Lux Radio Theater 01


(4.6 stars; 14 reviews)

These are the 1936 episodes I have. ( one 1935 as well ) 1936 PAGE 1937 PAGE 1938 PAGE 1939 PAGE 1940 PAGE 1941 PAGE 1942 PAGE 1943 PAGE 1944 PAGE 1945 PAGE 1946 PAGE 1947 PAGE 1948 PAGE 1949 PAGE 1950 PAGE 1951 PAGE 1952 PAGE


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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Reviews

Ping Pong

(5 stars)

I am so addicted to this program. It holds up to the sophisticated tastes of today's audience because it's so realistic. It is so detailed in every way, from casual conversation to sound effects. It creates an image in the mind better than any other show in the genre, if not all of Old Time Radio. I was one of those whose only image of Jack Webb was the caricature of Joe Friday that he helped to create. The difference between Webb's portrayal of Joe Friday in the radio and 50s TV series compared to the late 60s/70s TV show is so vast, it might as well be a different character. When I first heard the radio programs, my jaw dropped. This was not the Webb/Friday I was used to. He plays Friday with humor, warmth, sincerity, and every other feeling that is repressed in the later TV series. If you haven't seen the 50s TV series, it's almost like the radio show come to life. In fact they recycled many of the radio scripts, word for word, for TV. There's just one thing I can't figure out on the radio show. Why do they almost always start out by playing ping pong? :-)

Misdated shows

(0 stars)

Lux_351209_The_Show-off.mp3 is from 43-02-01 because it stars Hal Peary. Also the next week's show is given as The Maltese Falcon (starring Edward G. Robinson) which aired 43-02-08 Lux_360810_The_Jazz_Singer_Al_Jolson_Gail_Patrick.mp3 is from 47-06-02. William Keighley is the host which places it later than 1944. The movie was released in 1927. At 1:15 the show says the reached the screen 20 years ago. Lux_360302_Alias_The_Deacon.mp3 is from 40-07-01 because it stars Bob Burns. It is announced that Bob Burns will soon be seen in the movie Comin' Round The Mountain. That movie premiered August 16 1940. Lux_360316_The_Last_Of_Mrs_Cheyney.mp3 is from 42-05-11 because it stars Norma Shearer, Walter Pidgeon, Adolphe Menjou. The next week's show is given as A Man To Remember starring Lionel Barrymore (which aired 42-05-18).

trouble playing

(5 stars)

I really enjoy this program and also listen for all the hints to the culture of that day and time in history. I listen thru the chrome browser on my android phone, specifically a Samsung galaxy 4. There are a number, more than half, of the shows that won't play, but others play just fine. They all look like the same file type. I can't find a forum to help with this and wonder if they are any other listeners that have this problem and maybe have figured it out? Or could give me a clue? I really would like to be able to hear all the programs that are available.

These are so wonderful

(5 stars)

My review is similar to "P51" being semi-housebound, these radio programs give so many of us practically unlimited hours of enjoyment, instruction, even nostalgia for earlier times even though a lot of them are "before our time". No show made recently can compare to any of these old programs. Even the crackles in the audio from old records give it a flavor that adds to it all. Just wonderful. Thank you so much.

All of lux radio theatre

(5 stars)

I so love these shows, I remember how we use to stop and listen every evening, mY mother and Daddy, we would laugh at some cry at others, or my Mom and I did. I listen at night mostly when ready to go to another place before sleeping and during the day. I am mostly in bed as I am a semi-invalid, thank you so much for the escape and enjoyment

go back in time it is so much fun.

(5 stars)

i listen to these shows all the time in the store mowing the lawn or at the laundry mat i am 34 and love radio shows they just seem better than most shows on tv.it just seems that when you listen to these shows it just like leaving the current mixed up world for a while.

I Love These Shows!

(5 stars)

Although OTR was just a little bit before my time, I was born in 1961, that still doesn't prevent me from loving them. I appreciate everybody who has uploaded these episodes, I listen to them and enjoy them immensely! Thank you!

LOVE FRANCHOT TONE !

(5 stars)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE FRANCHOT TONE ! HE HAD AN AMAZING SPEAKING VOICE, I RECENTLY LISTENED TO BOTH HE AND JOAN CRAWFORD IN CHAINED THEY GAVE A VERY SENSITIVE AND BELIEVEABLE PERFORMANCE. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE OF FRANCHOT !