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    • Campbell Playhouse: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - November 12, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

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    • OW is a legend

    • By phillip on 16-10-2016

    Regular price: $1.00

    • Campbell Playhouse: The Glass Key - March 10, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • The Shadow

    • Knight of Darkness
    • By: Orson Welles, William Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Radio Spirits is very pleased to present radio's greatest crime fighter, The Shadow, in this new collection of 18 digitally restored and remastered episodes selected from the classic series. Featuring Orson Welles, William Johnstone and Bret Morrison each in the title role, this set also includes the first release of two newly discovered and previously lost episodes starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston and The Shadow - "The Old People" and "The Vocie of the Trumpet".

    Regular price: $36.52

    • Masterpieces of Modern Short Fiction

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Michael York
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An eclectic compendium of the finest short fiction of the last 150 years, featuring works by Paul Theroux, Joseph Conrad, James Ellroy, Ambrose Bierce, Charlotte Perkins Gillman, Aldous Huxley, Philip Roth, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

    Regular price: $26.04

    • Orson Welles: The Ultimate Collection

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 60 hrs and 40 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $10.14

    • Campbell Playhouse: Our Town - May 12, 1939

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 57 mins
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    Orson Welles both starred in and directed The Campbell Playhouse, a radio drama (1938-40) produced by Welles and John Houseman. The episodes include adaptions of classic novels and plays, as well as radio versions of the era's popular films.

    Regular price: $1.01

    • Orson Welles' Almanac

    • D-Day Special
    • By: Orson Welles' Almanac
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead
    • Length: 29 mins
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    The CBS Radio series Orson Welles' Almanac was usually a half-hour variety show. But on June 7, 1944, the day after the D-Day landing in France by Allied forces, Welles presented this special dramatic broadcast. Starring Agnes Moorehead, it takes the form of a mother's letter to her son (with a Wellesian twist at the end).

    Regular price: $1.38

    • Les Misérables: The Original Radio Broadcast Starring Orson Welles as Jean Valjean

    • By: Victor Hugo, Orson Welles (adaptation)
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    Les Misérables: The Radio Broadcast was a seven-part radio series broadcast July 23 - September 3, 1937, on the Mutual Network. Orson Welles adapted Victor Hugo's novel, directed the series, and starred as Jean Valjean. The 22-year-old Welles developed the idea of telling stories with first-person narration on the series, which was his first job as a writer-director for radio. Les Misérables was one of Welles's earliest and finest achievements on radio, and marked the radio debut of the Mercury Theatre.

    Regular price: $21.69

    • Mercury Theatre: The Count of Monte Cristo - August 29, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 59 mins
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • The Shadow: Hearts of Evil

    • By: Bill Johnstone, Orson Welles, Bret Morrison
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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    He's not just Lamont Cranston, wealthy man about town - he's The Shadow! He's the one who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men! Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and John Archer take their turns as the eerie voice of the unseen crime-smasher in 18 thrill-packed episodes! Includes two Australian episodes starring Lloyd Lamble.

    Regular price: $36.87

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 1

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rogue, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • The Mercury Theatre on the Air

    • By: Orson Welles, John Houseman
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
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    Before creating cinematic masterpieces like Citizen Kane, Orson Welles established his creative credentials with The Mercury Theatre on the Air, an hour-long showcase that allowed him, producer John Houseman, musical director Bernard Hermann, and a close-knit team of performers and technicians to broadcast innovative adaptations of both well-known and obscure stories and programs that quickly set a new standard for dramatic radio production.

    Regular price: $51.25

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 2

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 3

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • The Lives of Harry Lime, Volume 4

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles, full cast
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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    In the film noir classic The Third Man, Orson Welles played Harry Lime - rouge, scoundrel, and black marketeer in postwar Vienna. At the end of the film, in a spectacular chase through the sewers of the city, Harry met his end. But in radio's first prequel, Welles resumed the role in The Lives of Harry Lime, a series produced in England by Harry Alan Towers.

    Regular price: $50.76

    • Mercury Theatre: Treasure Island - July 18, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • Mercury Theatre: Seventeen - October 16, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • Mercury Theatre: Three Short Stories - I'm a Fool, The Open Window, and My Little Boy - August 8, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 58 mins
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • Mercury Theatre: The Pickwick Papers - November 20, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: $1.00

    • Mercury Theatre: The War of the Worlds - October 30, 1938

    • By: Orson Welles
    • Narrated by: Orson Welles
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a radio series created by Orson Welles, presented adaptations of classic literary works. These were performed by actors from Welles' celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann. The series ran from July to December 1938, after which the title was changed to The Campbell Playhouse.

    Regular price: $1.01

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