathy Johnson, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), John Stevenson, Francis X. Bushman, Marvin Miller, Dick Beals, Guy Hamilton. 30:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71443. Family Theatre. April 14, 1954. Mutual net. "The Way Of The Cross". Sustaining. The story of the Crucifixion, told in the style of "You Are There" by only one voice...Jeff Chandler as a radio commentator describing the scene. Maureen O'Hara (hostess), Jeff Chandler, Fred Niblo Jr. (writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 30:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71444. Family Theatre. April 21, 1954. Mutual net. "Newshawk". Sustaining. A brash news reporter for a news service arrives in a small town to cover a mine disaster. Three miners and a nurse are trapped underground, but this is only a career opportinuty to the newsman. The program opening has been deleted. Keefe Brasselle, Tony La Frano (announcer), Ray Bolger (host), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lillian Buyeff, Leo Curley, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), John Larch, Pat McGeehan, Lawrence Dobkin. 29:22. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

71445. Family Theatre. April 28, 1954. Mutual net. "The Losers". Sustaining. The story of the adventures of the 1912 expedition to the North Pole by Captain Scott. Bing Crosby (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Dan O'Herlihy, Dick Beals, Alec Finlayson, Sarah Maynard (author), John T. Kelly (adaptor, director), Eric Snowden, Keith McConnell. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71446. Family Theatre. May 5, 1954. Mutual net. "Flight To Bermuda". Sustaining. A woman steals the prize from the winner of a slogan contest, a vacation in Bermuda. While in Bermuda, she finds romance and complications. The program opening is upcut. Charles Boyer (host), Dorothy McGuire, Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard McNear, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John Stevenson, Jeffrey Silver, James Nusser, John T. Kelly (writer, director). 29:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

71447. Family Theatre. May 12, 1954. Mutual net. "Gustafson". Sustaining. An ex-G. I. meets an ex-German soldier that he met during the war. An unanswered question may at last end the war for the American soldier. The story has an interesting surprise ending. Joan Leslie (hostess), Frank Lovejoy, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Tom Holland, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Irene Tedrow, Julie Bennett. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10417. Family Theatre. May 19, 1954. Mutual net. "The .45 Caliber Teapot". Sustaining. A meek little man discovers an ancient formula that changes things around quite a bit. The program opening is slightly upcut. Verna Felton, Charlotte Lawrence, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Frederick Shields, Lee Millar Jr., Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Larry Chatterton (announcer). 29:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

71431. Family Theatre. May 26, 1954. Mutual net. "The First Morning". Sustaining. A well-written and produced story about a father whose son is missing in a wilderness. Prayers that the father had made in the past were never answered, and that was a pretty good thing! Jane Wyatt (hostess), Robert Ryan, Virginia Lawrence, Michael Chapin, Adele Rogers St. John (author), John T. Kelly (adaptor, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), George Crowell (announcer), Leo Cleary, Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Lawrence, Gilbert Fry. 30:09. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

71432. Family Theatre. June 9, 1954. Mutual net. "Where's There's A Will". Sustaining. Old man Justin has just died and the will is about to be read. Who inherits his fabulous $450,000 emerald? The program opening is upcut. Larry Chatterton (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Vivi Janis, Ted de Corsia, Rosalind Russell (hostess), Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield, Vincent Price. 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

71433. Family Theatre. June 23, 1954. Mutual net. "Clean and Crisp and Even". Sustaining. A strange story for June: four people are snowbound in a rural cabin. Jeff Chandler (narrator), George Murphy (host), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Michael Chapin, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Tony La Frano (announcer), Herb Ellis, Myra Marsh. 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71434. Family Theatre. June 30, 1954. Mutual net. "Skin Deep". Sustaining. A "skin diver" trying to break the four hundred foot diving record finds himself in a city under the sea. He learns the real story of the people of Atlantis. The program opening is slightly upcut. Will Rogers Jr. (host), Marshall Thompson, Edgar Barrier, Tom Holland, Bill Baukum, Bob Emblem (?), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

71435. Family Theatre. July 7, 1954. Mutual net. "The Last Smash". Sustaining. In the near future (1975), a group of scientists uses a "Mark XIV Calculator" to guide an atom smasher known as "The Monster" to "split a photon." The only problem is that the computer says, "two and two equals five!" Carlos Romulo (host, President of the United Ntions General Assembly), Jean Hagen, Lamont Johnson, Leo Curley, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Pat McGeehan, Edgar Barrier, Frank Gerstle, Leo Curley, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71436. Family Theatre. July 14, 1954. Mutual net. "The Strangers". Sustaining. In the western desert, a family helps an Indian child and his sick mother. When their car breaks down, fear keeps people from stopping to help. Donna Atwood (hostess), Stephen McNally, Tony La Frano (announcer), Virginia Gregg, Dick Beals, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Mae Clarke, Gahan Kelly, John Larch. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71448. Family Theatre. July 23, 1954. Mutual net. "Beasley's Boy". Sustaining. A young reporter assigned to do a story about Skid Row is assisted by a mysterious figure. Hildegarde (hostess), Jeffrey Hunter, Herb Butterfield, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Marvin Bryan, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71449. Family Theatre. July 28, 1954. Mutual net. "The Story Of Danny Dollar". Sustaining. A delightful, well-written story about a newly printed dollar bill whose goal in life is to make people happy. Good radio! It's hard to imagine anyone other than Sterling Holloway narrating this kind of story. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on November 7, 1951 (see cat. #66514). The program opening has been deleted. Margaret O'Brien (hostes), Sterling Holloway (narrator), William Lutz (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard McNear, Ted de Corsia, Whitfield Connor, Jeffrey Silver, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Verna Felton, Martha Shaw, Jack Raymond, Bill Baukum, Baden Powell. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

71450. Family Theatre. August 4, 1954. Mutual net. "Welcome Home". Sustaining. A bride-to-be meets the parents of the groom, who are none-too-enthusiastic about the marriage. Eddie Fisher (host), Marilyn Erskine, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Kathy Johnson, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Tony La Frano (announcer). 30:05. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

71451. Family Theatre. August 11, 1954. Mutual net. "Early Bird". Sustaining. The story of how a millionaire became a famous song writer. The program opening is slightly upcut. Ann Francis (hostess), Danny Thomas, Tony La Frano (announcer), Howard McNear, Gloria Grant, Jack Kruschen, Howard Culver, John Larch, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:46. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

71452. Family Theatre. August 25, 1954. Mutual net. "Beauty and The Brain". Sustaining. A newly maried-but-dumb beauty wants to improve in many ways. Then, one day, the wife writes the husband's theatre review! Vic Damone (host), Richard Denning, Jeanne Cagney, Tony La Frano (announcer), Gladys Holland, Herb Butterfield, Tom Holland, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71453. Family Theatre. September 1, 1954. Mutual net. "Stopwatch Finale". Sustaining. A convict on death row awaiting execution tells the story of how he met "Mr. Jordan" who didn't believe in God and who had a "stopwatch finale" to his orations. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on September 11, 1947 (see cat. #66312), June 13, 1951 (see cat. #65410) and September 3, 1952 (see cat. #69931). The program opening has been deleted. Edmond O'Brien, Timothy Mulvey (writer), Grace Kelly (hostes), Jeanne Bates, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), George Crowell (announcer), John Larch, Tudor Owen, Bill Baukum. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

71437. Family Theatre. September 8, 1954. Mutual net. "Citizen's Arrest". Sustaining. An armed robbery takes place at a small grocery store...as told from three points of view. A "Rashomon" type story, with a strange ending. Bob Hope (host), Herb Vigran, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jack Kruschen, Herb Vigran, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), George Crowell (announcer). 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71438. Family Theatre. September 15, 1954. Mutual net. "The Criminal". Sustaining. A noted banker has been accused of embezzlement. His lawyer, engaged to the banker's daughter, uncovers evidence of the man's guilt. A well-written story. Gene Lockhart (host), Lyle Vetker, Jeanne Bates, Ted de Corsia, John T. Kelly (writer, diretor), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Margaret Brayton, Herb Vigran, Don Kirk. 29:51. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71439. Family Theatre. September 22, 1954. Mutual net. "Tennessee's Partner". Sustaining. A story of the old west. Tennessee's partner becomes an outlaw, is captured and sentenced to hang. Tennessee meets his partner once again. Joan Evans (hostess), Walter Brennan, Bret Harte (author), Tony La Frano (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, John T. Kelly (director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Herb Ellis, Robert Easton, Bill Baukum, Leo Curley. 30:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

71440. Family Theatre. September 29, 1954. Mutual net. "Under Fire". Sustaining. Ben has returned home from the fighting in Korea, after suffering from battle fatigue. The brother of his fiancee considers him a coward. The program opening is upcut. Ricardo Montalban (host), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Irene Tedrow, Herb Butterfield, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Gloria Grant, John Larch, Herb Butterfield, Sam Edwards, Paul Pacherney. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

71441. Family Theatre. October 6, 1954. Mutual net. "Down Payment". Sustaining. A man short on cash but long on love tries to raise the money needed to get married. Failing that, he steals $400 from the place in which he works. Telling the truth never hurts the one who tells it. Ann Blyth (hostess), Robert Francis, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charlotte Lawrence, Bob Emblem, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Jack Kruschen, Herb Vigran, Pat McGeehan. 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71442. Family Theatre. October 13, 1954. Mutual net. "U.F.O.". Sustaining. The first visitors from outer space meet with an international group of humans on a small Pacific island. Gale Storm (hostess), John Howard, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lawrence Dobkin, Vic Perrin, Lou Krugman, Dick Beals, John T. Kelly (writer, director). 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71347. Family Theatre. October 20, 1954. Mutual net. "Stay Up For The Sunrise". Sustaining. A 15-year-old romance is almost rekindled. A well-written story, creatively integrated with the song, "Imagination." Preston Foster (host), Cameron Mitchell, Tony La Frano (announcer), Virginia Gregg, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Charlotte Lawrence. 29:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71348. Family Theatre. October 27, 1954. Mutual net. "The Hound Of Heaven". Sustaining. The story of Francis Thompson, a homeless, jobless, man of old London, who becomes a famous poet after finding faith. The program is announced as the four hundredth program of the series, the program opening is upcut. Thomas F. O'Niell, the president of the Mutual net, speaks after the story. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on October 2, 1947 (see cat. #66314), June 8, 1949 (see cat. #70973) and February 21, 1951 (see cat. #65972). Loretta Young (hostess), Dan O'Herlihy, Raymond Burr (narrator), Tony La Frano (announcer), Frederick Lift (? writer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, John Beal, John T. Kelly (director, transcriber), Ben Wright, Thomas F. O'Neill. 29:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71349. Family Theatre. November 3, 1954. Mutual net. "The Cliff". Sustaining. A young boy is trapped at the bottom of a cliff...with the tide coming in. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on October 22, 1952 (see cat. #69730). Debbie Reynolds (hostess), John Lund, Tony La Frano (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Lillian Buyeff, Dick Beals, Earl Keen, Herb Butterfield. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71350. Family Theatre. November 10, 1954. Mutual net. "At One Hundred Fifty Five Pounds". Sustaining. A time travel story back to ancient Rome. An American prize fighter named Ben Rocoo falls for Flavia, a Roman gal. Barbara Hale (hostess), Michael O'Shea, Herb Vigran, Gloria Grant, John Larch, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

71351. Family Theatre. November 17, 1954. Mutual net. "Stolen Symphony". Sustaining. After a test pilot crashes and is killed, an angel brings his spirit to see his loved ones one last time. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on January 15, 1948 (see cat. #69924), May 11, 1949 (see cat. #70965) and November 1, 1950 (see cat. #65004, #36097). Jimmy Durante (host), Hugh O'Brien, Ann Francis, Marion Richman, Norma Jean Nilsson, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (director, transcriber), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Margaret Brayton, Ralph Moody, Martin Dean, James B. Reuter (writer), Mark Carney (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

71352. Family Theatre. November 24, 1954. Mutual net. "Monsieur Payen". Sustaining. An interesting story about the French owner of a textile mill in Indochina, as the Communists prepare to take over the country. Dinah Shore (hostes), Edgar Barrier, Jeanette Nolan, Tony La Frano (announcer), Vic Perrin, Ted de Corsia, Jan Arvan, Jack Kruschen, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 30:05. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74656. Family Theatre. December 1, 1954. Mutual net. "Summer Replacement". Sustaining. A behind-the-scenes story about a well-known radio show preparing to switch to television...with not all of the original cast. The program features an on-target parody of, "Mr. District Attorney." Desi Arnaz (host), Una Merkel, Jeanne Bates, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Marvin Miller, Howard Culver, Jeffrey Silver, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), George Crowell (anouncer). 29:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74657. Family Theatre. December 8, 1954. Mutual net. "The Coat". Sustaining. A wealthy woman and a grouchy sailor are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Irene Dunne (hostes), Gene Evans, Jeanette Nolan, Leo Curley, Paul Savage, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74658. Family Theatre. December 15, 1954. Mutual net. "The Cobbler's Window". Sustaining. An old shoemarker learns wisdom and goodness. The story is from Tolstoy's "Where Love Is, There God Is Also." The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" (with a slightly different story title) on December 28, 1949 (see cat. #64284). Ralph Edwards (host), Otto Kruger (narrator), Edgar Barrier, Irene Tedrow, Lillian Buyeff, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright, Howard Culver, Dick Beals, Tony La Frano (announcer), Leo Tolstoy (author), Arthur Sawyer (adaptor), John T. Kelly (director, transcriber). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74659. Family Theatre. December 22, 1954. Mutual net. "The Juggler Of Our Lady". Sustaining. A poor juggler of old France gives the mother of the Christ child the only present that he can. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on December 25, 1947 (see cat. #70063), February 29, 1948 (see cat. #70325) and January 16, 1952 (see cat. #69569). Margaret O'Brien (hostess), John Stevenson (narrator), J. Carrol Naish, Marvin Miller, Ralph Moody, Jay Novello, Vic Perrin, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:48. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74660. Family Theatre. December 29, 1954. Mutual net. "The Little Prince". Sustaining. An American doctor is summoned to a foreign country to treat a son of royalty. A confusing tale of murder and intrigue. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on December 30, 1953 (see cat. #70643). Eddie Cantor (host), Wendell Corey, Edgar Barrier, Ben Wright, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Theodore Von Eltz, Herb Butterfield, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Larry Chatterton (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74661. Family Theatre. January 12, 1955. Mutual net. "Stranger In Town". Sustaining. A beautiful visitor from another planet is given a jay-walking ticket by the local sheriff. A well-written and performed story. Eleanor Powell (hostess), Raymond Burr, Virginia Gregg, Jeanne Bates, Leo Curley, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Robert Emlin. 29:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74662. Family Theatre. January 19, 1955. Mutual net. "Slaughterhouse Row". Sustaining. An old lady who sleeps on the streetcars tells of her past...and an elegant one it was. Jack Bailey (host), Beulah Bondi, Irene Tedrow, Charlotte Lawrence, Lawrence Dobkin, John Dehner, Lamont Johnson, Herb Ellis, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74703. Family Theatre. January 26, 1955. Mutual net. "Old Friends". Sustaining. A Hollywood writer helps out an old pal when he arrives in town. Is this a good idea? Ruth Hussey (hostes), Frank Lovejoy, Jeanne Bates, Lawrence Dobkin, John Larch, Henry Mancini (conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer), John T. Kelly (writer, director). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74704. Family Theatre. February 2, 1955. Mutual net. "The Thin Red Line". Sustaining. A soldier has to learn to get along without the use of his eyes. Peggy King (hostes), Tony La Frano (announcer), George Nader, Lillian Buyeff, Jack Kruschen, James Nusser, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director). 29:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74705. Family Theatre. February 9, 1955. Mutual net. "The Sangamo Sage". Sustaining. A story of a young and very impoverished Abe Lincoln, and his career as a surveyor. This program marks the eighth anniversary of "Family Theatre." Jeanette MacDonald (hostess), Will Rogers Jr., Jeanne Bates, Margaret Brayton, Leo Curley, Herb Ellis, Bill Baukum, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74706. Family Theatre. February 16, 1955. Mutual net. "Uncle Jim". Sustaining. An unmarried woman inherits a fortune from her deceased Uncle Jim. However, the will contains some strange provisions, calculated to get her married. The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on August 19, 1953 (see cat. #70194). Jack Haley (host), Donna Reed, Lamont Johnson, Herb Butterfield, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Florence Ravenal. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74707. Family Theatre. February 23, 1955. Mutual net. "Midnight". Sustaining. The night adventures of a telephone operator and an airline reservations clerk with a past, and how their lives "tie up." Pat Crowley (hostess), Paula Victor, Irene Tedrow, Julie Bennett, Jack Kruschen, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Vigran, Vic Perrin, Tony La Frano (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor). 29:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74708. Family Theatre. March 2, 1955. Mutual net. "Torkelson's Flying Circus". Sustaining. A. J., a former "knight of the road," finds himself a wealthy man in the air freight business. Don McNeill (host), Walter Brennan, GeGe Pearson, Jay Novello, John Larch, Howard Culver, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74709. Family Theatre. March 9, 1955. Mutual net. "The Retiring Mr. Hewitt". Sustaining. A romance is complicated by a new highway that may be built through town. Votes are bought and sold. The phrase "senior citizen" is used to refer to an older man. Otto Kruger (host), James Gleason, Marjorie Bennett, Anne Whitfield, John Dehner, Marvin Miller, Robert Emlin, Tony La Frano (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Henry Mancini (composer, conductor). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74710. Family Theatre. March 16, 1955. Mutual net. "Double Crossing". Sustaining. A young girl aboard an ocean liner is a little brat who's also a genius and eats dog bisucits. Now, what about those three smugglers? Esther Williams (hostess), Richard Denning, Alan Reed, Charlotte Lawrence, Gay M. Kelly, Lou Krugman, Alec Finlayson, Tony La Frano (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74711. Family Theatre. March 23, 1955. Mutual net. "No Contest". Sustaining. A hard-working guy with big financial problems suddenly has $5200 deposited to his bank account. The temptation to keep it is considerable. William Gargan (host), William Campbell, Joyce McCluskey, GeGe Pearson, Barney Phillips, Wendell Holmes, Marvin Bryan, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74712. Family Theatre. March 30, 1955. Mutual net. "The Story Of Little Tree". Sustaining. An Easter story about a little tree, and how he grew up. A well-done story, excellent radio! The script was previously used on "Family Theatre" on March 7, 1951 (see cat. #65558), April 2, 1952 (see cat. #69721) and April 7, 1954 (see cat. #70959). Dick Cantino (host), Edmund Gwenn, Francis X. Bushman, Marvin Miller, John Stevenson, Dick Beals, Guy Hamilton, Kathy Johnson, William Lutz (writer), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director). 30:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74713. Family Theatre. April 13, 1955. Mutual net. "In The Nature Of A Warning". Sustaining. Never marry a writer of fiction! An airplane romance begins. Betty Lynn (hostess), Jane Wyatt, Gloria Grant, Herb Butterfield, Tony La Frano (announcer), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Steve Dunne. 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74396. Family Theatre. April 20, 1955. Mutual net. "Act Of Contrition". Sustaining. A girl from Pittsburgh comes to Hollywood, determined to lie her way into a career. Gene Raymond (host), Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Gregg, Margaret Brayton, Pat McGeehan, Lawrence Dobkin, Tony La Frano (announcer), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74386. Family Theatre. April 27, 1955. Mutual net. "After The Ball". Sustaining. A well-written sobering drama about the day atomic war broke out. Jean Hagen (hostess), Stephen McNally, Joyce McCluskey, Jeanne Bates, Leo Curley, John Dehner, Howard Culver, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer). 29:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

74507. Family Theatre. May 4, 1955. Mutual net. "Who Am I?". Sustaining. A woman hospitalized with amnesia tries to find the secrets of her past...with the help of her doctor. Jeanette Nolan, Frank Gerstle, John Dehner, John Stevenson, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Barbara Britton, Gene Lockhart (host), John T. Kelly (writer, director), George Crowell (announcer). 29:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74508. Family Theatre. May 11, 1955. Mutual net. "Deadbeat". Sustaining. The owner of a gas station meets a couple of deadbeats...very professional deadbeats! Bing Crosby (host), Paul Pacherney, Marjorie Bennett, Charlotte Lawrence, Alec Finlayson, Julie Bennett, Herb Vigran, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 30:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74509. Family Theatre. May 18, 1955. Mutual net. "Every Good Boy Does Fine". Sustaining. An intersting story about a teen-ager who telephones a bomb threat to his high school. Jerry Lewis (host), Maureen O'Sullivan, Jill St. John, Sam Edwards, Vic Perrin, GeGe Pearson, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

74510. Family Theatre. May 25, 1955. Mutual net. "The Last Battle". Sustaining. A Yankee soldier and a Confederate officer hate each other long after the war. The hatred finally leads to a challenge to a duel. A well-written and narrated story about the last battle of the war, fought for the next three decades. Lamont Johnson, Bill Baukum, Lawrence Dobkin, Leo Curley, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Mitzi Gaynor (hostess), Edgar Buchanan (narrator), Robert Easton. 30:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

15049. Family Theatre. November 16, 1955. Program #650. Mutual net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "A Dog's Life". A meek man has only a dog for company, and problems. Gene Lockhart, Herb Butterfield. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

84091. Family Theatre. February 8, 1956. Mutual net. "Funny Valentine". Sustaining. A young woman makes her choice of suitors: in imagination as well as reality. Wallace Ford (host), Barbara Rush, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Irene Tedrow, Jeffrey Silver, John T. Kelly (writer, director), Frederick Shields, John Stevenson, Herb Ellis, Henry Mancini (composer, conductor). 28:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

84090. Family Theatre. February 29, 1956. Program #462. Mutual net. "Mr. Harrison and The Lady Racketeer". Sustaining. Aunt Thelma comes to visit a browbeaten factory worker. But who is Aunt Thelma? The system cue has been deleted. John Lund (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harold Peary, Herb Vigran, Parley Baer, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Marjorie Bennett, GeGe Pearson, Gaen Kelly. 28:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

87981. Family Theatre. April 25, 1956. Mutual net. "Gambler's End". Sustaining. A good story about a cheating gambler who's drafted into the thick of the Korean fighting. The system cue is added live. Eleanor Powell (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Paul Pacherney, Carl Princey (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 28:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

103108. Family Theatre. July 25, 1956. Mutual net. "Cow Town". Sustaining. A convict returns home after his rfelease...with plans for revenge. Richard Denning (host), Walter Brennan, Frank Gerstle, Jeanne Bates, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), George Crowell (announcer). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

104438. Family Theatre. October 10, 1956. Mutual net. "The First Voyage Of Columbus". Donna Atwood (host), Tony La Frano (announcer), Jan Arvan, Margaret Brayton, Howard Culver, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Diamond, Lou Krugman, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94872. Family Theatre. February 13, 1957. Mutual net. "The Treasury Of Homes". Sustaining. The program's 10th anniversary broadcast. The program was previously heard on "Family Theatre" on February 14, 1951 (see cat. #7982); a dramatizied scene from the 1956 Hungarian revolution has been added. A musical portrait of America, as seen through the land and its homes. Loretta Young (host), Jo Stafford, John Charles Thomas, Marina Koshetz, James Alexander, Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Jeanne Bates, Ralph Moody, Lou Krugman, Anne Whitfield, Barney Phillips. 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80383. Family Theatre. August 7, 1957. Mutual net. "Shot In The Dark". Sustaining. Victor Jory (host), Bobby Driscoll, Tony La Frano (announcer), John Stevenson, George Pirrone, Margaret Brayton, Dick Wilson, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80384. Family Theatre. August 14, 1957. Mutual net. "The Spy". Sustaining. Joe Forte, Sam Edwards, GeGe Pearson, Tom Holland, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Lyle Bettger (host), Wallace Ford, Tony La Frano (announcer). 24:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80385. Family Theatre. August 21, 1957. Mutual net. "It Can't Happen Here". Sustaining. Peter Votrian, Barney Phillips, John Stevenson, Jason Johnson, Danny Thomas (host), Jeanne Cagney, Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Larry Chatterton (announcer), Lynn Allen, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 24:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80386. Family Theatre. August 28, 1957. Mutual net. "Sylvia". Sustaining. Raymond Burr (host), Maureen O'Sullivan, Jeanne Bates, Vic Perrin, Dick Beals, Kathy Johnson, R. Powers Savage (writer), John T. Kelly (director), Tony La Frano (announcer), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor). 23:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80387. Family Theatre. September 4, 1957. Mutual net. "The Colonel's Daughter". Sustaining. Phil Carey (host), Kathleen Crowley, Frank Gerstle, Charles Seel, Robert Emlin, Tony Barrett, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Robert Hugh O'Sullivan (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 23:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

80388. Family Theatre. September 11, 1957. Mutual net. "Road Show". Sustaining. Joan Leslie (hostess), Grant Williams, Lillian Buyeff, Peter Votrian, Gahan Kelly, Herb Vigran, Howard McNear, Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), John T. Kelly (writer, director), Tony La Frano (announcer). 23:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49535. Family Theatre. Mutual net. "Herod's Part". Sustaining. The story of the visit of the Magi to the court of King Herod, while en route to the king of the Jews. The title is tentative. Patrick Peyton (host), Harry Zimmerman (composer, conductor), Carl Princey (? announcer). 24:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 427 programs.