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Old Time Radio Drama Shows

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Abroad with the Lockharts

This 1930s vacation travel serial takes listeners on a journey to the old world. Update: 2 additional broadcasts
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Academy Award Theater

Hollywood's finest films adapted into old time radio shows with many of their original stars reprising their roles!
48 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Address Unknown

Address Unknown is a well-performed show about missing persons from South Africa. Each show dramatizes a real case of a missing person taken from the Missing Persons Bureau files in London.
31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Adventures in Research

"Learn! Investigate! Instruct!" written by physicist, Dr. Phillips Thomas, this historically accurate series now includes additional recordings about the invention of the typewriter, automobile, penicillin, machine gun, skyscraper, and much more!
115 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Adventures of the Abbotts

The Adventures of the Abbotts stars Claudia Morgan and Les Damon as the husband and wife detective team, Jean and Pat Abbott. In each episode, Jean helps her husband, a well-renowned San Franciscan private eye, to solve yet another mystery.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Agnes Moorehead

Known as "The Lavender Lady", Agnes Moorehead had a long life in the entertainment industry. Best known as a mystery and suspense performer on the radio. Her best known work was with Orson Welles on Mercury Theater, but she also played the lead role in Sorry Wrong Number. Television audiences will remember her as the mother-in-law from Bewitched, but also appeared in Citizen Kane, The Twilight Zone, and many others.
78 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Airplanes and Pilots in Old Time Radio

Adults and children alike marveled at the new found reality of air adventures popularized after WWI and air travel was a huge part of America's consciousness between the two World Wars. This compilation contains episodes from all different series and genres of old time radio focused the listening audience's fascination with airplanes and pilots.
173 4
Add To Cart: $20.00

Alan Ladd

This collection represents some of the best performances of Alan Ladd (born Alan Walbridge Ladd) during the golden age of radio. Of slight build (five feet, five inches tall), he never considered himself to be a handsome actor. In a quote is said, "I have the face of an ageing choirboy and the build of an undernourished featherweight.
81 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Almanac (Orson Welles)

One of the greatest anthology series in radio history, Almanac concentrated on classic literature such as " Treasure Island," "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "Dracula.
20 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Adventure

Join us on the Adventure of Our Nation
23 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Family Robinson

Listen to the Robinson's as they work, live, and navigate conflicts in their all-American home of Centerville. Update: 11 additional recordings and sound upgrades
52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Gallery

celebrates American artists of all genres with a whole episode dedicated to each artist and their music
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Novels

Classic American novels are dramatized and presented as part of NBC's University of the Air. Update: additional episodes
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Portraits

featured dramatic biographical sketches on both minor and major events in famous figures including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Mark Twain and many others.
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Trail

The American Trail tells the story of these brave men and women: from Louis and Clarke to the great ol' California Gold Rush.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

American Weekly

Radio Dramas adapted from everyone's favorite Sunday Magazine!
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Amnesia and Memory Loss

A compilation of old time radio shows featuring amnesia and memory loss which was a common plot device in all genres of radio from comedy to detective shows.
83 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ann Sothern

this collection includes all available old time radio appearances of Ann Sothern including her signature role as the liberated American "dame" from Brooklyn in 'Adventures of Maisie'-now updated with new episodes!
99 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Anthology

presents "A selections of readings from poets, past and present and the music to accompany their poetry." Recordings include star-packed casts with poetry readings by Bing Crosby, Helen Hayes, Frank Lovejoy, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Walter Huston, and many more.
56 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Any Bonds Today

Entertaining fifteen-minute Treasury Dept spot featured a Patriotic Sketch and a Patriotic Song.
6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Arch Oboler

enjoy the great radio plays in this anthology of the eccentric horror fiction writer Arch Oboler who is best known for pushing the medium of radio in sound production, writing, and programming.
230 6
Add To Cart: $30.00

Arch Oboler Plays

Enjoy some of the best works of author Arch Oboler dramatic plays starring Joan Crawford and more. Update: additional episodes and sound quality improvements
60 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Atomic Radio

OTRCAT original collection featuring radio shows inspired by the Atomic Age. A blast from the past, this collection includes a bombardment of shows from all genres including Science Fiction, comedy, horror, detective, and drama. Update: additional recordings
73 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Authors Collection

Featuring the Best Classic Literature on OTR!
53 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Authors Playhouse

An expertly written series of high quality tales, Author's Playhouse was created by Wynn Wright. This old time radio show utilized the writings of famous short story authors and playwrights.
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Babe Ruth

The Adventures of Babe Ruth was produced in 1934 on the Blue Network, with sponsorship by Quaker Oats, and was the best of the lot. It told in-depth, fully dramatized episodes from the Babe's career, so there was a sense of the real man there in the dugout and on the field.
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bakers Theater of Stars

The Bakers of America produced some quality drama, comedy, and suspense with big stars and original scripts.
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Barbara Stanwyck

The Most Versatile Actress Who Never Won an Oscar!
31 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Bela Lugosi

Performances with the Original Count Dracula!
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Best of Suspense

Original Compilation of OTRCAT's favorite Suspense Episodes! Update: new volume 2
104 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Best Plays

Best Plays presents theatrical paramounts of excellence! The radio series is hosted by the drama critic of New York's Daily News, John Chapman. Update: 30+ additional episodes
46 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Bette Davis

Bette Davis was one of the top Hollywood actresses of all time. During her career she received 10 nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won twice. This collection includes all known guest appearances.
60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Better Living Radio Theater

Learn how pioneers in industry made life better for millions of people through their inventions.
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Betty White

With one of the longest careers in show business, Betty White began working in radio in the 1940s. This collection includes all known surviving radios shows starring Betty White.
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Sister

Sponsored by Rinso, Big Sister stars Alice Frost as Ruth Evans. In this soap, Ruth is a modern day heroine, giving up her life and love to take care of her orphaned siblings
35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Big Story

Newspaper reporters from around the country entered their true, heroic stories of reporting the news to win a chance on the airwaves and $500 from the sponsor of the show, Pall Mall. Update
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Biggest Heart

Weekly Contest by the Colorado Heart Association to Find the Biggest Pumping Heart in the World (figuratively)!
14 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Blind Tales in Old Time Radio

Old Time Radio episodes featuring blindness as a plot device or characters who have visual impairment.
107 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Bride and Groom

features the wedding ceremony of a real bride and groom.The couple shares with radio audiences their love story minutes before they are married privately off the air in the chapel at the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles.
6 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Brownstone Theater

Plays from the Theater made for Radio Listening Fans!
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Burlesque

Burlesques are saucey variety shows that often include a playful strip tease and bawdy, but topical jokes.
28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Campbells Playhouse

Mmm, Mmm, Dramatic Concoction ... Campbell Playhouse stars Orson Welles and his wondrous Mercury Theater troupe.
48 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Can You Imagine That

(update) with over 20 additional episodes, this old time radio show features strange and surprising stories from the newspapers columns around the country.
39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Captains of Industry

Captains of Industry brings you the stories of men who laid much of the foundation for the modern era through the companies they built and the philanthropic institutions they left behind.
52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Carling Beer Shows & Challenge Into Space

This collection includes two South African shows sponsored by Carling Beer: Carling Country and Challenge of Space. Carling Country tells stories of courageous folks around the world while Challenge of Space is a fun show that combines the feeling of a western with the adventures of outer space.
16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cary Grant

With a charm and sophistication that came as natural as his cleft chin and sparkling eyes, Cary Grant was a natural movie star who was just as talented in front of the radio microphone as he was the camera. Update: additional recording
38 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Case Dismissed

A Show about the Law and Liberty that We Hold Dear--Order in the Court!
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cats in OTR

The Cat's Out of the Bag! Requested by our Mascot cat and you, an anthology of Cat Tails and We're Not Lion!
98 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cavalcade of America

This well-done, star-studded factual show is a wonderful resource for those interested in historical highlights. Update: 340+ additional episodes
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Cavalcade of Kings

features the radio dramatization of the fascinating history of the British Monarchy.
50 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

CBS Radio Workshop

The CBS Radio Workshop called "radio's distinguished series to man's imagination" was an experimental old time radio show and varied in its genre. The first two shows starred Aldous Huxley narrating an interpretation of 'Brave New World.' Update: additional episodes
86 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Ceiling Unlimited

Orson Welles originally stared in and wrote for Ceiling Unlimited after returning from Latin America in 1942. It was a Patriotic drama series and recounted the heroic efforts of the Allied service men of WWII.
12 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Charles Dickens

a diverse assortment of adapted Charles Dickens stories from series including Burns and Allen, Escape, Suspense, Lux Radio Theater, Richard Diamond and many others.
35 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Chase (The Chase)

(update) now with additional AFRS recordings: The Chase is an Exciting escapade show that always involves a wild Chase!
59 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Chicago Theater Air

As War erupted on the European continent, there was a concern in America over the culture that was being lost, especially in the fine arts. The Chicago Theater of the Air was created to bring opera to the masses in the provincial heart land, preserving the art and serving listeners.
19 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' classic The Christmas Carol is alive and well from all various old time radio shows.
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Dramas

the miracle of Christmas will lift your spirits in these touching old time radio dramas. Also included in this collection are Lux Radio Theater versions of your favorite classic Christmas movies.
65 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Christmas on the Blue Network

This very special Christmas old time radio show includes skits, music, and the voices of real WWII servicemen from the battle front
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Christmas Seals Recordings

brought in top stars like Fibber McGee and Molly and Frank Sinatra to be sure that every card and package sent during Christmas included a Christmas Seal.
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Civil Defense

(update) Fascinating PSA, recordings and episodes to save americans from a nuclear attack!
120 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Civil War

There are stories of bravery and sacrifice, honor and cowardice, desperation and hope from both sides of the conflict.
24 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Clowns in OTR

This multi-genre collection includes clowns that make you laugh, clowns that make you cry, and clowns that make you scream.
44 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Columbia Presents Shakespeare

Revered as some of the best writing in the history of the English language, these radio adaptations of William Shakespeare include well known actors such as Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Tallulah Bankhead, Orson Welles, John Barrymore and many others.
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Columbia Workshop

(update) With 140+ additional episodes: Columbia Workshop features high radio art with the newest sound technologies and top notch radio directing of its day.
333 7
Add To Cart: $35.00

Continental Celebrity Club

featuring John Charles Daly, this is a true variety show with drama shorts, orchestra music, celebrity guests, and comedy. Update: additional broadcast
9 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Count Monte Cristo

Based on the Exciting and Well-loved Novel by Alexandre Dumas
3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Cresta Blanca Hollywood Players

"Each week a great star.Each week a great story." This classic radio show featured big Hollywood stars in excellent performances including Claudette Colbert, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, John Garfield, Paulette Goddard, Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck and more.
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Curtain Time

The radio really is a theater as the usher asks for your tickets on Curtain Time. Each night's play is a romantic story of Boy Meets Girl. Update: additional broadcasts
69 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dan Dailey

A talented actor in many genres, Dan Dailey starred in old time radio episodes of Lux Radio Theater, Suspense, Philco Radio Time and Screen Directors Playhouse.
18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dana Andrews

Known as "face of noir", Dana Andrew's signature role included the obsessed detective in "Laura." This collection contains his guest appearances in various broadcasts and his star role as Matt Cvetic in "I Was a Communist for the FBI."
94 3
Add To Cart: $10.00

Dangerously Yours

ollywood star, Victor Jory, was the primary hero starring in story adaptation of pirates, espionage, adventure and romance. The series was later renamed in October 1944 to Matinee Theater.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Democracy in America

s based on Alexis de Tocqueville's book published in 1835 about his travels and observations of America society.
16 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Destination Freedom

The concept of African-American civil rights was not mainstream at the end of the 1940's. Shows like Destination Freedom on WMAQ helped pave the way to a better society.
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Diamond Dramas

(update) now with 18 additional recordings: Enjoy these tales of a Girl's Best Friend in Delightful Diamond Dramas! Bling, BLING!
26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Dick York

Best known as Darrin Stephens Bewitched, Dick York began his long career in acting at age 15 with the CBS Radio Program, "That Brewster Boy."
11 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor Christian

Jean Hersholt is an actor who specialized in gentle, intelligent roles that called for warmth and feeling in Dr Christian. This series is that kind of show and can be enjoyed as drama, as nostalgia, and as just plain old radio entertainment. Update: now with 30+ new episodes.
183 4
Add To Cart: $15.00

Doctor Fights

Live through the adventures of doctors on the front lines of World War II in the battlefield anthology series
4 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde is an interesting study of the duality in every man, as well as a marvelously tense tale of suspense and terror.
52 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doctor Kildare

Dr Kildare features a cast of veteran actors in dramatic roles. Update: dozen additional episodes.
60 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Doorway to Life

this old time radio show focused on common issues of parenthood that people faced in the late 1940s.
3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Down Our Way

Experience the joys and trials of small town life in America. Pull up a cracker barrel to sit next to the stove in Eli's grocery store Down Our Way.
26 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Drama Collection

A sensational sampling of OTRCAT's drama radio shows with classic stars and unforgettable productions--An OTRCAT exclusive collection.
219 3
Add To Cart: $15.00

Drama International

South Africa Broadcasts were originally in English and Afrikaans, but by 1940 Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho and Tswana had been added
28 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Drama of the Courts

A well written courtroom procedural drama a la Perry Mason, Defense Attorney, Indictment, and A Life In Your Hands. Update: 2 additional shows
17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Election Collection

old time radio shows take on elections, voting and ballots taken from all genres including comedy, drama, western, news programs, and more.
85 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Empire Builders

(update) Sponsored by the Great Northern Railway, this newly updated collection contains all seven known episodes to be in existence. In these historical-drama, we get a glimpse of the history of railroads in the development and use of the Columbia River.
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Encore Theater

Brought to you by Schenley Labs, Encore Theater brought us true life stories from the world of medicine. Stories include the work of dedicated doctors giving their all to save patients and researchers who have a sudden flash of genius.
13 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eternal Light

This well-written religious drama was created by the Jewish Theological Seminary and features stories from the Torah, the Bible, and important historical texts. Update: over 680 new recordings:
739 15
Add To Cart: $75.00

Ethel Barrymore

Sister of Lionel and John Barrymore, this collection contains all the her known rare appearances on various old time radio shows.
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Everymans Theater

An Arch Oboler production, this old time radio show attracted a "Who's-Who" of pre-war Hollywood Talent: Bette Davis, Boris Karloff, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, and more.
5 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Eyes Aloft

Who knows whether or not the enemy could be flying towards the West Coast for a sneak attack on the American mainland? Our first line of defense was the volunteers of the Aircraft Warning Services who were dedicated to keeping their Eyes Aloft.
18 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Family Doctor

Old Doc Adams spends more time dealing with small town rumors and scandals than treating sick people. This early soap opera contains a complete drama in each episode, so don't worry if you miss a few days.
39 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Family Hour of Stars

Billed the Prudential "Family" this old time radio series featured a rotating cast with Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Ginger Rogers, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck and many more. Update: Additional broadcasts
7 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Famous Escapes

The shows are fascinating dramatic stories of how people escape against seemingly impossible odds.
10 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Famous Jury Trials

This courtroom drama takes its cases from real life. The stories and testimonies are sometimes presented as flashback. Famous Jury Trials lets the listener decide guilt or innocence.
17 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Fatal Females

featuring the meanest ladies of old time radio. From murderesses to poisoneresses from wicked queens to wicked witches, this collection is sure to prove that the fairest sex can be pretty scary, too.
56 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Father Flanagan Boys Town

Hear the harrowing tales of the orphans lost and saved at Father Flanagan's Boys Town.
3 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

Favorite Story

Favorite Story was hosted by Ronald Colman with frequent guest stars such as Hans Conreid, William Conrad, Raymond Burr, and Helen Craig. This old time radio series high quality and use of timeless literature lead to its rebroadcast for years to come. Update: additional episodes
82 2
Add To Cart: $10.00

Fifth Horseman

Near the beginning of the Cold War, there was a serious campaign to place atomic weapons under the direct control of the United Nations. Whatever your feelings towards the politics of such a move, The Fifth Horseman, the radio program which promoted the idea, is some of the most powerful programming of the era.
8 1
Add To Cart: $5.00

First Nighter

All of the glory and grandeur of a Broadway premier brought to your radio on First Nighter, starring "radio's first sex symbol", Don Ameche. Update: additional recordings
32 1
Add To Cart: $5.00
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