The Free Company

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.


10653. The Free Company. February 23, 1941. CBS net. "People With Light Coming Out Of Them". Sustaining. The first show of the series. A beautiful sound painting of small town America. Burgess Meredith, Henry Fonda, John Garfield, Edmund Gwenn, Nancy Kelly, Tim Holt, William Saroyan (writer), Eduardo Cianelli, William Tracy, Clinton Rosamon (?), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Charles Vanda (producer), Irving Reis (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10654. The Free Company. March 2, 1941. CBS net. "The Mole On Lincoln's Cheek". Sustaining. A story of academic freedom in America. Marc Connelly (author), Charles Bickford, Burgess Meredith, Melvyn Douglas, Claire Trevor, Edward Ellis, Margaret Hamilton, James Byrd (Chairman of The Free Company), Charles Vanda (producer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Irving Reis (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10655. The Free Company. March 9, 1941. CBS net. "An American Crusader". Sustaining. The story of the first American martyr to the ideal of Freedom of Press. Robert Sherwood (writer), Franchot Tone, Gail Patrick, Burgess Meredith, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Charles Vanda (director), Irving Reis (director). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10656. The Free Company. March 16, 1941. CBS net. "One More Free Man". Sustaining. The story of a man who spoke the truth. James Boyd (writer), Betty Field, Dorothy McGuire, Margo, Elia Kazan, Norman Corwin (director), W. B. Lewis (host, Chairman of the Radio division of The Free Company), Sidney Lumet, Myron McCormick, Alan Dineheart, Elia Kazan, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10657. The Free Company. March 23, 1941. CBS net. "Freedom's A Hard Bought Thing". Sustaining. An excellent story about a slave down South who catches the disease of "Freedom." The program features fine choral work by the Juanita Hall singers. Eric Burroughs, James Boyd (Chairman of The Free Company), Harrington Lewis, Georgette Harvey, The Juanita Hall Singers, Stephen Vincent Benet (writer), David Eskin (adaptor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

94782. The Free Company. March 30, 1941. CBS net. "The Oxbow Incident". Sustaining. Walter Van Tilberg Clark (author), Burgess Meredith (hot, narrator), Harry Carey, Tim Holt, William Davidson, Charles Vanda (producer), Irving Reis (director), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

10658. The Free Company. April 6, 1941. CBS net. "His Honor, The Mayor". Sustaining. A well-written study of one of the problems with "Freedom Of Speech." The program has also been dated April 3 and April 8, 1941. Orson Welles (writer, performer), Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart, Erskine Sanford. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10659. The Free Company. April 13, 1941. CBS net. "A Start In Life". Sustaining. A sad story about a poor Negro family and the daily indignities it must endure. Norman Corwin (producer, director), Canada Lee, Luis Van Rooten, Paul Green, Georgette Harvey, Edna Mae Harris, Mariettta Kantie (?), Lyn Murray (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6083. The Free Company. April 20, 1941. CBS net. "The States Talking". Sustaining. A blank verse poem in which the voices of the American States answer the criticisms of Europe. Archibald MacLeish (writer), Burgess Meredith (narrator), Irving Reis (director), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

10660. The Free Company. April 27, 1941. CBS net. "The Miracle Of the Danube". Sustaining. A Nazi captain has seen a strange man that makes others seem as shadows. Maxwell Anderson (author), Burgess Meredith (host), Paul Muni, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Charles Vanda (producer), Irving Reis (director). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

66662. The Free Company. May 4, 1941. CBS net, WBNS, Columbus, Ohio rebroadcast. "Above Suspicion". Sustaining. The story was supposed to have been written by Sherwood Anderson, but he was killed in combat the previous month. He had started the script which was finished by others. The story is about freedom from police persecution. Set shortly before the war, a visitor from Nazi Germany has trouble with an important aspect of American life. Well done. Announced as the last show of the series. Sherwood Anderson (writer), George M. Cohan, Paul Henreid, Eddie Ryan Jr., Howard Barlow (conductor), Lily Valenti, Betty Jane Tyler, Earle McGill (director), Frances Chaney. 28:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

Report contains 11 programs.