Orson Welles - Les Miserables (1937)

(4.8 stars; 18 reviews)

Welles' first radio series as director/producer/adaptor, in which he developed the techniques later used in The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


John Houseman

(5 stars)

Houseman and Welles split as co-workers shortly after Welles began his film career. They weren't enemies, but they never worked together again either. Go figure. This 7 part series is the best audio adaptation of Miserables I've ever heard.

Only 22?

(4 stars)

when he did this series. Was he working with John Houseman at this time, does anyone know?


(5 stars)

it is fun hearing a theatrical version that is not musical.