Texaco Star Theater

September 28, 1938 to September 14, 1948
57 episodes known to exist
Texaco Star Theater was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from September 28, 1938 to September 14, 1948. It starred John Barrymore, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkle, Ned Sparks, Jane, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkle, Ned Sparks, Jane Froman, Kenny, Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, and Kenny Baker.
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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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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
September 28, 1938 - November 2, 1938
Texaco Star Theater
6
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2
November 9, 1938 - December 28, 1938
Texaco Star Theater
8
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3
September 13, 1939 - June 26, 1940
Texaco Star Theater
42
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4
September 14, 1948 - September 14, 1948
Texaco Star Theater
1
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Texaco Star Theater
September 28, 1938 - November 2, 1938
6 episodes known to exist
Host: Adolph Menjou
Stars: John Barrymore, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkle, Ned Sparks, Jane
Music: David Broekman and His Orchestra
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
September 28, 1938 
Alter Ego 
Bette Davis, Una Merkel, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Barrymore 
1:17:36 

 
October 5, 1938 
Alter Ego 
Bette Davis, Una Merkel, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Kenny Baker, Jane Froman, David Broekman and His Orchestra, John Barrymore 
30:00 

 
October 12, 1938 
The Jest 
John Barrymore, Noah Beery, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkle, Ned Sparks, Jane Froman 
1:02:50 

 
October 19, 1938 
Romance 
Miriam Hopkins 
60:00 

 
October 26, 1938 
Imitation of Glory 
Adolphe Menjou, Veree Teasdale 
60:00 

 
November 2, 1938 
Happy Ending 
John Barrymore, Lurene Tuttle, J. Scott Smart 
60:00 
Texaco Star Theater
November 9, 1938 - December 28, 1938
8 episodes known to exist
Host: John Barrymore
Stars: Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkle, Ned Sparks, Jane Froman, Kenny
Music: David Broekman and His Orchestra
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
November 9, 1938 
Out of Thin Soil 
The Dead End Kids: Billy Halop, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan. Paula Winslowe 
59:47 

 
November 16, 1938 
Monument to Love 
Fay Bainter, John Arledge 
59:54 

 
November 23, 1938 
The Happy Ending 
Spring Byington 
60:00 

 
November 30, 1938 
Lend Me Your Eyes 
Herbert Marshall, Andrea Leeds 
60:00 

 
December 7, 1938 
Your Honor 
John Barrymore, Elaine Barrie, Paula Winslowe 
60:00 

 
December 14, 1938 
The Twilight Shore 
Olivia De Havilland, Nana Bryant 
60:00 

 
December 21, 1938 
The Song of Christmas 
Adolph Menjou, Frances Dee 
59:50 

 
December 28, 1938 
Each Wish of My Heart 
Mary Astor, True Boardman 
1:00:00 
Texaco Star Theater
September 13, 1939 - June 26, 1940
42 episodes known to exist
Host: Ken Murray from Hollywood - Variety
Host: Burns Mantle from New York - Drama
Stars: Frances Langford, Irene Ryan, Kenny Baker
Music: David Broekman and His Orchestra
Announcer: Jimmy Wallington
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 13, 1939 
Valley Forge 
Philip Merivale, Stanley Ridges 
1:00:00 
September 20, 1939 
Saturday's Children 
Helen Chandler, Douglas Montgomery 
1:00:00 

 
September 27, 1939 
Secrets 
Jane Cowel, Dale Carnegie 
1:00:00 

 
October 4, 1939 
Tomorrow and Tomorrow 
Fredric March, Florence Eldridge 
1:00:00 

 
October 11, 1939 
Kind Lady 
Claude Rains, Alice Marble 
1:00:00 

 
October 18, 1939 
Tarzan-Her Master's Voice 
Guest: Edgar Rice Burroughs 
1:00:00 

 
October 25, 1939 
Green Grow the Lilacs 
Tom Mix, John Boles, June Walker, Lynn Riggs 
1:00:00 

 
November 1, 1939 
A Bill of Divorcement 
 
1:00:00 

 
November 8, 1939 
Another Language 
Theda Bara, Rose Franken, Lillian Gish, John Beal, Minnie Duprez 
1:00:00 

 
10 
November 15, 1939 
The Criminal Code 
Bela Lugosi, Burgess Meredith, Helen Claire, Arthur Byron 
1:00:00 

 
11 
November 22, 1939 
Candlelight 
Elsa Maxwell, Franchot Tone 
1:00:00 

 
12 
November 29, 1939 
Berkeley Square 
George McManis, Maurice Evans 
1:00:00 

 
13 
December 6, 1939 
The Bishop Misbehaves 
May Murray, Walter Connolly 
1:00:00 

 
14 
December 13, 1939 
The Patsy 
Mack Sennett, Joan Bennett, John Beal 
1:00:00 

 
15 
December 20, 1939 
The Goose Hangs High 
Santa Claus, Walter Hampden Christmas Program 
1:00:00 

 
16 
December 27, 1939 
The Great Adventure 
Charles Laughton, Elsa Lancaster 
26:10 

 
17 
January 3, 1940 
Romance 
Sue Carol, Louise Rainer 
60:00 

 
18 
January 10, 1940 
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 
Ruth Elder, Gloria Jean, Cedric Hardwicke 
60:00 

 
19 
January 17, 1940 
Five Star Final 
Walter Houston 
1:00:00 

 
20 
January 24, 1940 
Farm of Three Echoes 
Ethel Barrymore 
1:00:00 

 
21 
January 31, 1940 
The Last of Mrs. Cheney 
Ruth Chatterton 
1:00:00 

 
22 
February 7, 1940 
Kick In 
Chester Morris, Margo 
1:00:00 

 
23 
February 14, 1940 
Jezebel 
Miriam Hopkins, Edmund Lowe 
1:00:00 

 
24 
February 21, 1940 
A Church Mouse 
Ruth Gordon 
1:00:00 

 
25 
February 28, 1940 
Small Miracle 
John Garfield 
1:00:00 

 
26 
March 6, 1940 
The Third Degree 
Gracie Allen, Gladys George 
1:00:00 

 
27 
March 13, 1940 
Juarez and Maximillian 
Henry Hull, Erin O'Brien 
1:00:00 

 
28 
March 20, 1940 
Ceiling Zero 
Stanley Ridges, Nancy Carroll 
1:00:00 

 
29 
March 27, 1940 
Double Door 
From Hollywood: Ken Murray, Kenny Baker, Francis Langford. From New York: Florence Reed, Douglas Reed, Helen Claire. 
59:59 

 
30 
April 3, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
31 
April 10, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
32 
April 17, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
33 
April 24, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
34 
May 1, 1940 
The Milky Way 
Incomplete - First half only 
22:01 

 
35 
May 8, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
36 
May 15, 1940 
 
 
60:00 

 
37 
May 22, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
38 
May 29, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
39 
June 5, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
40 
June 12, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
41 
June 19, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
42 
June 26, 1940 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
60:00 

 
Texaco Star Theater
September 14, 1948 - September 14, 1948
1 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 14, 1948 
 
The Dewey Sisters, Sid Ceaser, Gil Mason, The DeMarkos, Willie Howard (The Butcher Boy) 
59:20 

 
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