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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Old Time Radio Script Saturday - posted by Don

The Fabulous Dr. Tweedy: The Bum – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


The Eternal Light: The Light in Darkness – transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Before becoming Helen Keller’s “Miracle Worker,” Anne Sullivan spends her childhood in a Massachusetts poorhouse surrounded by the mentally ill. A biographical sketch from a public service series that tried to promote religious tolerance with what the New York Times called “fine and sensitive dramas which stand very much on their own merit as radio plays.”

Information courtesy of Microphone Plays


The Columbia Workshop: Air Raid – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Archibald MacLeish’s poetic dramatization of the threat of an air raid on a small town. Premiering a few nights before the Mercury Theatre’s “War of the Worlds,” this play is cited by John Houseman as an influence on that famous broadcast.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Arch Oboler’s Plays: Another World (aka Alter Ego) – transcript- from: Generic Radio

A frequently-revived “Lights Out” thriller about a woman with an evil alter ego driving her into madness.

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


Calling All Cars: The Execution Of John Dillinger – transcript- from: Generic Radio

Broadcast three days after the gangster’s death, this is a not-entirely-accurate dramatization of Dillinger’s criminal career.

 

Information courtesy of Generic Radio


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