The Campbell Playhouse (radio)

This article is about the CBS radio series. For the NBC television series, see The Campbell Playhouse (TV series).
The Campbell Playhouse

Orson Welles (July 1938)
Genre Anthology drama
Running time 60 minutes
Country United States
Language(s) English
Home station CBS
Hosted by Orson Welles
Written by
Directed by
Produced by
Executive producer(s) Davidson Taylor (for CBS)
Air dates December 9, 1938 (1938-12-09) to March 31, 1940 (1940-03-31)
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 56
Audio format Monaural sound
Opening theme Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor

The Campbell Playhouse (1938–40) is a live CBS radio drama series directed by and starring Orson Welles. Produced by Welles and John Houseman, it was a sponsored continuation of The Mercury Theatre on the Air. The series offered hour-long adaptations of classic plays and novels, as well as adaptations of popular motion pictures.

When Welles left at the end of the second season, The Campbell Playhouse changed format as a 30-minute weekly series that ran for one season (1940–41).


As a direct result of the front-page headlines Orson Welles generated with his 1938 Halloween production "The War of the Worlds", Campbell's Soup signed on as sponsor. The Mercury Theatre on the Air made its last broadcast December 4, 1938, and The Campbell Playhouse began December 9, 1938.

The series made its debut with Welles's adaptation of Rebecca, with guest stars Margaret Sullavan and Mildred Natwick. The radio drama was the first adaptation of the 1938 novel by Daphne Du Maurier; the author was interviewed live from London at the conclusion of the broadcast.[2]

Bernard Herrmann had time to compose a complete score for "Rebecca". "It was absolutely beautiful," said associate producer Paul Stewart, "and it was the first time to me that Benny was something more than a guy who could write bridges." Herrmann later used the main theme as the basis of his score for the film Jane Eyre. [3]:67

Although the same creative staff stayed on, the show had a different flavor under sponsorship. This was partially due to a guest star policy which relegated the Mercury Players to supporting roles. There was a growing schism between Welles, still reaping the rewards of his Halloween eve notoriety, and Houseman, who became an employee rather than a partner. Houseman worked primarily as supervising editor on the radio shows.[4]:88

Howard E. Koch remained on the writing staff through "The Glass Key" (March 10, 1939), when he left for Hollywood. He was succeeded by Howard Teichmann, who wrote for the show for two years.[5]:175–176

After signing a film contract with RKO in August 1939, Welles began commuting from Hollywood to New York for the two Sunday broadcasts of The Campbell Playhouse. In November 1939, production of the show moved from New York to Los Angeles.[1]:353

Screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz was put on the Mercury payroll and wrote five scripts[6] for Campbell Playhouse shows broadcast between November 12, 1939, and March 17, 1940. Mankiewicz proved to be useful, particularly working with Houseman as editor.[7]:240–242 The episode "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" includes an inside joke: the Viennese doctor asked to certify Deeds insane is named Dr. Herman Mankiewicz.[8]:238

After an argument over finances December 16, 1939, John Houseman resigned from the Mercury Theatre and returned to New York.[1]:356 Two months later Welles hired him back to work with Mankiewicz on a new venture, Welles's first film project, Citizen Kane.[1]:356

After 20 shows, Campbell began to exercise more creative control over The Campbell Playhouse, and had complete control over story selection. Diana Bourbon, an account executive from the Ward Wheelock agency, was appointed as liaison between Welles and Campbell. Bourbon acted as de facto producer, and she and Welles frequently clashed over story and casting.[9] One notable dispute came after the broadcast of "Algiers", which employed a carefully crafted tapestry of sound to create the world of the Casbah. Challenged on why the background sounds were so loud, Welles responded, "Who told you it was the background?"[8]:82

Amiable classics were chosen over many of Welles's story suggestions, including Of Human Hearts; the rights to many works, including Rogue Male, Wuthering Heights and The Little Foxes, could not be obtained. As his contract with Campbell came to an end, Welles determined not to sign on for another season. "I'm sick of having the heart torn out of a script by radio censorship," he said. After the broadcast of March 31, 1940 — a reprise of Jane Eyre, after Welles's suggestion of Alice Adams was not accepted — Welles and Campbell parted amicably.[9]

The Campbell Playhouse returned to radio November 29, 1940, as a 30-minute weekly CBS series that was last broadcast June 13, 1941.[10] The program was produced by Diana Bourbon. The series' focus shifted away from classic play and novel adaptations to lighter, more popular fare, still with casts drawn from the ranks of film actors.


# Date Program
1 December 9, 1938 "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier
Cast: Orson Welles (Max de Winter), Margaret Sullavan (Mrs. de Winter), Mildred Natwick (Mrs. Danvers), Ray Collins (Frank Crawley), George Coulouris (Captain Searle), Frank Readick (the Idiot), Alfred Shirley (Frith), Eustace Wyatt (Coroner), Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Van Hopper)
Interview with Daphne du Maurier[1]:348[11]:53[12]
Sponsored continuation of The Mercury Theatre on the Air
First adaptation of the novel for any medium[13]
Herrmann's score is the basis of his score for the 1943 film, Jane Eyre[3]:67
2 December 16, 1938 "Call It a Day" by Dodie Smith
Cast: Orson Welles (Roger Hilton), Beatrice Lillie (Dorothy Hilton), Jane Wyatt (Catherine Hilton)[1]:348
3 December 23, 1938 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Ebenezer Scrooge), Hiram Sherman (Bob Cratchit), Brenda Forbes (Mrs. Cratchit), Arthur Anderson (Ghost of Christmas Past), Eustace Wyatt (Ghost of Christmas Present), Frank Readick (Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), Alfred Shirley (Marley's Ghost), Joseph Cotten (Scrooge's nephew Fred), Virginia Welles, as Anna Stafford (Belle), Kingsley Colton (Tiny Tim), George Spelldon (Mr. Fezziwig), Alice Frost (Charwoman), Ernest Chappell (Announcer)[1]:348[11]:53[12][13]
4 December 30, 1938 "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
Cast: Orson Welles (Frederick Henry), Katharine Hepburn (Catherine)[1]:348
5 January 6, 1939 "Counsellor-at-Law" by Elmer Rice
Cast: Orson Welles (George Simon), Gertrude Berg (Mrs. Simon), Aline MacMahon (Regina Gordon)
Remarks by legal advisor Sam Leibowitz[1]:349[12][13]
6 January 13, 1939 "Mutiny on the Bounty" by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Cast: Orson Welles (Captain Bligh), Carl Frank (Roger Byam), Joseph Cotten (Fletcher Christian), Ray Collins (Thomas Birkitt), Frank Readick (John Fryer), Myron McCormick (James Morrison), Edgar Barrier (William Purcell), Richard Wilson (Matthew Thompson), William Alland (Mr. Samuel), Memo Holt (Tehani)[1]:349[13]
Welles introduces Dorothy Hall, an amateur radio operator from Queens, Long Island, New York, who helped the 214 residents of Pitcairn Island in July 1938 after false reports of a typhoid epidemic closed the harbor and left them without food and medical supplies[14]:98[12][13]
7 January 20, 1939 "The Chicken Wagon Family" by Barry Benefield
Cast: Orson Welles (Frank Fippany), Burgess Meredith[1]:349
8 January 27, 1939 "I Lost My Girlish Laughter" by Jane Allen
Cast: Orson Welles (Sidney Brandt), George S. Kaufman (John Tussler), Ilka Chase (Madge Lawrence), Tamara Geva (Sarya Tarn), Ray Collins (Faye), Frank Readick (Palmer), Everett Sloane (Roy), Edgar Barrier (Bruce Anders), Myron McCormick (Leland Hayward), Agnes Moorehead (Frances Smith), Joseph Cotten (Riley), William Alland (assistant director)
Interview with Jane Allen[1]:350[11]:53[12][13]
9 February 3, 1939 "Arrowsmith" by Sinclair Lewis
Cast: Orson Welles (Martin Arrowsmith), Helen Hayes (Leora Arrowsmith), Ray Collins (Professor Gottlieb), Frank Readick (Sondelius), Al Swenson (Henry Novak), Effie Palmer (Mrs. Tozer), Everette Sloane (Mr. Tozer), Carl Frank (Dr. Stoups)[1]:350[11]:54[12][13]
10 February 10, 1939 "The Green Goddess" by William Archer
Cast: Orson Welles (the Rajah), Madeleine Carroll (Lucilla Crespin), Robert Speaight (Major Crespin), Ray Collins (Dr. Traherne), Eustace Wyatt (Watkins)[1]:350[11]:54[12][13]
11 February 17, 1939 "Burlesque" by Arthur Hopkins and George Manker Watters
Cast: Orson Welles (Skid), Sam Levene (Lefty)
Interview with Arthur Hopkins[1]:350[12]
12 February 24, 1939 "State Fair" by Philip Duffield Stong
Cast: Orson Welles (Pat), Ray Collins, others
Interview with Philip Stong and comics Amos 'n' Andy (Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll)[1]:350
13 March 2, 1939 "Royal Regiment" by Gilbert Frankau
Cast: Orson Welles (Tom Rockingham), Mary Astor (Camilla Wethered); with Ray Collins, Alfred Shirley, Everett Sloane, Eustace Wyatt, Howard Teichmann, others
Interview with Gilbert Frankau[1]:351
14 March 10, 1939 "The Glass Key" by Dashiell Hammett
Cast: Orson Welles (Paul Madvig), Paul Stewart (Ned Beaumont), Ray Collins (Shad O'Rory), Myron McCormick (Senator Henry), Effie Palmer (Mrs. Madvig), Elspeth Eric (Opal Madvig), Elizabeth Morgan (Telephone Operator), Everett Sloane (Farr), Howard Smith (Jeff), Laura Baxter (Janet Henry), Edgar Barrier (Rusty)
Interview with Warden Lewis E. Lawes of Sing Sing[1]:351[12][13]
15 March 17, 1939 "Beau Geste" by P. C. Wren
Cast: Orson Welles (Beau Geste), Laurence Olivier (John Geste), Noah Beery (Sergeant Lajaune), Naomi Campbell (Isobel), Isabel Elson (Lady Brandon)
Interview with J. Alphonse de Redenet, French Legionnaire[1]:351[11]:54[12][13]
16 March 24, 1939 "Twentieth Century" by Charles Bruce Millholland
Cast: Orson Welles (Oscar Jaffe), Elissa Landi (Lily Garland), Sam Levene (Owen O'Malley), Ray Collins (Oliver Webb), Gus Schilling (Max Jacobs), Toward Teichmann (Train Dispatcher), Edgar Kent (Clark), Everett Sloane and Teddy Bergman (the Two Players)
Interview with Broadway press agent Richard Maney[1]:351[11]:54[12][13]
17 March 31, 1939 "Show Boat" by Edna Ferber
Cast: Orson Welles (Captain Andy Hawks), Edna Ferber (Parthy Ann Hawks), Margaret Sullavan (Magnolia), Helen Morgan (Julie), William Johnstone (Gaylord Ravenal), Ray Collins (Windy), Grace Cotten (Kim), Everett Sloane (Schultzy)
Interview with Edna Ferber[1]:351–352[11]:54[12][13]
18 April 7, 1939 "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo
Cast: Orson Welles (Javert, Walter Huston (Jean Valjean; with Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Edgar Barrier, Alice Frost, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[1]:352
19 April 14, 1939 "The Patriot" by Pearl S. Buck
Cast: Orson Welles (I-wan), Anna May Wong (Peony)
Interview with Pearl S. Buck[1]:352[12][13]
20 April 21, 1939 "Private Lives" by Noël Coward
Cast: Orson Welles (Elyot Chase), Gertrude Lawrence (Amanda Prynne), Naomi Campbell (Sibyl Chase), Robert Speaight (Victor Prynne), Edgar Barrier (Hotel Manager)
Interview with Gertrude Lawrence[1]:352[11]:55[12][13]
21 April 28, 1939 "Black Daniel", a retelling of Stephen Vincent Benét's The Devil and Daniel Webster, by Honoré Morrow
Cast: Orson Welles (Daniel Webster), Joan Bennett (Carolyn LeRoy); with Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, William Alland, others[1]:352
22 May 5, 1939 "Wickford Point" by John P. Marquand
Cast: Orson Welles (Jim Calder); with Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart, Carl Frank, others
Interview with John P. Marquand[1]:352[11]:55[12][13]
23 May 12, 1939 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder
Cast: Orson Welles (Stage Manager); with Patricia Newton, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, John Craven, Effie Palmer, Everett Sloane, Parker Fennelly[1]:352[11]:55[12][13]
24 May 19, 1939 "The Bad Man" by Porter Emerson Browne
Cast: Orson Welles (Pancho Lopez), Ida Lupino (Lucia Pell), Frank Readick (Gilbert Phebbs), Ray Collins (Uncle Phipps), William Alland (Morgan Pell), Diana Stevens (Dot), Everett Sloane (Louie), Edward Jerome (Pedro)
Interview with Ida Lupino[1]:352[11]:55[12][13]
25 May 26, 1939 "American Cavalcade: The Things We Have" by Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles (James Scott, Professor Shurtz, O'Shaughnessy, The Limey, John Brown), Cornelia Otis Skinner (Mary Scott, Frau Shurtz, Lady Townsend, Polish woman, Susan B. Anthony); with Frank Readick, Kenneth Delmar, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Stewart, Kingsley Colton, William Harrigan, Howard Smith
Interview with Cornelia Otis Skinner[1]:352–353[11]:56[12][13]
26 June 2, 1939 "Victoria Regina" by Laurence Housman
Cast: Orson Welles (Prince Albert), Helen Hayes (Queen Victoria); with Eustace Wyatt, Ray Collins, Brenda Forbes, Agnes Moorehead, Alfred Shirley, Virginia Welles (as Anna Stafford)
Interview with Helen Hayes[1]:353[11]:56[12][13]
27 September 10, 1939 "Peter Ibbetson" by George du Maurier
Cast: Orson Welles (Peter Ibbetson), Helen Hayes (Mary, Duchess of Towers), John Emery (Colonel Ibbetson), Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Deane), Vera Allen (Madame Seraskier), Everett Sloane (Crockett), Eustace Wyatt (Warden), Ray Collins (Governor), George Coulouris (Chaplain), Edgar Barrier (Judge), Richard Wilson (Turnkey), Kingsley Colton (Peter as a child), Betty Philson (Mary as a child)[1]:353[12][13]
28 September 17, 1939 "Ah, Wilderness!" by Eugene O'Neill
Cast: Orson Welles (Richard Miller), Ray Collins (Nat Miller), Arlene Francis (Muriel McComber), Agnes Moorehead (Lily Wilson), Everett Sloane (Sid Davis), Joseph Cotten, Paul Stewart, Richard Wilson,[1]:354[11]:56 Eda Heinemann, Frank Readick, Joan Tetzel, Ted Reid[12]
Welles introduces a five-minute reminiscence by George Jean Nathan, to whom O'Neill dedicated the play[13]
29 September 24, 1939 "What Every Woman Knows" by J. M. Barrie
Cast: Orson Welles (John Shand), Helen Hayes (Maggie Wylie), Alred Shirley (Alick Sylie), Everett Sloane (David Wylie), Agnes Moorehead (Countess), Naomi Campbell (Lady Sybil), Eustace Wyatt (Mr. Venables), Ray Collins (Willy Cameron)[1]:354[11]:57[12][13]
30 October 1, 1939 "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas
Cast: Orson Welles (Edmond Dantés, the Count), Ray Collins (Caderousse), Everett Sloane (Abbé Faria), Frank Readick (Villefort),George Coulouris (Danglars), Edgar Barrier (Mondego), Richard Wilson (a Jailer), Agnes Moorehead (Mercédès)[1]:354[11]:57[12][13]
31 October 8, 1939 "Algiers" by John Howard Lawson and James M. Cain
Cast: Orson Welles (Pepe Le Moko), Paulette Goddard (Gaby)[1]:354[11]:57[12][13]
32 October 15, 1939 "Escape" by John Galsworthy
Cast: Orson Welles (Matt Denant), Wendy Barrie (Lady in the hotel), Ray Collins (Murdered /cop, Forgiving Judge, Unforgiving Farmer), Jack Smart (another Cop, Farmhand), Edgar Barrier (Priest and Cabbie), Bea Benaderet (Girl in park, Woman at picnic), Harriet Kay (Maid), Mabel Albertson (Bessie), Benny Rubin (Man at picnic)[1]:354[11]:57[12][13]
33 October 22, 1939 "Liliom" by Ferenc Molnár
Cast: Orson Welles (Liliom), Helen Hayes (Julie), Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Muskat), Joan Tetzell (Marie), Frank Readick (Ficsur), Bill Adams (Sheriff), Joseph Cotten (the Cashier), Betty Philson (Louise)[1]:354[11]:58[12][13]
34 October 29, 1939 "The Magnificent Ambersons" by Booth Tarkington
Cast: Orson Welles (George Amberson Minafer), Walter Huston (Eugene Morgan), Nan Sunderland (Isabel Amberson), Ray Collins (Fred Amberson), Eric Burtis (Young George Minafer), Marion Burns (Lucy Morgan), Everett Sloane (Archie Malloch Smith), Richard Wilson (Reverend Malloch Smith), Bea Benaderet (Mrs. Foster)
Interview with Walter Huston and Nan Sunderlund, Mrs. Walter Huston[1]:354[11]:58[12][13]
35 November 5, 1939 "The Hurricane" by James Norman Hall and Charles Nordhoff
Cast: Orson Welles (Eugene de Laage), Mary Astor (Germaine de Laage), Ray Collins (Father Paul), Everett Sloane (Captain Nagle), Edgar Barrier (Terangi), Bea Benaderet (Marani), Eric Burgess (Mako)[1]:355[11]:58[12][13]
36 November 12, 1939 "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" by Agatha Christie
First of several episodes scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz
Cast: Orson Welles (Hercule Poirot, Dr. James Sheppard), Edna May Oliver (Caroline Sheppard), Alan Napier (Roger Ackroyd), Brenda Forbes (Mrs. Ackroyd), George Coulouris (Inspector Hempstead), Ray Collins (Mr. Raymond), Everett Sloane (Parker, the butler)
Interview with Edna May Oliver[1]:355[11]:59[12][13]
37 November 19, 1939 "The Garden of Allah" by Robert Hichens
Cast: Orson Welles (Boris Androvsky), Madeleine Carroll (Domini Enfilden), Everett Sloane (Count Anteoni), George Coulouris (Father Roubier), Ray Collins (Lt. de Trevignac)[1]:355[11]:59[12][13]
38 November 26, 1939 "Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[7]:242
Cast: Orson Welles (Sam Dodsworth), Fay Bainter (Fran Dodsworth), Nan Sunderland (Edith Cortright), Dennis Green (Major Lockert), Edgar Barrier (Kurt von Obersdorf), Ray Collins (Tubby), Natasha Latische (Mme. de Penalbe), Brenda Forbes (the Baroness)[1]:355[11]:59[12][13]
39 December 3, 1939 "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton
Cast: Orson Welles (Father Perrault/High Lama), Sigrid Gurie (Chinese Woman)[1]:356[11]:59[12][13]
40 December 10, 1939 "Vanessa" by Hugh Walpole
Cast: Orson Welles (Benjie), Helen Hayes (Vanessa, Judith), Alfred Shirley (Adam), Eustce Wyatt (Uncle Will), Kingsley Colton (Benjie's son)[1]:356[12][13]
41 December 17, 1939 "There's Always a Woman" by Gladys Lehman
Last episode scripted by John Houseman
Cast: Orson Welles (Bill Reardon), Marie Wilson (Sally Rerdon), Ray Collins (Nicky Shane), Everett Sloane (Grigson, the butler), Edgar Barrier (Jerry Marlow), Mary Taylor (Lola Fraser), Georgia Backus (Ann Calhoun), Frank Readick (the D.A.), Richard Wilson (Walter Fraser)[1]:356[11]:59[12][13]
42 December 24, 1939 "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Narrator), Lionel Barrymore (Ebenezer Scrooge); with Everett Sloane (Marley's Ghost), Frank Readick (Bob Cratchit), Erskine Sanford (Fezziwig), George Coulouris (Ghost of Christmas Present), Ray Collins, Georgia Backus (Mrs. Cratchit), Bea Benaderet (Martha Cratchit), Edgar Barrier.[1]:356[11]:60[12][13]
43 December 31, 1939 "Come And Get It" by Edna Ferber
Cast: Everett Sloane (Narrator), Orson Welles (Barney), Frances Dee (Lotta)[1]:356
44 January 7, 1940 "Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[7]:242
Cast: Orson Welles (the Marquis), Helen Hayes (Becky Sharp), John Hoysradt (Rawdon Crawley), Agnes Moorehead (Miss Crawley), Naomi Campbell (Amelia Sedley)[1]:357[11]:60[12][13]
45 January 14, 1940 "Theodora Goes Wild" by Mary McCarthy, screenplay by Sidney Buchman
Cast: Orson Welles (Michael Grant), Loretta Young (Theodora Lynn), Ray Collins (Jed Waterbury), Mary Taylor (Mrs. Stevenson), Clara Blandick (Aunt Rebecca), Frank Readick (Arthur Stevenson)[1]:358[11]:60[12][13]
46 January 21, 1940 "The Citadel" by A. J. Cronin
Cast: Orson Welles (Andrew Manson), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Christine), Everett Sloane (Dr. Ivory), Mary Taylor (Mrs. Laurence), Ray Collins (the Rector), Edgar Barrier (Dr. Freedman), George Coulouris (Dr. Denny), Georgia Backus (Mrs. Higgins), Robert Coote (Dr. Fred Hampton)[1]:358[11]:60[12][13]
47 January 28, 1940 "It Happened One Night" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, motion picture screenplay by Robert Riskin
Cast: Orson Welles (Mr. Andrews), William Powell (Peter Grant), Miriam Hopkins (Ellie Andrews)[1]:358[11]:61[12][13]
48 February 4, 1940 "The Broome Stages" by Clemence Dane
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Broome, Edmond Broome), Helen Hayes (Donna Broome), John Hoysradt (Steven Broome)[1]:358[11]:61[12][13]
49 February 11, 1940 "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" by Clarence Budington Kelland, motion picture screenplay by Robert Riskin
Cast: Orson Welles (Longfellow Deeds), Gertrude Lawrence (Brenda Bennett), Everett Sloane (John Cedar), Paul Stewart (Cornelius Cobb), Frank Readick (the Judge), Edgar Barrier (Mr. Buddington), Agnes Moorehead (a Pixilated Lady), Jane Hauston (a Pixilated Lady), Ernest Chappell (Bailiff), Edwin C. Hill (Ernest Chappell); with Richard Wilson, Howard Teichmann and Joseph Cotten as a number of people[1]:358[11]:61[12][13]
50 February 18, 1940 "Dinner at Eight" by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
Cast: Orson Welles (Dan Packard, Larry Renault), Marjorie Rambeau (Carlotta Vance), Hedda Hopper (Millicent Jordan), Lucille Ball (Kitty Packard), Charles Trowbridge (Oliver Jordan), Clara Blandick (Hattie Loomis), Mary Taylor (Paula Jordan), Edgar Barrier (Dr. Talbot), Benny Rubin (Max, the agent)[1]:359[11]:61[12][13]
51 February 25, 1940 "Only Angels Have Wings" by Howard Hawks, motion picture screenplay by Jules Furthman
Cast: Orson Welles (Geoff Carter), Joan Blondell (Bonnie Lee), Regis Toomey (the Kid), Edmond McDonald (Les Peters), Edgar Barrier (Ashton Stevens), George Coulouris (Dutchy), William Alland (Joe Souther), Richard Baer (Tex), Richard Wilson (Pete)[1]:359[11]:62[12][13]
52 March 3, 1940 "Rabble In Arms" by Kenneth Roberts
Cast: Orson Welles (Benedict Arnold), Frances Dee (Ellen Phipps), George Coulouris (Captain Peter Merrill), Robert Warwick (Captain Nason), Richard Baer (Huck), Edward Donahue (Guy), Richard Wilson (Scott Flick), Georgia Backus (Madame)[1]:359[11]:62[12][13]
53 March 10, 1940 "Craig's Wife" by George Kelly
Cast: Orson Welles (Walter Craig), Ann Harding (Harriet Craig), Janet Beecher (Miss Austen), Mary Taylor (Ethel Landreth), Regis Toomey (Billy Birkmire), Clara Blandick (Mrs. Harold), Bea Benaderet (Mazie), Richard Baer (Policeman)[1]:359[11]:62[12][13]
54 March 17, 1940 "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[7]:242
Cast: Orson Welles (Dauphin, Huckleberry Finn), Jackie Cooper (Huckleberry Finn), Walter Catlett (Duke), Clarence Muse (Jim)[1]:359[11]:62[12][13]
55 March 24, 1940 "June Moon" by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
Cast: Orson Welles (Candy Butcher on train), Jack Benny (Fred Stevens), Benny Rubin (Maxie Schwartz), Gus Schilling (Paul Sears), Bea Benaderet (Lucille Sears), Lee Patrick (Eileen), Virginia Gordon (Edna Baker)[1]:360[11]:62[12][13]
56 March 31, 1940 "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë
Cast: Orson Welles (Mr. Rochester), Madeleine Carroll (Jane Eyre), Cecilia Loftus (Mrs. Fairfax), Robert Coote (Mr. Brocklehurst), Serita Whooton (Young Jane), George Coulouris (the Innkeeper), Edgar Barrier (the Priest)[1]:360[11]:62[12][13]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 Welles, Orson, and Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum, This is Orson Welles. New York: HarperCollins Publishers 1992 ISBN 0-06-016616-9
  2. Callow, Simon, Orson Welles: The Road to Xanadu. London: Jonathan Cape, 1995; New York: Viking Books, pp. 417–422
  3. 1 2 Smith, Steven C., A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991 ISBN 0-520-07123-9
  4. Tarbox, Todd, Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts. Albany, Georgia: BearManor Media, 2013, ISBN 1-59393-260-X.
  5. France, Richard, The Theatre of Orson Welles. Lewisburg, Pennsylvania: Bucknell University Press, 1977. ISBN 0-8387-1972-4
  6. A script titled "Rip Van Winkle" did not reach the air.
  7. 1 2 3 4 Meryman, Richard (1978). Mank: The Wit, World and Life of Herman Mankiewicz. New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-688-03356-9.
  8. 1 2 Maltin, Leonard, The Great American Broadcast: A Celebration of Radio's Golden Age. New York: Dutton, 1997. ISBN 9780525941835
  9. 1 2 Brady, Frank, Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1989 ISBN 0-385-26759-2 pp. 221–226
  10. Hickerson, Jay, The Ultimate History of Network Radio Programming and Guide to All Circulating Shows. Hamden, Connecticut, second edition December 1992, page 62
  11. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 Orson Welles on the Air: The Radio Years. New York: The Museum of Broadcasting, catalogue for exhibition October 28–December 3, 1988.
  12. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 "The Campbell Playhouse". RadioGOLDINdex. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
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  14. Wood, Bret, Orson Welles: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1990 ISBN 0-313-26538-0
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