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Great Scenes from Great Plays

Well written highbrow radio with Jane Powell, Joan Caulfield, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, and Eddie Albert. Update: additional episodes

21 old time radio show recordings
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11 Audio CDs


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"Young Mr Lincoln"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Henry FondaStump a literature scholar with this: what do Bertram Block, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, James Barrie, and Stephen Vincent Benet have in common?  Only the old time radio connoisseurs among them will know that the works of all these authors were adapted for the 1948-49 radio program Great Scenes From Great Plays.

Jane PowellAs television was poised to grip the entertainment-seeking habits of the nation, one radio program offered high-brow entertainment that wasn't in direct competition with the new medium of TV: Great Scenes From Great Plays.

This show adapted about twenty minutes' worth of a wide variety of plays, such as "Dark Victory" (Block), "Little Women" (Alcott), "A Tale of Two Cities" (Dickens), "What Every Woman Knows" (Barrie), "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (Benet), "Young Mr Lincoln," "A Doll's House" and others.

The one-season series was sponsored by The National Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America and starred veteran actor Walter Hampden as the host.  He also starred in the first episode "Cyrano de Bergerac."

The acting talent brought to bear on this series is not to be sneezed at.  It includes Jane Powell, Joan Caulfield, Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, and Eddie Albert.

Nestled into the winter of 1948 was a gem of a radio program, not one of the best-known of all time, but great for a serious listener who craves programming with a message.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    21 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 6 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 6 minutes
      1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481002 01 Cyrano De Bergrc.mp3
      2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481008 02 Corn Is Green.mp3
      3. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481010 03 Old Lady Show Medal.mp3
      4. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481015 04 Barretts Wimpole St.mp3
      5. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481022 05 Dark Victory.mp3
      6. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481105 06 Little Women.mp3
      7. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481112 07 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      8. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481119 08 Enchanted Cottage.mp3
      9. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481126 09 Every Woman Knows.mp3
      10. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481203 10 Devil Daniel Webster.mp3
      11. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481217 12 Young Mr. Lincoln.mp3
      12. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481231 14 You And I.mp3
      13. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490107 15 Citadel.mp3
      14. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490114 16 Farmer Takes Wife.mp3
      15. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490121 17 Icebound.mp3
      16. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490128 18 Goose Hangs High.mp3
      17. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490204 19 World We Make.mp3
      18. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490211 20 Dead End.mp3
      19. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490218 21 Dolls House.mp3
      20. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490225 22 Lady With Lamp.mp3
      21. Great Scenes Great Plays 481210 11 Old Lady Shows Her Medals.mp3
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    21 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 10 hours, 6 min
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      21 shows - total playtime 10 hours 6 minutes
      1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481002 01 Cyrano De Bergrc.mp3
      2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481008 02 Corn Is Green.mp3
      3. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481010 03 Old Lady Show Medal.mp3
      4. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481015 04 Barretts Wimpole St.mp3
      5. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481022 05 Dark Victory.mp3
      6. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481105 06 Little Women.mp3
      7. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481112 07 Tale Of Two Cities.mp3
      8. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481119 08 Enchanted Cottage.mp3
      9. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481126 09 Every Woman Knows.mp3
      10. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481203 10 Devil Daniel Webster.mp3
      11. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481217 12 Young Mr. Lincoln.mp3
      12. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481231 14 You And I.mp3
      13. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490107 15 Citadel.mp3
      14. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490114 16 Farmer Takes Wife.mp3
      15. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490121 17 Icebound.mp3
      16. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490128 18 Goose Hangs High.mp3
      17. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490204 19 World We Make.mp3
      18. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490211 20 Dead End.mp3
      19. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490218 21 Dolls House.mp3
      20. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490225 22 Lady With Lamp.mp3
      21. Great Scenes Great Plays 481210 11 Old Lady Shows Her Medals.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



    21 recordings on 11 Audio CDs
    total playtime 10 hours, 6 min

    Disc A001

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481002 01 Cyrano De Bergrc
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481008 02 Corn Is Green

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    Disc A002

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481010 03 Old Lady Show Medal
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481015 04 Barretts Wimpole St

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    Disc A003

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481022 05 Dark Victory
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481105 06 Little Women

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    Disc A004

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481112 07 Tale Of Two Cities
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481119 08 Enchanted Cottage

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    Disc A005

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481126 09 Every Woman Knows
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481203 10 Devil Daniel Webster

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    Disc A006

    1. Great Scenes Great Plays 481210 11 Old Lady Shows Her Medals
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481217 12 Young Mr. Lincoln

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    Disc A007

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 481231 14 You And I
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490107 15 Citadel

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    Disc A008

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490114 16 Farmer Takes Wife
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490121 17 Icebound

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    Disc A009

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490128 18 Goose Hangs High
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490204 19 World We Make

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    Disc A010

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490211 20 Dead End
    2. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490218 21 Dolls House

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    Disc A011

    1. Great Scenes From Great Plays 490225 22 Lady With Lamp

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