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Ray Milland Collection

Ray Milland got his big break in The Jungle Princess with sarong-clad Dorothy Lamour and late became a screen legend in 1945’s Lost Weekend.

61 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 38 hours, 33 min)
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Ray Milland

Ray MillandSometimes an entire career is defined by a change of direction mid-stream. Until 1945, Ray Milland had been type-cast in a series of “light-weight” leading man roles, capitalizing on his good looks and natural athleticism. He had become a bona fide Hollywood star in The Jungle Princess (1936), the same picture which launched Dorothy Lamour’s sarong-clad fame. He continued to win the girl on-screen (and hearts in the audience in pictures like Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937), again with Dorothy and the sarong in 1937’s Her Jungle Love and Tropic Holiday, French Without Tears (1939), and with Ginger Rogers in The Major and the Minor (1942). He even got the best of John Wayne in a fist fight in Cecil B. DeMille’s Technicolor adventure Reap the Wild Wind (1942), and got the girl!


The pinnacle of Milland’s career came in 1945’s Lost Weekend, the story of a promising writer who loses himself in the depths of alcoholism. Realizing that such a project would require “serious acting”, Milland threw himself into the role, even spending a night as a patient in New York’s Bellevue Hospital with patients suffering from delirium tremens. He would go on to win the Best Actor Oscar for the role.

Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones, January 3, 1907, in Neath, Wales. An athletic lad, he grew up traipsing the Welsh countryside and learned to ride on his uncle’s horse breeding farm. At 21, he joined the prestigious Household Cavalry (one of the units which personally guard the Royal Family), where he improved his equestrian skills and developed into an expert marksman. While stationed in London, he was befriended by American silent film actress Estelle Brody, who talked him into taking some minor film roles.

His first serious film work came when a German marksman hired to work on The Informer (1929) was hit by a London bus. The producers asked the War Department for help to find a replacement, and gave him an audition where they handed him a rifle, drew a chalk circle on the wall around a half dollar, Ray Millandand asked him to take his best shot. In 10 seconds, he put 11 rounds in a group which could have been covered by a quarter.

The director working in the next studio was impressed with the dashing young actor and hired him for the railroad adventure The Flying Scotsman (1929). The film is claimed to be one of England’s earliest full sound pictures, released about the same time as Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail. It was also about this time that the actor changed his name to Milland, taken from the mill lands area near Neath. He was going to adopt the first name Jack, but was told in Hollywood “only dogs are named Jack”. Instead he chose Ray as the shortest first name he could think of.

Hollywood would call soon enough after a MGM executive saw The Flying Scotsman and offered Milland a nine month contract which would be extended to two years, even though the studio found little work for him other than as a stock player. While in California, Ray met and fell in love with a pretty USC coed, Muriel Weber. Milland called her Mal and the couple married on September 30, 1932, just eight months after meeting.

However, MGM soon dropped his contract, and unable to find work, Milland returned to England while Muriel stayed to complete her education. Work was no easier to find in England, but Roosevelt’s banking reforms devalued the dollar enough to make a return to Los Angeles an affordable option. At first he was willing to take whatever menial jobs he could find, including working for a bookie. Through connections in Britain, he was offered a position as assistant manager at the Shell gas station on Sunset and Clark.

Walking home from the interview he passed the gates of Paramount Studio, where he was intercepted by casting director Joe Egli. The picture Bolero was in production, but an injury to the actor playing the Englishman meant the studio needed a replacement. The short term Paramount job was not as secure as the gas station, but the pay was ten times greater!

Ray MillandAfter Bolero, Ray was offered a five-week contract as a supporting player in Bing Crosby’s screwball comedy We’re Not Dressing (1934). During a scene with George Burns and Gracie Allen, Ray began ad-libbing dialog, which impressed the director enough that Milland was offered a long term contract.

The steady income allowed Ray and Muriel to move into a nicer apartment while he went through an apprenticeship of sorts. He was working steadily, but always in supporting roles until he was called to be the test actor for The Jungle Princess. When Dorothy Lamour was cast, she did not realize that Milland was just a test actor, and requested that he become her co-star.

The intense work on Lost Weekend took a toll on Milland’s home life, and after the film wrapped he and Muriel took a vacation to Canada. The Oscar win cemented his status as a leading man. In 1954, he appeared in Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder with Grace Kelly. It became an open secret that Milland and Kelly were carrying on an affair, although neither publically admitted to it. Supposedly, there were plans for Ray to get a divorce so that he and Grace could marry, but Muriel lowered the boom by reminding him that all the property was in her name and he would come out on the short end of the proceeding.

Milland found mixed success on TV. He starred in the detective series Markham but failed to capture an audience even though it followed the hit Gunsmoke. Realizing the his looks were fading with age, his transitioned into character roles. He played Ryan O’Neal’s father in Love Story (1970).

In 1986, Ray Milland died of lung cancer in Torrance, California. He was 79 years old. Two Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame were placed in his honor, one at 1621 Vine St for Motion Pictures, and another at 1634 Vine St for Television.

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    61 recordings on 2 MP3 CDs for just $10.00
    total playtime 38 hours, 33 min
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    Volume 1 - 33 shows - total playtime 23 hours 37 minutes
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    1. Academy Award Theater 460601 Arise My Love.mp3
    2. Bergen And Mccarthy 460217 Memories With Ray Milland.mp3
    3. Burns And Allen 430921 04 Ray Milland.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 430405 Submarine Astern.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 480607 Last Frontier.mp3
    6. Cavalcade Of America 491115 Greatest Risk.mp3
    7. Cavalcade Of America 501114 Sir Galahad In Manhattan.mp3
    8. Cavalcade Of America 511016 Ship Nazis Had To Get.mp3
    9. Cavalcade Of America 520401 Devils Staircase.mp3
    10. Family Hour Of Stars 481107 06 Deeper Shadow.mp3
    11. Ford Theater 481029 43 Of Human Bondage.mp3
    12. Ford Theater 490218 59 Shadow Of Doubt.mp3
    13. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 460324 063 Candy Anonymous.mp3
    14. Ft 471211 044 Substitute Santa.mp3
    15. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie.mp3
    16. Ft 490316 109 Leprechaun Who Didnt Listen.mp3
    17. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari.mp3
    18. Jack Benny Program 460310 577 Lost Weekend.mp3
    19. Lux Radio Theater 400603 266 Alexanders Ragtime Band.mp3
    20. Lux Radio Theater 420202 337 Skylark.mp3
    21. Lux Radio Theater 420309 342 Lady Eve.mp3
    22. Lux Radio Theater 420330 345 I Wanted Wings.mp3
    23. Lux Radio Theater 421116 370 To Mary With Love.mp3
    24. Lux Radio Theater 430308 386 Reap Wild Wind.mp3
    25. Lux Radio Theater 430531 398 Major And Minor.mp3
    26. Lux Radio Theater 450129 468 Lady In Dark.mp3
    27. Lux Radio Theater 450827 490 Practically Yours Repeat.mp3
    28. Lux Radio Theater 480412 611 Perfect Marriage.mp3
    29. Lux Radio Theater 481122 633 Big Clock.mp3
    30. Lux Radio Theater 491003 670 It Happens Every Spring.mp3
    31. Lux Radio Theater 511203 767 Strangers On Train.mp3
    32. Lux Radio Theater 530302 818 Close To My Heart.mp3
    33. Lux Radio Theater 540118 864 Winslow Boy.mp3
    Volume 2 - 28 shows - total playtime 14 hours 55 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 550315 914 Gentlemans Agreement Repeat.mp3
    2. Lux Radio Theatre 420608 355 Arise My Love.mp3
    3. Meet Mr Mcnutley 540318 027 Rays Other Life.mp3
    4. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540408 30 Anniversary Present.mp3
    5. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540415 31 Egg And Ray.mp3
    6. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540422 32 New Desk.mp3
    7. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540506 34 Ice Cream Parlor.mp3
    8. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540527 37 Mink Coat Aka Jingle Contest.mp3
    9. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540610 39 Mcnutleys Vacation Plans.mp3
    10. Philco Radio 481013 075 Ray Milland Bill Gargan Vancouver.mp3
    11. Radio Hall Of Fame 460120 112 Annual Film Critics Award.mp3
    12. Romance 460219 144 Uninvited.mp3
    13. Screen Directors 500414 064 It Happens Every Spring.mp3
    14. Screen Directors Playhouse 490501 017 Trouble With Women.mp3
    15. Screen Directors Playhouse 490708 024 Big Clock.mp3
    16. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited.mp3
    17. Screen Directors Playhouse 501228 083 Alias Nick Beal 1 Hour.mp3
    18. Screen Guild Theater 400324 Morning Glory.mp3
    19. Screen Guild Theater 430726 154 Once Upon Honeymoon.mp3
    20. Screen Guild Theater 440828 209 Uninvited.mp3
    21. Screen Guild Theater 450702 Standing Room Only.mp3
    22. Screen Guild Theater 460107 279 Lost Weekend.mp3
    23. Sealtest Variety Theater 480916 002 Sir Lancelot Of Lak.mp3
    24. Suspense 481007 Night Cry.mp3
    25. Suspense 490908 Chicken Feed.mp3
    26. Suspense 500420 Pearls Are Nuisance.mp3
    27. Suspense 501207 After Movies.mp3
    28. Suspense 511022 Log Of Marne.mp3
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    61 recordings on 2 MP3 Collection Downloads for just $10.00
    total playtime 38 hours, 33 min
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    Volume 1 - 33 shows - total playtime 23 hours 37 minutes
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    1. Academy Award Theater 460601 Arise My Love.mp3
    2. Bergen And Mccarthy 460217 Memories With Ray Milland.mp3
    3. Burns And Allen 430921 04 Ray Milland.mp3
    4. Cavalcade Of America 430405 Submarine Astern.mp3
    5. Cavalcade Of America 480607 Last Frontier.mp3
    6. Cavalcade Of America 491115 Greatest Risk.mp3
    7. Cavalcade Of America 501114 Sir Galahad In Manhattan.mp3
    8. Cavalcade Of America 511016 Ship Nazis Had To Get.mp3
    9. Cavalcade Of America 520401 Devils Staircase.mp3
    10. Family Hour Of Stars 481107 06 Deeper Shadow.mp3
    11. Ford Theater 481029 43 Of Human Bondage.mp3
    12. Ford Theater 490218 59 Shadow Of Doubt.mp3
    13. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 460324 063 Candy Anonymous.mp3
    14. Ft 471211 044 Substitute Santa.mp3
    15. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie.mp3
    16. Ft 490316 109 Leprechaun Who Didnt Listen.mp3
    17. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari.mp3
    18. Jack Benny Program 460310 577 Lost Weekend.mp3
    19. Lux Radio Theater 400603 266 Alexanders Ragtime Band.mp3
    20. Lux Radio Theater 420202 337 Skylark.mp3
    21. Lux Radio Theater 420309 342 Lady Eve.mp3
    22. Lux Radio Theater 420330 345 I Wanted Wings.mp3
    23. Lux Radio Theater 421116 370 To Mary With Love.mp3
    24. Lux Radio Theater 430308 386 Reap Wild Wind.mp3
    25. Lux Radio Theater 430531 398 Major And Minor.mp3
    26. Lux Radio Theater 450129 468 Lady In Dark.mp3
    27. Lux Radio Theater 450827 490 Practically Yours Repeat.mp3
    28. Lux Radio Theater 480412 611 Perfect Marriage.mp3
    29. Lux Radio Theater 481122 633 Big Clock.mp3
    30. Lux Radio Theater 491003 670 It Happens Every Spring.mp3
    31. Lux Radio Theater 511203 767 Strangers On Train.mp3
    32. Lux Radio Theater 530302 818 Close To My Heart.mp3
    33. Lux Radio Theater 540118 864 Winslow Boy.mp3
    Volume 2 - 28 shows - total playtime 14 hours 55 minutes
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    1. Lux Radio Theater 550315 914 Gentlemans Agreement Repeat.mp3
    2. Lux Radio Theatre 420608 355 Arise My Love.mp3
    3. Meet Mr Mcnutley 540318 027 Rays Other Life.mp3
    4. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540408 30 Anniversary Present.mp3
    5. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540415 31 Egg And Ray.mp3
    6. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540422 32 New Desk.mp3
    7. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540506 34 Ice Cream Parlor.mp3
    8. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540527 37 Mink Coat Aka Jingle Contest.mp3
    9. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540610 39 Mcnutleys Vacation Plans.mp3
    10. Philco Radio 481013 075 Ray Milland Bill Gargan Vancouver.mp3
    11. Radio Hall Of Fame 460120 112 Annual Film Critics Award.mp3
    12. Romance 460219 144 Uninvited.mp3
    13. Screen Directors 500414 064 It Happens Every Spring.mp3
    14. Screen Directors Playhouse 490501 017 Trouble With Women.mp3
    15. Screen Directors Playhouse 490708 024 Big Clock.mp3
    16. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited.mp3
    17. Screen Directors Playhouse 501228 083 Alias Nick Beal 1 Hour.mp3
    18. Screen Guild Theater 400324 Morning Glory.mp3
    19. Screen Guild Theater 430726 154 Once Upon Honeymoon.mp3
    20. Screen Guild Theater 440828 209 Uninvited.mp3
    21. Screen Guild Theater 450702 Standing Room Only.mp3
    22. Screen Guild Theater 460107 279 Lost Weekend.mp3
    23. Sealtest Variety Theater 480916 002 Sir Lancelot Of Lak.mp3
    24. Suspense 481007 Night Cry.mp3
    25. Suspense 490908 Chicken Feed.mp3
    26. Suspense 500420 Pearls Are Nuisance.mp3
    27. Suspense 501207 After Movies.mp3
    28. Suspense 511022 Log Of Marne.mp3
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    61 recordings on 44 Audio CDs
    total playtime 38 hours, 33 min

    Ray Milland Disc A001

    1. Screen Guild Theater 400324 Morning Glory

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    Ray Milland Disc A002

    1. Lux Radio Theater 400603 266 Alexanders Ragtime Band

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    Ray Milland Disc A003

    1. Lux Radio Theater 420202 337 Skylark

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    Ray Milland Disc A004

    1. Lux Radio Theater 420309 342 Lady Eve

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    Ray Milland Disc A005

    1. Lux Radio Theater 420330 345 I Wanted Wings

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    Ray Milland Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio Theatre 420608 355 Arise My Love

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    Ray Milland Disc A007

    1. Lux Radio Theater 421116 370 To Mary With Love

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    Ray Milland Disc A008

    1. Lux Radio Theater 430308 386 Reap Wild Wind

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    Ray Milland Disc A009

    1. Cavalcade Of America 430405 Submarine Astern

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    Ray Milland Disc A010

    1. Lux Radio Theater 430531 398 Major And Minor

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    Ray Milland Disc A011

    1. Screen Guild Theater 430726 154 Once Upon Honeymoon
    2. Burns And Allen 430921 04 Ray Milland

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    Ray Milland Disc A012

    1. Screen Guild Theater 440828 209 Uninvited

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    Ray Milland Disc A013

    1. Lux Radio Theater 450129 468 Lady In Dark

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    Ray Milland Disc A014

    1. Screen Guild Theater 450702 Standing Room Only

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    Ray Milland Disc A015

    1. Lux Radio Theater 450827 490 Practically Yours Repeat

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    Ray Milland Disc A016

    1. Screen Guild Theater 460107 279 Lost Weekend
    2. Radio Hall Of Fame 460120 112 Annual Film Critics Award

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    Ray Milland Disc A017

    1. Bergen And Mccarthy 460217 Memories With Ray Milland
    2. Romance 460219 144 Uninvited

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    Ray Milland Disc A018

    1. Jack Benny Program 460310 577 Lost Weekend
    2. Fred Allen Fred Allen Show 460324 063 Candy Anonymous

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    Ray Milland Disc A019

    1. Academy Award Theater 460601 Arise My Love
    2. Ft 471211 044 Substitute Santa

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    Ray Milland Disc A020

    1. Lux Radio Theater 480412 611 Perfect Marriage

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    Ray Milland Disc A021

    1. Cavalcade Of America 480607 Last Frontier
    2. Ft 480708 074 For Bonnie Annie Laurie

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    Ray Milland Disc A022

    1. Sealtest Variety Theater 480916 002 Sir Lancelot Of Lak
    2. Suspense 481007 Night Cry

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    Ray Milland Disc A023

    1. Philco Radio 481013 075 Ray Milland Bill Gargan Vancouver

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    Ray Milland Disc A024

    1. Ford Theater 481029 43 Of Human Bondage

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    Ray Milland Disc A025

    1. Family Hour Of Stars 481107 06 Deeper Shadow

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    Ray Milland Disc A026

    1. Lux Radio Theater 481122 633 Big Clock

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    Ray Milland Disc A027

    1. Ford Theater 490218 59 Shadow Of Doubt

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    Ray Milland Disc A028

    1. Ft 490316 109 Leprechaun Who Didnt Listen
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 490501 017 Trouble With Women

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    Ray Milland Disc A029

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 490708 024 Big Clock
    2. Suspense 490908 Chicken Feed

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    Ray Milland Disc A030

    1. Lux Radio Theater 491003 670 It Happens Every Spring

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    Ray Milland Disc A031

    1. Cavalcade Of America 491115 Greatest Risk
    2. Screen Directors Playhouse 491118 043 Uninvited

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    Ray Milland Disc A032

    1. Screen Directors 500414 064 It Happens Every Spring
    2. Suspense 500420 Pearls Are Nuisance

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    Ray Milland Disc A033

    1. Cavalcade Of America 501114 Sir Galahad In Manhattan
    2. Suspense 501207 After Movies

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    Ray Milland Disc A034

    1. Screen Directors Playhouse 501228 083 Alias Nick Beal 1 Hour

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    Ray Milland Disc A035

    1. Cavalcade Of America 511016 Ship Nazis Had To Get
    2. Suspense 511022 Log Of Marne

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    Ray Milland Disc A036

    1. Lux Radio Theater 511203 767 Strangers On Train

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    Ray Milland Disc A037

    1. Cavalcade Of America 520401 Devils Staircase
    2. Hollywood Star Playhouse 520518 104 Safari

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    Ray Milland Disc A038

    1. Lux Radio Theater 530302 818 Close To My Heart

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    Ray Milland Disc A039

    1. Lux Radio Theater 540118 864 Winslow Boy

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    Ray Milland Disc A040

    1. Meet Mr Mcnutley 540318 027 Rays Other Life
    2. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540408 30 Anniversary Present

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    Ray Milland Disc A041

    1. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540415 31 Egg And Ray
    2. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540422 32 New Desk

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    Ray Milland Disc A042

    1. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540506 34 Ice Cream Parlor
    2. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540527 37 Mink Coat Aka Jingle Contest

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    Ray Milland Disc A043

    1. Meet Mr. Mcnutley 540610 39 Mcnutleys Vacation Plans

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    Ray Milland Disc A044

    1. Lux Radio Theater 550315 914 Gentlemans Agreement Repeat

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