Campbell Playhouse

December 9, 1938 to March 31, 1940
57 episodes known to exist
Campbell Playhouse was a drama radio show which ran from December 9, 1938 to March 31, 1940.
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December 9, 1938 - March 31, 1940
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Campbell Playhouse
December 9, 1938 - March 31, 1940
56 episodes known to exist
Producer: John Housman DIRECTOR/STAR
Announcers: Niles Welch, Ernest Chappell MUSIC
The Mercury Players: Orson Welles, Ray Collins, Agnes Moorehead,
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Title
Comments
Length
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December 9, 1938 
Rebecca 
Margaret Sullavan During the show, Author Dephne DuMaurier is interviewed from London. 
1:00:10 

 
December 16, 1938 
Call It a Day 
 
 

 
December 23, 1938 
A Christmas Carol 
4th annual Christmas Program Stars Orson Welles as Scrooge 
60:00 

 
December 30, 1938 
A Farewell to Arms 
Katharine Hepburn 
 

 
January 6, 1939 
Counselor At Law 
Gertrude Berg, Aline MacMahon 
59:40 

 
January 13, 1939 
Mutiny On the Bounty 
 
1:00:20 

 
January 20, 1939 
Chicken Wagon Family 
Burgess Meredith 
 

 
January 27, 1939 
I Lost My Girlish Laughter 
Ika Chase, Tamara 
57:50 

 
February 3, 1939 
Arrowsmith 
Helen Hayes 
60:00 

 
10 
February 10, 1939 
The Green Goddess 
Madeleine Carroll 
58:30 

 
11 
February 17, 1939 
Burlesque 
Alice Frost, Sam Levene 
59:43 

 
12 
February 24, 1939 
State Fair 
Amos `N' Andy, Burgess Meredith, Phil Strong 
 

 
13 
March 3, 1939 
Royal Regiment 
Mary Astor 
 

 
14 
March 10, 1939 
The Glass Key 
Dashiell Hammett 
58:40 

 
15 
March 17, 1939 
Beau Geste 
 
59:40 

 
16 
March 24, 1939 
20th Century 
Joan Blondell, Sam Levene 
60:00 

 
17 
March 31, 1939 
Show Boat 
Margaret Sullavan, Helen Morgan, William Johnstone, Edna Ferber (author and debut as an actress) 
59:50 

 
18 
April 7, 1939 
Les Miserables 
Walter Huston 
 

 
19 
April 14, 1939 
The Patroit 
Anna May Wong During the show, Author Pearl Buck was interviewed. 
53:40 

 
20 
April 21, 1939 
Private Lives 
Gertrude Lawrence 
58:30 

 
21 
April 28, 1939 
Black Daniel 
Joan Bennett 
 

 
22 
May 5, 1939 
Ordeal At Wickford Point 
 
60:00 

 
23 
May 12, 1939 
Our Town 
 
58:30 

 
24 
May 19, 1939 
Bad Man 
Ida Lupino 
60:00 

 
25 
May 26, 1939 
American Cavalcade 
Cornelia Otis Skinner 
60:00 

 
26 
June 2, 1939 
Victoria Regina 
Helen Hayes Last Show of the Season 
60:00 

 
27 
September 10, 1939 
Peter Ibertson 
Helen Hayes First Show of the Season Changes to Sunday at 8:00pm EST 
60:00 

 
28 
September 17, 1939 
Ah, Wilderness 
Author: Eugene O'Neill 
60:00 

 
29 
September 24, 1939 
What Every Woman Knows 
Helen Hayes 
60:00 

 
30 
October 1, 1939 
The Count of Monte Cristo 
 
60:00 

 
31 
October 8, 1939 
Algiers 
Paulette Goddard 
55:10 

 
32 
October 15, 1939 
Escape 
Wendy Barrie 
60:00 

 
33 
October 22, 1939 
Liliam 
Helen Hayes 
59:00 

 
34 
October 29, 1939 
Magnificent Ambersons 
Walter Huston Moderate surface noise throughout portions of the program. 
56:20 

 
35 
November 5, 1939 
Hurricane 
Mary Astor 
53:50 

 
36 
November 12, 1939 
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 
Edna May Oliver 
60:00 

 
37 
November 19, 1939 
Garden of Allah 
Claudette Colbert 
60:00 

 
38 
November 26, 1939 
Dodsworth 
Fay Bainter, Nan Sunderland 
60:00 

 
39 
December 3, 1939 
Lost Horizon 
Ronald Colman 
60:00 

 
40 
December 10, 1939 
Vanessa 
Helen Hayes Commercials and commentary cut 
48:50 

 
41 
December 17, 1939 
There's Always a Woman 
Marie Wilson 
60:00 

 
42 
December 24, 1939 
A Christmas Carol 
Lionel Barrymore 5th annual Christmas Program 
56:00 

 
43 
December 31, 1939 
Come and Get It 
 
56:00 

 
44 
January 7, 1940 
Vanity Fair 
Helen Hayes Commercials and commentary cut 
46:40 

 
45 
January 14, 1940 
Theadora Goes Wild 
Loretta Young 
60:00 

 
46 
January 21, 1940 
The Citadel 
Geraldine Fitzgerald 
50:20 

 
47 
January 28, 1940 
It Happened One Night 
Miriam Hopkins 
60:00 

 
48 
February 4, 1940 
Broom Stages 
Helen Hayes 
60:00 

 
49 
February 11, 1940 
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 
Gertrude Lawrence 
60:00 

 
50 
February 18, 1940 
Dinner At Eight 
Hedda Hopper, Lucille Ball 
60:00 

 
51 
February 25, 1940 
Only Angels Have Wings 
Joan Blondell 
60:00 

 
52 
March 3, 1940 
Rabble in Arms 
Frances Dee 
60:00 

 
53 
March 10, 1940 
Craig's Wife 
Fay Bainter 
60:00 

 
54 
March 17, 1940 
Huckleberry Fin 
Jackie Cooper, Walter Catlett 
59:30 

 
55 
March 24, 1940 
June Moon 
Jack Benny, Benny Rubin, Bea Benaderat, Lee Patrick, Virginia Gordon 
60:00 

 
56 
March 31, 1940 
Jane Eyre 
Madeleine Carroll 
60:00 

 
Campbell Playhouse
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1 episodes known to exist
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That Douglas Girl 
Howard Duff 
30:00 

 
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