The Prudential Family Hour of Stars

October 3, 1948 to February 26, 1950
74 episodes known to exist
The Prudential Family Hour of Stars was a radio show which ran from October 3, 1948 to February 26, 1950.
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October 3, 1948 - February 26, 1950
The Family Hour of Stars
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The Family Hour of Stars
October 3, 1948 - February 26, 1950
74 episodes known to exist
Announcer: Truman Bradley
Producer: Jack Johnstone
Music: Carmen Dragon Orchestra
Origin: Hollywood
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October 3, 1948 
John Jones, Vice President 
Gregory Peck 
29:40 

 
October 10, 1948 
The Long Way Home 
Robert Taylor 
29:40 

 
October 17, 1948 
Destination 
Humphrey Bogart 
29:40 

 
October 24, 1948 
The Flowering Thorn 
Barbara Stanwyck 
29:40 

 
October 31, 1948 
By-Line: Nellie Bly 
Ginger Rogers 
29:40 

 
November 7, 1948 
The Deeper Shadow 
Ray Milland, Frank Lovejoy 
29:40 

 
November 14, 1948 
Moonlight Sonata 
Barbara Stanwyck 
29:40 

 
November 21, 1948 
The Secret Diary of Mystress Croft 
Ginger Rogers 
29:40 

 
November 28, 1948 
The Driven Snow 
Gregory Peck 
29:40 

 
10 
December 5, 1948 
Mink Gloves 
Humphrey Bogart 
29:40 

 
11 
December 12, 1948 
Lady Alice and the Dog Biscuit 
Jane Wyman 
29:40 

 
12 
December 19, 1948 
Lullaby of Christmas 
Gregory Peck No opening or closing. Story is complete and intact. Christmas Program 
22:00 

 
13 
December 26, 1948 
Unfinished Business 
Ray Milland 
29:40 

 
14 
January 2, 1949 
Yesterday's Town 
Jane Wyman 
29:50 

 
15 
January 9, 1949 
Some Small Nobility 
Barbara Stanwyck 
29:50 

 
16 
January 16, 1949 
Joyful Bum 
Barbara Stanwyck 
29:50 

 
17 
January 23, 1949 
Post Mortem 
Ray Milland 
29:50 

 
18 
January 30, 1949 
The Man On the Third Floor 
Gregory Peck 
29:50 

 
19 
February 6, 1949 
The Trouble with Luke Casper 
Van Johnson 
29:50 

 
20 
February 13, 1949 
Appointment in Springfield 
Ginger Rogers 
29:50 

 
21 
February 20, 1949 
Three Hours 
Bette Davis, Ray Milland 
29:50 

 
22 
February 27, 1949 
The Asking Place 
Robert Taylor 
29:50 

 
23 
March 6, 1949 
Impact 
Gregory Peck 
26:20 

 
24 
March 13, 1949 
Pink Peril 
Victor Jory 
29:50 

 
25 
March 20, 1949 
Fun with Dynamite 
Ray Milland 
29:50 

 
26 
March 27, 1949 
The Capture of Kitty Stone 
Ginger Rogers 
29:50 

 
27 
April 3, 1949 
Angel 
Jane Wyman 
29:50 

 
28 
April 10, 1949 
The Word 
Betty Davis Written by: Arch Oboler 
29:50 

 
29 
April 17, 1949 
Easter Bonnet 
Joseph Cotten Easter Program 
29:50 

 
30 
April 24, 1949 
The Love Tree 
Victor Jory 
29:50 

 
31 
May 1, 1949 
The Storm and the Cypress 
Barbara Stanwyck 
29:50 

 
32 
May 8, 1949 
Big Ben 
Bette Davis Written by: Arch Oboler 
29:50 

 
33 
May 15, 1949 
Break-Down 
Joseph Cotten After Alfred Hitchcock heard this radio play, he filmed his very first "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV show on this one--called "Breakdown," and also starred Joseph Cotten, although he released "Revenge" first because he wanted to promote Vera Miles. This was episode 7 of the series' 265 episodes aired 11-13-55. The dialog from both the radio show and the TV show are very close. I also have a print of the Hitchcock TV show. Many thanks to Chuck Huck for providing me with this information. 
29:50 

 
34 
May 22, 1949 
Yo, Ho, Ho For Emily 
Ginger Rogers 
29:50 

 
35 
May 29, 1949 
Luck Is a Lady 
Ray Milland 
29:50 

 
36 
June 5, 1949 
My Man Godfrey 
John Lund, Lurene Tuttle, Isabel Jewel 
29:40 

 
37 
June 12, 1949 
Exit Linda 
Ave Gardner 
29:50 

 
38 
June 19, 1949 
Petticoat Fever 
Richard Widmark 
29:50 

 
38 
June 26, 1949 
Encore 
Diana Lynn 
29:50 

 
39 
July 3, 1949 
One Life to Lose 
Kirk Douglas 
29:50 

 
40 
July 10, 1949 
Dulcy 
Celeste Holmes 
29:50 

 
41 
July 17, 1949 
I Give You Maggie 
John Payne 
27:30 

 
42 
July 24, 1949 
Rebecca 
Audrey Totter 
29:50 

 
43 
July 31, 1949 
To Mary, with Love 
Herbert Marshall 
29:50 

 
44 
August 7, 1949 
Hold Back the Dawn 
Wanda Hendrix 
29:50 

 
45 
August 14, 1949 
The Wookey 
Edmund Gwenn, Heather Angel 
29:50 

 
46 
August 21, 1949 
Penny Serenade 
Joan Bennett 
29:50 

 
47 
August 28, 1949 
The Firebrand 
Victor Jory 
29:50 

 
48 
September 4, 1949 
The Big Job 
John Hodiak 
29:50 

 
49 
September 11, 1949 
The Uninvited Guest 
Wendell Cory 
29:50 

 
50 
September 18, 1949 
The Devil and Daniel Webster 
Edward Arnold 
29:50 

 
51 
September 25, 1949 
Seventh Heaven 
Jane Powell 
29:50 

 
52 
October 2, 1949 
Love Affair 
Irene Dunne 
29:50 

 
53 
October 9, 1949 
Barkeley Square 
Ronald Colman 
29:50 

 
54 
October 16, 1949 
One Sunday Afternoon 
Dana Andrews 
29:50 

 
55 
October 23, 1949 
Mary of Scotland 
Loretta Young 
29:50 

 
56 
October 30, 1949 
Winterset 
Kirk Douglas 
30:00 

 
57 
October 30, 1949 
Quality Street 
Margaret O'Sullivan, Ronald Colmann 
29:50 

 
58 
November 6, 1949 
My Favorite Wife 
William Powell 
29:50 

 
59 
November 13, 1949 
Farewell to Arms 
William Powell 
29:50 

 
60 
November 20, 1949 
Barretts of Wimpole Street 
Irene Dunne 
29:50 

 
61 
November 27, 1949 
Yellow Jack 
Dana Andrews 
29:50 

 
62 
December 11, 1949 
Mrs. Moonlight 
Loretta Young 
29:50 

 
63 
December 18, 1949 
The Promise 
Jane Wyman 
29:50 

 
64 
December 25, 1949 
The Small One 
Ronald Colman Christmas Program 
29:50 

 
65 
January 1, 1950 
The Great Gatsby 
Kirk Douglas 
25:30 

 
66 
January 8, 1950 
Eliza 
Irene Dunne 
29:50 

 
67 
January 15, 1950 
George Washington Slept Here 
Dana Andrews 
29:50 

 
68 
January 22, 1950 
Ballerina 
Diana Lynn 
29:50 

 
69 
January 29, 1950 
The Short, Happy Life of Francis Macomber 
James Stewart 
29:50 

 
70 
February 5, 1950 
Night Must Fall 
Kirk Douglas 
29:50 

 
71 
February 12, 1950 
Skylark 
Jane Wyman 
29:50 

 
72 
February 19, 1950 
Mrs Parkington 
Irene Dunne 
29:50 

 
73 
February 26, 1950 
Philadelphia Story 
Gene Kelly , Sarah Chruchill Final show of the series 
29:40 

 
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