Cover image of lux radio theatre
(51)
Arts
Performing Arts

lux radio theatre

Updated 8 days ago

Arts
Performing Arts
Read more

Lux Radio Theatre 1934-1955This was one of few sixty-minute broadcasts and was the most important dramatic show in radio. The 931 episodes broadcast were all based on popular films with the biggest stars of Hollywood playing the parts and during its heyday the audience was estimated as high as forty million.The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host (1936-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywoods best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. Every genre is included, from darkest noir crime dramas to historical epics to bubbly musicals and broad comedies. There are some titles that are less known today, and that makes them even more historical.The stars of the movie are usually in the productions, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another star took the part. In some another star would be featured in one of the major roles. The productions were live, with full orchestra, and many Hollywood legends were unused to performing in public without the benefit of retakes. Needless to say, the performances in every show are singular.The Lux Radio Theatre is a masterpiece in OTRs crown, and each show is a historical time capsule that takes us back to the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Read more

Lux Radio Theatre 1934-1955This was one of few sixty-minute broadcasts and was the most important dramatic show in radio. The 931 episodes broadcast were all based on popular films with the biggest stars of Hollywood playing the parts and during its heyday the audience was estimated as high as forty million.The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host (1936-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywoods best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. Every genre is included, from darkest noir crime dramas to historical epics to bubbly musicals and broad comedies. There are some titles that are less known today, and that makes them even more historical.The stars of the movie are usually in the productions, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another star took the part. In some another star would be featured in one of the major roles. The productions were live, with full orchestra, and many Hollywood legends were unused to performing in public without the benefit of retakes. Needless to say, the performances in every show are singular.The Lux Radio Theatre is a masterpiece in OTRs crown, and each show is a historical time capsule that takes us back to the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
7
4
4
5

A wonderful Show

By SD Rancher - Apr 14 2012
Read more
A great show, so nice to hear all the movies preformed on the radio.

Great sound

By Rb1173 - Mar 11 2011
Read more
Thank you for the family fun we listen at least 2 a week the whole family together!!

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
7
4
4
5

A wonderful Show

By SD Rancher - Apr 14 2012
Read more
A great show, so nice to hear all the movies preformed on the radio.

Great sound

By Rb1173 - Mar 11 2011
Read more
Thank you for the family fun we listen at least 2 a week the whole family together!!
Cover image of lux radio theatre

lux radio theatre

Updated 8 days ago

Read more

Lux Radio Theatre 1934-1955This was one of few sixty-minute broadcasts and was the most important dramatic show in radio. The 931 episodes broadcast were all based on popular films with the biggest stars of Hollywood playing the parts and during its heyday the audience was estimated as high as forty million.The one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host (1936-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywoods best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. Every genre is included, from darkest noir crime dramas to historical epics to bubbly musicals and broad comedies. There are some titles that are less known today, and that makes them even more historical.The stars of the movie are usually in the productions, although sometimes contracts or schedules meant that another star took the part. In some another star would be featured in one of the major roles. The productions were live, with full orchestra, and many Hollywood legends were unused to performing in public without the benefit of retakes. Needless to say, the performances in every show are singular.The Lux Radio Theatre is a masterpiece in OTRs crown, and each show is a historical time capsule that takes us back to the glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Rank #1: his girl friday 09/30/1940

Podcast cover
Read more
lux radio theatre

Apr 03 2008

Play

Rank #2: it's a wonderful life 03/10/1947

Podcast cover
Read more
Tired of his life on Earth, a man finds out what it is like never to have been born, stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.

Jun 12 2008

Play

Rank #3: casablanca 01/24/1944

Podcast cover
Read more
The story of Ricks Cafe and Victor Lazlos beautiful wife, stars Hedy Lamarr and Alan Ladd.

Jul 23 2009

Play

Rank #4: sunset boulevard 09/17/1951

Podcast cover
Read more
The famous story about the faded Hollywood star and the young screen writer,stars Nancy Gates, Gloria Swanson and William Conrad.

Feb 08 2007

Play

Rank #5: mr blandings builds his dream house 10/10/1949

Podcast cover
Read more
lux radio theatre

Nov 05 2009

Play

Rank #6: lady in the lake 02/09/1948

Podcast cover
Read more
Philip Marlowe tries to track down the murderer of a woman found at the bottom of a lake and of a man shot to death in the shower.

Feb 07 2008

Play

Rank #7: suspicion 05/04/1942

Podcast cover
Read more
A woman suspects her husband has branched out into murder, stars Joan Fontaine and Brian Aherne.

Dec 18 2008

Play

Rank #8: five graves to cairo 12/13/1943

Podcast cover
Read more
A story of the double cross of Field Marshal Rommel in the African desert, stars Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter.

Sep 11 2008

Play

Rank #9: sorry wrong number 01/09/1950

Podcast cover
Read more
An excellent adaptation of the movie which was adapted from the Suspense radio show, stars William Conrad and Frances Robinson.

Jan 15 2009

Play

Rank #10: shadow of a doubt 01/03/1944

Podcast cover
Read more
The mystery of the Merry Widow Killer, stars William Powell and Teresa Wright.

Jan 01 2009

Play

Rank #11: lady eve 03/09/1942

Podcast cover
Read more
A pair of swindlers set their sights on a wealthy ale heiress, just back from the Amazon, stars barbara stanwyck and ray milland.

Dec 31 2009

Play

Rank #12: wings of the navy 10/07/1940

Podcast cover
Read more
Two navy pilots are in love with the same girl. A competition for the glory of the service follows, stars George Brent and Olivia De Havilland.

Oct 09 2008

Play

Rank #13: ex mrs bradford 06/19/1939

Podcast cover
Read more
A physician and detective sees a gelatin like substance as a clue to murder.

Jul 03 2008

Play

Rank #14: pinocchio 12/25/1939

Podcast cover
Read more
The famous Italian story, as interpreted by the Disney movie. The adventures of the little puppet who wanted to be a real boy. The Disny film had not yet been relased at the time of this broadcast.

Mar 20 2008

Play

Rank #15: awful truth 03/10/1941

Podcast cover
Read more
A love-hate marriage comedy about a cheating husband being divorced from his like-minded wife, stars Claudette Colbert and Cary Grant.

Aug 28 2008

Play

Rank #16: phantom of the opera 09/13/1943

Podcast cover
Read more
A well-done musical version of the horror classic, stars Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster and Basil Rathbone.

Jun 19 2008

Play

Rank #17: day the earth stood still 04/01/1954

Podcast cover
Read more
Klaatu arrives in a spaceship and lands in D.C. He declares he has come in peace on a mission of goodwill. Klaatu is shot and wounded by a nervous soldier. A large robot called Gort melts all weapons present.

Mar 06 2008

Play

Rank #18: les miserables 12/22/1952

Podcast cover
Read more
victor hugos classic, stars ronald colman, debra paget and robert newton.

Dec 10 2009

Play

Rank #19: birds, the 07/20/1953

Podcast cover
Read more
A classic tale of terror, every bit as good as the Hitchcock movie.

Aug 14 2008

Play

Rank #20: mrs miniver 12/06/1943

Podcast cover
Read more
lux radio theatre

Nov 29 2007

Play