To The Ends Of The Earth (Aired May 23, 1949)
Lux Radio Theater strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance to do the show. It was when sponsor Lever Brothers (who made Lux soap and detergent) moved the show from New York to Hollywood in 1936 that it eased back from adapting stage shows and toward adaptations of films. The first Lux film adaptation was The Legionnaire and the Lady, with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. That was followed by a Lux adaptation of The Thin Man, featuring the movie's stars, Myrna Loy and William Powell.
May 23, 1949. CBS network. "To The Ends Of The Earth"
. Sponsored by: Lux (aluminum self-draining sauce pan premium). An action-adventure as a T-Man tracks down an opium crop in the Middle East. William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Louis Silvers (music director), Barbara Jean Wong, Herb Butterfield, Vernon Steele, Edgar Barrier, Alan Reed (doubles), William Johnstone (doubles), Howard McNear (doubles), Norman Field, Edward Marr, Lou Krugman, Ivan Triesault, Don Diamond, Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Jack Kruschen, Lawrence Dobkin, Donald Randolph, George Neise, Dorothy Lovett (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Lola Albright (intermission guest), Jay Richard Kennedy (screenwriter), Fred MacKaye (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 1:00:12. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.