CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre “Around the World in 80 Days”

by Johnny Night
CFR Old Time Radio Presents Mercury Theatre “Around the World in 80 Days”

CFR Old Time Radio Presents the Mercury Theatre, Around The World In 80 Days staring Orson Welles as Phileas Fogg it aired on October 23rd 1938 one week before the infamous and historic “War of the Worlds” broadcast. Join your host Johnny Night as we follow Phineas Fogg around the globe on this timeless adventure by Jules Verne.

The finest radio drama of the 1930’s was The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.

 

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