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Road of Life

This old time radio soap opera centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine.

Road of Life

75 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 17 hours, 59 min)
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Irna Phillips, originator of the show
Irna Phillips, originator of the show
This popular Radio Soap is another creation from "the Mother of Daytime Drama", Irna Phillips. The program was a great success for sponsor Proctor and Gamble, with an 18 year run on the radio, beginning 1937. CBS attempted to bring the series to television from Dec 13, 1954 to Jul 1, 1955, in the 1:15-1:30 time slot. Because many CBS affiliates choose to run local news and talk shows during this time slot, the program never achieved the popularity it was due. However the radio version of Road of Life continued into the 1959 season when the golden age of Radio Soap Opera began to wind down.

The story centered on handsome doctor Jim Brent and his wife Jocelyn in the small town of Merrimac. Proctor Gable Ad, 1940As the heroine of a medical drama, Jocelyn would suffer from almost every dread disease known to medicine. Also a large factor in the story was the relationships between three generations of Brent's and Jocelyn's well to do but highly dysfunctional family, the Overtons.

Don MacLaughlin starred as Dr Brent, and Virginia Dwyer played Jocelyn on both radio and TV. Both would go on in Soaps, McLaughlin Chris Hughes on CBS's As the World Turns, while Dwyer would become the matriarch Mary Matthews on Another World.

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    Road of Life was a radio soap opera that ran from 1937 to 1959. It was about a woman who caught one new disease after another, and her doctor husband had to cure her, over and over. Matt Crowley, and later Donald McLaughlin, starred as the doctor, and Virginia Dwyer his disease-prone wife. Both McLaughlin and Dwyer went on to success in television soap operas.

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    75 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 59 min
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    1. 75 shows - total playtime 17 hours 59 minutes
    2. RoL 400712 Jim And Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Room.mp3
    3. RoL 440607 Dr Frasier Tries To Break In Dr Brents Clinic.mp3
    4. RoL 441227 Dr Brent Inquires About His Son.mp3
    5. RoL 441228 Dr Frasier Refuses To Attend Emergency Patient.mp3
    6. RoL 441229 Dr Frasier Told Get Out Of The Operating Room.mp3
    7. RoL 450103 Carol Argues With Her Aunt About Divorcing Jim.mp3
    8. RoL 450104 John Argues With Jim About Emergency Surgery.mp3
    9. RoL 450105 John Speaks With Dr Frasier About Jims Expulsion.mp3
    10. RoL 450108 Carol Boards Train For Reno To Get Divorced.mp3
    11. RoL 450115 Jim Asks John Not To Interfere.mp3
    12. RoL 450116 Dr Frasier Prepares A Cover-Up.mp3
    13. RoL 450117 A Chat Between Nurse Sylvia And Dr Brent.mp3
    14. RoL 450118 Carol Arrives In Reno.mp3
    15. RoL 450119 Carol Has A Nightmare.mp3
    16. RoL 450122 Jim Has Dinner With Sylvia.mp3
    17. RoL 450123 Dr Brent Not Worried About Ethics Board.mp3
    18. RoL 450124 Carol Speaks With A Divorcee.mp3
    19. RoL 450125 Ethics Committee Meeting Begins.mp3
    20. RoL 450126 Tom Parsons Testifies.mp3
    21. RoL 450129 Tom Parsons Testimony Thrown Out.mp3
    22. RoL 450130 Nurse Palmer Testifies.mp3
    23. RoL 450131 Ethel Lanear Testifies.mp3
    24. RoL 450201 Jim And John Wait For A Decision.mp3
    25. RoL 450202 Dr Brent Found Guilty.mp3
    26. RoL 450205 Jim Tells John Of The Guilty Verdict.mp3
    27. RoL 450206 Carol Reminisces.mp3
    28. RoL 450207 Jim Reflects On His Life.mp3
    29. RoL 450208 Ethel Lanear Confronts Dr Frasier.mp3
    30. RoL 450209 Pauline Urges Carol To Get A Lawyer.mp3
    31. RoL 450212 Carol Sees A Lawyer.mp3
    32. RoL 450213 Carols Jealousy.mp3
    33. RoL 450214 Judy Evans Visits Dr Brent.mp3
    34. RoL 450215 Jim Visits Bill At The Sanitarium.mp3
    35. RoL 450216 Jim And Sylvia Discuss Bills New Treatment.mp3
    36. RoL 450219 Bill Begins His New Treatment.mp3
    37. RoL 450220 Bill Better After Treatment.mp3
    38. RoL 450221 Preliminary Divorce Proceedings Begin.mp3
    39. RoL 450222 Carol Spends The Day With Her Lawyer.mp3
    40. RoL 450223 Jim Requests More Equipment For The Sanitarium.mp3
    41. RoL 450226 Dr Brent Meets Madeleine Post.mp3
    42. RoL 450227 Dr Brent Meets Madeleines Mother.mp3
    43. RoL 450228 Dr Brent Makes An Appointment With Augustus Post.mp3
    44. RoL 450301 Augustus Post Turns Down Dr. Brents Request.mp3
    45. RoL 450302 Dr Brent Finds A New Benefactor.mp3
    46. RoL 450528 Lotte And Alice Are Cleaning House For Brents.mp3
    47. RoL 450622 Busybody Cummings Sisters Spy On Carol Brent.mp3
    48. RoL 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled By A Detective.mp3
    49. RoL 460822 .mp3
    50. RoL 460822.mp3
    51. RoL 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About The Fire.mp3
    52. RoL 470726 Dr Brent Proposed To Maggie, Is She Still Alive.mp3
    53. RoL 471021 Carol Intercepts Dr Brent Note Nurse Roberts.mp3
    54. RoL 471106 Alex Uses Carol To Obtain A Job.mp3
    55. RoL 471201 Francie Is Leaving The Brent House.mp3
    56. RoL 471202 Dr Brent Asks Francie To Return.mp3
    57. RoL 471203 Carols Career Means More Than Her Marriage.mp3
    58. RoL 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie.mp3
    59. RoL 480507 Maggie Turns Down Franks Proposal.mp3
    60. RoL 480511 Mrs Lowell Tries To Break Up Frank And Maggie.mp3
    61. RoL 480519 Mrs Lowell Has Demonstrated Power Over Maggie.mp3
    62. RoL 480520 The Sinister Mysterious Behavior Of Mrs Lowell.mp3
    63. RoL 480525 Goaded Almost Beyond Endurance By Mrs Lowell.mp3
    64. RoL 480630 Maggie Lowell Has Not The Slightest Inkling.mp3
    65. RoL 480723 Jim Branch Puzzled By Maggies Reaction.mp3
    66. RoL 481128 Francie Brent Puzzled By Carols Attitude.mp3
    67. RoL 481203 When Jim Brent Asked His Wife To Apologize.mp3
    68. RoL 481204 Carol Brent Settled Herself Back In Her Seat.mp3
    69. RoL 481215 But We Can Make It, Mr Dudley.mp3
    70. RoL 481216 In A Stone House On The Rue Delavie In Paris.mp3
    71. RoL Augusta The Killer.mp3
    72. RoL Frank And Bill Talk.mp3
    73. RoL Jim Was A Little Puzzled By Francies Cool Reception.mp3
    74. RoL Musical Themes 1.mp3
    75. RoL Musical Themes 2.mp3
    76. RoL The Phone Call.mp3
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    75 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00. Total playtime 17 hours, 59 min
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    total playtime 17 hours, 59 min
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    1. 75 shows - total playtime 17 hours 59 minutes
    2. RoL 400712 Jim And Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Room.mp3
    3. RoL 440607 Dr Frasier Tries To Break In Dr Brents Clinic.mp3
    4. RoL 441227 Dr Brent Inquires About His Son.mp3
    5. RoL 441228 Dr Frasier Refuses To Attend Emergency Patient.mp3
    6. RoL 441229 Dr Frasier Told Get Out Of The Operating Room.mp3
    7. RoL 450103 Carol Argues With Her Aunt About Divorcing Jim.mp3
    8. RoL 450104 John Argues With Jim About Emergency Surgery.mp3
    9. RoL 450105 John Speaks With Dr Frasier About Jims Expulsion.mp3
    10. RoL 450108 Carol Boards Train For Reno To Get Divorced.mp3
    11. RoL 450115 Jim Asks John Not To Interfere.mp3
    12. RoL 450116 Dr Frasier Prepares A Cover-Up.mp3
    13. RoL 450117 A Chat Between Nurse Sylvia And Dr Brent.mp3
    14. RoL 450118 Carol Arrives In Reno.mp3
    15. RoL 450119 Carol Has A Nightmare.mp3
    16. RoL 450122 Jim Has Dinner With Sylvia.mp3
    17. RoL 450123 Dr Brent Not Worried About Ethics Board.mp3
    18. RoL 450124 Carol Speaks With A Divorcee.mp3
    19. RoL 450125 Ethics Committee Meeting Begins.mp3
    20. RoL 450126 Tom Parsons Testifies.mp3
    21. RoL 450129 Tom Parsons Testimony Thrown Out.mp3
    22. RoL 450130 Nurse Palmer Testifies.mp3
    23. RoL 450131 Ethel Lanear Testifies.mp3
    24. RoL 450201 Jim And John Wait For A Decision.mp3
    25. RoL 450202 Dr Brent Found Guilty.mp3
    26. RoL 450205 Jim Tells John Of The Guilty Verdict.mp3
    27. RoL 450206 Carol Reminisces.mp3
    28. RoL 450207 Jim Reflects On His Life.mp3
    29. RoL 450208 Ethel Lanear Confronts Dr Frasier.mp3
    30. RoL 450209 Pauline Urges Carol To Get A Lawyer.mp3
    31. RoL 450212 Carol Sees A Lawyer.mp3
    32. RoL 450213 Carols Jealousy.mp3
    33. RoL 450214 Judy Evans Visits Dr Brent.mp3
    34. RoL 450215 Jim Visits Bill At The Sanitarium.mp3
    35. RoL 450216 Jim And Sylvia Discuss Bills New Treatment.mp3
    36. RoL 450219 Bill Begins His New Treatment.mp3
    37. RoL 450220 Bill Better After Treatment.mp3
    38. RoL 450221 Preliminary Divorce Proceedings Begin.mp3
    39. RoL 450222 Carol Spends The Day With Her Lawyer.mp3
    40. RoL 450223 Jim Requests More Equipment For The Sanitarium.mp3
    41. RoL 450226 Dr Brent Meets Madeleine Post.mp3
    42. RoL 450227 Dr Brent Meets Madeleines Mother.mp3
    43. RoL 450228 Dr Brent Makes An Appointment With Augustus Post.mp3
    44. RoL 450301 Augustus Post Turns Down Dr. Brents Request.mp3
    45. RoL 450302 Dr Brent Finds A New Benefactor.mp3
    46. RoL 450528 Lotte And Alice Are Cleaning House For Brents.mp3
    47. RoL 450622 Busybody Cummings Sisters Spy On Carol Brent.mp3
    48. RoL 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled By A Detective.mp3
    49. RoL 460822 .mp3
    50. RoL 460822.mp3
    51. RoL 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About The Fire.mp3
    52. RoL 470726 Dr Brent Proposed To Maggie, Is She Still Alive.mp3
    53. RoL 471021 Carol Intercepts Dr Brent Note Nurse Roberts.mp3
    54. RoL 471106 Alex Uses Carol To Obtain A Job.mp3
    55. RoL 471201 Francie Is Leaving The Brent House.mp3
    56. RoL 471202 Dr Brent Asks Francie To Return.mp3
    57. RoL 471203 Carols Career Means More Than Her Marriage.mp3
    58. RoL 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie.mp3
    59. RoL 480507 Maggie Turns Down Franks Proposal.mp3
    60. RoL 480511 Mrs Lowell Tries To Break Up Frank And Maggie.mp3
    61. RoL 480519 Mrs Lowell Has Demonstrated Power Over Maggie.mp3
    62. RoL 480520 The Sinister Mysterious Behavior Of Mrs Lowell.mp3
    63. RoL 480525 Goaded Almost Beyond Endurance By Mrs Lowell.mp3
    64. RoL 480630 Maggie Lowell Has Not The Slightest Inkling.mp3
    65. RoL 480723 Jim Branch Puzzled By Maggies Reaction.mp3
    66. RoL 481128 Francie Brent Puzzled By Carols Attitude.mp3
    67. RoL 481203 When Jim Brent Asked His Wife To Apologize.mp3
    68. RoL 481204 Carol Brent Settled Herself Back In Her Seat.mp3
    69. RoL 481215 But We Can Make It, Mr Dudley.mp3
    70. RoL 481216 In A Stone House On The Rue Delavie In Paris.mp3
    71. RoL Augusta The Killer.mp3
    72. RoL Frank And Bill Talk.mp3
    73. RoL Jim Was A Little Puzzled By Francies Cool Reception.mp3
    74. RoL Musical Themes 1.mp3
    75. RoL Musical Themes 2.mp3
    76. RoL The Phone Call.mp3
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    75 recordings on 19 Audio CDs. Total playtime 17 hours, 59 min
    75 recordings on 19 Audio CDs
    total playtime 17 hours, 59 min

    Road of Life Disc A001

    1. RoL Augusta The Killer
    2. RoL Frank And Bill Talk
    3. RoL Jim Was A Little Puzzled By Francies Cool Reception
    4. RoL Musical Themes 1
    5. RoL Musical Themes 2

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    Road of Life Disc A002

    1. RoL The Phone Call
    2. RoL 400712 Jim And Helen Go To Second Floor Waiting Room
    3. RoL 440607 Dr Frasier Tries To Break In Dr Brents Clinic
    4. RoL 441227 Dr Brent Inquires About His Son

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    Road of Life Disc A003

    1. RoL 441228 Dr Frasier Refuses To Attend Emergency Patient
    2. RoL 441229 Dr Frasier Told Get Out Of The Operating Room
    3. RoL 450103 Carol Argues With Her Aunt About Divorcing Jim
    4. RoL 450104 John Argues With Jim About Emergency Surgery

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    Road of Life Disc A004

    1. RoL 450105 John Speaks With Dr Frasier About Jims Expulsion
    2. RoL 450108 Carol Boards Train For Reno To Get Divorced
    3. RoL 450115 Jim Asks John Not To Interfere
    4. RoL 450116 Dr Frasier Prepares A Cover-Up

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    Road of Life Disc A005

    1. RoL 450117 A Chat Between Nurse Sylvia And Dr Brent
    2. RoL 450118 Carol Arrives In Reno
    3. RoL 450119 Carol Has A Nightmare
    4. RoL 450122 Jim Has Dinner With Sylvia

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    Road of Life Disc A006

    1. RoL 450123 Dr Brent Not Worried About Ethics Board
    2. RoL 450124 Carol Speaks With A Divorcee
    3. RoL 450125 Ethics Committee Meeting Begins
    4. RoL 450126 Tom Parsons Testifies

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    Road of Life Disc A007

    1. RoL 450129 Tom Parsons Testimony Thrown Out
    2. RoL 450130 Nurse Palmer Testifies
    3. RoL 450131 Ethel Lanear Testifies
    4. RoL 450201 Jim And John Wait For A Decision

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    Road of Life Disc A008

    1. RoL 450202 Dr Brent Found Guilty
    2. RoL 450205 Jim Tells John Of The Guilty Verdict
    3. RoL 450206 Carol Reminisces
    4. RoL 450207 Jim Reflects On His Life

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    Road of Life Disc A009

    1. RoL 450208 Ethel Lanear Confronts Dr Frasier
    2. RoL 450209 Pauline Urges Carol To Get A Lawyer
    3. RoL 450212 Carol Sees A Lawyer
    4. RoL 450213 Carols Jealousy

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    Road of Life Disc A010

    1. RoL 450214 Judy Evans Visits Dr Brent
    2. RoL 450215 Jim Visits Bill At The Sanitarium
    3. RoL 450216 Jim And Sylvia Discuss Bills New Treatment
    4. RoL 450219 Bill Begins His New Treatment

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    Road of Life Disc A011

    1. RoL 450220 Bill Better After Treatment
    2. RoL 450221 Preliminary Divorce Proceedings Begin
    3. RoL 450222 Carol Spends The Day With Her Lawyer
    4. RoL 450223 Jim Requests More Equipment For The Sanitarium

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    Road of Life Disc A012

    1. RoL 450226 Dr Brent Meets Madeleine Post
    2. RoL 450227 Dr Brent Meets Madeleines Mother
    3. RoL 450228 Dr Brent Makes An Appointment With Augustus Post
    4. RoL 450301 Augustus Post Turns Down Dr. Brents Request

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    Road of Life Disc A013

    1. RoL 450302 Dr Brent Finds A New Benefactor
    2. RoL 450528 Lotte And Alice Are Cleaning House For Brents
    3. RoL 450622 Busybody Cummings Sisters Spy On Carol Brent
    4. RoL 460817 Mrs Fitzpatrick Has Been Foiled By A Detective

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    Road of Life Disc A014

    1. RoL 460822
    2. RoL 460822
    3. RoL 470618 Carol And Jim Talk About The Fire
    4. RoL 470726 Dr Brent Proposed To Maggie, Is She Still Alive

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    Road of Life Disc A015

    1. RoL 471021 Carol Intercepts Dr Brent Note Nurse Roberts
    2. RoL 471106 Alex Uses Carol To Obtain A Job
    3. RoL 471201 Francie Is Leaving The Brent House
    4. RoL 471202 Dr Brent Asks Francie To Return

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    Road of Life Disc A016

    1. RoL 471203 Carols Career Means More Than Her Marriage
    2. RoL 471218 Franks Offer Of Marriage To Frankie
    3. RoL 480507 Maggie Turns Down Franks Proposal
    4. RoL 480511 Mrs Lowell Tries To Break Up Frank And Maggie

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    Road of Life Disc A017

    1. RoL 480519 Mrs Lowell Has Demonstrated Power Over Maggie
    2. RoL 480520 The Sinister Mysterious Behavior Of Mrs Lowell
    3. RoL 480525 Goaded Almost Beyond Endurance By Mrs Lowell
    4. RoL 480630 Maggie Lowell Has Not The Slightest Inkling

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    Road of Life Disc A018

    1. RoL 480723 Jim Branch Puzzled By Maggies Reaction
    2. RoL 481128 Francie Brent Puzzled By Carols Attitude
    3. RoL 481203 When Jim Brent Asked His Wife To Apologize
    4. RoL 481204 Carol Brent Settled Herself Back In Her Seat

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    Road of Life Disc A019

    1. RoL 481215 But We Can Make It, Mr Dudley
    2. RoL 481216 In A Stone House On The Rue Delavie In Paris

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