Orson Welles radio credits

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This is a comprehensive listing of the radio programs made by Orson Welles. Welles was often uncredited for his work, particularly in the years 1934–1937, and he apparently kept no record of his broadcasts.[1]:77

Radio is what I love most of all. The wonderful excitement of what could happen in live radio, when everything that could go wrong did go wrong. I was making a couple of thousand a week, scampering in ambulances from studio to studio, and committing much of what I made to support the Mercury. I wouldn't want to return to those frenetic 20-hour working day years, but I miss them because they are so irredeemably gone.

— Orson Welles to friend and mentor Roger Hill, February 22, 1983[2]:53

1934[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
1934[3]:331 CBS 30 The American School of the Air Orson Welles is introduced to director Knowles Entrikin by Paul Stewart and is given his first job on radio
Educational program broadcast every weekday afternoon, required listening in many U.S. classrooms
Cast: Ray Collins, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten,[4]:30–31 Parker Fennelly, Betty Garde, Mitzi Gould, Chester Stratton, other actors in the New York radio pool[3]:331
Yes

1935[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
March 22[5]:580 CBS 30 The March of Time Orson Welles's debut on the series[6]:70–71
Paul Stewart sees Welles's lead performance in Archibald MacLeish's play Panic, recommends him to director Homer Fickett, and Welles auditions for and wins a place in The March of Time repertory company[7]:86
Welles performs a scene from Panic for a news report on the March 14–16 stage production; for another report he voices all five Dionne quintuplets[6]:70–71
Cast: Westbrook Van Voorhis (announcer), Bill Adams (FDR), Agnes Moorehead (Eleanor Roosevelt), Maurice Tarplin (Churchill), Dwight Weist (Hitler), Peter Donald (Chamberlain), Ted de Corsia (Mussolini), Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Arnold Moss, Paul Stewart, Will Geer, Alice Frost, Martin Gabel, Jeanette Nolan, others[3]:332–333
"Welles contributed to the series intermittently from 1935 to 1938 … Little written documentation exists" (Museum of Broadcasting)[8]:47
Yes
July 14–
September 22
CBS 60 America's Hour Patriotic documentary drama created by William S. Paley
Cast: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Joseph Cotten, Betty Garde, Agnes Moorehead, Howard Barlow (music), Dwight Cooke (producer), Max Wylie (producer)[9]:30
Yes
August 26[9]:434 CBS 15 The March of Time Welles becomes a regular member of the prestigious company of actors when the series becomes a daily program[3]:334 Yes
1935 CBS 30 Cavalcade of America Dramatizations of American history
Cast: John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Agnes Moorehead, Kenny Delmar, Edwin Jerome, Ray Collins, Orson Welles, Karl Swenson, Ted Jewett, Jack Smart, Paul Stewart, Bill Johnstone, Frank Readick, Raymond Edward Johnson, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Luis Van Rooten[9]:141
"After the show DuPont complained that I injected political commentary about Rockefeller, and they were right. I had made their wonderful old gentleman seem like Scrooge." (Orson Welles)[2]:105
Yes

1936[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 20–
July 18
CBS 15 Musical Reveries Cast: Orson Welles (poetry),[3]:333 Ken Wood's Orchestra and Stuart Churchill, tenor (music)
Broadcast four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)[10]:303
Yes
March 13[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
March 22 CBS 30 Terror by Night "The Bells"
Cast: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Martha Scott, Earle McGill (director)[9]:656
Yes
May 11[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
May 13[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
May 14[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
May 20[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
May 27[11] CBS 15 The March of Time Yes Yes
July 18 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop Series debut
A Comedy of Danger by Richard Hughes
The Finger of God by Percival Wilde, directed by Myron Sattler
Cast: Orson Welles, Eustace Wyatt, Arnold Moss[12]:107[13]
Yes Yes
September 6 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from New York[14]:23, 224
Yes
September 13 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from Chicago[14]:23, 224
Yes
September 19 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Part 1
Cast: Alexander Scourby, Edgerton Paul, George Gaul, Hiram Sherman, Orson Welles (host), Rosamond Pinchot, Sydney Smith,[15] Irving Reis (director), Bernard Herrmann (music)[3]:333
Yes Yes Yes
September 20 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from Chicago[14]:23, 224
Yes
September 27 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from Chicago[14]:23, 224
Yes
October 4 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from the Chicago Civic Opera House[14]:23, 224[16]
Yes
October 11 Mutual 60 The Wonder Show Cast: Orson Welles (The Great McCoy, narration)
Broadcast from Chicago[14]:23, 224
Yes
November 14 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Part 2
Cast: Edgerton Paul, Edwin Jerome (narrator), George Duthie, Hiram Sherman, Irving Reis (writer), Joseph Cotten, Laura Hale, Miss Frank Hall, Orson Welles (host), Santos Ortega, Shirley Oliver, Sydney Smith, Virginia Welles, Whitford Kane,[15] Irving Reis (director), Bernard Herrmann (music)[3]:333
Yes Yes Yes
1936 Red 30 Peter Absolute Weekly dramatic serial broadcast Sunday afternoons February 23[17] through September 16[18]:26
"Life on the Erie Canal in the days when 'the canal' was young … The story of the canal through the adventures of a boy, who runs away from a county home to wild excitement with a gentleman gambler who is killed in a saloon fight, and then with a strolling actor, one Augustus Crabtree, tragedian" (The Racine Journal-Times)[17]
Cast: Arthur Anderson (Peter Absolute), Ray Collins (Augustus Crabtree), Julian Noa, Jeanette Nolan,[18]:26 Orson Welles (Rex Dakolar),[18]:33 David Howard (writer), Tom Hutchinson (director), Bill Meeder (organist)[18]:26
Yes

1937[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
February 28 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Cast: Orson Welles[9]:171
Yes
April 11 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop The Fall of the City by Archibald MacLeish
Cast: House Jameson (Voice of Studio Director), Orson Welles (Voice of Announcer), Adelaide Klein (Voice of Dead Woman), Carleton G. Young (Voice of 1st Messenger), Burgess Meredith (Voice of Orator), Dwight Weist (Voice of 2nd Messenger), others; Bernard Herrmann (music), Irving Reis (director)[19]
Yes Yes
July 23 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Adapted from the Victor Hugo novel
Chapter 1: The Bishop
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 30 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 2: Javert
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 6 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 3: The Trial
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 13 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 4: Cosette
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 15 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop The Escape by John Galsworthy, Part 1
Cast: Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes
August 20 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 5: The Grave
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 22 CBS 30 Columbia Workshop The Escape by John Galsworthy, Part 2
Cast: Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes
August 27 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 6: The Barricade
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others[3]:338
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 30 CBS 30 Shakespearean Cycle[5]:580 Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Cast: Tallulah Bankhead, Cedric Hardwicke, Orson Welles, Mark Smith, Estelle Winwood, Robert Strauss, Helen Menken, Burford Hampden, John Griggs, Ray Collins, Niles Welch, Sydney Smith, Conway Tearle (narrator); music by Victor Bey[20]
Yes Yes Yes
September 3 Mutual 30 Les Misérables Chapter 7: Finale
Cast: Martin Gabel, Agnes Moorehead, Orson Welles, others.[3]:339
Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 26 Mutual 30 The Shadow Death House Rescue by Edward Hale Bierstadt
Cast: Orson Welles (Lamont Cranston/The Shadow), Agnes Moorehead (Margot Lane), William Johnstone, Jeanette Nolan, Ray Collins (triples), Paul Stewart, Elia Kazan, Everett Sloane (quadruples), Paul Huber (commercial spokesman), Frank Readick (opening and closing voice), Arthur Whiteside (announcer)[21]
Clark Andrews (producer); Martin Gabel, Bourne Ruthrauff (directors)[9]:607
Yes Yes
October 3 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Red Macaw Yes
October 10 Mutual 30 The Shadow Danger in the Dark Yes
October 17 Mutual 30 The Shadow Murder by the Dead Yes Yes
October 24 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Temple Bells of Neban
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Arthur Whiteside (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
October 28 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Lord Chancellor for George VI[8]:48 Yes Yes
October 31 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Three Ghosts
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Arthur Whiteside (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
November 7 Mutual 30 The Shadow Death Rides the Skyway Yes
November 14 Mutual 30 The Shadow Terror Island Yes
November 18 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Haile Selassie[8]:48[22] Yes Yes
November 21 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Ruby of Modoc Yes Yes
November 25 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as amnesiac French soldier[8]:48 Yes Yes
November 28 Mutual 30 The Shadow Circle of Death
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Arthur Whiteside (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
December 5 Mutual 30 The Shadow The House of Greed Yes
December 12 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Death Triangle
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
December 19 Mutual 30 The Shadow Cold Death Yes
December 26 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Voice of Death by Carl L. Bixby Yes
1937 CBS 30[23] Living Dramas of the Bible Unknown episodes[14]:25 Yes
1937 Blue 30 Roses and Drums Historical drama series[9]:588
Unknown episodes[14]:25
Yes
1937 Mutual Parted on Her Bridal Tour
Dramatization of Miss Middleton's Lover by Laura Jean Libbey[14]:25[24]
Yes

1938[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 2 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Goddess of Death Yes
January 2 Blue 60 The Magic Key Cast: Orson Welles and Martin Gabel (performing the quarrel scene from Julius Caesar), Kirsten Flagstad with Edwin McArthur (piano), Milton Cross (host), NBC Symphony Orchestra, Frank Black (conductor), Ben Grauer (announcer)[25] Yes Yes
January 6 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Paul Muni, Fredric March, Spencer Tracy and Cecil B. DeMille[8]:48 Yes Yes
January 9 Mutual 30 The Shadow The League of Terror
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead[21]
Yes Yes
January 13 Blue 30 The March of Time Cast: Orson Welles, Adelaide Klein[26] Yes Yes
January 16 Mutual 30 The Shadow Sabotage
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead[21]
Yes Yes
January 20 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as a variety of characters[8]:48 Yes Yes
January 23 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Society of the Living Dead
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
January 27 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as a variety of characters[8]:48 Yes Yes
January 30 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Poison Death
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
February 3 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as a variety of characters[8]:48[27] Yes Yes
February 6 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Phantom Voice
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
February 10 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as a variety of characters[8]:48[27] Yes Yes
February 13 Mutual 30 The Shadow The House of Horror
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)
Yes Yes
February 20 Mutual 30 The Shadow Hounds in the Hills
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
February 27 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Plot Murder
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
March 3 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Austrian government agent[8]:48 Yes Yes
March 6 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Bride of Death
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Margot Stevenson, Jeanette Nolan, Arthur Vinton, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart, Thomas Coffin Cook, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
March 10 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Fiorello LaGuardia[8]:48 Yes Yes
March 13 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Silent Avenger
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
March 17 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Sigmund Freud[8]:48 Yes Yes
March 20 Mutual 30 The Shadow The White Legion
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Carl Frank (William Devens), Ned Wever (Alton Parker), Peggy Allenby (Helen Parker), Alan Devitt (Hartney Clays), Dwight Weist (Commissioner Weston, Detective Dixon), Kenneth Delmar (Jason), Paul Stewart (Red Collins), Paul Huber (Lawrence), Everett Sloane (Defense Attorney), Bennett Kilpack (Judge Rusko), Ken Roberts (announcer), John Barclay[28]:112
Yes Yes
March 24 Blue 30 The March of Time Welles as Leopold Stokowski[29] Yes Yes
March 27 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Hypnotized Audience
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson (Margot Lane), Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
April 3 Mutual 30 The Shadow Death from the Deep
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
April 10 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Fire Bug
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
April 17 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Blind Beggar Dies
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
April 24 Mutual 30 The Shadow Power of the Mind
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
May 1 Mutual 30 The Shadow The White God
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer), Rosa Rio (organ), Frank Readick (opening and closing voice), William Johnstone (triples), Dwight Weist, Arthur Vinton (doubles), Alan Devitt (doubles)[21]
Yes Yes
May 8 Mutual 30 The Shadow Aboard the Steamship Amazon
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
May 15 Mutual 30 The Shadow Murders in Wax
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
May 22 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Message from the Hill
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson (Margo Lane), Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
May 29 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Creeper
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
June 5 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Tenor with the Broken Voice
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer, performer playing a tenor), John McGovern, Rosa Rio (organist), William Johnstone (triples), Ray Collins, Paul Stewart (doubles), Jeanette Nolan, Kenny Delmar (doubles), Dwight Weist (announcer, performer)[21]
Yes Yes
June 12 Mutual 30 The Shadow Murder On Approval
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
June 19 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Tomb of Terror
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer), Edwin Jerome (doubles), Arthur Vinton, Alan Devitt (triples), Paul Stewart (doubles), Kenny Delmar (doubles), Rosa Rio (organist)[21]
Yes Yes
June 26 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Old People
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Dwight Weist, Everett Sloane, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
July 3 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Voice of the Trumpet
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson (Margo Lane), Dwight Weist, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
July 10 Mutual 30 The Shadow He Died at Twelve
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Alan Reed, Alan Devitt (doubles, announcer), Sheldon Reynolds, Ray Collins, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
July 11 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:84 Dracula by Bram Stoker
Cast: Orson Welles (Dr. John Seward, Count Dracula), Elizabeth Fuller (Lucy Westenra). George Coulouris (Jonathan Harker), Agnes Moorehead (Mina Harker), Martin Gabel (Dr. Van Helsing), Ray Collins (Russian Captain), Karl Swenson (Mate)[8]:50
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 17 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Reincarnation of Michael
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
July 18 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:86 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cast: Orson Welles (adult Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver), Arthur Anderson (Jim Hawkins), George Coulouris (Captain Smollett), Ray Collins (Ben Gunn), Agnes Moorehead (Mrs. Hawkins), Eustace Wyatt (Squire Trelawney), Alfred Shirley (Blind Pew); with William Alland, Stephen Fox, Richard Wilson[8]:50
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 24 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Mark of the Bat
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Alan Devitt, Kenny Delmar, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
July 25 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:87 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Dr. Alexandre Manette, Sydney Carton), Mary Taylor (Lucie Manette), Eustace Wyatt (Clerk), Edgar Barrier (Charles Darnay), Maratin Gabel (Mr. Jarvis Lorry), Frank Readick (Ernest Defarge), Betty Gard (Madame Defarge), Erskine Sanford (the President). Ray Collins (Prosecutor)[8]:51
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 31 Mutual 30 The Shadow Revenge on the Shadow
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ray Collins, Paul Stewart, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
August 1 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:88 The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
Orson Welles (Richard Hannay, Marmaduke Jopley), others[3]:344
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 7 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Mine Hunters. Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21] Yes Yes
August 8 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:88 Three short stories: "My Little Boy" by Carl Ewald, "The Open Window" by Saki and "I'm a Fool" by Sherwood Anderson
Cast: Orson Welles, Edgar Barrier, Ray Collins, others[3]:345
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 14 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Hospital Murders
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer), Alan Devitt, Arthur Vinton, Dwight Weist[21]
Yes Yes
August 15 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:89 Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater
Cast: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, George Coulouris, Karl Swenson[3]:345
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 21 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Caverns of Death
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
August 22 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:89 The Affairs of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler
Cast: Orson Welles, Alice Frost, Arlene Francis, Helen Lewis, Ray Collins[3]:345
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 28 Mutual 30 The Shadow Death Under the Chapel
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
August 29 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:89 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cast: Orson Welles (Edmond Dantès), Ray Collins (Abbé Faria), George Coulouris (Monsieur Morrel), Edgar Barrier (de Villefort), Eustace Wyatt (Caderousse), Paul Stewart (Paul Dantés) Sidney Smith (Mondego), Richard Wilson (the Officer), Virginia Welles, as Anna Stafford (Mercédès), William Alland (Merchant)[8]:51
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 4 Mutual 30 The Shadow Black Buddha
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer), Alan Reed, Alan Devitt[21]
Yes Yes
September 5 CBS 60 First Person Singular[1]:90 The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Cast: Orson Welles (Gabriel Syme), Eustace Wyatt (President Sunday), Ray Collins (the Professor), George Coulouis (Mr. Lucian Gregory), Edgar Barrier (the Marquis), Paul Stewart (Gogol), Joseph Cotten (Dr. Bull), Erskine Sanford (Secretary), Aland Devitt (Witherspoon), Virginia Welles, as Anna Stafford (Rosamond)[8]:51
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 11 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air[1]:90 Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Cast: Orson Welles (Brutus), H. V. Kaltenborn (Commentator), Martin Gabel (Cassius), George Coulouris (Antony), Joseph Holland (Caesar); music by Marc Blitzstein[8]:51
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 11 Mutual 30 The Shadow The Witch Drums
Cast: Orson Welles, Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer), Paul Stewart, Juano Hernández[21]
Yes Yes
September 18 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Welles used the disc to prepare the 1943 film in which he starred, and the acetate original was irreparably damaged[1]:91
Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 18 Mutual 30 The Shadow Professor X
Cast: Orson Welles (last performance as The Shadow), Margot Stevenson, Ken Roberts (announcer)[21]
Yes Yes
September 25 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from the play by William Gillette
Cast: Orson Welles (Sherlock Holmes), Ray Collins (Dr. Watson), Mary Taylor (Alice Faulkner), Brenda Forbes (Madge Larrabee), Edgar Barrier (James Larrabee), Morgan Farley (Inspector Forman), Richard Wilson (Jim Craigin), Eustace Wyatt (Professor Moriarty)[8]:51
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 2 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Oliver Twist, Fagin), others[3]:346
Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 9 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Hell on Ice by Edward Ellsberg
Cast: Orson Welles, Al Swenson, Bud Collyer, Dan Seymour (announcer), Frank Readick, Howard Smith, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Thelma Schnee, William Alland, Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Davidson Taylor (production supervisor)[3]:346[30]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 16 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Seventeen by Booth Tarkington
Cast: Orson Welles (William Sylvanus Baxter), Betty Garde (Mrs. Baxter), Ray Collins (Mr. Parcher), Mary Wickes (Mrs. Parcher), Joseph Cotten (Genesis), Ruth Ford (Lola Pratt/the Baby Talk Girl), Marilyn Erskine (Jane), Elliott Reid (Cousin George), Pattee Chapmen (Rannie), Morgan Farley (Joe Bullitt)[8]:52
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 23 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Cast: Orson Welles (Phineas Fogg), Ray Collins (Mr. Fix), Edgar Barrier (Passepartout), Eustace Wyatt (Ralph), Frank Readick (Stuart), Arlene Francis (Princess Aouda), Stefan Schnabel (Parsee), Al Swenson (the Captain), William Alland (the Officer)[8]:452
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 30 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Cast: Orson Welles (host, Professor Richard Pierson), Dan Seymour (announcer), Paul Stewart (associate producer, adaptor, performer: Studio announcer, Third Studio Announcer), Frank Readick (Reporter Carl Phillips, Radio operator 2X2L), Kenny Delmar (Policeman at farm, Captain Lansing, Secretary of the Interior, Bayonne radio operator), Ray Collins (Farmer Wilmuth, Harry McDonald the radio VP, Rooftop radio announcer), Carl Frank (Second studio announcer, Fascist stranger), Richard Wilson (Brig. General Montgomery Smith, Officer 22nd Field Artillery, Langham Field), William Alland (Meridian room announcer, Field artillery gunner), Stefan Schnabel (Field artillery observer), William Herz (Newark radio operator, Radio operator 8X3R), Howard Smith (Bomber Lt. Voght), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), John Houseman (producer, adaptor, script editor), Howard E. Koch (adaptor), Davidson Taylor (production supervisor), Ora Nichols (sound effects), Ray Kremer (sound effects), Jim Rogan (sound effects), John Dietz (sound engineer)[30][31]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 6 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Cast: Orson Welles (Author, Ernest Kurtz), Ray Collins (Marlow), Alfred Shirley (Accountant), George Coulouris (Assistant Manager), Edgar Barrier (Second Manager), William Alland (Agent), Virginia Welles, as Anna Stafford (Kurtz's Intended Bride), Frank Readick (Tchiatosov)
Life with Father by Clarence Day
Cast: Orson Welles (Father), Mildred Natwick (Mother), Mary Wickes (Employment Office Manager), Alice Frost (Margaret), Arthur Anderson (young Clarence Day)[8]:52
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 13 CBS 30 The Silver Theatre Stars in Their Courses, Part 1, by I.A.R. Riley
Cast: Orson Welles (host), Helen Hayes, Carleton Young, Morgan Farley[32][33]
Yes Yes
November 13 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air A Passenger to Bali by Ellis St. Joseph
Cast: Orson Welles (Reverend Dr. Ralph Wilkes), Everett Sloane, Stefan Schnabel, Guy Spaull[3]:347
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 20 CBS 30 The Silver Theatre Stars in Their Courses, Part 2, by I.A.R. Riley
Cast: Orson Welles (host), Helen Hayes, Carleton Young, Morgan Farley[32][33]
Yes Yes
November 20 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Sergeant Buzzfuzz, Mr. Jingle), Ray Collins (Samuel Pickwick), Alfred Shirley (Augustus Snodgrass), Frank Readick, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Eustace Wyatt, Brenda Forbes, others[3]:347
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 27 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air Clarence by Booth Tarkington
Cast: Orson Welles (Clarence), others[3]:347
Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 4 CBS 60 The Mercury Theatre on the Air The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder[3]:347 Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 9 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:53[34]
Sponsored continuation of The Mercury Theatre on the Air
First adaptation of the novel for any medium[35]
Herrmann's score is the basis of his score for the 1943 film, Jane Eyre[36]:67
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 16 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Call It a Day by Dodie Smith
Cast: Orson Welles (Roger Hilton), Beatrice Lillie (Dorothy Hilton), Jane Wyatt (Catherine Hilton)[3]:347
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 23 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:53[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 30 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Cast: Orson Welles (Frederick Henry), Katharine Hepburn (Catherine)[3]:347
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1939[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 6 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Counsellor-at-Law by Elmer Rice
Cast: Orson Welles (George Simon), Gertrude Berg (Mrs. Simon), Aline MacMahon (Regina Gordon), Ray Collins, Arlene Francis, Joseph Cotten, Erskine Sloane, Frank Readick, Edgar Barrier, Stephen Roberts, William Alland, others[3]:349
Remarks by legal advisor Sam Leibowitz[1]:98[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 13 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[3]:349[35]
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[1]:98[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 20 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Chicken Wagon Family by Barry Benefield
Cast: Orson Welles (Frank Fippany), Burgess Meredith, Ray Collins (Hibbard), Frank Readick, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:349
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 27 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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), Edgar Barrier (Bruce Anders), Everett Sloane (Roy), Myron McCormick (Leland Hayward), Ray Collins (Faye), Frank Readick (Palmer), Agnes Moorehead (Frances Smith), Joseph Cotten (Riley), William Alland (Assistant Director)
Interview with Jane Allen[8]:53[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 3 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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), Everett Sloane (Mr. Tozer), Carl Frank (Dr. Stoups),[8]:54 Frank Readick, Paul Stewart, others[3]:350[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 10 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Green Goddess by William Archer
Cast: Orson Welles (the Rajah), Madeleine Carroll (Lucilla Crespin), Robert Speaight (Major Crespin), Ray Collins (Dr. Traherne),[8]:54 Everett Sloane, Alfred Shirley, Eustace Wyatt, Edgar Barrier, others[3]:350[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 17 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Burlesque by Arthur Hopkins and George Manker Watters
Cast: Orson Welles (Skid), Sam Levene (Lefty), Alice Frost, Arlene Francis, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Gus Schilling, others
Interview with Arthur Hopkins[3]:350[34]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 24 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse State Fair by Philip Duffield Stong
Cast: Burgess Meredith,[1]:101 Orson Welles (Pat), Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Effie Palmer, Alice Frost, Howard Teichmann, others
Interview with Philip Stong and comics Amos 'n' Andy (Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll)[3]:350
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 2 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Royal Regiment by Gilbert Frankau
Cast: Orson Welles (Tom Rockingham), Mary Astor (Camilla Wethered), Ray Collins, Alfred Shirley, Everett Sloane, Eustace Wyatt, Howard Teichmann, others
Interview with Gilbert Frankau[3]:351
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 10 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
Cast: Orson Welles (Paul Madvig), Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Edgar Barrier, Paul Stewart, Elspeth Eric, others
Interview with Warden Lewis E. Lawes of Sing Sing[3]:351[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 17 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:54 Ray Collins, Eustace Wyatt, Howard Teichmann, Stefan Schnabel, others
Interview with J. Alphonse de Redenet, French Legionnaire[3]:351[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 24 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:54[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 31 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:54 William Johnstone, Carl Frank, others
Interview with Edna Ferber[3]:351[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 7 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Cast: Orson Welles (Javert), Walter Huston (Jean Valjean), Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Edgar Barrier, Alice Frost, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:352
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 14 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Patriot by Pearl S. Buck
Cast: Orson Welles (I-wan), Anna May Wong (Peony), Ray Collins, Elliott Reid, Everett Sloane, Edgar Barrier, Howard Teichmann, others
Interview with Pearl S. Buck[3]:352[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 21 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:55[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 28 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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), Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, William Alland, others[3]:352
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 5 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Wickford Point by John P. Marquand
Cast: Orson Welles (Jim Calder), Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Everett Sloane, Paul Stewart, Carl Frank, others
Interview with John P. Marquand[3]:352[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 12 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Cast: Orson Welles (Stage Manager), Patricia Newton, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, John Craven, Effie Palmer, Everett Sloane, Parker Fennelly,[8]:55 Everett Sloane, Elliott Reid, others[3]:352[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 19 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:55[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 26 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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
Interview with Cornelia Otis Skinner[8]:56[34]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 2 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:53[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 4 CBS 30 Knickerbocker Playhouse Business Before Pleasure
Cast: Orson Welles (Theodore Kennedy, replacing John Barrymore), Elliott Lewis (host)[37][38][39]
Yes
July 2 CBS 30 Knickerbocker Playhouse Fleurette by Robert W. Service
Cast: Orson Welles (Bruce Yorke), Elliott Lewis (host)[37][38]
Yes
September 10 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:56[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 17 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill
Cast: Orson Welles (Richard Miller), Ray Collins (Nat Miller), Arlene Francis (Muriel McComber),[8]:56 Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten, Frank Readick, Paul Stewart, Richard Wilson, Howard Teichmann, Eda Heinmann
Interview with George Jean Nathan[3]:354[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 24 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:56[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 28 CBS 60 Columbia Workshop The Fall of the City by Archibald MacLeish
Cast: Orson Welles, Burgess Meredith and 500 USC students at the Los Angeles Colosseum
"Even though he was contractually free to do so (he could make three non-Campbell appearances) the sponsors became angry, claiming he was doing too much" (Frank Brady)[6]:225
Yes
October 1 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cast: Orson Welles (Edmond Dantés, the Count), Everett Sloane (Abbé Faria), Richard Wilson (a Jailer), Agnes Moorehead (Mercédès),[8]:56 George Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Frank Readick, Ray Collins[3]:354[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 8 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Algiers by John Howard Lawson and James M. Cain
Cast: Orson Welles (Pepe Le Moko), Paulette Goddard (Gabby),[8]:56 Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Benny Rubin Gus Schilling, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Richard Wilson, Bea Benaderet
Interview with Paulette Goddard[3]:354[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 15 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The 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),[8]:57 William Alland, Richard Wilson[3]:354[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 22 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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 Feldson (Louise)[8]:58[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 29 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:58 William Alland (Neighbor), Elliott Reid
Interview with Walter Huston and Nan Sunderlund, Mrs. Walter Huston[3]:354[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 5 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:58 George Coulouris, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:355[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 8 NBC 60 Town Hall Tonight Later known as The Fred Allen Show
One of the first of many guest appearances Welles makes on comedy-variety programs[3]:355
Yes Yes
November 12 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
First of several episodes scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[3]:355
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[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 19 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 26 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[40]: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)[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 3 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Lost Horizon by James Hilton
Cast: Orson Welles (Father Perrault/High Lama), Sigrid Gurie (Chinese Woman)[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 10 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Vanessa by Hugh Walpole
Cast: Orson Welles (Benjie), Helen Hayes (Vanessa, Judith), Alfred Shirley (Adam), Eustace Wyatt (Uncle Will), Kingsley Colton (Benjie's son)[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 17 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse There's Always a Woman by Gladys Lehman
Last episode scripted by John Houseman, who leaves the Mercury Theatre after an argument with Welles[3]:356
Cast: Orson Welles (Bill Reardon), Marie Wilson (Sally Reardon), 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)[8]:59[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 24 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Narrator), Lionel Barrymore (Ebenezer Scrooge), Everett Sloane, Frank Readick, Erskine Sanford, George Coulouris, Ray Collins, Georgia Backus, Bea Benaderet,[8]:60 Edgar Barrier, Richard Wilson, others[3]:355[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 31 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Come and Get It by Edna Ferber
Cast: Everett Sloane (Narrator), Orson Welles (Barney), Frances Dee (Lotta), Frank Readick, Ray Collins, Edgar Barrier, Georgia Backus, William Alland, others[3]:356
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1940[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 7 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[40]:242
Cast: Orson Welles (the Marquis), Helen Hayes (Becky Sharp), John Hoysradt (Rawdon Crawley), Agnes Moorehead (Miss Crawley), Naomi Campbell (Amelia Sedley),[8]:60 Betty Garde, Eustace Wyatt, Joseph Holland, Edgar Kent, others[3]:357[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 14 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:60 Georgia Backus, Erskine Sloane, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:358[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 21 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:60 William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:358[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 28 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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), Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, Richard Wilson, William Alland, others[3]:358[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 4 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse The Broome Stages by Clemence Dane
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Broome, Edmond Broome), Helen Hayes (Donna Broome), John Hoysradt (Steven Broome),[8]:61 Agnes Moorehead, Eustace Syatt, Everett Sloane, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:358[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 11 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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[8]:61[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 18 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:61 George Coulouris, Richard Wilson, others[3]:359[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 25 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:62[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 3 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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),[8]:62 William Alland, others[3]:359[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 10 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:62 George Coulouris, Richard Wilson, others[3]:359[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 17 NBC 30 The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny[8]:67 Cast: Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Orson Welles (himself, coaching Benny's acting) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 17 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz[40]:242
Cast: Orson Welles (Narrator, Dauphin, Huckleberry Finn), Jackie Cooper (Huckleberry Finn), Walter Catlett (Duke), Clarence Muse (Jim), Erskine Sanford, Georgia Backus, William Alland, Richard Wilson, others[3]:359[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 24 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:62[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 31 CBS 60 The Campbell Playhouse 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)[8]:62[34][35]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 3 Mutual 70 This is Radio Recreation of the history of radio, broadcast on the eve of the National Association of Broadcasters meeting in San Francisco
Arthur E. Baird (Professor Quiz), Earle Graser (The Lone Ranger), Orson Welles, Morton Downey, Hedda Hopper, Gene Autry, Kay Kyser, F. Chase Taylor, Olive Palmer, Gertrude Berg, Edward Bowes, H. V. Kaltenborn, Ray Perkins, Guy Lombardo, Graham McNamee, Jessica Dragonette, Tommy Riggs, Kate Smith, Paul Whiteman[41]
Yes Yes
October 28 KTSA 30 Interview Charles Shaw's interview program broadcast from San Antonio includes a 7.5-minute discussion between H. G. Wells and Orson Welles (their only meeting) regarding The War of the Worlds, the effect of war on the arts, and the imminent filming of Citizen Kane[3]:361 Yes Yes
December 19 NBC 30 The Rudy Vallee Sealtest Show Orson Welles and John Barrymore perform a scene from Julius Caesar and in a skit titled "The Life of John Barrymore"
Cast: Rudy Vallee, Orson Welles, John Barrymore, Art Balinger (announcer)[42]
Yes Yes

1941[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 16 NBC 30 The Rudy Vallee Sealtest Show Cast: Rudy Vallee, Orson Welles, John Barrymore, Susan Miller, Lurene Tuttle, Ed Gardner (director)[42] Yes Yes
February 22 WNEW 60 George Washington, American Observance of George Washington's 209th birthday
Cast: Orson Welles (George Washington, others)[3]:362[43]
Yes Yes
March 15 Blue 30 Duffy's Tavern Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[44] Yes
March 30 CBS 30 The Silver Theatre One Step Ahead by John La Touche
Cast: Orson Welles, Lurene Tuttle,[8]:67 Mary Shipp, Joseph Kearns, Conrad Nagel (host), True Eames Boardman (adaptor), Felix Mills (music director)[45]
Yes Yes
April 6 CBS 30 The Free Company His Honor, the Mayor
One in a series of original radio plays about American civil liberties
Cast: James Boyd (host), Orson Welles (narrator), Ray Collins (Bill Knaggs), Agnes Moorehead (Mary Knaggs), Paul Stewart, Erskine Sanford, Richard Wilson, Betty Garde, Alice Frost, Everett Sloane[3]:362–363
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 17 NBC 30 The Rudy Vallee Sealtest Show Cast: Rudy Vallee, Orson Welles, Dorothy Lamour[8]:67 Yes Yes
May 8 NBC 30 The Rudy Vallee Sealtest Show Cast: Rudy Vallee, Orson Welles, John Barrymore[42] Yes Yes
May 28 15 Interview At the Hollywood premiere of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles and Dorothy Comingore are interviewed[1]:115 Yes Yes
September 1 CBS 30 Forecast Jubilee
Orson Welles introduces this pilot for an all-star Negro variety show
Cast: Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, The Hall Johnson Choir, Hamtree Harrington, Flournoy Miller, The Juanita Hall Choir, Wonderful Smith, Georgette Harvey, Juano Hernández (narrator)[46]
Yes Yes
September 15 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "Sredni Vashtar," story by Saki
"Hidalgo", original play about Mexican history
"An Irishman and a Jew" by Geoffrey Household
"Boogie Woogie" by Meade Lux Lewis, piano
Welles banters with Jiminy Cricket
Cast: Orson Welles, Dolores del Rio, Hans Conreid, Osa Massen, Cliff Edwards[3]:366[47]:447
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 22 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "The Right Side," with Elliott Lewis (Faust) and Ray Collins (Devil)
"The Sexes" by Dorothy Parker, with Betty Field and Richard Carlson
"Murder in the Bank," with Ruth Gordon
"The Golden Honeymoon" by Ring Lardner, with Ruth Gordon (Mother) and Orson Welles (Father)
"Almanac" and Jiminy Cricket[3]:366
Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 29 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "The Interlopers," original radio play, with Elliott Lewis (narrator), Ray Collins and Orson Welles
"Song of Solomon," read by Orson Welles
"I'm a Fool" by Sherwood Anderson, with Orson Welles and Nancy Gates
"Almanac" and Jiminy Cricket[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 6 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "The Black Pearl" by Norman Foster
"There's a Full Moon Tonight"
"Annabel Lee," poem by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Edgar Barrier, Ray Collins, Dorothy Comingore, Joseph Cotten, Erskine Sanford, Paul Stewart[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 13 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "If In Years to Come" by Earle Reed Silvers, with Orson Welles, Marsha Hunt and Agnes Moorehead
"Noah Webster's Library," skit with Lucille Ball, Joseph Cotten and Marsha Hunt
Four poems read by Lucille Ball
"Almanac"[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 18 CBS 45 A Night of Stars Dedication of the new 50,000-watt transmitter at New York's WABC radio, with greetings from New York, Hollywood and London
Cast: Orson Welles, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, Alexander Woollcott (speaking from London), Bob Burns, Ed Gardner, Kate Smith, Howard Barlow and his orchestra, Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra[48][49]
Yes
October 20 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "Romance" by Ellis Parker Butler, with Joseph Cotten (narrator), Tim Holt, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins
"The Prisoner of Assiout" by Grant Allen, with Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Ray Collins, Erskine Sanford, Edgar Barrier, Marlo Dwyer
Shakespeare sonnet read by Orson Welles[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 3 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer, with Frances Dee, Ray Collins, Paul Stewart, Gale Gordon, John Woodfolk[3]:367 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 10 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "That's Why I Left You" by John Nesbitt, with Ray Collins (narrator), Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead
"The Maysville Minstrel" by Ring Lardner, with Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Stuart Erwin, June Collyer
"Almanac"[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 17 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles, others,[3]:367 music by Bernard Herrmann[50]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 24 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Cast: Ginger Rogers (Catherine), Orson Welles (Frederick Henry)[3]:367
Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 1 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "Something's Going to Happen to Henry" by Wilma Shore and Louis Solomon, with Janet Gaynor, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Glenn Anders
"Wilbur Brown, Habitat: Brooklyn," story by Arthur Stander, with Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Glenn Anders[3]:368
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 7 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show "Symptoms of Being 35" by Ring Lardner, with Joseph Cotten
"Leaves of Grass," selected poetry by Walt Whitman read by Orson Welles[3]:368
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 7 CBS 30 The Gulf Screen Guild Theatre Between Americans by Norman Corwin
Cast: Orson Welles, Roger Pryor (host), Bud Hiestand (announcer), Oscar Bradley (music), Frank Tours (music assistant)[51][52]
Yes Yes
December 15 Red 30 The Cavalcade of America The Great Man Votes by Gordon Hillman=
Broadcast from Hollywood
Cast: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Bud Hiestand (announcer), Gayne Whitman (narrator), Peter Lyon (adator), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Robert Armbruster (composer, conductor)[53]
Yes Yes
December 15 CBS
Red
Blue
Mutual
60 We Hold These Truths Dramatic celebration of the United States Bill of Rights on its 150th anniversary
Closing remarks by President Franklin D. Roosevelt from Washington, D.C.
Winner of the Peabody Award for Outstanding Entertainment in Drama
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Orson Welles (narrator), Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan, Bob Burns, Dane Clark, Walter Huston, Elliott Lewis, Marjorie Main, Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart (narrator), Rudy Vallee, Leopold Stokowski conducting the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Norman Corwin (director, producer, writer), Bernard Herrmann (music)[3]:368[54][55]
Yes Yes
December 22 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show Luke, chapter 2 (The Nativity) read by Orson Welles
"The Happy Prince," story by Oscar Wilde, with Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Edgar Barrier, Erskine Sanford, Gus Schilling, Tim Holt
Christmas poem by G. K. Chesterton read by Orson Welles[3]:368
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 29 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show There Are Frenchmen and Frenchmen by Richard Connell, adapted by Joseph Cotten
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Lurene Tuttle, Joseph Cotten
First meeting of Welles and Hayworth[3]:368[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1942[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 5 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show The Garden of Allah by Robert Hichens
Guest stars: Merle Oberon, Cedric Hardwicke[3]:369[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 12 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show The Apple Tree by John Galsworthy
Cast: Orson Welles (Frank), Geraldine Fitzgerald (Megan), Ray Collins (Phil)[3]:369
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 19 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show My Little Boy by Carl Ewald
Cast: Dix Davis, Orson Welles, Ruth Warrick, Ray Collins, Barbara Jean Wong[3]:369
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 25 CBS 30 Red Cross Program Cast: Alexander Woollcott, Ethel Barrymore, Orson Welles
Welles reads the poem American Laughter by Kenneth Robinson[1]:118[3]:369[56]
Yes Yes
January 26 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show The Happy Hypocrite by Max Beerbohm
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), John Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Agnes Moorehead, Eustace Wyatt, Everett Sloane[3]:369[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 2 CBS 30 Orson Welles Show Between Americans by Norman Corwin
Welles concludes the series with a statement: "Tomorrow night the Mercury Theatre starts for South America. The reason, put more or less officially, is that I've been asked by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs to do a motion picture especially for Americans in all the Americas, a movie which, in its particular way, might strengthen the good relations now binding the continents of the Western Hemisphere."[3]:369[32][52]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 14 Blue Pan American Day Broadcast from Brazil[32][57]:366 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 18 Blue President Vargas's Birthday Broadcast from Brazil[32][57]:366 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 29 Blue 120 I Pledge America In his first radio project since returning from South America,[58] Welles produces and emcees the first two hours of a seven-hour coast-to-coast War Bond drive broadcast that nets more than $10 million
Cast: Orson Welles (emcee), 21 dance bands and a score of stage and screen and radio stars including Amos 'n' Andy, Dr. Frank Black and His Symphony Orchestra, Fanny Brice, Bob Burns, Jane Cowl, Nelson Eddy, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Jane Froman, Edward G. Robinson, Lanny Ross, Carl Sandburg, Dinah Shore, Red Skelton and Meredith Willson
Presented in cooperation with the United States Department of the Treasury, Western Union (which wired bond subscriptions free of charge) and the American Women's Voluntary Services[59][60][61][62][63][64]
Yes Yes
September 2 CBS 30 Suspense The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles, William Spier (producer, director), Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
September 3 CBS 30 Stage Door Canteen Cast: Orson Welles, Irene Dunne[66] Yes
September 11 Blue 15 Men, Machines and Victory Series presented by the National Safety Council
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator)[3]:372[10]:263
Yes
September 18 NBC 30 Information Please First of several appearances Welles makes as guest panelist on this show in which difficult, specialized questions are submitted by listeners
"Welles not only answered every question perfectly but he corrected the host" (Museum of Broadcasting)[8]:62
Clifton Fadiman (host), Milton Cross (announcer), Basil Ruysdael (announcer), John F. Kieran, Franklin P. Adams, Christopher Morley, Orson Welles, L. A. "Speed" Riggs (tobacco auctioneer)[67]
Yes Yes
September 25 CBS 30 The Philip Morris Playhouse Crime Without Passion by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Cast: Orson Welles[3]:373
Yes
September 28 Red 30 The Cavalcade of America Juarez: Thunder from the Mountains, adapted by Arthur Miller from the book by Nina Brown Baker
Historical drama about the life of Benito Juárez
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator, performer), Bud Collyer (announcer), Ted Jewett (doubles), Stefan Schnabel (doubles), Karl Swenson (triples), Alfred Shirley (doubles), Arlene Francis, Frank Readick, Kenny Delmar (doubles), Paul Stewart (doubles), Edwin Jerome (triples), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Donald Voorhees (composer, conductor)[53]
Yes Yes
October 2 CBS 30 Russian-American Festival Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev
Welles narrates the performance by the Columbia Concert Orchestra, directed by Bernard Herrmann (last of the series)[3]:371[68]
Yes
October 5 NBC 30 The Cavalcade of America Passage to More Than India
Guest star: Orson Welles[3]:373
Yes
October 11 CBS 30 The Radio Reader's Digest Welles reads the sonnet "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.[1]:121[69] Yes
October 12 Red 30 The Cavalcade of America Admiral of the Ocean Sea, adapted by Orson Welles, Norris Houghton and Robert Meltzer from the book by Samuel Eliot Morison
Entertaining, factual look at the legend of Christopher Columbus
Cast: Orson Welles, Bud Collyer (announcer), Sarah Fussell, Karl Swenson (doubles), Stefan Schnabel (doubles), Everett Sloane (doubles), Frank Readick (triples), Ted Jewett (doubles), Kenny Delmar, Ian Martin, Edwin Jerome, Homer Fickett (producer, director), Arden Cornwell (composer), Donald Voorhees (conductor)[53]
Welles begins the broadcast with the words, "Hello Americans", the title chosen for his future radio series[1]:121
Translated into Spanish and Portuguese and rebroadcast to Latin America by the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Radio play (retitled Columbus Day) published in Radio Drama in Action (Farrar & Rinehart 1945) edited by Erik Barnouw[3]:373[70]:2–15
Yes Yes Yes
October 13 CBS 30 Annual United Fund Appeal Hospitals in Wartime
Radio play narrated by Orson Welles[3]:373
Yes
October 15 CBS 30 Stage Door Canteen Cast: Orson Welles, Anna Neagle, Ethel Merman[66] Yes
October 16 CBS 30 The Philip Morris Playhouse The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles[3]:373[71]
Yes
October 18 CBS 30 The Texaco Star Theatre Rebroadcast on Armed Forces Radio Service
Guest star Welles in a parody of Les Misérables
Cast: Fred Allen (host), Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Alan Reed, Benay Venuta, Arthur Godfrey (announcer), Victor Knight (director)[1]:122[3]:373[72][73]
Yes Yes
October 25 CBC 30 Nazi Eyes on Canada Alameda
Welles narrates an alternative history dramatization of the consequences of a Nazi takeover of a small Canadian town[52][74]
Yes Yes
October 26 Red 30 The Cavalcade of America In the Best Tradition by Peter Lyon
Celebration of the early years of the U.S. Navy
Cast: Orson Welles, Admiral William Blandy (remote from Minneapolis), Bud Collyer (announcer), Homer Fickett (producer, director), Arden Cornwell (composer), Donald Voorhees (conductor)[53]
Yes Yes
November 9 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Patriotic series glorifying the aviation industry and dramatizing its role in World War II
"Welles wrote, produced, and narrated this show, and his work was considered a prime contribution to the war effort." (Museum of Broadcasting)[8]:64
The Flying Fortress by Ranald MacDougall and Norman Rosten
Cast: Orson Welles, Erskine Sanford, Ray Collins; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:374
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 15 CBS 30 Hello Americans First in a series of variety shows introducing listeners to the peoples and cultures of South and Central America, created with the OCIAA to promote inter-American understanding during World War II
Brazil, script by Robert Meltzer, music by Lucien Moraweck[3]:374
"Broadcasting from Brazil … by dramatic license"[75]
Cast: Orson Welles, Carmen Miranda, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[76]
The story of the samba, including lessons on technique and instrumentation
Discussion of Brazil's unique ethnic mix, products and natural resources, and the importance of conserving the Amazon jungle
Welles joins Miranda in singing Ary Barroso's samba, "No Tabuleiro da Baiana"[77]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 16 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Air Transport Command
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:374
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 22 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Andes with Edmond O'Brien (Bolivar), Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Elliott Reid, Barbara Jean Wong, Hans Conried, others[78]
Two music compositions by Justin Elie and Antônio Carlos Gomes
Poetry by Norman Rosten[3]:374[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 23 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited The Navigator by Orson Welles and Milton Geiger
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead, Elliott Reid; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:374
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 29 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Islands, about the abolition of slavery in Haiti led by Toussaint Louverture and the reign of Henri Christophe[79]
Cast: Ray Collins, Hans Conried, Elliott Reid, the Haitian Chorus[3]:374[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 30 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, adapted by Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Burgess Meredith; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:375
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 4 AFRS 30 Mail Call Cast: Orson Welles, Groucho Marx, Gene Autry, Bela Lugosi[80] Yes
December 6 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Alphabet: A to C
Guest singer: Miguelito Valdés[3]:375[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 7 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Ballad of Bataan by Norman Rosten
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:375
Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 13 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Alphabet: C to S[3]:375[75] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 14 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited War Workers by Hans Conreid
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:375
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 20 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Alphabet: Slavery (Abednego) to End of Alphabet by Orson Welles and John Tucker Battle
Cast:Orson Welles (Sir Barnaby Finch), Elliott Reid (Abednego), Norman Field (Toussaint Louverture), Gerald Mohr (Henri Christophe)[3]:375[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 21 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Gremlins by Lucille Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Lou Merrill; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:375
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 24 CBS 30 Stage Door Canteen Cast: Orson Welles, Madeleine Carroll, Helen Hayes, Joan Fontaine, Lucy Monroe, Al Jolson, Marion Hutton[66] Yes
December 27 CBS 30 Hello Americans The Bad-Will Ambassador by Richard Brooks
Cast: Norman Field, Pedro de Cordoba, John Tucker Battle, Hans Conried, Martin Stone, Orson Welles[3]:375[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 28 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Pan American Airlines by Milton Geiger
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:375
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1942 15 Go with your Red Cross Patriotic fundraising appeal
Cast: Orson Welles[8]:64[81]
Yes Yes
1942 Synd 15 Treasury Star Parade Patriotic dramas produced by the U.S. Treasury Department to promote sales of War Bonds, transcribed in New York and Hollywood beginning April 1942 and syndicated on more than 800 stations through 1944[9]:681
Welles returned to the U.S. from South America August 22, 1942, and began doing guest appearances on radio[3]:372
Program #101: The Chetniks by Violet Atkins[82]
Cast: Vincent Price, Orson Welles, David Broekman and the Treasury Orchestra and Chorus[83][84]
Yes Yes
1942 Synd 15 Treasury Star Parade Program #114: The Ballad of Bataan by Norman Rosten
Cast: Vincent Price, Orson Welles, David Broekman and the Treasury Orchestra and Chorus[84]
Yes Yes
1942 Synd 15 Treasury Star Parade Program #115: An American in Action, Prayer for Americans
Cast: Vincent Price, Dinah Shore, Helen Hayes, Orson Welles, Larry Elliott (announcer), David Broekman and the Treasury Orchestra and Chorus[84]
Yes Yes

1943[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 3 CBS 30 Hello Americans Ritmos de las Americas
Music for the people of two continents (Orson Welles unable to appear due to illness)[3]:375
Cast: Tito Guízar (host), Dick Joy (announcer), Miguelito Valdés, Sir Lancelot, Lud Gluskin and his Orchestra[76][75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 4 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Anti-Submarine Patrol
Cast: Edward G. Robinson substituting for Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 10 CBS 30 Hello Americans Mexico, stories of Montezuma and Benito Juárez[3]:376[75] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 11 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Finger in the Wind by Myron Dutton
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 17 CBS 30 Hello Americans Feed the World by Milton Geiger
Cast: Frank Readick (narrator), Eddie Jerome (Gaucho), Orson Welles (Famine), Carl Swenson, Joseph Cheshire, Jack Moss, Louis Solomon[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 18 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited Letter to Mother by John Steinbeck
Cast: Betty Garde (Mother), Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 24 CBS 30 Hello Americans Ritmos de las Americas
Rhythms of the Americas (Orson Welles unable to appear due to illness)[85]
Cast: Truman Bradley (host), Diana Gayle, Miguelito Valdés, Carlos Ramírez, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[75][86]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 25 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited John Steinbeck's Flyer Come Home with Your Wings,[3]:376[1]:128 also titled With Your Wings[32][87][88]
Mrs. James and the Pot of Tea by John Tucker Battle
Cast: Orson Welles; music by Bernard Herrmann[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 31 CBS 30 Hello Americans Bolivar's Idea
Inter-American democracy and why it is essential in the war
Incorporates excerpts of Milton Geiger's poem to human civilization, "I Will Not Go Back" (later the centerpiece of the April 1945 broadcast of This Is My Best dedicated to the late President Franklin Roosevelt)
Cast: Orson Welles, Ray Collins[3]:376[75]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 1 CBS 15 Ceiling Unlimited The Future[89]
Cast: Orson Welles[3]:376
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 12 AFRS 30 Mail Call Cast: Orson Welles, Shirley Ross, Hanley Stafford[80] Yes
March 14 NBC 30 The Jack Benny Program Welles stands in as host of radio's most popular show when Jack Benny contracts pneumonia after a tour of military camps[6]:368
Cast: Mary Livingston, Dennis Day, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Phil Harris, Don Wilson[90][91]
Yes Yes
March 21 NBC 30 The Jack Benny Program Welles is substitute host[91][92] Yes Yes
March 28 NBC 30 The Jack Benny Program Welles is substitute host[91][93] Yes Yes
April 4 CBS 15 Radio Reader's Digest Cast: Orson Welles, Wendy Barrie, Monty Wooley[94] Yes
April 4 NBC 30 The Jack Benny Program Welles is substitute host[91] Yes Yes
April 11 NBC 30 The Jack Benny Program Welles is Jack Benny's first guest when he returns[91] Yes Yes
September 3 CBS 15 Reading Out Loud Orson Welles reads and discusses John Donne's "The Sun Rising" and "No Man Is an Island" and excerpts from the biography of George Jessel
Listeners are invited to write the network to determine if this minimalist program should continue[1]:129
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 7 KMPC Interview At intermission, audience members and cast of The Mercury Wonder Show are interviewed, including Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth (married earlier that day), Marlene Dietrich and Joseph Cotten
Welles remarks that The Mercury Wonder Show has been performed for approximately 48,000 members of the U.S. armed forces[1]:129[3]:378
Yes Yes
September 23 CBS 30 Suspense The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell
Cast: Orson Welles, Keenan Wynn, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), William Spier (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
September 28 NBC 30 The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope Broadcast from the U.S. Naval Air Station at Terminal Island, California
Cast: Bob Hope, Frances Langford, Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, Jerry Colonna, Barbara Jo Allen
Guest star Welles plays a mystic fortuneteller[95][96]
Yes Yes
September 30 CBS 30 Suspense The Lost Special by Arthur Conan Doyle
Cast: Orson Welles, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), William Spier (producer, director), Howard Duff (announcer, Armed Forces Radio Service rebroadcast), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Bernard Herrmann (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
October 7 CBS 30 Suspense Philomel Cottage by Agatha Christie
Cast: Orson Welles, Geraldine Fitzgerald, William Spier (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Wilbur Hatch (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
October 12 Blue 30 Duffy's Tavern Orson Welles makes a guest appearance
Cast: Ed Gardner, Shirley Booth, Charlie Cantor[3]:379
Yes Yes
October 19 CBS 30 Suspense Lazarus Walks by J. M. Speed
Cast: Orson Welles, Hans Conreid, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), Howard Duff (announcer, Armed Forces Radio Service rebroadcast), William Spier (producer, director)[65]
Yes Yes
October 31 CBS 15 Radio Reader's Digest Cast: Orson Welles, Brian Aherne[94] Yes
November 12 CBS 30 The Philip Morris Playhouse Shadow of a Doubt
Cast: Orson Welles[97]
Yes
November 14 CBS 90 The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Leonard Bernstein replaces conductor Bruno Walter, who is ill, thereby making his conducting debut
Intermission feature: "The American Scriptures" by Carl Van Doren and Orson Welles (from Chicago, telling the story of Nathan Hale)[3]:379[98][99]
Yes Yes
November 14 CBS 30 We, the People Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[3]:379 Yes
November 19 CBS 30 Stage Door Canteen Cast: Orson Welles, Ilka Chase, Gregory Ratoff, Connee Boswell[66] Yes
November 21 CBS 90 The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Artur Rodziński(conductor), Orson Welles (speaker)[3]:379 Yes Yes
November 21 CBS Take It or Leave It Orson Welles makes a guest appearance on this quiz show later called The $64,000 Question[3]:378 Yes
November 27 CBS Inner Sanctum Mysteries Orson Welles makes the first of many guest appearances on this horror anthology series[3]:379 Yes
November 28 CBS 90 The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Artur Rodziński (conductor), Orson Welles (speaker)[3]:379 Yes Yes
December 19 CBS 30 The Fred Allen Show Guest: Orson Welles[100] Yes Yes
December 21 AFRS 30 Command Performance Broadway Edition
Orson Welles reads "High Flight"[52][101]
Yes Yes
December 26 CBS 30 The Fred Allen Show Guest: Orson Welles[100] Yes Yes

1944[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 26 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Variety series broadcast live in California and Arizona
Guest: Groucho Marx
Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra play "I Know That You Know"
Martha Stewart sings "Bésame Mucho"
Orson Welles reads some of Thomas Paine's thoughts on liberty
Cast: Orson Welles, Arthur Q. Bryan, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 2 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Lionel Barrymore
Skit, "The Kiddies' Corner"
Swing music and a birthday tribute to Victor Herbert by Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra
Barrymore reads from the writings of George Washington[3]:381[103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 9 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Ann Sothern
"Abraham Lincoln's Prairie Years," adapted from the Carl Sandburg biography[3]:381
Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 16 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Robert Benchley
Lecture, "The History of Eskimo Love," by Robert Benchley
Poem, "Colloquy for the States," by Archibald MacLeish[3]:381
Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 23 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Hedda Hopper
The Nat King Cole Trio performs "Hit that Jive, Jack"
Welles reads from The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Hans Conreid, John McIntire, John Brown, Walter Tetley, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 1 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Victor Moore
Sacre du Printemps (from Small Beer) by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Nat King Cole Trio performs "Solid Potato Salad"
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Hans Conreid, John McIntire, John Brown, Walter Tetley, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 8 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Lucille Ball
Ella Mae Morse sings "Shoo Shoo Baby"
Welles reads "No Man Is an Island" by John Donne
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Mather, Hans Conried, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 15 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Charles Laughton
Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra play "I'll Get By"
Skit: "The Private Life of Charles Laughton"
"High Society" performed by Kid Ory (trombone), Mutt Carey (trumpet), Jimmie Noone (clarinet), Buster Wilson (piano), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass) and Zutty Singleton (drums)
Tent scene from William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with Charles Laughton (Cassius) and Orson Welles (Brutus)
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, John McIntire (announcer), Hans Conried, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 22 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Betty Hutton
Welles reads the poem "Ballad of Bataan" by Norman Rosten
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, John McIntire, Hans Conried, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 29 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Mary Boland
Skit: Parody of Lady in the Dark
Muskrat Ramble" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Kid Ory (trombone), Jimmie Noone (clarinet), Mutt Carey (trumpet), Buster Wilson (piano), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass) and Zutty Singleton (drums)
Marking the birthday of Edmond Rostand, an adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ben Hecht
Cast: Orson Welles, Hans Conreid, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra[3]:381[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 2 NBC 30 The Charlie McCarthy Show Featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[3]:382[9]:226
Yes
April 5 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Dennis Day
"That's a Plenty" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Kid Ory (trombone), Jimmie Noone (clarinet), Mutt Carey (trumpet), Buster Wilson (piano), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass) and Zutty Singleton (drums)
Dennis Day sings "Bésame Mucho"
Orson Welles reads the speech, "Oh what a rogue and peasant slave," from Hamlet[102][103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 12 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Monty Woolley
Skit, "The Life of Monty Wooley"
"Panama" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Jimmie Noone (clarinet), Kid Ory (trombone), Mutt Carey (trumpet), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass), Buster Wilson (piano) and Zutty Singleton (drums)
Welles reads from Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Hans Conreid, John Brown, Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra, John McIntire, Billy Gilbert[3]:382[102][104]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 13 CBS 30 Suspense The Marvelous Barastro by Ben Hecht
Cast: Orson Welles (dual role), William Spier (producer, director, host), Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor)[65][105]
Yes Yes
April 19 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: George Jessel[3]:382
As the All Star Jazz Group plays "Sweet Lorraine" in the background, Orson Welles speaks extemporaneously for three minutes about clarinetist Jimmie Noone, who died that morning at age 48
"Blues for Jimmie" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Kid Ory (trombone), Ed Garland (bass), Zutty Singleton (drums), Wade Whaley (substitute clarinet), Buster Wilson (piano) and Bud Scott (guitar)[106]:9–10
Welles recites Psalm 23[6]:370–371
Yes Yes Yes
April 26 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Carole Landis
Orson Welles reads the scene from the last act of Macbeth[3]:382
"Sugar Foot Stomp" performed by the All Star Jazz Group[106]:11–12
Yes Yes Yes
April 27 CBS 30 U.S. Treasury Show Three of a Kind
Cast: Orson Welles, Bert Lahr, Reginald Gardiner, Shirley Mitchell[1]:132[3]:382
Yes
May 3 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac "This is The Mercury Wonder Show … and we pitched our tents tonight at the Naval Air Station at Terminal Island"
Guest: Lucille Ball
Aurora Miranda sings "No Tabuleiro da Baiana", with Welles joining her briefly in duet
Orson Welles reads the honor speech from Henry V[3]:382
"Savoy Blues" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Kid Ory (trombone), Mutt Carey (trumpet), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Buster Wilson (piano), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass) and Zutty Singleton (drums)[103]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 4 CBS 30 Suspense The Dark Tower by Alexander Woollcott and George S. Kaufman
Cast: Orson Welles (several roles), Hans Conreid, Verna Felton, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), William Spier (producer, director, adaptor, editor), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
May 10 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Broadcast from the U.S. Army Air Force Redistribution Center in Santa Monica, California
Guests: Jimmy Durante, Aurora Miranda
"Woodrow Wilson"[3]:383
Yes Yes Yes
May 11 CBS 30 The Dinah Shore Program "The Orson Welles Movement for Realism in Radio"
Cast: Dinah Shore, Orson Welles, Bea Benederet, Arthur Q. Bryan, Robert Emmett Dolan and His Orchestra, The Joseph Lilley Chorus, Tobe Reed (announcer)[107]
Yes Yes
May 17 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Guest: Ann Sothern
Skit, "Ann Sothern for President", with Welles first as her campaign manager (duet, "Sittin' on the Fence") and, after commercial, as Orson Sothern, First Gentleman of the land in 1964
"Weary Blues" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Mutt Carey (trumpet), Kid Ory (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinet), Buster Wilson (piano), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass) and Zutty Singleton (drums)
Romeo's last scene from Romeo and Juliet, with Welles (Romeo) and Hans Conreid (Paris)[3]:383[102]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 18 CBS 30 Suspense Donovan's Brain, Part 1, by Curt Siodmak
Cast: Orson Welles (several roles), Hans Conreid, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), William Spier (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
May 20 CBS 60 American Eloquence Five days after he is placed on the U.S. Treasury Department payroll as a consulting expert in the War Finance Division (with compensation of $1 per year)[6]:371–373[108] Welles begins to promote the Fifth War Loan Drive with a radio symposium on democracy, from Thomas Paine to Thomas Wolfe
Cast: Orson Welles, Charles Laughton, Lionel Barrymore, John Huston, Leopold Stokowski, Oscar Hammerstein II, others[109]:214, 334[3]:383
Yes Yes
May 24 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Broadcast from the Air Service Command Training Center, Fresno, California
The Mercury Wonder Show — "See the greatest magic show you've ever listened to"
Guests: Lee and Lyn Wilde, Lois Collier
"Blues in E flat" performed by the All Star Jazz Group and vocalist Helen Andrews[110]
Orson Welles reads a famous open letter in defense of Father Damien[3]:383
Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 25 CBS 30 Suspense Donovan's Brain, Part 2, by Curt Siodmak
Cast: Orson Welles, Hans Conreid, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Joseph Kearns (Man in Black), William Spier (producer, director), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor)[65]
Yes Yes
May 28 NBC 30 The Charlie McCarthy Show Featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[3]:382
Yes
May 31 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac "Good evening everybody, this is Orson Welles. Welcome to the Mercury Wonder Show. Tonight we've pitched our tents at the Sixth Ferrying Group, Ferrying Division, of the Air Transport Command at Long Beach, California."
Guest: Marjorie Reynolds
Skit, "What a Typical G.I. Soldier Does On Leave"
Martha Tilton sings "Take It Easy"
Spoof of the recent Suspense broadcast of Donovan's Brain
"Tiger Rag" performed by the Mercury All Star Jazz Combination
Orson Welles reads the sonnet "High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.[3]:384[110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 5 CBS 60 Lux Radio Theatre Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Cast: Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Cecil B. DeMille (host, director, producer)[3]:384[111]
Yes Yes
June 7 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Special D-Day broadcast dramatizing the lives of various Americans when they hear of the Normandy landings
Cast: Agnes Moorehead, Hans Conried, Orson Welles (host), Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra, John McIntire (announcer)[3]:384[110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 12 CBS
Blue
Red
Mutual
60 The Fifth War Loan Drive "Civilian D-Day" broadcast from Texarkana, Texas, produced with the U.S. Treasury Department
Kickoff of a four-week national effort and a radio campaign led by Welles, encouraging Americans to buy $16 billion in War Bonds to finance the invasion and the most violent phase of World War II[108]
Americans purchased $20.6 billion in War Bonds June 12–July 8, 1944[112]
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Edgar Barrier, Alan Napier, Walter Huston, Keenan Wynn
Includes statements by FDR and Henry Morgenthau, Jr.[1]:133–134[6]:371–373
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 14 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Followup to the June 7 D-Day broadcast from Texarkana includes a skit about a fish peddler who causes a war between Texas and Arkansas
Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra perform Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse"
Welles reads Stephen Vincent Benét's A Prayer for the United Nations[3]:384[102]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 14 CBS 60 The Fifth War Loan Drive Broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl
Cast: Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Fredric March (narrator), Paul Stewart (producer, director), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:384
Yes Yes
June 19 CBS 30 The Fifth War Loan Drive Broadcast from Soldier Field, Chicago[1]:133–134
Cast: Orson Welles, Lana Turner, Jack Benny, Ray Bolger, Paul Lukas, Henry Morgenthau, Jr.[3]:384[32][52]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 21 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Broadcast from the Wrigley Building, Chicago
Guest: Martha O'Driscoll
Ethel Waters sings "Stormy Weather"
Orson Welles reads a soliloquy from Richard II[3]:384[110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 28 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Broadcast from Camp Haan in Riverside, California
Guest: Lynn Bari, assisting with a Mercury Wonder Show mindreading experiment[113] and a Mercury Fable about a canteen for WACS
Martha Tilton sings "A Good Man"
"Oh, Didn't He Ramble" performed by the Mercury All-Star Jazz Combination
Orson Welles reads from the Epistle of James[3]:385[110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 5 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac "Tonight the Mercury Wonder Show is pitching its tent at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation in Wilmington"
Guests: Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn
Skit, a Mercury Fable about a soldier (Orson Welles, singing "You Made Me Love You") who is granted his wish for a magical visit from an invisible Lana Turner
The Mercury All-Star Jazz Combination and Lud Gluskin and His Orchestra play jive[3]:385[110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 12 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac "Tonight the Mercury Wonder Show is pitching its tent at Camp Cooke, near Lompoc, California"
Guest: Susan Hayward
Kay Thompson sings "Louisiana Purchase"
Skit, a WAC's furlough with her husband is disrupted by her family
Orson Welles reads from Richard II[3]:385
"Royal Garden Blues" performed by the All Star Jazz Group — Kid Ory (trombone), Zutty Singleton (drums), Bud Scott (guitar), Ed Garland (bass), Norman Bowden (trumpet) and Fred Washington (piano)[102][110]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 19 CBS 30 The Orson Welles Almanac Broadcast from Long Beach Coast Guard Camp, California
Ruth Terry sings "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"
Skit, a Mercury Fable called "Life in the Coast Guard"
Miguelito Valdés sings "Babalú"
"With Your Wings" by John Steinbeck[3]:385[102][110][88]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 13 NBC 30 The Gracie Fields Show A look back at the days of vaudeville
Cast: Gracie Fields, Orson Welles, Bill Goodwin (announcer), Lou Bring and His Orchestra[114][115]
Yes Yes
September 11 CBS 60 Lux Radio Theatre Break of Hearts by Lester Cohen
Cast: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Cecil B. DeMille (host, producer)[1]:135[111]
Yes Yes
September 23 CBS Inner Sanctum Mysteries The Dream
Cast: Orson Welles,[47]:452 Himan Brown (director, producer), Milton Lewis (writer)[3]:386
Yes
October 2 NBC Let Yourself Go Broadcast from Chicago
Guest: Orson Welles[3]:386
Yes
October 6 Now is the Time: A Soliloquy for Election Year Orson Welles delivers a campaign speech for FDR, broadcast from Carnegie Hall[3]:386[8]:66[47]:452 Yes Yes
October 8 Blue 60 Philco Radio Hall of Fame Cast: Orson Welles[47]:452 Yes
October 11 CBS Labor Party Broadcast Speakers: FDR, Orson Welles[3]:386 Yes
October 11 WSUN Blue
WSTP Mutual
Democratic Campaign Rally Welles is featured speaker at the Pinellas County campaign kickoff in St. Petersburg, Florida[116] Yes
October 13 NBC 5 Advertisement for the Democratic National Committee Speakers: Orson Welles[117] Yes Yes
October 15 CBS The Kate Smith Show The Dark Hours
Radio play about Edgar Allan Poe
Cast: Kate Smith (star), Orson Welles, Ted Collins (host)[3]:386[47]:452
Yes Yes
October 18 Blue 60[118] The New York Herald Tribune Forum False Issues and the American Presidency
Speakers: Thomas E. Dewey, Orson Welles (replacing FDR)[1]:135[3]:386[119]
Yes Yes
October 27 CBS 10[120]:294 Welles for Roosevelt Speaker: Orson Welles[3]:386 Yes
October 29 NBC 30 The Charlie McCarthy Show Featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[3]:382[121]
Yes Yes
October 30 Mutual Welles for Roosevelt Speaker: Orson Welles[3]:386 Yes
November 1 NBC 30 Special Broadcast for the Democratic National Committee From New York[122]
Speakers: Orson Welles, Quentin Reynolds, John Gunther, Mark Van Doren[3]:386[32][123]
Yes Yes
November 5 NBC 30 The Charlie McCarthy Show Featuring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[3]:382[124]
Yes Yes
November 6 CBS
Blue
Red
Mutual
60 Democratic National Committee Program Norman Corwin's election-eve program[125]
"A 60-minute commercial for Roosevelt, but written as a documentary … The result was a Roosevelt victory, closer than it looked in the electoral college, and a new set of standards for radio. Never again would such a program be allowed" (John Dunning)
Cast: Humphrey Bogart (host), Judy Garland, Tallulah Bankhead, Lucille Ball,[9]:166–167 James Cagney, Keenan Wynn, Groucho Marx, Claudette Colbert, Irving Berlin, Joseph Cotten, Rita Hayworth, Walter Huston, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, Paul Muni, Edward G. Robinson, Lana Turner, Fay Wray, Dorothy Parker, Charles Boyer, The Ink Spots, Milton Berle, Frank Sinatra[126]
Includes an address by Orson Welles,[3]:387 at FDR's personal request,[120]:294 an 11-minute reprise of Now is the Time: A Soliloquy for Election Year by Norman Corwin[127]
Yes Yes
November 21 CBS 30 This Is My Best Around the World in Eighty Days
Cast: Orson Welles (who also recites the Cresta Blanca Winery jingle), Wally Maher, Joseph Kearns, Eric Snowden, Walter Tetley, John McIntire (announcer), Robert Tallman (adaptor), Bernard Katz (composer, conductor), Owen James (announcer)[128][129]
Yes Yes
November 26 Blue 30 Stop or Go Orson Welles praises Joe E. Brown on his 44th anniversary in show business
Dorothy Lamour and Rudy Vallee sing "Sunday, Monday, or Always"
Cast: Joe E. Brown (host), Orson Welles, Jack Benny, Hedda Hopper, Dorothy Lamour, Matty Malneck and His Orchestra, Ted Meyers (announcer), Rudy Vallee[130]
Yes Yes
December 10 NBC 30 The University of Chicago Round Table Orson Welles is a guest[3]:387[9]:690[32] Yes Yes
December 15 AFRS 30 G.I. Journal Orson Welles makes a guest appearance[52][131] Yes Yes
December 19 CBS 30 This Is My Best The Plot to Overthrow Christmas by Norman Corwin
Cast: Ray Collins (Santa Claus), Orson Welles (Nero), John Brown (Devil),[3]:387 John McIntire, Bernard Katz (composer, conductor), Owen James (announcer)[128][129]
Yes Yes
December 24 Blue 60 Philco Radio Hall of Fame The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
Cast: Orson Welles, Bing Crosby[3]:387
Yes Yes
December 25 AFRS 30 AFRS Presents Abbreviated Armed Forces Radio Service version of the December 24 broadcast of The Happy Prince[3]:388 Yes Yes
December 30 AFRS 30 Command Performance Guest: Orson Welles, Ernst Lubitsch, Greer Garson, Santa Anna Swing Wing, John Brown[132] Yes

1945[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 28 CBS 60 The Kate Smith Show Guest: Orson Welles[3]:389 Yes
January 29–30 WEAF, WJZ, WMCA, WNEW, WOR, WQXR 30 The Suspect "Universal Pictures Co., New York has prepared a full half-hour transcribed dramatization of The Suspect, for placement on stations in conjunction with local openings of the film. Orson Welles takes the lead part played by Charles Laughton in the film. Disc was sponsored commercially on six New York stations … Records were cut by WOR Recording, New York. Agency is J. Walter Thompson Co., New York." (Broadcasting, February 12, 1945)[133]
Cast: Orson Welles
Yes
March 13 CBS 30 This Is My Best Orson Welles takes over as producer, director and star of this series broadcast live from Hollywood before a studio audience
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Cast: Orson Welles (Marlow, Kurtz),[1]:136–137 Bernard Katz (composer, conductor)[128][129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 20 CBS 30 This Is My Best Miss Dilly Says No by Theodore Pratt
Cast: Orson Welles (Producer), Ann Sothern (Miss Dilly), Rita Hayworth (Miss Dilly's friend), Francis X. Bushman (Mr. Flagstone),[3]:389 Bernard Katz (composer), Robert Tallman (adaptor), John McIntire (announcer)[128][129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 26 CBS 60 Lux Radio Theatre A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Cast: Orson Welles (Sydney Carton), Rosemary De Camp (Lucie Manette), Dennis Greene (Charles Darnay), Verna Felton (Madame DeFarge), Frank Craven (host), Denis Green, Griff Barnett, Norman Field, Ken Christy (doubles), Charles Seel, Lurene Tuttle, Ferdinand Munier (doubles), Jay Novello (doubles), Robert Regent (doubles), Eric Snowden (doubles), Boyd Davis, Paul McVey, Alec Harford, Thomas Mills, Regina Wallace, Virginia Gordon, Herb Lytton, Louis Silvers (music director), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects)[3]:389[111][134]
Yes Yes
March 27 CBS 30 This Is My Best Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by the Brothers Grimm as adapted by Walt Disney
Includes songs from the film
Cast: Jane Powell (Snow White), Jeanette Nolan (Wicked Queen), Bill Daves (Prince Charming), John McIntire (Mirror)
Welles states that the program was chosen for broadcast overseas and is dedicated to his daughter Christopher on her seventh birthday[3]:389[129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 3 CBS 30 This Is My Best The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator, Braddock Washington), David Ellis (John T. Unger), Sheila Ryan (Kismine Washington)[3]:390[129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 10 CBS 30 This Is My Best The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins, Alan Napier[3]:390[129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 12 Blue Memorial tribute to FDR Special broadcast on the evening of Franklin D. Roosevelt's death
"Thursday night following the death of the President, the Blue-ABC network mobilized its entire executive staff to participate with national leaders in a series of tributes. Among those appearing were Marshall Field, publisher; Orson Welles, writer, producer and actor; Edward J. Noble, chairman of the Blue-ABC and Undersecretary of Commerce under the late President; Justice Byrnes; Robert Hannegan, chairman of the Democratic National Committee; numerous congressional and labor leaders, as well as representatives of the Supreme Court and of the clergy. All commercial announcements were cancelled and numerous outstanding sponsored programs likewise were put aside. Sir Thomas Beecham, recently arrived in this country, presented one of the first memorial programs in the Blue-ABC series. It was accompanied by comments by Raymond Moley, Rabbi Wise, Rev. Mr. Fosdick and Walter Winchell. Among the outstanding programs which attracted wide attention was a special tribute delivered by Orson Welles." (Broadcasting)[135]
Welles speaks at 10:10 p.m. EWT, from Hollywood: "He has no need for homage and we who loved him have no time for tears … Our fighting sons and brothers cannot pause tonight to mark the death of him whose name will be given to the age we live in … We cannot do him reverence this April twelfth. There will be time for tears only when his work is done."[136]
Yes Yes
April 13 CBS Eulogy for FDR Another special broadcast on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Orson Welles: "We must move on beyond mere death to that free world which was the hope and labor of his life."[3]:390[47]:242
Yes Yes
April 17 CBS 30 This Is My Best I Will Not Go Back, original radio drama by Milton Geiger
Dedicated to FDR and the future of America on the eve of the United Nations Conference on International Organization
Cast: Orson Welles, Joan Lorring[3]:390[128][137][129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 24 CBS 30 This Is My Best Anything Can Happen by George and Helen Papashvili
Cast: Orson Welles, Edgar Barrier, Konstantin Shayne, Peg La Centra[138][129]
Yes Yes Yes Yes
April 25 Blue 30 Significance of the UN Conference on International Organization Dramatic program by Ben Hecht presented on opening day
"Perhaps better than any radio writer he can bring our people the true meaning of the conference" (Blue-ABC)[139]
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Harold Stassen[140]
Yes
April 29[141] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum[142] Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Presented at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium by the Free World Association, Americans United and the American Broadcasting Company
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
May 6[143] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
May 7 V-E Day Program Orson Welles is among the speakers[3]:390 Yes
May 13[144] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
May 17 AFRS 30 Command Performance Cast: Orson Welles, Larry Adler, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Alfred Drake, Bob Jellison, The King Sisters, Peggy Lee ("You Was Right, Baby"), Edward Marr, Danny Thomas (emcee)[101] Yes Yes
May 20[145] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
May 27[146] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
June 3[147] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
Yes
June 10[148] Blue 30 Orson Welles Peace Conference Forum[148] Weekly analysis and commentary on the UN Conference on International Organization
Moderator: Orson Welles[139]
"Sunday ABC 2 p.m. Henry Cassidy conducting [June 17] San Francisco Forum in absence of Orson Welles, ill." (Associated Press)[149]
Yes
July 10 CBS 30 Columbia Presents Corwin New York: A Tapestry for Radio
Cast: Orson Welles, Norman Corwin (writer, director, producer)[3]:391
Yes Yes
July 17 NBC 30 French Press: The Liberation of Paris Documentary about French underground radio during Nazi Occupation
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator)[1]:140[52]
Yes Yes
July 19 AFRS 30 Command Performance Cast: Orson Welles, Peggy Lee, Larry Adler, The King Sisters, Danny Thomas, Alfred Drake[3]:391 Yes
July 26 AFRS 30 Command Performance Cast: Orson Welles (emcee), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Donna Dae ("On the Sunny Side of the Street"), Theodora Lynch, Sgt. Herb Shriner, Larry Stevens[101] Yes Yes
August 9 Blue 30 America's Town Meeting of the Air "What Does the British Election Mean to Us?"
Cast: George V. Denny (moderator), Orson Welles, Manchester Boddy, others; published subsequently as a pamphlet[1]:140[3]:391
Yes Yes
August 14 CBS 15 Columbia Presents Corwin Fourteen August
Cast: Orson Welles, Norman Corwin (writer, director, producer)[1]:140[9]:167
Yes Yes
August 14 AFRS 30 Command Performance Cast: Orson Welles, Ernst Lubitsch, Jack Benny, Greer Garson, Ken Carpenter[3]:391 Yes
August 15 AFRS 90 Command Performance Victory Extra
Cast: Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, Lionel Barrymore, Janet Blair, Ken Carpenter (announcer), Claudette Colbert, Ronald Colman, Bing Crosby (emcee), Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Jimmy Durante, Ed Gardner, Greer Garson, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth, Lena Horne, Jose Iturbi, Danny Kaye, The King Sisters, Diana Lewis, Thomas Lewis (Commandant of the AFRS), Herbert Marshall, Marilyn Maxwell, Johnny Mercer, Burgess Meredith, Carmen Miranda, Robert Montgomery, William Powell, Edward G. Robinson, Lina Romay, Dinah Shore, Risë Stevens ("Ave Maria"), Ginny Simms, Frank Sinatra, Martha Wilkerson, Meredith Willson (conductor), Harry Von Zell, Loretta Young, others[101]
Yes Yes
August 19 CBS 30 Columbia Presents Corwin God and Uranium
Cast: Orson Welles, Olivia De Havilland, Norman Corwin (writer, director, producer)[1]:140[9]:167
Yes Yes
September 16 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Visit of matador Fernando López[57]:366
First in a weekly series of social and political commentary and readings by Orson Welles, sponsored by Lear Radios[1]:140[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 18 AFRS 30 Tribute to FDR Rebroadcast of Welles's tribute to Franklin D. Roosevelt
"It begins with Welles reading the 23rd Psalm followed by an unidentified soprano singing Ave Maria. Home on the Range is sung by an unidentified male singer. Welles reads from the Bible and speaks about FDR. He reads from an FDR speech and speaks in tribute to him. Ends with two hymns." (WorldCat)[150]
Yes Yes Yes
September 23 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Orson Welles tells The Story of Bonito, the Bull by Robert J. Flaherty, the only part of the unfinished omnibus film It's All True he ever presented to an audience[1]:141[32][151][152] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 29 Pool 150 The Victory Chest Extra Launching of the National Victory War Chest Fund, broadcast from the Hollywood Bowl
Includes a 15-minute patriotic reading by Orson Welles, "What Price Victory?"
Cast: Orson Welles (host), Gene Autry, Lionel Barrymore, Margaret Brayton, Eddie Cantor, Jack Carson, Tommy Cook, Jerry Colonna, The Ken Darby Chorus, Hal Gerard, Bob Hope, Bill Johnson, William Halsey, Jr., Kay Kyser, Frances Langford, Arch Oboler, Edward G. Robinson, Tony Romano, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Lee Sweetland, Earl Warren, Carlton E. Morse (producer, director), James Powell (announcer), Meredith Willson (conductor)[153][137]
Yes Yes
September 30 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 7 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 14 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 21 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 21 CBS 30 Request Performance Spinoff of Command Performance, produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood
Welles takes the audience on "A Rocket Trip to the Moon"
Cast: Orson Welles (host), Johnny Mercer ("On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"), Eddie Bracken, Ken Christy, Knox Manning, Virginia O'Brien, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), William N. Robson (director)[154]
Yes Yes
October 28 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 4 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries The ousting of Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas[57]:366
Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 11 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Jazz jam session[57]:366
Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 18 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
November 25 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 2 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:141[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 9 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Broadcast from the U. S. Naval Training and Distribution Center, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, via KGO
Featuring Commodore Robert W. Cary, USN, commander of the center
The three theatre complexes are named to honor three World War II heroes killed in action: John Basilone (Theatre Three), Edward O'Hare (Theatre Two) and Doris Miller (Theatre One), the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross
Includes a conversation on race prejudice with Miller's father, Connery Miller, via WACO in Waco, Texas[1]:142[32][52][151][155][156]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 16 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
December 23 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1945 Mutual 30 Exploring the Unknown The Battle Never Ends, about man's struggle against plagues
Cast: Orson Welles, Sherman H. Dryer (producer)[3]:388
Yes

1946[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
January 6 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 13 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 16 ABC 60 Esquire's 1946 All-American Jazz Band Concert Cast: Orson Welles (emcee), Nat King Cole Trio, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Woody Herman and His Orchestra[157][158] Yes Yes
January 20 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
January 27 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 3 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 10 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 17 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
February 24 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 1 CBS 30 The Danny Kaye Show Cast: Danny Kaye, Orson Welles, Dick Joy (announcer), Butterfly McQueen, Dave Terry and His Orchestra, Georgia Gibbs[159] Yes Yes
March 3 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 3 NBC 30 The Fred Allen Show Parody of Les Misérables
Cast: Fred Allen, Orson Welles, The De Marco Sisters, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, Al Goodman and His Orchestra[160]
Yes Yes
March 10 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 15 CBS The Kate Smith Show Guest: Orson Welles[3]:394 Yes
March 17 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 20 CBS 30 The Adventures of Ellery Queen The Adventure of the Man Who Waited
Cast: Orson Welles (Guest Armchair Detective), Sydney Smith, Marion Shockley, Ted de Corsia[3]:394[9]:9[161]
Yes
March 24 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:142[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
March 31 CBS 30 The Radio Reader's Digest Back for Christmas
Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[69]
Yes
April 16 CBS 30 Inner Sanctum Mysteries "The Lonely Hearts Killer"
Cast: Orson Welles[162]
Yes
April 28 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 5 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 12 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: George Hays, replacing Orson Welles (ill)[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 19 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
May 26 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 2 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 7 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Excerpts of Orson Welles's Broadway musical extravanganza, with songs by Cole Porter and Noël Coward
Cast: Orson Welles (Fix), Arthur Margetson (Phileas Fogg), Larry Laurence (Passepartout), Mary Healy (Princess Aouda), Julie Warren (Molly Muggins)[8]:66[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 9 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 14 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Cast: Orson Welles (Edmond Dantès), Julie Warren (Mercédès); with Stefan Schnabel, Guy Spaull, Brainerd Duffield[8]:66[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 16 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:143[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 21 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Hitch-Hiker by Lucille Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles, Alice Frost[3]:396[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 23 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Orson Welles calls for protest on the end of the Office of Price Administration[1]:143[151][164] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 28 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Cast: Orson Welles (Rochester), Alice Frost (Jane Eyre), Guy Spaull, Stefan Schnabel, Mary Healy, Abby Lewis[3]:396[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
June 30 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Orson Welles protests the end of OPA price controls and that night's scheduled atomic test at Bikini Atoll — with Rita Hayworth's image on the A-bomb[164]
Cast: Orson Welles[3]:397
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 5 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air A Passenger to Bali by Ellis St. Joseph[3]:397[163] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 7 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Lear Radios does not renew its sponsorship option due to low audience numbers but ABC continues the program
Orson Welles's pay is cut from $1,700 to $50 per show[1]:144[32]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 12 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Search for Henri Le Fevre by Louise Fletcher
Cast: Orson Welles, Mercedes McCambridge, Julie Warren, Brainerd Duffield[3]:397[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 14 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:144[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 19 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Life With Adam by Hugh Kemp
Comic radio play originally produced for Stage 46 in Toronto by Andrew Allen
Cast: Orson Welles (host), Fletcher Markle (Adam Barneycastle), Grace Mathews (Eve), John Drainie (Chester), Betty Garde (Jenkins), Hedley Rainie (Waiter, Producer, others); with Patricia Loudry, Mercedes McCambridge[3]:397[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 21 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Compromise on OPA rent and price controls
Unrest in Bolivia
Cast: Don Hollenbeck, substituting for Orson Welles (ill)[1]:144[32][151]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 26 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Moat Farm Murder by Norman Corwin
Cast: Orson Welles (Dougal), Mercedes McCambridge (Cecile)[3]:398[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
July 28 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Orson Welles reads an affidavit sent to him by the NAACP signed by Isaac Woodard, a black veteran who was beaten and blinded by South Carolina police hours after he had been honorably discharged from the U.S. Army
Welles promises to root out the officer responsible and makes the case a major focus of his weekly show[120]:329–331[151][164][165]
"Welles took up the cause, having always been outspoken on issues of racism and turned the event into a scathing attack on postwar racism and ingratitude" (Bret Wood)[1]:144
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 2 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Golden Honeymoon by Ring Lardner
Cast: Julie Warren, Brainerd Duffield, Mercedes McCambridge, Mary Healy, Ted Osborne, Stefan Schnabel, Santos Ortega
Welles reads excerpts from Romeo and Juliet[3]:398[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 4 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Second program related to the Isaac Woodard case[1]:145[120]:329–331[164] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 9 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Hell on Ice by Edward Ellsberg
Cast: Orson Welles, John Brown, Elliott Reid, Byron Kane, Norman Field, Earle Ross, Lurene Tuttle[3]:398[163]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 11 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Third program related to the Isaac Woodard case[1]:145[120]:329–331[164] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 16 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Abednego the Slave by Orson Welles and John Tucker Battle
Cast: Orson Welles, Norman Field, Earle Ross, Joe Granby, Barbara Jean Wong, Carl Frank, Byron Kane, John Brown, William Johnstone, Elliott Reid, William Alland[3]:399[166]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 18 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Fourth program related to the Isaac Woodard case[1]:145[120]:329–331[164] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 23 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air I'm a Fool by Sherwood Anderson and The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Cast: Orson Welles, William Alland, Joe Granby, Elliott Reid, Norman Field, Carl Frank, others[3]:399[166]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 25 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Fifth and last program related to the Isaac Woodard case[1]:145[164]
"The NAACP felt that these broadcasts did more than anything else to prompt the Justice Department to act on the case" (Museum of Broadcasting)[8]:66
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
August 30 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Cast: Orson Welles (Ahab), William Alland, Byron Kane, John Brown, Earle Ross, Elliott Reid[3]:399[166]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 1 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:146[32]
Welles is told in September that ABC is unable to continue his sustained program after the October 6 show[120]:331
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 6 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air The Apple Tree by John Galsworthy
Cast: Orson Welles, Norman Field, Mary Lansing, Lurene Tuttle, Jerry Farber, others[3]:399[166]
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 8 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:146[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 13 CBS 30 The Mercury Summer Theatre on the Air King Lear by William Shakespeare
Cast: Orson Welles (King Lear), John Brown (Narrator); with Agnes Moorehead, Edgar Barrier, William Alland, Mary Lansing[8]:67[166]
"Cynara", a poem by Ernest Dawson, read by Welles to conclude the Mercury Summer Theatre series[3]:399
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 15 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:146[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 22 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:146[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
September 29 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Cast: Orson Welles[1]:146[32] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
October 6 ABC 15 Orson Welles Commentaries Last show of the series[1]:146[32]
"This is the last of OW's own radio shows" (Jonathan Rosenbaum)[3]:401
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

1947[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
May 29 AFRS 60 Command Performance Anniversary Program
Fifth anniversary of the Armed Forces Radio Service
Cast: Ken Carpenter (announcer), Fred Allen, Robert Anders (Secretary Of War), Eddie Anderson, Lionel Barrymore (emcee), Jack Benny, J. Lawton Collins (Lieutenant General), Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Bill Goodwin, Peter Lind Hayes, Portland Hoffa, Danny Kaye, Ernst Lubitsch, Paul Lukas, Lauritz Melchior, George Murphy, Lina Romay, Dinah Shore, Ginny Simms, Frank Sinatra, Harry Von Zell, Orson Welles, Don Wilson[1]:146[101]
Yes Yes

1948[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
October 13 AFRS 30 Mail Call Assembled program[167]
Cast: Orson Welles (a two-minute "commercial"), The King Sisters ("Isle of Capri"), Betty Grable ("I Can't Begin to Tell You"), Danny Kaye, Gregory Ratoff, Peggy Knudsen (emcee), Ken Niles (announcer)[80][168][169]
Yes Yes

1951–1952[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Also known as The Third Man: The Lives of Harry Lime
Total of 52 produced shows[9]:663
Prequel series based on the character Welles portrayed in The Third Man (1949)
Episode titles are listed alphabetically: "Because the programs were recorded on tape for syndicated release (as opposed to live-performed syndicated line feeds), the programs were not broadcast on particular dates in specific order." (Bret Wood)[1]:146
Produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Tig Roe, zither music by Anton Karas
Recorded (beginning in March 1951) at IBC Studios, London
Art is Long and Lime is Fleeting
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)
"Many of the uncredited programs are scripted by Ernest Bornemann" (Jonathan Rosenbaum)[3]:409[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Blackmail is a Nasty Word (also known as Givrolet)
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170][171][172]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Blue Bride
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Blue Caribou
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Bohemian Star
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Robert Cenedella (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Casino Royale
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Robert Cenedella (writer)[3]:408[173]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Cherchez la Gem
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Clay Pigeon
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Robert Cenedella (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Dark Enchantress
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Dead Candidate (also known as Buzzo Gospel)[174]
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)
Adapted for a satirical film treatment titled V.I.P.
Subsequently published as a novel, Une Grosse Légume[3]:408[170][175]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Double Double Trouble (also known as Double Double Cross)[176]
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Earl on Troubled Waters
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Elusive Vermeer
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Robert Cenedella (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Every Frame Has a Silver Lining
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Robert Cenedella (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Faith, Lime and Charity
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171][177]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Five-Thousand Pengoes and a Kiss
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Fool's Gold
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Golden Fleece
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Greek Meets Greek
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Hard Way
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Harry Lime Joins the Circus
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Honeymoon
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Horse Play
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Hyacinth Patrol
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Virginia Cooke (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime In Pursuit of a Ghost
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime It's a Knockout
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime It's in the Bag
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Little One
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Love Affair
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Man of Mystery
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Frédéric O'Brady (Arkadian)
Recorded in Paris[6]:462
Welles later develops this story into the script for Mr. Arkadin[170][172]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Mexican Hat Trick
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Irvan Ashkinazy (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Murder on the Riviera (also known as Cigarettes)
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171][172]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime New York, 1942
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Irvan Ashkinazy (writer)[3]:408
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime A Night in a Harem
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime An Old Moorish Custom
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Irvan Ashkinazy (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Operation Music Box
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Painted Smile
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Paris is Not the Same
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Pearls of Bohemia
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3]:408[170][178]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Pleasure Before Business
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Professor Regrets
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Rogue's Holiday
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Peter Lyon (writer)[3][170]:408
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Secret of Making Gold
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408[179]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime See Naples and Live
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Sigmund Miller (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Suzie's Cue
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime The Third Woman
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Three Farthings for Your Thoughts
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime A Ticket to Tangier
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Too Many Crooks
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Turnabout is Fair Play
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Two Is Company
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Violets Sweet Violets
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Vive la Chance
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Voodoo
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Suzanne Cloutier, Sidney Torch (music), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170][171]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Adventures of Harry Lime Work of Art
Cast: Orson Welles (Harry Lime), Bud Lesser (writer)[3]:408[170]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Famous cases from the archives of Scotland Yard
Total of 52 produced shows[10]:45
Produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Tig Roe
Recorded in London beginning in 1951[3]:409
Episode titles are listed alphabetically: "Because the programs were recorded on tape for syndicated release (as opposed to live-performed syndicated line feeds), the programs were not broadcast on particular dates in specific order." (Bret Wood)[1]:146
The Bathtub
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Bedsheet (also known as The Spotted Bedsheet)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Blue .22 (also known as The 22 Caliber Pistol)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Brass Button
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Brickbat
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Canvas Bag
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Canvas Shopping Bag (also known as The Shopping Bag)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Car Tyre
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Chain (also known as A Piece of Iron Chain)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Champagne Glass
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum A Dictionary
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Four Small Bottles
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Gladstone Bag
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Glass Shards
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Hammer
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Hammerhead
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Jack Handle
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum A Jar of Acid
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Key
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Khaki Handkerchief
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Kilroy Was Here (also known as The Notes)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum A Lady's Shoe
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Leather Bag
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Letter
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Mallet (also known as The Wooden Mallet, The Old Wooden Mallet)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Mandolin Strings
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Meat Juice
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Open End Wrench
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum A Pair of Spectacles
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Pink Powder Puff
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Prescription
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Raincoat
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Receipt
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Sashcord
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Scarf
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Service Card
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Sheath Knife
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Shilling
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Silencer
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Sleeveless, Unstitched Baby Jacket (also known as The Wool Jacket)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Small White Boxes
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Straight Razor
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Tan Shoe
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:149[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Telegram
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:150[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Tin of Weed Killer
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The .32 Calibre Bullet (also known as The Centre-Fire Bullet)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:150[3]:409[181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Trunk
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum Twin Messengers of Death (also known as Two Bullets)
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum The Walking Stick
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[1]:150[3]:409[180][181]
Yes Yes
1951–1952 Synd 30 The Black Museum A Woman's Pigskin Glove
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Sidney Torch (music), Ira Marion (writer)[180][181]
Yes Yes

1952[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
September 2 BBC Portrait of Robert Flaherty Memorial tribute comprising reminiscences recorded over many months
Cast: Orson Welles, Michael Balcon, Michael Bell, Ernestine Evans, Frances H. Flaherty, Peter Freuchen, Lillian Gish, Oliver St. John Gogarty, John Grierson, John Huston, Denis Johnston, Alexander Korda, Henri Matisse, Pat Mullen, Edward Peacock, Dido and Jean Renoir, Paul Rotha, Sabu, Erich von Stroheim, Stephen Tallents, Virgil Thomson, Oliver Lawson Dick (writer), W. R. Rodgers (producer)[3]:411[182]:19
Yes Yes

1953[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
October 4 Synd 30 Theatre Royale The Queen of Spades
From the Haymarket Theatre, London
Cast: Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier (host), Alexander Pushkin (author), Derek Patmore (adaptor), Sidney Torch (music), Harry Alan Towers (producer)[3]:412[183][184]
Yes Yes
1953 BBC Song of Myself Orson Welles narrates and performs the work by Walt Whitman[3]:412 Yes Yes

1954[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
December 21 BBC 30 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Final Problem
Cast: John Gielgud (Sherlock Holmes), Ralph Richardson (Dr. Watson), Orson Welles (Moriarty), Harry Alan Towers (producer), Tig Roe (director)[3]:410[185][186]
Yes Yes

1956[edit]

Date Network Length (mins) Series Details Surviving recording Involvement
Actor Director Producer Writer
October 17 Synd 60 Tomorrow Nuclear war drama produced and syndicated by ABC and the Federal Civil Defense Administration
Cast: Orson Welles (narrator), Marshall Thompson, Mona Freeman, Philip Wylie (author), Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Milton Geiger (adaptor), Bill Karn (director)[187][188]
Yes Yes
November 13 NBC 60 Biographies in Sound They Knew Alexander Woollcott
Cast: Kenneth Banghart (narrator), Charles Brackett, Jane Grant, Harold K. Guinzburg, Ben Hecht, Joseph Hennessey, Charles Lederer, Robert Barnes Rudd, Eleanor Roosevelt, Orson Welles, Rebecca West, Alexander Woollcott, John C. Wilson (preparer)[189][190][191]
Yes Yes

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