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Sydney Smith Collection

Best known for his roles on Adventures of Ellery Queen and Cavalcade of America, Sydney Smith got his start Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations.

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38 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 20 hours, 8 min)
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"Sydney Smith in Big Story"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Sydney Smith was born in Bedford, Quebec, on November 29, 1909. He decided to try his luck at acting, and landed roles in several of Orson Welles' Shakespeare adaptations for CBS in the mid to late thirties.

Sydney SmithSmith's big break in Radio came when he was selected to play the famous mystery writer in The Adventures of Ellery Queen during the 1943 season. Sydney Smith was the seventh to voice Ellery Queen on CBS. Interestingly, the actors in the title role of the series seemed to get less press than the supporting cast, Santos Ortega as Detective Sgt Richard Queen and Marian Shockley as Ellery's assistant Nikki Porter. This was partly to help maintain the illusion that the "real" Ellery Queen was on the air, and it helped with the show's format of using guest "armchair detectives" in each episode. Just before the final scene, the guests would give their solution to the mystery, and then Ellery would solve the mystery.

DuPont's Cavalcade of America was created, in part, to counter accusations of profiteering by the chemical company during the First World War. The long running anthology built an awesome body of work for several actors during its run from 1935 to 1953. Smith was a frequent part of the company between 1944 and the end of the run. He found more literature related mystery work on Crime Club, where the audience would come into the mysterious library to hear the weeks story of murder.

On the big screen, Sydney Smith was usually seen playing bit parts as flag officers, Admirals and Generals. His most famous appearance was in No Time For Sergeants(1958), and he also appeared in Tonka(1959) and The Gallant Hours(1960). Sydney Smith passed away in Seattle in 1978.

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    38 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 20 hours, 8 min
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      38 shows - total playtime 20 hours 8 minutes
      1. Big Story 490309 E102 Respected Chemist Dead.mp3
      2. Calv 440828 398 Yankee From Olympus.mp3
      3. Calv 480209 554 Mr Lincoln Goes To Pla.mp3
      4. Calv 510206 686 Greeley Of Tribune.mp3
      5. Calv 510605 703 Path To Stars.mp3
      6. Calv 511002 712 Sequel At Seventy.mp3
      7. Calv 511225 724 Day They Gave Babies Away.mp3
      8. Calv 520205 730 Thunder Of Justice.mp3
      9. Calv 520408 739 Nurse Who Forgot Fear.mp3
      10. Calv 520513 744 Prisoner Of Castle Thunder.mp3
      11. Calv 521007 757 One Way Out.mp3
      12. Calv 530210 774 Operation Miracle.mp3
      13. Calv 530324 780 One Came Through.mp3
      14. Cbsrmt 740408 0070 Locked Room.mp3
      15. Chase 520814 15 Amusement Park.mp3
      16. Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370830 8 Twelfth Night.mp3
      17. Columbia Workshop 360919 109 Hamlet 1o2.mp3
      18. Columbia Workshop 361114 116 Hamlet 2o2.mp3
      19. Crime Club 470313 16 Fear Came First.mp3
      20. Crime Club 470612 29 Death Is Knockout.mp3
      21. Crime Club 470821 39 Deed Indeed.mp3
      22. Crimeclub 470612 029 Deathisaknockout.mp3
      23. Did Justice Triumph 470728 026 Marriage Bureau Murders.mp3
      24. Ellery Queen 430930 E 78 Adventure Of World Series Crime.mp3
      25. Ellery Queen 431106 150 Vanishing Magician.mp3
      26. Ellery Queen 440113 160 Mischief Maker.mp3
      27. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman.mp3
      28. Ellery Queen 440413 173 Dead Mans Cavern Afrs.mp3
      29. Ellery Queen 440713 186 Foul Tip.mp3
      30. Ellery Queen 450801 237 Nick Knife Mystery Playhouse Version.mp3
      31. Ellery Queen 451107 249 Message In Red.mp3
      32. Ellery Queen 480506 352 One Diamond.mp3
      33. Radio Hall Of Fame 440123 008 Oh What Beautiful Morning.mp3
      34. Radio Readers Digest 19480129 099 Lady For Ransom.mp3
      35. Romance 440613 058 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
      36. Romance 450123 088 Ball Of Fire.mp3
      37. Studio One 470826 18 Hunted.mp3
      38. X 1 550529 006 Man In Moon.mp3
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    38 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 20 hours, 8 min
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      38 shows - total playtime 20 hours 8 minutes
      1. Big Story 490309 E102 Respected Chemist Dead.mp3
      2. Calv 440828 398 Yankee From Olympus.mp3
      3. Calv 480209 554 Mr Lincoln Goes To Pla.mp3
      4. Calv 510206 686 Greeley Of Tribune.mp3
      5. Calv 510605 703 Path To Stars.mp3
      6. Calv 511002 712 Sequel At Seventy.mp3
      7. Calv 511225 724 Day They Gave Babies Away.mp3
      8. Calv 520205 730 Thunder Of Justice.mp3
      9. Calv 520408 739 Nurse Who Forgot Fear.mp3
      10. Calv 520513 744 Prisoner Of Castle Thunder.mp3
      11. Calv 521007 757 One Way Out.mp3
      12. Calv 530210 774 Operation Miracle.mp3
      13. Calv 530324 780 One Came Through.mp3
      14. Cbsrmt 740408 0070 Locked Room.mp3
      15. Chase 520814 15 Amusement Park.mp3
      16. Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370830 8 Twelfth Night.mp3
      17. Columbia Workshop 360919 109 Hamlet 1o2.mp3
      18. Columbia Workshop 361114 116 Hamlet 2o2.mp3
      19. Crime Club 470313 16 Fear Came First.mp3
      20. Crime Club 470612 29 Death Is Knockout.mp3
      21. Crime Club 470821 39 Deed Indeed.mp3
      22. Crimeclub 470612 029 Deathisaknockout.mp3
      23. Did Justice Triumph 470728 026 Marriage Bureau Murders.mp3
      24. Ellery Queen 430930 E 78 Adventure Of World Series Crime.mp3
      25. Ellery Queen 431106 150 Vanishing Magician.mp3
      26. Ellery Queen 440113 160 Mischief Maker.mp3
      27. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman.mp3
      28. Ellery Queen 440413 173 Dead Mans Cavern Afrs.mp3
      29. Ellery Queen 440713 186 Foul Tip.mp3
      30. Ellery Queen 450801 237 Nick Knife Mystery Playhouse Version.mp3
      31. Ellery Queen 451107 249 Message In Red.mp3
      32. Ellery Queen 480506 352 One Diamond.mp3
      33. Radio Hall Of Fame 440123 008 Oh What Beautiful Morning.mp3
      34. Radio Readers Digest 19480129 099 Lady For Ransom.mp3
      35. Romance 440613 058 Pride And Prejudice.mp3
      36. Romance 450123 088 Ball Of Fire.mp3
      37. Studio One 470826 18 Hunted.mp3
      38. X 1 550529 006 Man In Moon.mp3
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    38 recordings on 21 Audio CDs
    total playtime 18 hours, 58 min

    Sydney Smith Disc A001

    1. Radio Readers Digest 19480129 099 Lady For Ransom
    2. Columbia Workshop 360919 109 Hamlet 1o2

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    Sydney Smith Disc A002

    1. Columbia Workshop 361114 116 Hamlet 2o2

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    Sydney Smith Disc A003

    1. Columbia Presents Shakespeare 370830 8 Twelfth Night

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    Sydney Smith Disc A004

    1. Ellery Queen 430930 E 78 Adventure Of World Series Crime
    2. Ellery Queen 431106 150 Vanishing Magician

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    Sydney Smith Disc A005

    1. Ellery Queen 440113 160 Mischief Maker
    2. Ellery Queen 440120 161 Scarecrow And Snowman

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    Sydney Smith Disc A006

    1. Radio Hall Of Fame 440123 008 Oh What Beautiful Morning

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    Sydney Smith Disc A007

    1. Ellery Queen 440413 173 Dead Mans Cavern Afrs
    2. Romance 440613 058 Pride And Prejudice

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    Sydney Smith Disc A008

    1. Ellery Queen 440713 186 Foul Tip
    2. Calv 440828 398 Yankee From Olympus

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    Sydney Smith Disc A009

    1. Romance 450123 088 Ball Of Fire
    2. Ellery Queen 450801 237 Nick Knife Mystery Playhouse Version

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    Sydney Smith Disc A010

    1. Ellery Queen 451107 249 Message In Red
    2. Crime Club 470313 16 Fear Came First

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    Sydney Smith Disc A011

    1. Crime Club 470612 29 Death Is Knockout
    2. Crimeclub 470612 029 Deathisaknockout

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    Sydney Smith Disc A012

    1. Did Justice Triumph 470728 026 Marriage Bureau Murders
    2. Crime Club 470821 39 Deed Indeed

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    Sydney Smith Disc A013

    1. Studio One 470826 18 Hunted

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    Sydney Smith Disc A014

    1. Calv 480209 554 Mr Lincoln Goes To Pla
    2. Ellery Queen 480506 352 One Diamond

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    Sydney Smith Disc A015

    1. Big Story 490309 E102 Respected Chemist Dead
    2. Calv 510206 686 Greeley Of Tribune

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    Sydney Smith Disc A016

    1. Calv 510605 703 Path To Stars
    2. Calv 511002 712 Sequel At Seventy

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    Sydney Smith Disc A017

    1. Calv 511225 724 Day They Gave Babies Away
    2. Calv 520205 730 Thunder Of Justice

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    Sydney Smith Disc A018

    1. Calv 520408 739 Nurse Who Forgot Fear
    2. Calv 520513 744 Prisoner Of Castle Thunder

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    Sydney Smith Disc A019

    1. Chase 520814 15 Amusement Park
    2. Calv 521007 757 One Way Out

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    Sydney Smith Disc A020

    1. Calv 530210 774 Operation Miracle
    2. Calv 530324 780 One Came Through

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    Sydney Smith Disc A021

    1. X 1 550529 006 Man In Moon

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