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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Scripts and Transcripts from the Golden Age of Radio - posted by Don

Check out these and more on the Old Time Radio page. Many thanks to Marie!

– Don

Lights Out: Death Pit – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

John walks through the kitchen door and falls into a mysterious land of darkness — and snake men. Script for a lost episode of the series NBC called “the ultimate in horror.”

 

 

Lux Radio Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

A department store Santa Claus insists that he’s the real Kris Kringle.

 

 

My Favorite Husband: Spring Cleaning – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Wife Liz finds some old love letters addressed to husband George and the usual sitcom misunderstandings ensue. This Lucille Ball vehicle was the basis for her classic TV series “I Love Lucy.”

 

Sherlock Holmes: The Night Before Christmas – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Who finds himself dressed up as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and the villainous Lou the Lisper, a confederate of Professor Moriarty’s! Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade also appear in this lighthearted, family-friendly adventure.

 

Front Page Drama: Switchboard Secrets – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Gossipy telephone operator tells Depression-era tale of a cross-dressing secretary who is forced to pass herself off as a man and ends up threatened with exposure in a men’s shelter. Bad writing? Or a secret plea from the closet? You decide.

 

Father Knows Best: Christmas Program – transcript – from: The Generic Radio Workshop

Father wants the family to experience an old-fashioned Christmas so they set out to chop down their own tree — during a blizzard.

 

 

Rogers of the Gazette: Jill’s Baby – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

When a couple with a baby are stranded in the city of Illyria, they inspire a little girl to ask for an unusual Christmas present. The announcer calls it “another heartwarming story of a country newspaper and its friendly editor, and starring Will Rogers, Jr.”

 

Romance: The Strip Teaser and the Space Warp – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Helen the stripper creates a new dance routine that sends her hurtling through the space-time continuum. A goofy science fiction comedy from one of radio’s most underrated anthology series.

 

Sam Spade: The Blood Money Caper – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

On a routine job, San Francisco’s famous hard-boiled private eye stumbles onto an unusually large group of out-of-town criminals. The plot is based on a couple of Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op stories.

 

 

Suspense: The Visitor – transcript- from: The Generic Radio Workshop

The whole town thought he was murdered, but a runaway teen returns for a surprise visit. Is he really who he claims to be? A complex mystery thriller, based on a novel, from the long-running anthology series.

 

 

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