The Magnificent Montague

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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


49660. The Magnificent Montague. November 24, 1950. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague finally gets the chance to play the lead in "Romeo and Juliet" on radio, but there have been a few changes in the story. Lily's brother further spins the body of Bill Shakespeare! The system cue has been deleted. Anne Seymour, Billy Friedburg (writer), John Gibson, Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Pert Kelton. 29:07. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Apparently complete.

18077. The Magnificent Montague. December 1, 1950. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. A funny show. Will Montague leave his "Uncle Goodheart" radio show to play "Romeo"...and shave his beard too? Monty Woolley, Bob Sweeney, Pert Kelton, Anne Seymour. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42488. The Magnificent Montague. December 8, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, Chesterfield, Ford. Agnes quits and Montague loses his whipping post. His temper gets even worse! Monty Woolley, Bob Hope (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Don Pardo (announcer), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, Pat Hosley, John Griggs, Frank Milano. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42489. The Magnificent Montague. December 15, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, RCA Victor, Ford. The Proscenium Club is in desperate need of $1000 for a needy actor, at just the right time for "Uncle Goodheart" to judge his sponsor's contest with a $1000 prize. A script similar to the program of August 4, 1951 (see cat. #42489). Monty Woolley, Bing Crosby (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Bob Hope (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer), John Griggs, Anita Anton, Bob Hastings, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42490. The Magnificent Montague. December 22, 1950. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Chesterfield. Agnes' nephew is arriving to visit with her for Christmas. Montague goes to the station to greet him. Monty Woolley, Bob Hope (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Hy Averback (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Arnold Stang, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Griggs, Don Pardo (announcer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42491. The Magnificent Montague. January 5, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Edwin Montague is celebrating his Silver Jubilee...twenty-five years in the theatre. The Magnificent Montague meets his father once again...The Great Montague! Anne Seymour, Art Carney, Billy Friedburg (writer), Don Pardo (announcer), Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (music arranger), John Gibson, John Griggs, Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Pert Kelton. 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42492. The Magnificent Montague. January 12, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Will Montague make a movie of Macbeth? "Go West" young man! Anne Seymour, Art Carney, Billy Friedburg (writer), Don Pardo (announcer), Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (music arranger), John Gibson, John Griggs, Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Pert Kelton. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77549. The Magnificent Montague. January 19, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague is in Hollywood to make a movie of, "Macbeth." Finding the Empire Studios is not as easy as it sounds. Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Alan Reed, Billy Friedburg (writer), Peter Leeds, Jim Backus, Edward King (announcer), Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour. 30:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77550. The Magnificent Montague. January 26, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague is in California, the land of the "Nutburger" and wants nothing more than to return to New York. But first, Empire Pictures wants him to take a screen test. The system cue has been deleted. Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Edward King (announcer), Jack Ward (music arranger), Alan Reed, Billy Friedburg (writer), Monty Woolley, Wally Maher, Jim Backus, Anne Seymour. 30:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

77551. The Magnificent Montague. February 2, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague is most unhappy with California, but the final indignity is being evicted from, "Sweetheart Nest." The final promotional announcement and system cue have been deleted. Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Edward King (announcer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Alan Reed, Jim Backus, Georgia Backus, Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour. 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

77552. The Magnificent Montague. February 9, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague seems to have the forgotten the signifcance of the day. It's his anniversary! Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Billy Friedburg (writer), John Gibson, John Griggs, Art Carney, Gavin Gordon. 30:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77586. The Magnificent Montague. February 23, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague has the measles. Will the Uncle Goodheart show go on? See cat. #42493 for a sponsored version of this broadcast, with Kenny Delmar substituted for Ralph Bell. The purpose of the two versions is unknown. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Griggs, Ralph Bell, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Billy Friedburg (writer). 30:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42493. The Magnificent Montague. February 23, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor, Chesterfield. Montague has the measles. Will the Uncle Goodheart show go on? See cat. #77586 for a sustaining version of this broadcast, with Ralph Bell substituted for Kenny Delmar. The purpose of two versions is unknown. Pert Kelton, John Griggs, Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Kenny Delmar, John Gibson, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), George Crook (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77554. The Magnificent Montague. March 2, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Piggy Pinkerton, Monatgue's old roommate at college, comes for a visit. Edwin Montague is going to be awarded an honorary degree! Part of the final promotional announcement and the system cue have been deleted. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs, Cliff Hall. 29:50. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

77555. The Magnificent Montague. March 9, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. "Raised Eyebrow Department": there's a note in Winchell's column that Montague has been seen in a nightclub with a chorus girl! Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, Barbara Weeks, Cliff Hall. 30:15. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77556. The Magnificent Montague. March 16, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague has put on a little weight. A diet is in order. The closing promotional announcement and system cue has been deleted. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, Gavin Gordon, Cliff Hall. 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

77557. The Magnificent Montague. March 23, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague gets two tickets to the race track and decides to attend. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs, Ann Pitoniak. 30:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77559. The Magnificent Montague. March 23, 1951. NBC net. Finances are tight and the new family budget is $50 per week. Montague is determined to save money. Part of the final promotionaly announcement and the system cue have been deleted. The date is subject to correction. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, producer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Art Carney, John Gibson, Billy Friedburg (writer), John Griggs, Denise Alexander. 30:02. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

77558. The Magnificent Montague. March 30, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. It's time to clean house and Montague is determined to get rid of that damned cuckoo clock. Part of the closing promotional announcement and the system cue have been deleted. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, Gavin Gordon, John Griggs. 30:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

42495. The Magnificent Montague. April 13, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Montague plans to give up the "Uncle Goodheart" radio show to go on a Shakespearean tour. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (organist), John Griggs, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77560. The Magnificent Montague. April 20, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. Lily's brother has come to New York and will stay with the Montagues. Oh yeah? Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Fred Collins (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs. 29:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

77561. The Magnificent Montague. April 27, 1951. NBC net. Sustaining. This summer, how about a house in the country? Oh, goody! The final promotional announcement and system cue have been deleted. This is a network version of cat. #7456. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Peter Roberts (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Billy Friedburg (writer), Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs. 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

7456. The Magnificent Montague. April 27, 1951. Program #23. NBC net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. A good situation comedy, with a needless, and annoying, canned laugh track. Montague tries to get some peace and quiet at a country cottage. A frustrating evening of Bridge is followed by a ride in the country. See cat. #77561 for a network version of this program. Monty Woolley, Pert Kelton, Anne Seymour, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Billy Friedburg (writer), Peter Roberts (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs. 29:08. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

77553. The Magnificent Montague. May 4, 1951. Program #13. NBC net. Sustaining. The son of Montague's old pal Oscar Hammerstein has written a play; it's called, "South Pacific!" See cat. #42496 for the same program with participating sponsors. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Don Pardo (announcer), Jack Ward (organist), Gavin Gordon, Ann Pitoniak, Billy Friedburg (writer), John Gibson, John Griggs, Art Carney. 30:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42496. The Magnificent Montague. May 5, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor. Will the Magnificent Montague star in the road show of "South Pacific"? See cat. #77553 for the same program broadcast sustaining. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, John Griggs, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Bob Hope (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Bing Crosby (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76779. The Magnificent Montague. May 12, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. A baby comes to visit. Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, John Griggs, John Gibson, Don Pardo (announcer). 30:10. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42498. The Magnificent Montague. May 19, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. A plan to raise the mortgage money for the Proscenium Club leads to Montague's campaign against Big Ed McClune. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Don Pardo (announcer, Art Carney, John Griggs, Jack Ward (orgainist), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76780. The Magnificent Montague. May 26, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. It's somebody's birthday. Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:11. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76781. The Magnificent Montague. June 2, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor. There's going to be a drama at school. The system cue has been deleted. Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 28:58. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

76782. The Magnificent Montague. June 9, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, RCA Victor, Anacin. They're widening the streets. Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Jackson Beck. 29:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

42497. The Magnificent Montague. June 16, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. The Magnificent Montague thinks he's about to become a father! The date is subject to correction. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), John Griggs, Art Carney, Don Pardo (announcer). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42499. The Magnificent Montague. June 23, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor. Shakespeare under the stars? In Brooklyn? Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, John Griggs, Jack Ward (organist), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Don Pardo (announcer), Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42500. The Magnificent Montague. June 30, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor, Chesterfield (Tony Marvin). The Proscenium Club's Fourth Of July picnic may have some rural visitors from the South...thanks to Uncle Goodheart. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, Ann Pitoniak, John Griggs, Jack Ward (organist), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Don Pardo (announcer). 29:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76783. The Magnificent Montague. July 14, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor, Chesterfield. A program about the Kickapoo Lodge. Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Gavin Gordon, Denise Alexander, Don Pardo (announcer). 30:02. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76784. The Magnificent Montague. July 21, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor, Chesterfield. It's "Montague Day." Monty Woolley, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Billy Friedburg (writer), Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, John Gibson, John Griggs, Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:00. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

42501. The Magnificent Montague. July 28, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Chesterfield, Anacin. Gwendolyn, the little monster from next door, is staying with the Montagues for a week! Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Art Carney, Gavin Gordon, Denise Alexander, Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Don Pardo (announcer, Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Jack Ward (organist). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42502. The Magnificent Montague. August 4, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor. The Proscenium Club is in desperate need of $500 for its summer fund, at just the right time for "Uncle Goodheart" to judge his sponsor's contest with a $500 prize. A similar script to that which was used on the program of December 15, 1950 (cat. #42489). Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), John Griggs, Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (orgainist), Don Pardo (announcer), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42503. The Magnificent Montague. August 11, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Anacin, RCA Victor, Chesterfield. The Magnificent Montague vs. The Great Benaru. When Montague becomes a member of the mayor's anti-crime committee, his first target is a cult leader from India. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), John Griggs, Dan Ocko, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42494. The Magnificent Montague. August 18, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Chesterfield, Anacin. Montague is forced to go on a diet...and finds himself a professional wrestler! The date is subject to correction. Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, Gavin Gordon, Jack Ward (organist), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer), Don Pardo (announcer), Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42504. The Magnificent Montague. August 25, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, RCA Victor. Montague's wife has a sick puppy, but the Magnificent one thinks his wife is sick! Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, John Gibson, Art Carney, John Griggs, Frank Milano, Jack Ward (orgainist), Tony Marvin (commercial spokesman: Chesterfield), Don Pardo (announcer), Nat Hiken (creator, director, writer), Billy Friedburg (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

76785. The Magnificent Montague. September 8, 1951. NBC net. Sponsored by: RCA Victor, Anacin. Phone calls for Montague. Who is "Boo Boo?" Who is "Foo Foo?" Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (writer, creator, director), Billy Friedburg (writer), Kenny Delmar, Ruth Gilbert, John Gibson, John Griggs, Jack Ward (organist), Don Pardo (announcer). 30:03. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

104568. The Magnificent Montague. October 6, 1951. Program #19. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. A school for acting is planning to open, "The Pros Academy Of Dramatic Arts." Monty Woolley, Anne Seymour, Pert Kelton, Nat Hiken (creator, writer, director), Billy Friedburg, Art Carney (doubles). 24:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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