Sealtest Variety Theater

September 9, 1948 to September 4, 2012
41 episodes known to exist
Sealtest Variety Theater was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from September 9, 1948 to September 4, 2012. It starred Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, and Frank Nelson.
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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September 9, 1948 - September 4, 2012
Sealtest Variety Theater
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Sealtest Variety Theater
Also known as SEALTEST VARIETY THEATER
September 9, 1948 - September 4, 2012
41 episodes known to exist
Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Frank Nelson
Music: Henry Russell Orchestra with The Crew Chiefs
Announcer: Hal Gibney
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September 9, 1948 
Waiting Room 
Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Gregory Peck 
29:40 

 
September 4, 2012 
 
Jack Benny, George Murphy, Veola Vonn Lou Merrill. Writers: Howard Harris, Hugh Wedlock, Howard Snyder. 
8 :29:40 
June 4, 2001 
 
Cornel Wilde, Ed Gardner (Archie of Duffy's Tavern) 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
Lloyd Nolan, Eddie Cantor, Sara Berne 
9 :29:40 
September 16, 1948 
Sir Lancelot of the Lake 
Ray Milland. Writer: Milton Geiger 
29:40 

 
n/a 
 
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Red Skelton, Alan Reed, Lurene Tuttle. Judy Canova appears at the end to promote donations to the March of Dimes. 
9 :29:40 

 
March 4, 2002 
 
Joan Davis, Robert Cummings, Elvia Allman 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Charles Laughton. Program of 2-10 Pre-empted. 
9 :29:40 
October 4, 2003 
 
Richard Wiemark, Bob Burns, Eleanor Audley, Sandra Gould 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
David Niven, Alan Young 
9 :29:40 
July 4, 2004 
 
Burt Lancaster, Sam Edwards, Alan Reed. Eddie Bracken becomes a regular cast member at this point. Includes a blooper during the Sealtest commercial and a brief reference to the Shamrock Hotel fiasco of 3-17. Program of 3-31 Pre-empted for speech by Winston Churchill. 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
Victor Mature, Elliott Lewis, Elvia Allman 
9 :29:40 
September 23, 1948 
The Love Pact 
William Powell, Alan Young, Hans Conreid, Jeff Chandler 
29:40 

 
n/a 
 
Edgar Bergen 
9 :29:40 

 
May 4, 2005 
 
Sidney Greenstreet 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
James Stewart, Herb Vigran 
9 :29:40 
February 4, 2006 
 
Charles Laughton, Bea Benederet 
9 :29:40 
n/a 
 
Boris Karloff 
9 :29:40 
October 7, 1948 
The Pirate of Orleans 
Ronald Colman. Writer: Jean Holloway 
29:40 

 
n/a 
 
Dan Durea, Elvia Allman, Jerry Hausner, Sheldon Leonard 
9 :29:40 

 
July 4, 2007 
 
Candy Candido, Gloria Holiday 
9 :29:40 
October 14, 1948 
The New World 
Robert Young, Bob Hope 
29:40 

 
October 21, 1948 
Happy Ending 
Dick Powell, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello (service station routine) 
29:40 

 
October 28, 1948 
Boris Karloff's Halloween Party 
Boris Karloff, Jack Carson, Peter Leeds Halloween Program 
29:40 

 
November 4, 1948 
Slight of Hand 
Edward G, Robinson, Jimmy Durante. Writer: Milton Geiger 
29:40 

 
November 11, 1948 
Don & Dottie, Daytime Serial 
Don Ameche, Jerry Colona, Earle Ross, Jerry Hausner 
29:40 

 
10 
November 18, 1948 
The Cavalcade of Tony Martin / the Great Gildersleeve 
Tony Martin, Harold Peary 
29:40 

 
11 
November 25, 1948 
Rootin' Tootin' Western 
Donald O'Connor, John Lund, Peter Leeds, Frank Nelson, Alan Reed 
29:40 

 
12 
December 2, 1948 
Lum `n Abner 
Paul Lukas, Lum `n Abner 
29:40 

 
14 
December 16, 1948 
Fibber Mcgee and Molly 
Jim Jordon & Marion Jordan, Edward Arnold 
29:40 

 
15 
December 23, 1948 
Christmas Show 
Victor Moore, Pat O'Brien. Christmas Program 
29:40 

 
16 
December 30, 1948 
New Year's Eve 
Lional Barrymoore, Garry Moore, Ken Christy, Herb Vigran. New Year's Program 
29:40 

 
18 
January 13, 1949 
Women's Club Site 
Gene Kelly, Dennis Day, Verna Felton 
29:40 

 
23 
February 24, 1949 
Husband-Wife Breakfast Shows and Detective Show Parodys 
Brian Donlevy, Alan Reed, Mary Jane Croft 
29:40 

 
24 
March 3, 1949 
The Great Gildersleeve 
Harold Peary, Brian Ahern 
29:40 

 
26 
March 17, 1949 
Live From the Shamrock Hotel -- Really Live! 
Van Johnson, Ed Gardner. Well-known engineering fiasco from the Shamrock Hotel Emerald Room. During the first part of the broadcast the microphones are wired wrong and conversation in the engineer's booth is heard. The show can be heard over the hotel speakers from a distance. In spots, the frustrated engineers can be heard using profanity. Even after that problem is corrected, the hotel crowd of some 1600 people still can't hear the broadcast and can be heard milling around and talking, sometimes quite close to the microphone. 
29:40 

 
31 
April 28, 1949 
Betting On a Horse Race 
Rudy Vallee, Alan Reed, Elvia Allman 
29:40 

 
33 
May 12, 1949 
Joan Wants Eddie to Be Her Boyfriend 
Joan Davis, Dink Trout 
29:40 

 
34 
May 19, 1949 
How to Become a Fighter 
Kirk Douglas, Alan Young, Elvia Allman, Wally Maher 
29:40 

 
37 
June 9, 1949 
The New Neighbor 
Robert Ryan, Arthur Q. Bryan 
29:40 

 
38 
June 16, 1949 
Quiz Show Spoof 
Garry Moore, Sheldon Leonard, Peter Leeds 
29:40 

 
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