War Of The Worlds (Aired February 8, 1955)
October of 1934, "Lux Radio Theater" debuted in New York on NBC's Blue radio network. Presenting audio versions of popular Broadway plays, the show failed to garner an audience and soon ran out of material. After switching networks to CBS and moving to Hollywood, Lux found its true market. The show began featuring adaptations of popular films, performed by as many of the original stars as possible. With an endless supply of hit films scripts and an audience of more than 40 million, Lux enjoyed a prosperous run until the curtain fell in 1956.
February 8, 1955. Program #150. NBC network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "War Of The Worlds"
. The famous tale about the invasion from Mars. The story is different in many ways from the Orson Welles version. AFRTS program name: "Hollywood Radio Theatre." Irving Cummings (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Rudy Schrager (music director), Les Tremayne, Herb Butterfield, Bill Bouchey, Dana Andrews, Pat Crowley, Paul Frees (narrator), Parley Baer (doubles), Ken Peters, Howard McNear, William Conrad, George Neise, Bob Bailey, Herb Ellis, Irene Tedrow, Don Diamond, Jack Kruschen, Frank Gerstle, George Baxter, Truda Marson, Edward Marr, Barre Lyndon (screenwriter), H. G. Wells (author), Fred MacKaye (director), Leonard St. Clair (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 55:54. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.