The Theater Guild On The Air - The Bishop Misbehaves (05-25-52)
The Bishop Misbehaves (Aired May 25, 1952)
Theater Guild on the Air embarked on its ambitious plan to bring Broadway theater to radio with leading actors in major productions. It premiered September 9, 1945, on ABC with Burgess Meredith, Henry Daniell and Cecil Humphreys in Wings Over Europe, a play by Robert Nichols and Maurice Browne which the Theater Guild had staged on Broadway in 1928-29. Within a year the series drew some 10 to 12 million listeners each week. Presenting both classic and contemporary plays, the program was broadcast for eight years before it became a television series. Playwrights adapted to radio ranged from Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams with numerous Broadway and Hollywood actors in the casts, including Ingrid Bergman, Ronald Colman, Bette Davis, Rex Harrison, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Gene Kelly, Deborah Kerr, Agnes Moorehead, Basil Rathbone and Mary Sinclair.
May 25, 1952. NBC network. "The Bishop Misbehaves"
. Sponsored by: United States Steel. A cleric with ambitions to be a detective comes upon a robbery in progress and proceeds to solve the case in a unique manner. The series is also known as, "The United States Steel Hour." Charles Laughton, Vanessa Brown, Josephine Hull, Michael Evans, Walter Abel (host), George Hicks (commercial spokesman), Norman Brokenshire (announcer), Frederick Jackson (author), Homer Fickett (director), Max Wilk (adaptor), Stuart Burge, Niles McGuinness, Phillipa Bevins, Peter Forster, Bertram Tanswell, Frederick Rolfe, Lawrence Langner (supervisor), Armina Marshall (executive producer), Theresa Helburn, S. Mark Smith (editor), Harold Levey (composer, conductor). 56:14. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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