NBC's Short Story

Copyright 2014, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of January 17, 2014. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


45821. NBC's Short Story. February 28, 1951. NBC net. "Mr. Arqularis". Sustaining. A story in the tradition of, "Owl Creek Bridge." An ocean voyage after a delicate heart operation. The second show of the series, which is sometimes known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." Georgia Ellis (doubles), Tom McKee, Donald Woods, Jan Arvan, Lee Millar Jr., Charles Davis, Conrad Aiken (author), Gerald Noxon (adaptor), Don Randolph, Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), John Dehner, Karl Kalash (violin), Joe Enos (organ). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45807. NBC's Short Story. March 7, 1951. NBC net. "Crazy Sunday". Sustaining. A Hollywood writer's turbulent romance with the wife of a producer. The series is also called, "NBC Presents Short Story." F. Scott Fitzgerald (author), Clarice A. Ross (adaptor), Lawrence Dobkin, Lynn Whitney, Raymond Lawrence, Gilbert Fry, John Stevenson, John Wald (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45818. NBC's Short Story. March 14, 1951. NBC net. "The Lottery". Sustaining. A good story about a quaint old custom. Well written! The series is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." Andrew C. Love (director), Charles Seel, Don Stanley (announcer), Ernest Kinoy (writer), Gail Bonney, Irene Tedrow, Jack Nessler, James Nusser, Jeff Corey, Jeffrey Silver, John McGovern, Louise Lorimer, Margaret Brayton, Morris King (folk singer), Shirley Jackson (author), Steven Chase. 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45819. NBC's Short Story. March 28, 1951. NBC net. "Shadow Of Evil". Sustaining. The wife of a machine politician finally takes matters into her own hands. The series is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." Andrew C. Love (director), David Wolfe, Don Stanley (announcer), Donald Woods, Earl Lee, George Lefferts (writer), James Aswell (author), Kay Stewart, Marty Warren, Nestor Paiva, Shepard Menken, Wally Maher. 29:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45820. NBC's Short Story. April 4, 1951. NBC net. "Honour". Sustaining. A wing-walker becomes involved with the wife of his pilot. Is this a set up? The story has an exciting climax. The series is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." Andrew C. Love (director), Barney Phillips, Charles Anderson, Don Stanley (announcer), Helen Andrews, Jonathan Holt, Lynn Allen, Paul Frees, Tom Holland, Vincent McConnor (adaptor), William Faulkner (author). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49643. NBC's Short Story. April 18, 1951. NBC net. "Beautiful Summer In Newport". Sustaining. The series is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." A thoroughly miserable society summer for two young girls, and a very stern governess. Andrew C. Love (director), Anne Whitfield, Charles Seel, Dawn Bender, Don Stanley (announcer), Ernest Kinoy (writer), Felecia Glzycka (author), Hope Sansbury, Isabel Jewell, Marlene Ames, Martha Shaw, Naomi Stevens, Noreen Gammill, Norma Varden. 29:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

49644. NBC's Short Story. April 25, 1951. NBC net. "I Want To Know Why," "I'm A Fool". Sustaining. The series is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." Two stories of youth and horses and love. Andrew C. Love (director), Anne Diamond, Charles Smith, Don Stanley (announcer), Felix Nelson, Gloria Ann Simpson, Gloria Grant, Jerry Farber, Joel Nessler, Junius Matthews, Lamont Johnson (announcer), Michael Miller, Robert O'Connor, Sherwood Anderson (author), William Hodapp (adaptor). 29:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93386. NBC's Short Story. May 4, 1951. NBC net. "Keys". Sustaining. Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), H. D. Boylston (writer), George Lefferts (adaptor). 29:3. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

85213. NBC's Short Story. May 11, 1951. Program #NBC's. NBC net. "I Am Not A Stranger". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." A North Carolina romance. A beautiful illusion is almost shattered. The story of a small town smothered in southern comfort...and a strange coincidence. "The town where none came back." Well written! James Street (writer), Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor). 29:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

85214. NBC's Short Story. May 18, 1951. NBC net. "Kristi". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." A love story...or is it? A young minister and his Finnish wife come to a new town. Gladys Hasty Carroll (writer), Virginia Christine, Griff Barnett, Lois Austin, Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), Rye Billsbury, John T. Smith, Clarence A. Ross (adaptor), Lawrence Dobkin, Jack Nessler. 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

93387. NBC's Short Story. June 1, 1951. NBC net. "Fifty-Two Weeks For Florette". Sustaining. A look at the world of vaudeville. The system cue has been deleted. Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director), Elizabeth Alexander (author), Richard E. Davis (adaptor), Janet Scott, Jack Kruschen, Jeffrey Silver, Edit Tachna, Tony Barrett, Eda Reiss Merin, John Wald (announcer). 29:0. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

93388. NBC's Short Story. June 8, 1951. NBC net. "Champion". Sustaining. The system cue has been deleted. Ring Lardner (author), Douglas H. Stone (adaptor), George Pirrone, Hy Averback, Noreen Gammill, Ralph Moody, Anne Diamond, Inge Jollos, Gayne Whitman (narrator), Lee Millar Jr., Tom Holland, John Wald (announcer), Don Stanley (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director). 28:1. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

93277. NBC's Short Story. June 15, 1951. NBC net. "The Leader Of The People". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." John Steinbeck (author), Jack C. Wilson (adaptor), Michael Edwards, Parley Baer, Margaret Brayton (doubles), John Stephenson, Ken Christy, Charles Seel, Charles Anderson (narrator, performer). 29:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93278. NBC's Short Story. June 22, 1951. NBC net. "Ground Floor Window". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." The script was previously used on this series on July 19, 1948 and October 23, 1949. Ernest Kinoy (writer), Don Diamond, Nestor Paiva, Tom McKee, Eve McVeagh, Constance Crowder. 29:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93279. NBC's Short Story. June 29, 1951. NBC net. "Doc Melhorn and The Pearly Gates". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." The system cue has been deleted. Stephen Vincent Benet (author), Sidney Gerson (adaptor), Earl Lee, Arthur Q. Bryan, Grey Stafford, Shepard Menken, Kay Wiley, Lou Krugman, Jerome Sheldon, June Martell, Stan Waxman, Ralph Moody, John Wald (announcer), Andrew C. Love (director). 29:3. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

85215. NBC's Short Story. July 6, 1951. NBC net. "The Wanderers". Sustaining. The program is also known as, "NBC Presents Short Story." A minister and his wife have a moral decision to make, and it's a difficult one. Ruth Suckow (writer), Howard Rodman (adaptor), Noreen Gammill, Norman Field, Andrew C. Love (director). 27:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85216. NBC's Short Story. July 13, 1951. NBC net. "They're All Afraid". Sustaining. An "award-winning" original radio drama, originally heard in Canada. The name of the award is not mentioned. "Sensitive and adult writing for the aural medium." The spark has gone out the marriage of an accountant and his wife. A wistful, somewhat depressing drama. Felix Nelson, Len Peterson (writer), Lee Millar Jr.. 28:0. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

94852. NBC's Short Story. January 18, 1952. NBC net. "The Hut". Sponsored by: Commercials have been deleted or added locally. An interesting story about two soldiers order to murder a French traitor. Well done! Geoffrey Household (author), Ernest Kinoy (adaptor), Robert Boon, Fritz Feld, Lucien Prival, Donald Morrison, John Dodsworth, Ramsay Hill. 29:2. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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