The Campbell Playhouse

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.


39415. The Campbell Playhouse. December 9, 1938. CBS net. "Rebecca". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The first show of the series (which is actually a continuation of "The Mercury Theatre On The Air," but with a sponsor). The show is introduced by Edwin C. Hill, who praises the program so much it sounds like a eulogy. A new bride at a wealthy estate hears constantly about the previous mistress of the house...Rebecca. Agnes Moorehead, Alfred Shirley, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Daphne du Maurier (author, who speaks from London by telephone after the story), Edwin C. Hill (commentator), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Frank Readick, George Coulouris, Margaret Sullavan, Mildred Natwick, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 60:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39400. The Campbell Playhouse. December 23, 1938. CBS net. "A Christmas Carol". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Announced as the fourth annual presentation. Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Anna Stafford, Arthur Anderson, Brenda Forbes, Charles Dickens (author), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Frank Readick, George Spelvin (a name usually appearing in credits for a performer wishing to remain anonymous), Hiram Sherman, Joseph Cotten, Kingsley Colton, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 58:59. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39399. The Campbell Playhouse. January 6, 1939. CBS net. "Counselor At Law". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A good story about a powerful attorney with a secret past. Announced as the first radio performance by Gertrude Berg in a program other than, "The Goldbergs." Attorney Sam Liebowitz also appears. Orson Welles, Gertrude Berg, Aline MacMahon, Elmer Rice (author), Sam Liebowitz, Joseph Cotten. 58:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

51203. The Campbell Playhouse. January 13, 1939. CBS net. "Mutiny On The Bounty". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The story of Captain Bligh and the men of "The Bounty" during a visit to Tahiti. Orson Welles reads an eloquent word portrait of ham radio operators. The intermission guest is Dorothy Hall, a ham radio operator who helped the residents of Pitcairn Island during an epidemic. Burgess Meredith, Carl Frank, Dorothy Hall, Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frank Readick, Joseph Cotten, Memo Holt, Myron McCormick, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson, William Alland. 59:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39411. The Campbell Playhouse. January 27, 1939. CBS net. "I Lost My Girlish Laughter". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Madcap comedy about the mad, mad movie business. Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, George S. Kaufman, Ilka Chase, Joseph Cotten, Myron McCormick, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Tomara Jeva (?), William Alland. 1 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39398. The Campbell Playhouse. February 3, 1939. CBS net. "Arrowsmith". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A doctor with a desire to do research and help mankind finds himself in a boring small town practice. Al Swenson, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Carl Frank, Effie Palmer, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Helen Hayes (narrator), Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Sinclair Lewis (author). 60:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38766. The Campbell Playhouse. February 10, 1939. CBS net. "The Green Goddess". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Excellent story about three Englishmen whose plane is wrecked in an isolated Himalayan Kingdom, where they face an impending and horrible doom. Alfred Shirley, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Madeleine Carroll, Morris Ankrum, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Robert Spaeth. 59:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

92393. The Campbell Playhouse. February 17, 1939. CBS net. "Burlesque". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A burlesque show on radio. Arthur Hopkins speaks after the drama: remembers Hal Skelly ("Skid") and pays tribute to Orson Welles. Orson Welles (producer, host, performer), George Manker Watters (writer, referred to by Orson Welles as "James Manker Watters"), Arthur Hopkins (writer, speaker), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Alice Frost, Sam Levine. 59:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38759. The Campbell Playhouse. March 10, 1939. CBS net. "The Glass Key". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A portrait of "the dark ways of the underworld" during the Depression. Crooked politics, murder, violence, a good story. Guest Warden Lawes of Sing Sing is interviewed after the story. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Effie Palmer, Elizabeth Morgan, Elspeth Eric, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Howard Smith, Laura Baxter, Lewis E. Lawes (warden of Sing Sing), Myron McCormick, Orson Welles (host), Paul Stewart, Ray Collins (narrator). 60:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

39559. The Campbell Playhouse. March 17, 1939. CBS net. "Beau Geste". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A well-done, all-star version of the drama about the French Foreign Legion. A guest on the program is a real Foreign Legionnaire who compares the play with reality. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edward Ryan, Elizabeth Elson, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Howard Teichmann (editor), Jackie Kelk, Kingsley Colton, Laurence Olivier, Naomi Campbell, Noah Beery, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Stefan Schnabel. 58:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39558. The Campbell Playhouse. March 24, 1939. CBS net. "Twentieth Century". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The classic/frantic comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, set in a cross-country train. A Hollywood producer and a star clash on rails. Guest is Richard Maney, a real-life press agent who was satirized in the story. Charles MacArthur (author), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Kent, Elissa Landi, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Gus Schilling, Howard Teichmann (editor), Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Maney (guest), Sam Levene, Ben Hecht (author), Alan Reed (billed as Teddy Bergman). 58:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39548. The Campbell Playhouse. March 31, 1939. CBS net. "Show Boat". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Edna Ferber, the author, also makes her acting debut in the story and speaks about her novel after the drama. The classic about love on the Mississippi features Helen Morgan in the role she made famous (and that made her famous). Edna Ferber (author), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Grace Cotten, Helen Morgan (?), Margaret Sullavan, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), William Johnstone. 59:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

30833. The Campbell Playhouse. April 14, 1939. CBS net. "The Patriot". Commercials deleted. An emotional story about a Chinese man married to a Japanese woman while their countries are at war. Pearl Buck speaks after the story. Anna May Wong, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Elliott Reid, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Myron McCormick, Orson Welles (host), Pearl S. Buck, Ray Collins (narrator). 57 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

39549. The Campbell Playhouse. April 21, 1939. CBS net. "Private Lives". Sponsored by: Campbell's Tomato Juice. A well-done performance of the romantic comedy by Noel Coward. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Gertrude Lawrence, Naomi Campbell, Noel Coward (author), Orson Welles (host), Robert Spaeth. 58:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39405. The Campbell Playhouse. May 5, 1939. CBS net. "Wickford Point". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The lives and loves of a strange New England Family. Author John P. Marquand appears at the end of the story. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Orson Welles (host). 59:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39406. The Campbell Playhouse. May 12, 1939. CBS net. "Our Town". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The first radio performance of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder. Good radio! An excellent production of a superb play. Agnes Moorehead, Effie Palmer, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, John Craven, Orson Welles (host), Parker Fennelly, Patricia Newton, Ray Collins (narrator), Thornton Wilder (author). 60:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39556. The Campbell Playhouse. May 19, 1939. CBS net. "The Bad Man". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Comedy-Adventure about a Mexican Bandito and the mixed bag of Americans who cross his path. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Diana Stevens, Edwin Jerome, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Ida Lupino, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), William Alland. 59:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39557. The Campbell Playhouse. May 26, 1939. CBS net. "The Things We Have" ("American Cavalcade"). Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. An original and moving drama by Orson Welles about a young immigrant who discovers what makes America unique. Moving! Orson Welles and Cornelia Otis Skinner each play five different roles! Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Cornelia Otis Skinner, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Howard Smith, Kenny Delmar, Kingsley Colton, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), William Harrigan. 59:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38764. The Campbell Playhouse. June 2, 1939. CBS net. "Victoria Regina". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The story of Queen Victoria from her ascension to the throne and her marriage to Prince Albert to his death and the Diamond Jubilee of her reign. Last show of the season. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Helen Hayes (narrator), Orson Welles (host). 58:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38765. The Campbell Playhouse. September 10, 1939. CBS net. "Peter Ibbetson". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Strange love drama about a man's romance during his twenty-five year prison term! Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Helen Hayes (narrator), John Emery, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson, Vera Allen. 57:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38771. The Campbell Playhouse. September 17, 1939. CBS net. "Ah, Wilderness". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The Pulitzer Prize winning play about young love of long ago. Drama critic Robert Nathan appears as a guest to describe his relationship with O'Neill. The second show of the series. Agnes Moorehead, Arlene Francis, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edna Heinerman (?), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eugene O'Neill (author), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Howard Teichmann (editor), Joan Tetzel, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles (host), Paul Stewart, Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson, Ted Reid. 54:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38772. The Campbell Playhouse. September 24, 1939. CBS net. "What Every Woman Knows". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Drama about an Irish M.P. and his plain and apparently useless wife. Agnes Moorehead, Alfred Shirley, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Everett Sloane, Helen Hayes (narrator), Naomi Campbell, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 55:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39408. The Campbell Playhouse. October 1, 1939. CBS net. "The Count Of Monte Cristo". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The classic of unjust accusation and satisfying revenge. Agnes Moorehead, Alexandre Dumas (author), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, George Coulouris, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson. 60:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39407. The Campbell Playhouse. October 8, 1939. CBS net. "Algiers". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The romance of Pepe Le Moko and of his fatal love in the Casbah. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Orson Welles (host), Paulette Goddard. 55:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

38768. The Campbell Playhouse. October 15, 1939. CBS net. "Escape". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A good story about a man unjustly jailed for 5 years for accidentally killing a policeman. After escaping his prison, the man has several fascinating adventures while eluding recapture. Bea Benaderet, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Harriet Kaye, J. Scott Smart (billed as Jack Smart), Mabel Albertson, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Wendy Barrie. 53:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38767. The Campbell Playhouse. October 22, 1939. CBS net. "Liliom". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Excellent radio. A well-done, emotional tragedy about an ignorant carnival worker and his wife, whom he does not appreciate. The story was made into a musical and was known as, "Carousel." Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Betty Fillson, Bill Adams, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frank Readick, Helen Hayes (narrator), Joan Tetzel, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles (host). 57:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23448. The Campbell Playhouse. October 29, 1939. CBS net. "The Magnificent Ambersons". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A very well-done adaptation of the classic about small town arrogance and a great mother love. Superb as usual. Booth Tarkington (author), Orson Welles (performer, producer, director, host), Walter Huston, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Bea Benaderet, Nan Sunderland (Mrs. Walter Huston), Bernard Herrmann (arranger, conductor), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eric Burtis, Marion Burns, Richard Wilson. 59:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

38763. The Campbell Playhouse. November 5, 1939. CBS net. "The Hurricane". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. South Seas drama about a vengeful government administrator and a simple native. Told against the background of a huge storm, the story is based on the famous 1937 film. Bea Benaderet, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Eric Burtis, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Mary Astor, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 53:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39409. The Campbell Playhouse. November 12, 1939. CBS net. "The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Hercule Poirot solves another murder, with Orson Welles as both the Belgian detective and the prime suspect! Orson Welles (director, performer), Edna May Oliver, Alan Napier, Mary Taylor, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Brenda Forbes, Agatha Christie (creator), John Houseman (producer), Niles Welch (announcer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Bernard Herrmann (music), Agnes Moorehead, Frank Readick, Georgia Backus, Bea Benaderet, Edgar Barrier. 53:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39410. The Campbell Playhouse. November 19, 1939. CBS net. "The Garden Of Allah". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Torrid romance in the sands of the Sahara. Madeleine Carroll replaces Claudette Colbert. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Madeleine Carroll, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 54:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39401. The Campbell Playhouse. November 26, 1939. CBS net. "Doddsworth". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The famous story of love and divorce as a middle-class American couple enter the world of European society. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Brenda Forbes, Denis Green, Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Fay Bainter, Nan Sunderland, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Sinclair Lewis (author). 54:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39402. The Campbell Playhouse. December 3, 1939. CBS net. "Lost Horizon". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The famous story about the secret of the Valley Of The Blue Moon. James Hilton (author), Orson Welles, Sigrid Gurie. 54:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39404. The Campbell Playhouse. December 10, 1939. CBS net. "Vanessa". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Victoria melodrama of lost love and insanity. Alfred Shirley, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Helen Hayes (narrator), Hugh Walpole (author), John Hoysrot, Kingsley Colton, Orson Welles (host). 60:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39403. The Campbell Playhouse. December 17, 1939. CBS net. "There's Always A Woman". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Screwball comedy/murder mystery about the dumb wife of a former Assistant District Attorney who fancies herself a private detective...and then solves a double murder! The cast is introduced on mike...during the middle of the show! Orson Welles spends over 5 minutes talking about next week's show, sounds like the script ran short and he was ad libbing. Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Georgia Backus, Marie Wilson, Mary Taylor, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson. 59:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5831. The Campbell Playhouse. December 24, 1939. CBS net. "A Christmas Carol". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The definitive version of the classic story. Barrymore never was better. Charles Dickens (author), Lionel Barrymore, Orson Welles (producer, introducer), George Coulouris, Bea Benaderet, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 1 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

38761. The Campbell Playhouse. January 7, 1940. CBS net. "Vanity Fair". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The well-known story about the orphan girl who became a somewhat infamous fixture of British Society. Agnes Moorehead, Alexander Semmler (composer, conductor), Betty Garde, Edgar Kent, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Eustace Wyatt, Helen Hayes, John Hoysrot, Joseph Holland, Morgan Farley, Orson Welles (host, narrator, performer), William Makepeace Thackery (author). 58:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38769. The Campbell Playhouse. January 14, 1940. CBS net. "Theodora Goes Wild". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Comedy about a small-town woman who secretly writes lurid romance novels, and who has a real-life lurid romance for herself! Clara Blandick, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Georgia Backus, Loretta Young, Mary Taylor, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 60:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

15293. The Campbell Playhouse. January 21, 1940. CBS net. "The Citadel". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A doctor begins to value his profits more than his healing. A. J. Cronin (author), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, George Coulouris, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator). 53 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

38760. The Campbell Playhouse. January 28, 1940. CBS net. "It Happened One Night". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Comedy-Romance about an escaped heiress and a wise-cracking reporter on a cross-country bus. The story is based on the 1934 Frank Capra movie. Benny Rubin, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, John Houseman, Miriam Hopkins, Orson Welles (host), Ray Collins (narrator), Richard Wilson, Virginia Gordon, William Powell. 58:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39560. The Campbell Playhouse. February 4, 1940. CBS net. "Broome Stages". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A story of the theatre, allowing Orson to vigorously emote several scenes by the Bard. A totally fictitious story, a fact not revealed until after the show. Ernest Chappell (announcer), Helen Hayes (narrator), Orson Welles (host). 58:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38757. The Campbell Playhouse. February 11, 1940. CBS net. "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. Comedy-Romance based on the Frank Capra movie. A small town eccentric inherits $20 million and sets New York City on its ear! Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Gertrude Lawrence, Howard Teichmann (editor), Jane Huston, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles (host), Paul Stewart, Richard Wilson. 58:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39413. The Campbell Playhouse. February 18, 1940. CBS net. "Dinner At Eight". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A radio version of the bittersweet play about society, money and fame. Benny Rubin, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Charles Trowbridge, Clara Blandick, Edgar Barrier, Edna Ferber (author), Ernest Chappell (announcer), George S. Kaufman (co-author), Hedda Hopper, Lucille Ball, Marjorie Rambeau, Mary Taylor, Orson Welles (host). 60:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

38770. The Campbell Playhouse. February 25, 1940. CBS net. "Only Angels Have Wings". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A good story about a two-bit airline in South America and the pilots who fly for it. Edgar Barrier, Edmond MacDonald, Ernest Chappell (announcer), George Coulouris, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Joan Blondell, Orson Welles (host), Regis Toomey, Richard Wilson, William Alland. 60:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39412. The Campbell Playhouse. March 3, 1940. CBS net. "A Rabble In Arms". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A defense of the character and honor of Benedict Arnold. Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), George Coulouris, Georgia Backus, Guy Repp, Orson Welles (host), Richard Baer, Richard Wilson, Robert Warwick, William Alland. 58:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39553. The Campbell Playhouse. March 10, 1940. CBS net. "Craig's Wife". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A good story about a determined wife, more concerned with her house than her home and her husband. Pulitzer Prize winning play. Ann Harding, Orson Welles, Janet Beecher, George Coulouris, Bea Benaderet, Regis Toomey, Mary Taylor, Richard Bear, Clara Blandick, Dan Seymour (announcer). 60:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

15902. The Campbell Playhouse. March 17, 1940. CBS net. "Huckleberry Finn". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. A well-done dramatization of the classic childhood adventure. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Clara Blandick, Clarence Muse, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Georgia Backus, Jackie Cooper, Mark Twain (author), Orson Welles (host), Richard Wilson, Robert Warwick, Walter Catlett, Walter Tetley, William Alland. 59:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

39414. The Campbell Playhouse. March 24, 1940. CBS net. "June Moon". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. This program has a studio audience. The program features the funny story about a song writer from Schenectady who arrives in New York with plans to conquer Tin Pan Alley. Jack manages to get in a remark about Fred Allen. Bea Benaderet, Benny Rubin, Ernest Chappell (announcer), George S. Kaufman (co-author), Gus Schilling, Jack Benny, Lee Patrick, Orson Welles (producer, director, host, performer), Ring Lardner (co-author), Virginia Gordon. 58:53. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90742. The Campbell Playhouse. March 30, 1940. CBS net. "Rabble In Arms". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soups. Orson starts the program by reading the account of Bendict Arnold's treachery from the Encyclopedia Britannica. The drama is the true story of Arnold's character and career. The play must have ended early, as Orson obviously fills to cue. Orson Welles (producer, host, performer), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frances Dee, Harry Essman (sound effects), George Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Robert Warrick, Richard Baer, Guy Repp, Richard Wilson, William Allen, Georgia Backus, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Kenneth Roberts (author). 60:32. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

38758. The Campbell Playhouse. March 31, 1940. CBS net. "Jane Eyre". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup. The last show of the season; last show of the series. The classic story by Emily Bronte about the young governess in the house of a strange man with a terrible secret. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Cecilia Loftus, Edgar Barrier, Ernest Chappell (announcer), George Coulouris, Madeleine Carroll, Orson Welles (host), Robert Coote, Serita Wooten, Emily Bronte (author). 58:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

15903. The Campbell Playhouse. CBS net. "The Douglas Girl". Sponsored by: Campbell's Soup (some commercials deleted/ not original to the show). The story of an advertising writer, his dog, a girl and "Snuggles" underwear. The program may be a retitled, "Your Movietown Radio Theatre." Howard Duff, Bud Lesser (writer), Ellen Wald (? writer), Les Mitchell (producer, director, announcer). 26:20. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

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