7. Lux Radio Theater: “Key Largo” & Other Old Time Radio Programs

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.  


Lux Radio Theater, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar

In addition, we offer a 5-part episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar from 1956.  Joe MacNabb of Tri-Eastern Indemnity calls Johnny because they have just issued an insurance policy on The Star of Capetown -- a diamond "the size of a jumbo olive. "

The stone is valued at $150,000. Joe wants Johnny to go to down to Capetown, South Africa and inspect it. Why? He is worried because three men are known of have been killed over the diamond in the last fifty years.

Good stuff and all in outstanding sound quality.  Go ahead -- give a  listen.    

What You Will Hear on Show # 7:


Title: The Star of Capetown Matter - parts 1-5

Original Air Date: 7/56  (CBS)

Starring: Bob Bailey


Title: Key Largo

Original Air Date: 11/28/49  (CBS)

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Edmond O'Brien

Click Below to Listen to Show # 7

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