Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

  • by Orson Welles
  • Narrated by Orson Welles
  • 60 hrs and 44 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

If you are a lover of Old-Time Radio and a fan of Orson Welles, you won't want to miss this treasure chest of legendary Orson Welles' radio broadcasts! With his flair for the sensational and innovative, Welles captured audiences' attention with his 1930s CBS weekly drama series The Mercury Theatre on the Air, later renamed The Campbell Playhouse, which featured hour-long dramatizations of classic books. His 1938 production, The War of the Worlds (an H. G. Wells adaptation) was especially memorable, as were many other productions, each featuring talented voices and actors.
Tune into the master of entertainment and enjoy this collection of original Orson Welles recordings, including more than 16 hours of radio drama! Content:

Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 23, 1938
Campbell Playhouse - A Christmas Carol - December 24, 193
Campbell Playhouse - Ah, Wilderness - September 17, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Algiers - October 8, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Arrowsmith - February 3, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Beau Geste - March 17, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Counselor-at-Law - January 6, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Craig's Wife - March 10, 1940
Campbell Playhouse - Dinner at Eight - February 18, 1940
Campbell Playhouse - Dodsworth - November 26, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Escape - October 15, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - Huckleberry Finn - March 17, 1940
Campbell Playhouse - I Lost My Girlish Laughter - January 27, 1939
Campbell Playhouse - It Happened One Night - January 28, 1940
and many more!

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GREAT OLD TIME 1930’s Orson Welles

Spoilt for choice in this bumper packed 60 hour Full Ultimate Collection of Welles radio work, which started in the USA in the 1930’s. With old broads like Hedda Hopper, there is bitching aplenty the way only the Americans know how. This is a wide range of work from thrillers to comedies and plenty for everyone. On some of these shows the sound is not too great and advise using some headphones. Could have done with having titles included but seeing as there are none, you have no idea what you are listening to until Orson introduces the shows and says which actors are playing.
Still a great bargain for only one credit and will keep me happy for a long time.
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- Highlight

Dreadful sound quality

Yes I know it's a very old radio programme but you should be able to make out the words.

Lasted about 10 minutes.
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- Kathy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2012
  • Publisher: ABN