Nbc University Theater

July 30, 1948 to February 14, 1951
124 episodes known to exist
Nbc University Theater was a drama radio show which ran from July 30, 1948 to February 14, 1951.
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July 30, 1948 - February 14, 1951
Nbc University Theater of the Air
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Nbc University Theater of the Air
July 30, 1948 - February 14, 1951
124 episodes known to exist
Director: A.C. Love
Announcer: Don Stanley
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July 30, 1948 
Main Street 
Fridays 9:00 - 10:00 pm till 8-27-48 
1:00:10 

 
August 6, 1948 
Farewell to Arms 
John Lund, Lurene Tuttle 
1:00:10 

 
August 13, 1948 
Number One 
Barry Sullivan, Wally Maher, Marvin Miller 
1:00:00 

 
August 20, 1948 
Noon Wine 
Beulah Bondi, John Beal, Lou Merrill, Russ Thorson. Guest: Clifton Webb comments on the story and author 
1:00:00 

 
August 27, 1948 
Romantic Comedians 
Albert Dekker, Georgia Backus, Noreen Gammill 
1:00:00 

 
September 3, 1948 
Candide 
Eddie Bracken AT THIS POINT THE PROGRAM SWITCHES TO A 30 MINUTE FORMAT UNTIL 9/26/48 
30:00 

 
September 10, 1948 
Peter Ibbertson 
Joseph Schieldkraut 
29:40 

 
September 17, 1948 
The Purloined Letter 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe 
29:40 

 
September 24, 1948 
Gulliver's Travel's 
 
29:40 

 
10 
September 26, 1948 
The American 
Show moves to Sundays 2:30 - 3:30 pm till 6-12-49. 60-minute format 
1:00:00 

 
11 
October 3, 1948 
Lord Jim 
 
1:00:00 

 
12 
October 10, 1948 
An American Tragedy 
 
1:00:00 

 
13 
October 17, 1948 
History of Mr Polly 
BEGINNING OF SHOW CUT Author: H.G. Wells 
1:00:00 

 
14 
October 24, 1948 
They Stooped to Folly 
 
1:00:00 

 
15 
October 31, 1948 
Justice 
 
1:00:00 

 
16 
November 7, 1948 
Arrowsmith 
 
1:00:00 

 
17 
November 14, 1948 
Of Human Bondage 
 
1:00:00 

 
18 
November 21, 1948 
Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber 
 
59:55 

 
19 
November 28, 1948 
A Passage to India 
 
1:00:00 

 
20 
December 5, 1948 
Three Soldiers 
 
1:00:00 

 
21 
December 12, 1948 
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan 
Paul Henreid, Alan Hale. STORY BY: Aldus Huxley 
1:00:00 

 
22 
December 26, 1948 
Alice in Wonderland 
Dinah Shore as ALICE SHOW OF 12/19 PRE-EMPTED FOR A SPECIAL NBC DOCUMENTARY "MOTHER EARTH" 
1:00:00 

 
23 
January 2, 1949 
Main Street 
Vanessa Brown, Leon Aames, John Dehner 
1:00:00 

 
24 
January 9, 1949 
The Grapes of Wrath 
 
1:00:00 

 
25 
January 16, 1949 
All the King's Men 
Wayne Morris 
1:00:00 

 
26 
January 23, 1949 
Ministry of Fear 
Closing missing - story is intact. 
58:54 

 
27 
February 6, 1949 
Gulliver's Travels 
SHOW OF 1/30 PRE-EMPTED 
1:00:00 

 
28 
February 13, 1949 
Tom Jones 
 
59:52 

 
29 
February 20, 1949 
Pride and Prejudice 
 
1:00:00 

 
30 
February 27, 1949 
Heart of Mid-Lotheian 
 
1:00:00 

 
31 
March 6, 1949 
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 
The tales: Nose-ology" ("A Comic Masque"), A Cask Of Amontillado," and "The Fall Of The House Of Usher." Joseph Schildkraut, Lester Schtt, Georgia Backus, Jack Kruschen, Berry Kroeger, Steven Chase, Miriam Jay, Don Diamond, Parley Baer, Tony Barrett, Shepard Menken, Margaret Brayton, Lynn Alleno. Halloween Program 
59:10 

 
32 
March 13, 1949 
The Pickwick Papers 
Charles Coburn, Ramsey Hill, Norma Vardon, Grey Stafford, John Frasier, Tom McKey, Nelson Welsh, Whitfield Connor, Booth Coleman, Donald Morrison, Eric Snowden, Pat Aherne, Crawford Kent, Queenie Leonard, Ben Wright, Carl Harbord, Raymond Lawrence 
1:01:00 

 
33 
March 20, 1949 
The Marble Fawn 
Lynn Bari 
58:52 

 
34 
March 27, 1949 
The History of Henry Esmond 
Edmund O'Brien 
1:00:00 

 
35 
April 3, 1949 
Jane Eyre 
 
1:00:00 

 
36 
April 10, 1949 
Moby Dick 
Henry Hull 
59:40 

 
37 
April 17, 1949 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
Dean Stockwell 
1:00:00 

 
38 
April 24, 1949 
The Way of All Flesh 
 
1:00:00 

 
39 
May 1, 1949 
The Mayor of Casterbridge 
 
1:00:00 

 
40 
May 8, 1949 
The Red Badge of Courage 
 
1:00:00 

 
41 
May 15, 1949 
Heart of Darkness 
 
1:00:00 

 
42 
May 22, 1949 
The Age of Innocence 
John Sutton 
1:00:00 

 
43 
May 29, 1949 
The Ambassadors 
Henry Daniell 
1:00:00 

 
44 
June 5, 1949 
Short, Happy Life of Francis Mccomber 
 
1:00:00 

 
45 
June 12, 1949 
A Passage to India 
 
1:00:00 

 
46 
June 18, 1949 
What Makes Sammy Run 
Paul Stewart Show moves to Saturdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm till 9-3-49 
1:00:00 

 
47 
June 25, 1949 
Brighton Rock 
Paul Stewart 
1:00:00 

 
48 
July 2, 1949 
The Ides of March 
 
1:00:00 

 
49 
July 9, 1949 
Goodbye Mr. Chips 
Narrator: Ramsey Hill. Stars: Herbert Marshall, Ben Wright, Alma Lawton 
59:52 

 
50 
July 16, 1949 
Point of No Return 
 
1:00:00 

 
51 
July 23, 1949 
How Green Was My Valley 
Donald Crisp 
59:40 

 
52 
July 30, 1949 
This Side of Paradise 
 
1:00:00 

 
53 
August 6, 1949 
The Death of a Heart 
 
1:00:00 

 
54 
August 13, 1949 
The Big Sky 
 
1:00:00 

 
55 
August 20, 1949 
The Crusaders 
 
1:00:00 

 
56 
August 27, 1949 
1984 
David Niven 
59:53 

 
57 
September 3, 1949 
Precious Bane 
Margaret O'Sullivan, Dan O'Herlihy 
1:00:00 

 
58 
September 25, 1949 
Penrod 
Syow moves to Sundays 2:00 - 3:00 pm till 9-24-50 
1:00:00 

 
59 
October 2, 1949 
Portrait of a Lady 
 
1:00:00 

 
60 
October 9, 1949 
The House of Mirth 
 
1:00:00 

 
61 
October 16, 1949 
Sister Carrie 
 
1:00:00 

 
62 
October 23, 1949 
The Romantic Comedian 
Series Name was shortened to NBC THEATER OF THE AIR till 4-16-50 
1:00:00 

 
63 
October 30, 1949 
Dark Laughter 
 
1:00:00 

 
64 
November 6, 1949 
Dodsworth 
 
1:00:00 

 
65 
November 13, 1949 
Babalon Revisited 
 
1:00:00 

 
66 
November 20, 1949 
For Whom the Bell Tolls 
 
1:00:00 

 
67 
November 27, 1949 
Point of No Return 
 
1:00:00 

 
68 
December 4, 1949 
The Wild Palms 
 
59:52 

 
69 
December 18, 1949 
You Can't Go Home Again 
Author: Thomas Wolfe. Bruce Payne, Clarice A. Ross (adaptor), David Wolfe, Frank Gerstle, Jan Arvan, Jeff Corey, Jerry Hausner, Lester Schott, Lillian Buyeff, Louis Kibbee, Marvin Miller, Michael Ann Barrett, Naomi Stevens, Nestor Paiva, Norman Cousins, Parley Baer, Theodore Von Eltz, William Lally 
1:00:00 

 
70 
January 1, 1950 
Great Expectations 
 
1:00:00 

 
71 
January 8, 1950 
Manhattan Transfer 
 
1:00:00 

 
72 
January 15, 1950 
The Ides of March 
 
1:00:00 

 
73 
January 22, 1950 
At Heaven's Gate 
 
1:00:00 

 
74 
January 29, 1950 
Flowering Judas and Pale Horse, Pale Rider 
 
1:00:00 

 
75 
February 5, 1950 
Track of the Cat 
John Dehner, Steven Chase, Ralph Moody, Lynn Whitney, Noreen Gammill, Lynn Milland, Don Randolph, Lee Millar 
1:00:00 

 
76 
February 12, 1950 
The Light That Failed 
SEVERE VOLUME FLUCTUATION - BAD MASTER TAPE 
1:00:00 

 
77 
February 19, 1950 
Victory 
 
1:00:00 

 
78 
February 26, 1950 
The Patrician 
 
1:00:00 

 
79 
March 5, 1950 
Tono Bungay 
Author: H.G. Wells Commentator: Hamilton Basso Stars: Alma Lawton, Charles Davis, Crauford Kent, Margaret Brewster, Patrick White, Queenie Leonard, Tom Dillon, Tom McKee, Whitfield Connor 
1:00:00 

 
80 
March 12, 1950 
There Is No Convention 
 
1:00:00 

 
81 
March 19, 1950 
Angel Pavement 
 
1:00:00 

 
82 
March 26, 1950 
Howard's End 
 
59:32 

 
83 
April 2, 1950 
Mrs. Dalloway 
 
59:59 

 
84 
April 9, 1950 
The Nazarene 
Narrated by: Gayne Whitman. Stars: Larry Dobkin, Nestor Paiva, Steven Chase, Frank Gerstle, Whitfield Connor, Peter McCabe, Shepard Menken, Jan Arvan, James Nusser, Paul Frees, Herbert Rawlinson, David Wolfe. Music: Cantor Paul Ludoff. Adapetd by Ernest Knoy from the novel by Sholom Asch about the life of Jesus Christ. Easter Program 
59:50 

 
85 
April 16, 1950 
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan 
 
1:00:00 

 
86 
April 23, 1950 
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man 
"University" was added back into the Series Name 
59:55 

 
87 
April 30, 1950 
Sons and Lovers 
 
59:55 

 
88 
May 7, 1950 
England Made Me 
 
1:00:00 

 
89 
May 14, 1950 
Protter Violet 
 
1:00:00 

 
90 
May 21, 1950 
The House in Paris 
 
1:00:00 

 
91 
May 28, 1950 
Imperial Palace 
 
1:00:00 

 
92 
June 4, 1950 
Gallion's Reach 
 
1:00:00 

 
93 
June 11, 1950 
Monsieur Vincent 
 
1:00:00 

 
94 
June 18, 1950 
The Wild Palms 
 
1:00:00 

 
95 
June 25, 1950 
The Doctor in Spite of Himself 
 
1:00:00 

 
96 
July 2, 1950 
The Chips Are Down 
 
1:00:00 

 
97 
July 9, 1950 
The Time of Man 
 
1:00:00 

 
98 
July 16, 1950 
The Treasure of Franchard 
 
1:00:00 

 
99 
July 23, 1950 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 
 
1:00:00 

 
100 
July 30, 1950 
Trent's Last Case 
 
1:00:00 

 
101 
August 6, 1950 
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Cour 
 
1:00:00 

 
102 
August 13, 1950 
Track of the Cat 
Don Randolph, Lee Millar, Jeff Corey, Noreen Gammill, Steven Chase, Lynn Whitney, Lynn Milland, Ralph Moody 
1:00:00 

 
103 
August 20, 1950 
High Wind in Jamaica 
 
59:55 

 
104 
August 27, 1950 
Hedda Gabbler 
 
1:00:00 

 
105 
September 3, 1950 
The Crime of Sylvester Bonard 
 
1:00:00 

 
106 
September 10, 1950 
Lost Horizon 
Author and Narrator: James Hilton. John Dodsworth, Marvin Miller, Nestor Paiva, Ramsay Hill, Raymond Lawrence, Robin Hughes, Steven Chase 
1:00:00 

 
107 
September 17, 1950 
Portrait in the Mirror 
 
1:00:00 

 
108 
September 24, 1950 
Don Quixote 
 
59:59 

 
109 
October 1, 1950 
Jonathan Wilde 
Show moves to Sundays 3:00 - 3:30 pm till 10-22-50. 30 minute format 
29:59 

 
110 
October 8, 1950 
Candide 
 
30:00 

 
111 
October 15, 1950 
North Anger Abby 
 
30:00 

 
112 
October 22, 1950 
Pere Goric 
 
29:46 

 
113 
November 2, 1950 
The Red and the Black 
Show moves to Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 pm till 11-9-50 60 minute format 
1:00:00 

 
114 
November 9, 1950 
Great Expectations 
 
1:00:00 

 
115 
November 12, 1950 
Les Miserables 
Show moves to Sundays 10:30 - 11:00 pm till 11-19-50 30 minute format 
30:00 

 
116 
November 19, 1950 
The Baron of Grogswig 
 
30:00 

 
117 
November 26, 1950 
The Scarlet Letter 
 
30:00 

 
118 
December 2, 1950 
Bartleby the Scrivener 
Show moves to Saturdays 6:30 - 7:00 pm till 12-9-50 
30:00 

 
119 
December 9, 1950 
Madame Bovary 
 
30:00 

 
120 
December 27, 1950 
The Gambler 
Show moves to Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:00 pm till end 
29:44 

 
121 
January 3, 1951 
The Kreutzer Sonata 
 
30:00 

 
122 
January 17, 1951 
Daisy Miller 
Show of 1-31 Pre-empted 
29:45 

 
123 
January 24, 1951 
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg 
 
26:46 

 
124 
February 14, 1951 
The Withered Arm 
Shows of 1-31 and 2-7 Pre-empted 
29:52 

 
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