Author's Playhouse

March 5, 1941 to May 28, 1945
206 episodes known to exist
Author's Playhouse was an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941 until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor in 1942-43. Premiering with "Elementals" by Stephen Vincent Benét, the series featured adaptations of stories by famous authors, such as “Mr. More on Wikipedia
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
March 5, 1941 - October 22, 1941
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34
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2
October 26, 1941 - September 20, 1942
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26
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3
September 30, 1942 - April 5, 1944
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79
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4
April 14, 1944 - September 29, 1944
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25
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5
July 8, 1944 - September 2, 1944
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9
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6
October 16, 1944 - May 28, 1945
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33
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Author's Playhouse
March 5, 1941 - October 22, 1941
34 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
March 5, 1941 
Elementals 
 
29:29 

 
March 12, 1941 
Snake Doctor 
 
29:30 

 
March 19, 1941 
The Amazing Adventure At Storick, Dorskchi, Pflaumer, Inc 
 
29:30 

 
March 26, 1941 
High Air 
 
29:30 

 
April 2, 1941 
Harmony 
 
29:30 

 
April 9, 1941 
The Terrible Meek 
 
29:30 

 
April 16, 1941 
Two Sharp Knives 
 
29:30 

 
April 23, 1941 
Beauty Specialist 
 
29:30 

 
April 30, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
10 
May 7, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
11 
May 14, 1941 
The Blue Wall 
 
29:30 

 
12 
May 21, 1941 
The Camel's Back 
 
29:30 

 
13 
May 28, 1941 
Gal Young 'un 
 
29:30 

 
14 
June 4, 1941 
Hot Copy 
 
29:30 

 
15 
June 11, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
16 
June 18, 1941 
False Face 
 
29:30 

 
17 
June 25, 1941 
The Jinx of the Shandon Belle 
 
29:30 

 
18 
July 2, 1941 
Corporal Hardy 
 
29:30 

 
19 
July 9, 1941 
Professional Pride 
 
29:30 

 
20 
July 16, 1941 
Never in This World 
 
29:30 

 
21 
July 23, 1941 
A Pair of Shoes 
 
29:30 

 
22 
July 30, 1941 
Framework 
 
29:30 

 
23 
August 6, 1941 
Remarks -- None 
 
29:30 

 
24 
August 13, 1941 
Minstrels of the Mist 
 
29:30 

 
25 
August 20, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
26 
August 27, 1941 
Beyond the Cross 
 
29:30 

 
27 
September 3, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
28 
September 10, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
29 
September 17, 1941 
Mendel Marantz, Housewife 
 
29:30 

 
30 
September 24, 1941 
The Man Who Dreamed Too Much 
 
29:30 

 
31 
October 1, 1941 
Biceps 
 
29:30 

 
32 
October 8, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
33 
October 15, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
34 
October 22, 1941 
Down On Their Knees 
 
29:30 

 
Author's Playhouse
October 26, 1941 - September 20, 1942
26 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 26, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 2, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 9, 1941 
The Vanishing Lady 
 
29:30 

 
November 16, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 23, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 30, 1941 
High Air 
 
29:30 

 
December 14, 1941 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
December 21, 1941 
Christmas by Injunction 
Christmas Program. Cliff Sabere, Curly Bradley, Sidney Elstrom, Jerry Spellman 
29:17 

 
10 
December 28, 1941 
Unlike Leonardo 
 
29:30 

 
11 
January 4, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
12 
January 11, 1942 
Second Fiddle 
Howard Rigsby 
29:30 

 
13 
January 18, 1942 
The Soul of the Great Bell 
Lefcardio Hearn 
29:30 

 
14 
January 25, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
15 
February 1, 1942 
The Kraken 
 
29:30 

 
16 
February 8, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
17 
July 12, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
18 
July 19, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 
19 
July 26, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
20 
August 2, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
21 
August 9, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
22 
August 16, 1942 
Sam Small's Better Half 
Charles Pennman, Herb Butterfield 
28:29 

 
23 
August 23, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
24 
August 30, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
25 
September 6, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
26 
September 13, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
27 
September 20, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
Author's Playhouse
September 30, 1942 - April 5, 1944
79 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 30, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
October 7, 1942 
Flight to Arias 
 
29:28 

 
October 21, 1942 
He Woke Up Famous 
Show of 10-14 Pre-empted 
29:30 

 
October 28, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 4, 1942 
The Hands of John Leland 
 
29:30 

 
November 11, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
November 18, 1942 
He Woke Up Famous 
 
29:34 

 
November 25, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
December 2, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
10 
December 9, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
11 
December 16, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
12 
December 23, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
13 
December 30, 1942 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
14 
January 6, 1943 
Off Tokyo Bay 
Karl Webber 
29:37 

 
15 
January 13, 1943 
River Captain 
 
29:30 

 
16 
January 20, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
17 
January 27, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
18 
February 3, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
19 
February 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
20 
February 17, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
21 
February 24, 1943 
The Snow Goose 
Paul Gallico 
29:44 

 
22 
March 3, 1943 
The Today Tomorrow 
 
29:30 

 
23 
March 10, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
24 
March 17, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 

 
25 
March 24, 1943 
The X Club 
 
29:30 

 
26 
March 31, 1943 
At Midnght On the 31st of March 
 
29:47 

 
27 
April 7, 1943 
Rogue's Holiday 
 
29:30 

 
28 
April 14, 1943 
The Monkey's Paw 
W.W. Jacobs 
29:30 

 
29 
April 21, 1943 
Dan Peters and Casey Jones 
 
29:46 

 
30 
April 28, 1943 
River Captain 
 
29:50 

 
31 
May 5, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
32 
May 12, 1943 
Al Haddon's Lamp 
 
29:50 

 
33 
May 19, 1943 
Light in Darkness 
Dewight McBride, Sidney Ellstrom, Charles Flynn 
29:35 

 
34 
May 26, 1943 
Civil War Reminiscences of Corporal Hardy 
 
29:50 

 
35 
June 2, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
36 
June 9, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
37 
June 16, 1943 
Tightwad 
 
29:58 

 
38 
June 23, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
39 
June 30, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
40 
July 7, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
41 
July 14, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
42 
July 21, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
43 
July 28, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
44 
August 4, 1943 
Minstrels of the Mist 
Cliff Sabere, Clarence Hardsel 
29:21 

 
45 
August 11, 1943 
Partys Are Out 
 
29:50 

 
46 
August 18, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
47 
August 25, 1943 
The Widow of Wasdale's Place 
 
29:50 

 
48 
September 1, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
49 
September 8, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
50 
September 15, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
51 
September 22, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
52 
September 29, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
53 
October 6, 1943 
Alaska Highway 
 
29:50 

 
54 
October 13, 1943 
A Promise to Mark 
 
29:51 

 
55 
October 20, 1943 
Rope 
 
29:50 

 
56 
October 27, 1943 
Benny and the Bird Dog 
 
29:30 

 
57 
November 3, 1943 
The Groom Wore Conventional Black 
 
29:50 

 
58 
November 10, 1943 
Getaway Money 
 
29:50 

 
59 
November 17, 1943 
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 
 
29:50 

 
60 
November 24, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
61 
December 1, 1943 
The Professional Bride 
Eloise Kummer, Nelson Olmsted 
29:50 

 
62 
December 8, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
63 
December 15, 1943 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
64 
December 22, 1943 
Twas the Night Before Christmas 
By: Paul Gallico Christmas Program 
29:50 

 
65 
December 29, 1943 
War Is Unfair to Lovers 
 
29:50 

 
66 
January 5, 1944 
Only Unto Him 
 
29:50 

 
67 
January 12, 1944 
Re-Routing Ruth 
 
29:50 

 
68 
January 19, 1944 
That Old Gordon Place 
 
29:50 

 
69 
January 26, 1944 
Pink Hussar 
Ben Hecht 
29:50 

 
70 
February 2, 1944 
Prelude 
 
29:50 

 
71 
February 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
72 
February 16, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
73 
February 23, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
74 
March 1, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
75 
March 8, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
76 
March 15, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
77 
March 22, 1944 
O'halloran's Luck 
 
29:50 

 
78 
March 29, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
79 
April 5, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
Author's Playhouse
April 14, 1944 - September 29, 1944
25 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
April 14, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
April 21, 1944 
Expert Witness 
 
29:50 

 
April 28, 1944 
Ten Days Leave 
 
29:50 

 
May 5, 1944 
The Piano 
 
29:50 

 
May 12, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
May 19, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
May 26, 1944 
Corporal Hardy 
 
29:50 

 
June 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
June 9, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
10 
June 16, 1944 
Command Performance 
William Everest, Laurette Philgrant 
29:41 

 
11 
June 23, 1944 
The Silent Witness 
 
29:50 

 
12 
June 30, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
13 
July 7, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
14 
July 14, 1944 
The Mysterious Stranger 
 
29:21 

 
15 
July 21, 1944 
Bad Dream 
 
29:41 

 
16 
July 28, 1944 
Two of a Kind 
 
29:39 

 
17 
August 4, 1944 
Minstrels of the Mist 
 
29:31 

 
18 
August 11, 1944 
That Old Gordon Place 
 
29:33 

 
19 
August 18, 1944 
Woman's Work 
 
29:53 

 
20 
August 25, 1944 
The Widow of Wadsdale Head 
 
29:33 

 
21 
September 1, 1944 
The Soul of the Great Bell 
Eloise Kummer, Fredrick Sullivan. Narrator: William Everett 
29:32 

 
22 
September 8, 1944 
Enoc Seames 
 
29:50 

 
23 
September 15, 1944 
Southern Exposure 
 
29:39 

 
24 
September 22, 1944 
Cry of the Hunted 
 
29:45 

 
25 
September 29, 1944 
Johnny Pie and the Fool Killer 
 
29:50 

 
Author's Playhouse
July 8, 1944 - September 2, 1944
9 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
July 8, 1944 
The Kraken 
First of a nine week summer series repeating earlier scripts. Aired in addition to the regular series. 
29:36 

 
July 15, 1944 
The Man Who Woke Up Famous 
 
29:41 

 
July 22, 1944 
Johnny Cartwright's Camera 
 
29:40 

 
July 29, 1944 
A Miracle in the Rain 
Fern Persons, William Everett 
29:34 

 
August 5, 1944 
Doc Melhorn and the Pearly Gates 
 
29:50 

 
August 12, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
August 19, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
August 26, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
September 2, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
Author's Playhouse
October 16, 1944 - May 28, 1945
33 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 16, 1944 
Country of the Blind 
Author: H.G. Wells 
24:46 

 
October 23, 1944 
The Greatest Man in the World 
1st half only 
11:33 

 
October 30, 1944 
Expense Account 
 
24:39 

 
November 6, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
November 13, 1944 
The Long Way 'round 
 
24:42 

 
November 20, 1944 
A Call For Mr. Garrett 
Olan Soule 
24:33 

 
November 27, 1944 
The Man Who Liked Dickens 
Olan Soule 
29:40 

 
December 4, 1944 
The Inexperienced Ghost 
Author: H.G. Wells Halloween Program 
29:34 

 
December 11, 1944 
The Pied Piper of Hamlin 
 
27:31 

 
10 
December 18, 1944 
Satan and Sam Shay 
 
29:40 

 
11 
December 25, 1944 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
12 
January 1, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
13 
January 8, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
14 
January 15, 1945 
There's Money in Poetry 
 
29:38 

 
15 
January 22, 1945 
Blood Will Tell 
 
29:44 

 
16 
January 29, 1945 
The Canamara Black Fly 
 
29:40 

 
17 
February 5, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
18 
February 12, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
19 
February 19, 1945 
High Air 
 
29:42 

 
20 
February 26, 1945 
The Sobbin Women 
Steven Vincent Bonet 
29:40 

 
21 
March 5, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
22 
March 12, 1945 
The Woman At Seven Brothers 
Fern Person, Clock Rider, Harry Elders 
29:32 

 
23 
March 19, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
24 
March 26, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
25 
April 2, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
26 
April 9, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
27 
April 16, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
28 
April 23, 1945 
Forever Walking Free 
 
29:53 

 
29 
April 30, 1945 
Grandpa Hopewell and His Flying Tractor 
 
29:40 

 
30 
May 7, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
31 
May 14, 1945 
Reunion 
 
29:49 

 
32 
May 21, 1945 
My Friend Merton 
Merton the Ghost 
29:37 

 
33 
May 28, 1945 
Goodbye New York 
 
29:40 

 
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