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Everything for the Boys

Writer/Producer Arch Oboler and Actor Ronald Colman pull out all the stops in this morale boosting effort as they give Everything For The Boys during WWII.

Everything for the Boys

12 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 6 hours, 1 min)
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6 Audio CDs


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"This Living Book"



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Everything for the Boys
(1944 - 45)

old radioA dramatic anthology and later musical variety show, Everything for the Boys united Ronald Colman (actor) and Arch Oboler (eccentric writer/director) in a montage of star-studded names and famous plays. Ginger Rogers, Greer Garson, Ingrid Bergman, and Loretta Young were but a few of the stars and starlets that graced this fabulous drama.

Sponsored by Electric Autolite Company, Everything for the Boys was broadcast simultaneously overseas and in the US to connect the boys in WWII with their families and friends back home.

For more Arch Oboler productions, see also: The Arch Oboler Collection, Everyman's Theater, Plays for Americans and Lights Out.

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    Listening to "Everything for the Boys" gives one a real sense of what it was like for people who lived through World War II, especially for those at home, and to some extent for those serving overseas. Each program included a short play (often a condensation of a famous movie), nearly all of which I found enjoyable. After the play, the hose (Ronald Colman) and guest star(s) would attempt to converse via short wave with two service members stationed abroad. A couple of times - the short wave connection failed - it was after all live radio. Some of the conversations were touching, especially as the hosts might give the servicemen and women an update on family news, or even enable them to talk with a loved one at home. Two highlights were Ronald Colman's recitation of the poem "High Flight" and, especially, when, at a soldier's request, Ingrid Bergman sang "As Time Goes By" (from her film Casablanca), a truly unforgettable moment. Anyone interested in WWII, or who enjoys the films of that era, will enjoy listening to this program.

    Charles Verified Purchase

    I love the old time radio programs. Clever scripts and the timing of dialogue by those actors was incredible. The best sleep tonic too

    Chris Verified Purchase

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
    12 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
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    1. 12 shows - total playtime 6 hours 1 minutes
    2. Everything For The Boys 440118 01 The Petrfied Forest.mp3
    3. Everything For The Boys 440201 03 Lost Horizon.mp3
    4. Everything For The Boys 440208 04 Berkeley Square.mp3
    5. Everything For The Boys 440215 05 A Man To Remember.mp3
    6. Everything For The Boys 440404 12 This Living Book.mp3
    7. Everything For The Boys 440411 13 The Citadel.mp3
    8. Everything For The Boys 440418 14 The Jarvis Bay Goes Do.mp3
    9. Everything For The Boys 440425 15 Death Takes A Holiday.mp3
    10. Everything For The Boys 440502 16 Buried Alive.mp3
    11. Everything For The Boys 440509 17 This Above All.mp3
    12. Everything For The Boys 440516 18 Blithe Spirit.mp3
    13. Everything For The Boys 440523 19 Quality Street.mp3
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    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
    12 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
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    1. 12 shows - total playtime 6 hours 1 minutes
    2. Everything For The Boys 440118 01 The Petrfied Forest.mp3
    3. Everything For The Boys 440201 03 Lost Horizon.mp3
    4. Everything For The Boys 440208 04 Berkeley Square.mp3
    5. Everything For The Boys 440215 05 A Man To Remember.mp3
    6. Everything For The Boys 440404 12 This Living Book.mp3
    7. Everything For The Boys 440411 13 The Citadel.mp3
    8. Everything For The Boys 440418 14 The Jarvis Bay Goes Do.mp3
    9. Everything For The Boys 440425 15 Death Takes A Holiday.mp3
    10. Everything For The Boys 440502 16 Buried Alive.mp3
    11. Everything For The Boys 440509 17 This Above All.mp3
    12. Everything For The Boys 440516 18 Blithe Spirit.mp3
    13. Everything For The Boys 440523 19 Quality Street.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    12 recordings on 6 Audio CDs. Total playtime 6 hours, 1 min
    12 recordings on 6 Audio CDs
    total playtime 6 hours, 1 min

    Everything for the Boys Disc A001

    1. Everything For The Boys 440118 01 The Petrfied Forest
    2. Everything For The Boys 440201 03 Lost Horizon

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    Everything for the Boys Disc A002

    1. Everything For The Boys 440208 04 Berkeley Square
    2. Everything For The Boys 440215 05 A Man To Remember

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    Everything for the Boys Disc A003

    1. Everything For The Boys 440404 12 This Living Book
    2. Everything For The Boys 440411 13 The Citadel

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    Everything for the Boys Disc A004

    1. Everything For The Boys 440418 14 The Jarvis Bay Goes Do
    2. Everything For The Boys 440425 15 Death Takes A Holiday

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    Everything for the Boys Disc A005

    1. Everything For The Boys 440502 16 Buried Alive
    2. Everything For The Boys 440509 17 This Above All

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    Everything for the Boys Disc A006

    1. Everything For The Boys 440516 18 Blithe Spirit
    2. Everything For The Boys 440523 19 Quality Street

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