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Escape, Volume 5 - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA336
Escape, Volume 5

6 hours - Audio CD Set

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Volume 5
"...designed to free you from the four walls of today for a half-hour of high adventure..."
Movies, not radio, was where one of Escape’s legendary directors; William N. Robson, made his first foray into the West Coast’s entertainment industry. Upon graduating from Yale University, he obtained work at Paramount Studios - where one first screen credits as a writer was for the 1933 movie Private Jones. From Paramount, Robson transitioned in radio at CBS in 1936. Seven years later, he went on to win two George Foster Peabody Awards for his work on the drama series Man Behind the Gun and the documentary Open Letter on Race Hatred. He also produced, along with writing and directing: the Columbia Workshop, Suspense, Escape, Luke Slaughter of Tombstone and Doorway to Life. While Robson would go on to win additional Peabody Awards for later work on radio productions, his professional reputation suffered a bit after being incorrectly identified as a Communist supporter/sympathizer in the 1950s.
While actor William Conrad is perhaps best known as being the voice of Escape, the long running radio series had a total of five different narrators during its almost seven-year run. In addition to Conrad; Eric Snowden, Paul Frees, Lou Krugman, and Gerald Mohr brought the opening narrations of the radio series to life each week. Conrad and Frees are considered by many aficionados of Old Time Radio the best narrators of the series because of their deep-toned inflections helped to give the show additional gravitas. It was Krugman and Frees, though who narrated the final season of the radio show.
Quite a few of the West Coast character actors from Radio’s Golden age that frequently appeared as guest cast members in Escape went on to be the leads in their own radio shows. Among Escape’s guest stars who went on to be the leads in their own radio shows were: Gerald Mohr as Phillip Marlow; William Conrad as Sheriff Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; Jack Webb as Sgt. Friday in Dragnet; and John Dehner as Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun – Will Travel
Of the more than 200 episodes originally broadcast, there are but a mere handful of Escape programs that are missing today — wonderful news for the novice listener, as hours and hours of great and rewarding radio drama await.
Here is the complete content of this 6 CD collection of Escape, Volume 5 fully restored by Radio Archives.
When the Man Comes, Follow Him
Saturday, April 9, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
The General Died at Dawn
Saturday, April 16, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
The Great Impersonation
Saturday, April 23, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Thursday, July 21, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
The Second Class Passenger
Thursday, July 28, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
The Fortune of Vargas
Wednesday, September 21, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
The Sure Thing
Saturday, October 15, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Night in Havana
Saturday, October 22, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Flood on the Goodwin
Tuesday, November 1, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Plunder of the Sun
Tuesday, November 8, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Tuesday, November 22, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining
Letter From Jason
Tuesday, November 29, 1949 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

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