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 Dana Andrews Collection

2 MP3 CDs - 96 episodes

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Dana Andrews Guest Appearances (DISK 1 ONLY)
Dana Andrews I Was A Communist for the FBI (DISK 2 ONLY)

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Dana Andrews

LauraDana Andrew's biography (written by James McKay), is appropriately subtitled "The Face of Noir." He was a presence not only in Film Noir, but also in "Radio Noir".

"Carver Dana Andrews" was born the third of nine children to a Baptist minister. As a young man Andrew's traveled to Los Angeles to seek his fortune as a singer, in 1931. Success was slow in finding him; he spent the next nine years working various jobs while taking studying opera and acting lessons.

In 1940 he was offered a contract with Sam Goldwyn. His early movie roles included The Westerner (1940) with Gary Cooper, as a gangster in the comedy Ball of Fire (1941), and as a lynching victim in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) with Henry Fonda.

Andrews' signature roles included an obsessed detective in Laura (1944), which he would reprise twice on radio (Lux Radio Theater and Screen Guild Players).  Other notable roles included a soldier returning home in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (Screen Director's Playhouse) and a crooked cop in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950.)

Through the 50's Andrews was relegated to mostly B-Grade films as alcoholism took a toll on his life and career. At this time he was finding more and more radio work. He would make several appearances on Suspense! as well as The Screen Director's Playhouse and The Lux Radio Theater. His last appearance on theThe Lux Radio Theater would be the Feb 2, 55, version of "The War of the Worlds." Andrews was the star of the very dark Cold War drama, I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. for over 70 episodes.

Andrews was finally able to get his alcoholism under control. He credits the example of former actor Ronald Reagan's discipline as an inspiration. In 1963 Andrews was elected as president of the Screen Actors Guild.

DanaIn the 1960 film, The Crowded Sky, Andrews play a pilot whose large passenger airliner is crashed into by a military jet flown by Efrem Zimbalist Jr's character. Fifteen years later Zimbalist is flying a 747 that collides with a private plane flown by Andrews after he has a heart attack.

Volume 1: Guest Apperances of this collection contains Dana Andrews's guest appearances on various old time radio shows including:

Volume 2: I Was a Communist for the FBI of this collection is the series is the series, I Was A Communist for the FBI, in which Andrews plays the star role of FBI informant, Matt Cvetic.

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Volume 1: Guest Appearances:
19 shows - total playtime 13 hours 35 minutes

Cavalcade Of America 450514 435 Weather Is A Weapon
General Electric Theater 530118 The Token
Hollywood Fights Back -'47-11-02 2o2 Special
Lux 450205 469 Laura
Lux 480405 610 Daisy Kenyon
Lux 481227 638 Luck of the Irish
Lux 521020 799 My Six Convicts
Lux 530727 839 One Foot in Heaven
Lux 540412 876 Strangers on a Train
Lux 541130 899 The Blue Gardinia
Lux 550208 War Of The Worlds
Screen Guild 450820 259 Laura
SDP 490417 015 Best Years Of Our Lives
SDP 510222 091 No Minor Vices
SUSP 450517 141 Two Birds with One Stone
SUSP 490120 324 If the Dead Could Talk
SUSP 500914 394 Over the Bounding Main
SUSP 500921 395 The Crowd
We Came This Way 441027 04 Story Of Andreas

Volume 2: I Was a Communist for the FBI:
74 shows - total playtime 33 hours 16 minutes

C4FBI 520416 e00 (Audition) Little Red Schoolhouse
C4FBI 520423 e01 I Walk Alone
C4FBI 520430 e02 I Can't Sleep
C4FBI 520507 e03 Little Red Schoolhouse
C4FBI 520514 e04 Red Red Herring
C4FBI 520521 e05 Pit Viper
C4FBI 520528 e06 Traitors for Hire
C4FBI 520604 e07 Card Game in the Clouds
C4FBI 520611 e08 American Kremlin
C4FBI 520618 e09 Tight Wire
C4FBI 520625 e10 A Riot Made to Order
C4FBI 520702 e11 Where the Red Men Roam
C4FBI 520709 e12 The Dangerous Dollars
C4FBI 520716 e13 Rich Man, Poor Man
C4FBI 520723 e14 Canadian Crossfire
C4FBI 520730 e15 Draw the Red Curtain
C4FBI 520806 e16 Red Clouds on the Good Earth
C4FBI 520813 e17 Exit on the Left
C4FBI 520820 e18 The Red Record
C4FBI 520827 e19 Burnt Offering
C4FBI 520903 e20 Squeeze Play
C4FBI 520910 e21 Violence Preferred
C4FBI 520917 e22 The Rat Race
C4FBI 520924 e23 Jump to the Whip
C4FBI 521001 e24 Pennies from the Dead
C4FBI 521008 e25 A Suit for the Party
C4FBI 521015 e26 The Party Got Rough
C4FBI 521022 e27 Little Boy Red
C4FBI 521029 e28 The Unwelcome Hosts
C4FBI 521105 e29 No Second Chance
C4FBI 521112 e30 The Red Gate
C4FBI 521119 e31 Red Rover, Red Rover
C4FBI 521126 e32 Home Improvement
C4FBI 521203 e33 Red Clay
C4FBI 521210 e34 The Kiss of Death
C4FBI 521217 e35 Treason Comes in Cans
C4FBI 521224 e36 The Flames Burned Red
C4FBI 521231 e37 Hate Song
C4FBI 530107 e38 Little Boy Blue Turned Red
C4FBI 530114 e39 Red Gold
C4FBI 530121 e40 Charter City Square Dance
C4FBI 530128 e41 A Study in Oils
C4FBI 530204 e42 The Sleeper
C4FBI 530211 e43 Against the Middle
C4FBI 530218 e44 Black Gospel
C4FBI 530225 e45 The Red Ladies
C4FBI 530304 e46 One Way Ticket
C4FBI 530311 e47 Word Game
C4FBI 530318 e48 The Red Waves
C4FBI 530325 e49 Trial by Fear
C4FBI 530401 e50 The Wrong Green
C4FBI 530408 e51 The Brass Monkey
C4FBI 530415 e52 Forged Faces
C4FBI 530506 e55 An Unamerican Activity
C4FBI 530513 e56 My Friend the Enemy
C4FBI 530520 e57 The Canadian Backbone
C4FBI 530527 e58 The Elspeth Club
C4FBI 530603 e59 The Crossed Heart
C4FBI 530610 e60 The Red Octopus
C4FBI 530617 e61 Abby, as in Abbigale
C4FBI 530624 e62 Tour of Duty
C4FBI 530701 e63 Fifteen Minutes to Murder
C4FBI 530708 e64 Use Only as Directed
C4FBI 530715 e65 Double Exposure
C4FBI 530722 e66 Courier of Disaster
C4FBI 530729 e67 The Lion Is Busy
C4FBI 530805 e68 The Red Snow
C4FBI 530812 e69 Very Private Funeral
C4FBI 530819 e70 Rapsody in Red
C4FBI 530826 e71 Kangaroo Court
C4FBI 530902 e72 The Inhuman Element
C4FBI 531007 e77 Panic Plan
C4FBI 531014 e78 Exit on the Left
C4FBI unknown exx The Wrong Dream



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