The Fifth Horseman

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.


90360. The Fifth Horseman. July 4, 1946. Program #1. NBC net. "Rehearsal". Sustaining. The first show of the series. The 5th "Horseman" is the atom. A drama about several American P. O. W.'s in Hiroshima who live through the dropping of the atomic bomb. The program features very graphic descriptions of the death and destruction. This is the actual broadcast titled, "Rehearsal," which is the name of the drama. Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor), Arnold Marquis (writer, producer), Henry Fonda. 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

90373. The Fifth Horseman. July 11, 1946. Program #2. NBC net. "Dawn". Sustaining. The story of a New York City subway train, traveling under a river, when the power goes off! Great radio! Arnold Marquis (writer, producer), William Bendix, Ken Christy, Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

90374. The Fifth Horseman. July 18, 1946. Program #3. NBC net. "Promise". Sustaining. A man finds himself heading towards central Asia in a huge airplane, seating 400 people. He is in the year 2050, in a peaceful world that has turned into a near-paradise through the use of atomic energy. Glenn Ford, Arnold Marquis (writer, producer), Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

90375. The Fifth Horseman. July 25, 1946. Program #4. NBC net. "Crisis". Sustaining. An armaments race and an atomic war will occur, unless the countries of the world reach agreement about the atomic bomb. The program says that the name of the fifth "horseman" is, "The Threat Of The Atom." "It's the eleventh hour." Robert Young, Arnold Marquis (writer, director), Howard McNear, Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

63696. The Fifth Horseman. August 1, 1946. Program #5. NBC net. "Zero Minus One". Sustaining. A drama/documentary set in the future (1956) as our country prepares for atomic war. A stark picture of what life under atomic threat will be like. Arnold Marquis (writer, director), Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor), George Coulouris. 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

65135. The Fifth Horseman. August 8, 1946. Program #6. NBC net. "Doomsday". Sustaining. An atomic crisis with "Nation X" develops in 1965. America is attacked by hundreds of rockets carrying atomic bombs! A scary drama of atomic warfare that is quite realistic, and with no happy ending! Good radio. Dane Clark, Arnold Marquis (writer, director), Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

90376. The Fifth Horseman. August 16, 1946. Program #7. NBC net. "Aftermath". Sustaining. A stark drama about a group of men trying to survive the first winter after an atomic war. J. Carrol Naish, Arnold Marquis (writer, director), Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

90377. The Fifth Horseman. August 22, 1946. Program #8. NBC net. "Memo To Mankind". Sustaining. The last program of the series. What can one individual do abut the atomic bomb? Arnold Marquis (writer, producer, director), Ken Christy, Thomas Peluso (composer, conductor). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

Report contains 8 programs.