Academy Award Theatre

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of April 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


47314. Academy Award Theatre. March 30, 1946. CBS net. "Jezebel". Sponsored by: Squibb. The first show of the series. A well-done but brief adaptation of the story of the ultimate Southern bitch. Jean Hersholt, president of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, speaks. The program may be dated March 10, 1946. Anne Revere, Bette Davis (host, narrator), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Frank Wilson (narrator), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Jean Hersholt. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6806. Academy Award Theatre. April 6, 1946. CBS net. "Kitty Foyle". Sponsored by: Squibb. The famous rags-to riches story of mainline Philadelphia and poor-but-proud Kitty. The program may be dated April 9, 1946. Ginger Rogers. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23200. Academy Award Theatre. April 13, 1946. CBS net. "The Story of Louis Pasteur". Sponsored by: Squibb. A dramatization about the great scientist and his fight against ignorance and disease. Paul Muni. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93548. Academy Award Theatre. April 20, 1946. CBS net. "The Great McGinty". Sponsored by: Squibb. The story of a racketeer who became the governor and then decided to go straight. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #17031. Brian Donlevy. 29:08. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

17031. Academy Award Theatre. April 20, 1946. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Great McGinty". The story of a racketeer became the governor, and then decided to go straight. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse Twenty-Five." See cat. #93548 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Brian Donlevy. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5800. Academy Award Theatre. April 27, 1946. CBS net. "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs". Sponsored by: Squibb. The famous fairy tale based on the Disney movie with the Disney songs. . 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5801. Academy Award Theatre. May 4, 1946. CBS net. "Stagecoach". Sponsored by: Squibb. The well-done story of the romance between the captured outlaw and the dance hall girl. Claire Trevor, Randolph Scott. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23201. Academy Award Theatre. May 11, 1946. CBS net. "If I Were King". Sponsored by: Squibb. The story of the poet-General of France: his flashing sword ad his way with the ladies. Ronald Colman. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23202. Academy Award Theatre. May 18, 1946. CBS net. "My Sister Eileen". Sponsored by: Squibb. The classic light comedy about two innocents from Ohio adrift in the wilds of Greenwich Village. An announcement is made that this story is being turned into a radio series for next fall, to star Lucille Ball. Rosalind Russell, Janet Blair, Hugh Brundage (announcer), Frank Wilson (adaptor), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor). 29:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40024. Academy Award Theatre. May 25, 1946. Program #343. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Informer". A quality upgrade rebroadcast (in a different format) of cat. #17032. AFRS program name: "Armed Forces Radio Theatre." The program may be dated May 15, 1946. Victor McLaglen, Margo Graham, Wallace Ford, J. M. Kerrigan. 24:55. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

17032. Academy Award Theatre. May 25, 1946. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Informer". The classic of the Irishman who sold out his friend for money. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse Twenty Five." Victor McLaglen, Margo Graham, Wallace Ford, J. M. Kerrigan. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

6807. Academy Award Theatre. June 1, 1946. CBS net. "Arise My Love". Sponsored by: Squibb. A love story between a pilot and a girl reporter in wartime Europe. Ray Milland. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5802. Academy Award Theatre. June 8, 1946. CBS net. "Ruggles Of Red Gap". Sponsored by: Squibb. The famous story of the English valet in the wild American West. Charles Laughton, Charles Ruggles. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6026. Academy Award Theatre. June 15, 1946. CBS net. "Pride Of The Marines". Sponsored by: Squibb. A marine blinded in the war finally returns to the girl he left behind. John Garfield, Rosemary De Camp, Frank Wilson (adaptor), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:43. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23203. Academy Award Theatre. June 22, 1946. CBS net. "The Front Page". Sponsored by: Squibb. Comedy about the newspaper business and one reporter's efforts to get married and free himself from his editor's clutches. Pat O'Brien, Adolphe Menjou. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5803. Academy Award Theatre. June 29, 1946. CBS net. "A Star Is Born". Sponsored by: Squibb. The well-known story of Hollywood and the Star System vs. love and normality. Fredric March. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6808. Academy Award Theatre. July 3, 1946. CBS net. "The Maltese Falcon". Sponsored by: Squibb. The classic screenplay brought to radio with the original cast. Bogie's Sam Spade never better, as the search for that fabulous statue continues. This broadcast appears in "Special Features" #22 and #91. Dee Englebach (producer, director), Frank Wilson (adaptor), Gerald Mohr, Hugh Brundage (announcer), Humphrey Bogart, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet. 29:49. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23204. Academy Award Theatre. July 10, 1946. CBS net. "Young Mr. Lincoln". Sponsored by: Squibb. Two brothers are accused of murder, but which one did the deed? A new attorney, Mr. Lincoln, handles the case. Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Jeff Chandler, Frank Wilson (writer), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5804. Academy Award Theatre. July 24, 1946. CBS net. "Foreign Correspondent". Sponsored by: Squibb. An American reporter in love with an English girl tracks down a Nazi spy ring from Holland. Joseph Cotten. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6809. Academy Award Theatre. July 31, 1946. CBS net. "Hold Back The Dawn". Sponsored by: Squibb. A down-and-out European trying to enter America marries a schoolteacher to become a citizen. Olivia De Havilland, Jean Pierre Aumont. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5805. Academy Award Theatre. August 7, 1946. CBS net. "The Watch On The Rhine". Sponsored by: Squibb. A story about a German anti-Nazi family visiting America in the years before the war. Lurene Tuttle, Paul Lukas. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5806. Academy Award Theatre. August 14, 1946. CBS net. "Vivacious Lady". Sponsored by: Squibb. A comedy about a college professor of Botany and his secret, a former Broadway dancer. Lana Turner, Gerald Mohr. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23205. Academy Award Theatre. August 21, 1946. CBS net. "The Keys Of The Kingdom". Sponsored by: Squibb. A story about the deep faith of a missionary to China, and his life of service. The show receives an award from "Motion Picture Magazine." Gregory Peck, Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Dee Englebach (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer), Erskine Johnson (Motion Picture Magazine). 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

91328. Academy Award Theatre. August 28, 1946. CBS net. "One Sunday Afternoon". Sponsored by: Squibb. Jimmy Stewart, Hugh Brundage (announcer). 28:50. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

5807. Academy Award Theatre. September 4, 1946. CBS net. "Pinocchio". Sponsored by: Squibb. The Walt Disney version of the famous story. Dee Englebach (producer, director), Hugh Brundage (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

6810. Academy Award Theatre. September 11, 1946. CBS net. "Shadow Of A Doubt". Sponsored by: Squibb. A young girl in a small town suspects her visiting uncle is a murderer. Joseph Cotten, June Vincent. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6811. Academy Award Theatre. September 18, 1946. CBS net. "The White Cliffs". Sponsored by: Squibb. An American woman marries an English peer during the first World War in Britain. Irene Dunne, C. Aubrey Smith. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

5808. Academy Award Theatre. September 25, 1946. CBS net. "Guest In The House". Sponsored by: Squibb. A neurotic disrupts the happy home life of her doctor's family. Joan Lorring, Anita Louise, Kirk Douglas. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6812. Academy Award Theatre. October 2, 1946. CBS net. "My Man Godfrey". Sponsored by: Squibb. The classic story of the Depression and the Butler found at the city dumps. William Powell. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

23206. Academy Award Theatre. October 9, 1946. CBS net. "It Happened Tomorrow". Sponsored by: Squibb. The delightful story about the newspaper reporter who had access to the next day's newspaper! Eddie Bracken, Ann Blyth, Hugh Brundage (announcer), Frank Wilson (adaptor), Leith Stevens (composer, conductor), Dee Englebach (producer, director). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

23207. Academy Award Theatre. October 16, 1946. CBS net. "Blood On The Sun". Sponsored by: Squibb. A crusading newspaper editor in pre-war Japan uncovers the "Tanaka Plan" of world conquest. John Garfield, Jeff Chandler. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6813. Academy Award Theatre. October 23, 1946. CBS net. "The Devil and Miss Jones". Sponsored by: Squibb. The wealthy owner of a department store gets a job in the shoe department to check on his employees. Charles Coburn, Virginia Mayo. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6814. Academy Award Theatre. October 30, 1946. CBS net. "Suspicion". Sponsored by: Squibb. A woman finds her husband has been lying to her, later she suspects he may be plotting murder. Cary Grant, Ann Todd. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

5809. Academy Award Theatre. November 6, 1946. CBS net. "Cheers For Miss Bishop". Sponsored by: Squibb (one commercial incomplete). A heartwarming story about a maiden Midwestern teacher. Olivia De Havilland, Hugh Brundage (host). 28:50. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6815. Academy Award Theatre. November 13, 1946. CBS net. "Night Train". Sponsored by: Squibb. An exciting spy story about a British agent who recaptures a kidnapped scientist from the Gestapo, just before WWII. Rex Harrison. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6816. Academy Award Theatre. November 20, 1946. CBS net. "Brief Encounter". Sponsored by: Squibb (the middle commercial has been deleted). A British melodrama of a love that cannot be. Greer Garson, Hugh Brundage (announcer). 28:41. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

17033. Academy Award Theatre. November 27, 1946. CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Lost Horizon". The classic of Shangri-La, well-done by Colman. AFRTS program name: "Playhouse Twenty-Five." James Hilton (author), Ronald Colman. 25 minutes. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

5810. Academy Award Theatre. December 4, 1946. CBS net. "Portrait Of Jenny". Sponsored by: Squibb (the middle commercial has been deleted). A story of a struggling artist and the strange little girl he meets in the park. Joan Fontaine, John Lund, Hugh Brundage (announcer). 28:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

6817. Academy Award Theatre. December 11, 1946. CBS net. "Enchanted Cottage". Sponsored by: Squibb. The same story as #6803, but a different adaption and directorial approach. Peter Lawford, Joan Lorring. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

6818. Academy Award Theatre. December 18, 1946. CBS net. "Lost Angel". Sponsored by: Squibb. Last show of the series. The heart-warming story of a little girl raised by scientists who meets a hard-boiled reporter and discovers love. Margaret O'Brien. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 40 programs.