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Escape, Volume 4 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA326
Escape, Volume 4


 
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Escape
Volume 4
 
 
"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
 
While stories of mystery and crime were the bailiwick of Suspense, Escape concentrated more on tales of high adventure — war, westerns, supernatural horror and science-fiction. Esteemed authors like Rudyard Kipling, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, and Joseph Conrad provided much of the source material for the program, setting Escape apart from most of the other dramatic anthologies on the air at the time.
 
Escape benefited from an ensemble cast which included actor William Conrad – who lent his voice to 90 episodes in this gem of a series from Radio’s Golden Age. Following a distant second, actor Ben Wright lent his voice to a mere 56 episodes. Trailing in third place for the most performances on Escape, actor Harry Bartell voiced a variety of characters in 55 episodes, while John Dehner lent his voice to 54 episodes.
 
Known as being the voice of Escape, actor William Conrad once estimated that he portrayed more than 7,500 roles during his long career as a voice actor during Radio’s Golden Age. Conrad was not an idle boaster. He lent his distinct voice as a supporting cast member to such shows as The Man Called X, Favorite Story, The Voyage of the Scarlet Queen, The Green Lama, Nightbeat, and even Escape’s sister show, Romance. He also voiced Sheriff Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke. Conrad appeared in a record 90 episodes of Escape.
 
Escape featured one of radio's most memorable openings, with either William Conrad or Paul Frees intoning: "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you...ESCAPE!" The orchestra would then strike up Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and, within seconds, the listener would be transported to a Caribbean jungle or to an icy glacier, effectively putting them in the shoes of that episode's protagonist.
 
Evening Primrose
Sunday, September 12, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
Sunday, September 19, 1948 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Lost Special
Saturday, February 12, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Orient Express
Saturday, February 19, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Red Wine
Saturday, February 26, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Conquerer's Isle
Saturday, March 5, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
He Who Rides the Tiger
Saturday, March 12, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
A Shipment of Mute Fate
Sunday, March 13, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Finger of Doom
Saturday, March 19, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Country of the Blind
Sunday, March 20, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
The Adaptive Ultimate
Saturday, March 26, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
 
Confidential Agent
Saturday, April 2, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

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