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Mercury Theater. War of the worlds with Orson Welles.

Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (Added Author). Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 War of the worlds. (Added Author). Radio Classics, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • Publisher: [Cedar Knolls, N.J.] : Radio Classics, Inc., 2005.

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General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 59:16.
Participant or Performer Note:
Starring Orson Welles.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast on 10/30/1938.
Summary, etc.:
Orson Welles' dramatic anthology series "Mercury Theater on the air", infamous for its Halloween broadcast of "War of the worlds", found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. Classic stories such as Our Town, The Count of Monte Cristo, Mutiny on the Bounty, Showboat, Huckleberry Finn, and Jane Eyre were performed by the likes of Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Burgess Meredith, Jack Benny, Eddie Cantor, and Agnes Moorehead. In addition, the great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse's annual performance of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.
System Details Note:
Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 14202 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre: Science fiction radio programs.
Radio programs.
Radio plays.
Science fiction radio programs.

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