The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre On The Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Paulette Goddard, Arlene Francis, Lucy Ball, Gertrude Lawrence, Joan Blondell, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious "War Of The Worlds" broadcast, but other shows in the series are timeless as well.
The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse. Some of the episodes contain commercials for Campbell Soups. All the episodes are in the original recordings and are not edited for today's sound quality.
All the episodes are the original recordings and are not edited for today's sound quality.
A total of approximately 27 hours of listening (each episode is about 60 minutes long).
Mercury Theatre on the Air and Campbell Playhouse Episodes:
The Green Goddess
The Glass Key
The Bad Man
Things We Have
What Every Woman Knows
The Count Of Monte Cristo
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd
The Garden Of Allah
Theres Always A Woman
A Christmas Carol 1939
The Android App "Mercury Theatre On The Air Collection Volume 2" is a full featured media player with:
Selectable Table of Contents to allow to jump to the start on any of the chapters.
Adjustable Progress Bar to allow to jump to any spot in the current playing chapter
Previous Chapter Button
Play / Pause Button
Fast Forward Button
Next Chapter Button
The "Mercury Theatre On The Air Collection Volume 2" App will not use up your data plan's minutes by downloading the audio files (mp3) over and over. You will download load all the data when you install the App. The "Mercury Theatre On The Air Collection Volume 2" App works even in airplane mode and in places without Wi-Fi or phone network access! So you can listen to your audio book anywhere anytime! The "Mercury Theatre On The Air Collection Volume 2" App automatically pauses when you make or receive a phone call and automatically resumes after the call ends. The "Mercury Theatre On The Air Collection Volume 2" App will continue to play until you exit the App or pause the reading so it is perfect for listen in bed, at the gym, or while driving into work.