Matinee Theater - Single Episodes

(4.3 stars; 19 reviews)


Matinee Theater represented a serious attempt by CBS to provide quality dramatic programming for its Sunday afternoon listeners. A continuation of the series Dangerously Yours, it was renamed Matinee Theater with a view towards presenting "a greater range of stories". That broader scope was able to accommodate such episodes as "Beautiful Dreamer" (the Stephen Foster story) and "The Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning". Victor Jory and several different female stars paired to bring classics like "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre", and "The Scarlet Pimpernel" to the audience, as well as a number of more contemporary works. The first of these thirty-minute broadcasts aired October 22, 1944 and the final one on April 8, 1945. The Vick Chemical Company sponsored throughout. From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.



Take Me Back

(5 stars)

I just love old tv and radio. Although I was born after television was popular in the late fifties I just love to watch old tv shows I grew with and in college with the '70s and '80s like, Golden Girls, I still watch and I still watch One Step Beyond and I love the suspense and thriller radio shorts as we call them today..I don't know who started this wonderful web site where we can listen to old radio free and enjoy them any time we chose to. Thank you, I for one am very grateful that I can listen to programs that are so well made. It's almost like tv from the radio, I mean, the actors and actresses are so good you follow the story with our mind's eye Warm regards, E. S. Minelli, DVM

Great Shows But They "Hiccup"

(3 stars)

Can you go back and fix the "hiccups" on the shows? It really makes it hard to listen to them. It is a cyclical thing. Every few seconds, the sound cuts out for a wee bit making it very annoying to listen to the show. I've encountered this in open reel tape where the tape doesn't go through the head just right on playback. It can also be caused by a warped phonograph record, if the shows were sourced from there.