Category Archives for "Lux Radio Theater"

53. A Blueprint for Murder & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Lux Radio Theater: A Blueprint for Murder   ~   The Story of Gunsmoke: Part 3

Lux Radio Theater presents a very good radio adaptation of the 1953 film: A Blueprint for Murder. This production features Dan Dailey as Whitney Cameron, a troubled man who suspects that his sister-in-law (Dorothy McGuire) has poisoned both his brother and niece. The problem is he has no proof --- and without proof how can he now stop her from murdering his nephew?

This is a gripping story and the copy we have has outstanding sound quality.  ā€‹

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Frontier Gentleman, I Love A Mystery, Amos ā€˜nā€™ Andy, Gunsmoke
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50. Smoking Out the Beedles & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: Smoking Out the Beedles  ~  The Six Shooter: The Capture of Stacy Gault ~ Lux Radio Theater: Key Largo 

Gunsmoke - Smoking Out the Beedles

Smoking Out the Beedles is an iconic episode of Gunsmoke that was written by John Meston.  When Pat Clay produces a court order to remove Jim Beedle and his family off his land, it becomes Matt's job to serve the papers and move the squatters.  To hear Jim Beedle tell it, however, he bought the land fair and square -- even if he can't produce the deed. 

It is up to Matt to figure it all out and you will love his ingenious plan to get the Beedles out of their home.  In fact Matt's plan makes for one of the best, most exciting (and most fun!) scenes in any of the episodes written for this classic Western series.  

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49: Huckleberry Finn & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  NBC University Theater: Huckleberry Finn  ~  The Six Shooter: Gabe Starbuck  ~  Gunsmoke: The Patsy

Huckleberry Finn?  The Huckleberry Finn?  Yep! That's the one!  NBC University Theater did regular radio adaptations of great literary works.  This time around it presented the story of the "orphaned" boy from Hannibal, Missouri --- Huckleberry Finn.  It's a faithful adaptation and lots of fun!

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48. The Egg And I & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Lux Radio Theater:  The Egg and I  ~ The Six Shooter: Anna Nordquist  ~  Gunsmoke: Ma Tennis

Lux Radio Theater presents The Egg & I, based on the best seller by Betty MacDonald, which was also turned into a hit motion picture. This is the book that first introduced us to Ma & Pa Kettle. The story centers on a young newlywed wife whose husband announces he bought a chicken farm and they are moving to the country.

What follows is a hilarious story about coping in a home in constant need of repair with no running water, no electricity, working from four in the morning to nine at night --- and dealing with their new neighbors, the Kettles.

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23. Strangers On A Train & Other Moving Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Lux Radio Theater: Strangers On A Train   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 6   ~   Gunsmoke: Reward for Matt

A really great radio adaptation of an Alfred Hitchcock thriller leads the way on our Show #23.  We also will visit with Jack, Doc and Reggie and travel to Dodge City to meet up with Matt Dillon.  We will give you a little more information about each of these programs real soon.  

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy them now.

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7. Key Largo & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Lux Radio Theater: Key Largo   ~   Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar: The Star of Capetown Matter 

Lux Radio Theater presented an outstanding radio adaptation of the 1948 Warner Brothers film noir, Key Largo, directed by John Huston.  We feature it in our Show #7.  

The radio adaptation, like the film, centers on Frank McCloud, a World War II vet who has come to Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy -- including his widow, Nora and his father, James.

The family operates a hotel in Key Largo, and McCloud soon realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco, are hotel guests. The conflict begins when circumstances dictate the criminals take over the establishment.  

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6. Two Famous Couples & Jimmy Stewart, Too!

Listen to These Programs:  The Burns & Allen Show: Last Year's Christmas Bills   ~   Fibber McGee & Molly: The Christmas Show   ~  Lux Radio Theater:  Made for Each Other

Here is a unique line up featuring two of the most famous married couples in old time radio:  George Burns & Gracie Allen along with Jim & Marion Jordan --- better known as Fibber McGee & Molly.  We also have a seasonal program featuring Jimmy Stewart.   

On the Burns & Allen Show it is January and Gracie is worried about how George will react when he sees the big stack of Christmas bills. Ends up she had every reason to be!  Along the way we meet up with Gale Gordon, Mel Blanc, Meredith Wilson and Bill Goodwin.

Of course there are lots of great lines from Gracie  --- I love her reply when Bill Goodwin suggests she hand George the bills while dressed in a fancy black negligee.  Want to know what she says?  Give a listen!

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