Escape

February 28, 1947 to October 15, 1977
238 episodes known to exist
Escape was a mystery and thrillers radio show which ran from February 28, 1947 to October 15, 1977.
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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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February 28, 1947 - September 25, 1954
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October 15, 1977 - October 15, 1977
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January 7, 1948 - February 22, 1948
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February 28, 1947 - September 25, 1954
230 episodes known to exist
Announcers: Paul Frees, William Conrad, Roy Rowan
Directors: Norman Mac Donnell, William N. Robson
Story Adaptions: Les Crutchfield, John Dunkel
Music: Ivan Ditmars, Cy Feuer, Del Castillo, Wilber Hatch, Leith
Stevens Sound: Bill Gould, Cliff Thorsness
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February 28, 1947 
Dead of Night (audition) 
From the "Out Of This World" preview series. Stars: Berry Kroeger, Art Carney. Director: John Moseman. Adaptor: Charles Gusman. Composer Albert Buhrman 
29:24 

 
AUD 
March 24, 1947 
Dead of Night (audition) 
Stars: Berry Kroeger, Art Carney. Director: John Moseman. Adaptor: Charles Gusman. Composer Albert Buhrman 
25:04 

 
July 7, 1947 
The Man Who Would Be King 
Raymond Lawrence 
29:36 

 
July 14, 1947 
Operation Fleur De Lis 
Jack Webb 
29:59 

 
June 23, 1947 
The Diamond As Big As the Ritz 
Jack Edwards Jr 
29:42 

 
July 28, 1947 
Typhoon 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:59 

 
August 4, 1947 
Sire De Maltroit's Door 
Elliott Lewis 
29:53 

 
August 11, 1947 
Ring of Thoth 
Jack Webb 
29:54 

 
August 18, 1947 
The Fourth Man 
Paul Frees, Jack Kearns 
29:58 

 
October 1, 1947 
Most Dangerous Game 
Paul Frees, William Conrad 
29:44 

 
October 8, 1947 
The Run of the Yellow Mail 
Frank Lovejoy, Alan Reed 
 

 
10 
October 15, 1947 
Shipment of Mute Fate 
Jack Webb 
25:00 

 
11 
October 22, 1947 
Fall of the House of Usher 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe. Stars: Paul Frees 
29:59 

 
12 
October 29, 1947 
Pollock and the Porroh Man 
Barton Yarborough Author: H.G. Wells 
29:47 

 
13 
November 5, 1947 
Evening Primrose 
Elliott Lewis 
29:58 

 
14 
November 12, 1947 
The Young Man with the Cream Tarts 
Paul Frees 
29:52 

 
15 
November 19, 1947 
Casting the Ruins 
John Mcintire 
29:51 

 
16 
November 26, 1947 
Country of the Blind 
Paul Frees, William Conrad Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
17 
December 3, 1947 
Taboo 
Paul Frees 
29:30 

 
18 
December 10, 1947 
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge 
Stars: Harry Bartell, Louie Van Rooten Narrators: William Conrad and Jay Johnstone 
29:30 

 
19 
December 17, 1947 
Wild Oranges 
Oaul Frees 
29:30 

 
20 
December 24, 1947 
Back For Christmas 
Paul Frees Christmas Program 
29:42 

 
21 
December 31, 1947 
Confession 
William Conrad 
29:39 

 
22 
January 10, 1948 
Second Class Passenger 
(West Coast Version) Harry Bartell 
29:36 

 
23 
January 17, 1948 
Leiningen Vs the Ants 
(West Coast Version) William Conrad 
29:48 

 
24 
January 24, 1948 
Papa Benjamin 
(West Coast Version) Frank Lovejoy 
29:33 

 
25 
January 31, 1948 
Three Good Witnesses 
(West Coast Version) Morgan Farley, Jack Webb, Barton Yarborough, Jeanette Nolan, Harry Bartell 
29:50 

 
26 
February 1, 1948 
Vanishing Lady 
(West Coast Version) Joan Banks 
29:52 

 
27 
February 8, 1948 
Snake Doctor 
(East Coast Version) William Conrad, Paul Frees 
29:44 

 
28 
February 15, 1948 
Ancient Sorceries 
(West Coast Version) Paul Frees 
29:30 

 
29 
February 22, 1948 
How Love Came to Professor Guildea 
(West Coast Version) Louie Van Rooten 
29:30 

 
30 
February 29, 1948 
Grove of Ashcaroff 
Grove Of Ashtaroth 
29:30 

 
31 
March 7, 1948 
Jimmy Goggles, the God 
Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
32 
March 14, 1948 
Log of the Evening Star 
Jack Webb 
29:37 

 
33 
March 21, 1948 
Misfortune Isle 
Paul Frees 
29:40 

 
34 
March 28, 1948 
Shipment of Mute Fate 
Harry Bartell, Barry Kroeger 
29:55 

 
35 
April 4, 1948 
Action 
Joseph Kearns 
29:48 

 
36 
April 11, 1948 
The Brute 
Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Rolf, Nina Cadon, Jeff Corey, Wilms Herbert, Parley Baer. 
29:46 

 
37 
April 18, 1948 
The Drums of the Fore and Aft 
Gill Stratton Jr., Jimmy Ogg, Eric Rolf, Jeff Corey, Alex Harford, Eric Snowden, Peggy Webber, Paul McVey 
29:32 

 
38 
April 25, 1948 
The Fourth Man 
Berry Kroeger, Joseph Kearns, Jay Novelo, Lou Merrill, Byron Kane, Eric Rolf 
29:52 

 
39 
May 2, 1948 
John Jack Todd 
Wilms Herbert 
29:35 

 
40 
May 9, 1948 
The Time Machine 
E. Rolfe, Jeff Corey Author: H.G. Wells 
29:34 

 
41 
May 16, 1948 
The Match 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:41 

 
42 
May 23, 1948 
Leiningen Versus the Ants 
William Conrad, Jay Novello 
29:30 

 
43 
June 6, 1948 
Beau Geste 
Berry Kroeger 
29:30 

 
44 
June 27, 1948 
Country of the Blind 
Paul Frees, William Conrad Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
45 
July 4, 1948 
A Tooth For Paul Revere 
Harry Bartell Independence Day Program 
29:30 

 
46 
July 11, 1948 
She 
Larry Dobkin, Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
47 
July 18, 1948 
Habit 
John Dehner 
29:43 

 
48 
August 1, 1948 
The Man Who Would Be King 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
49 
August 15, 1948 
The Fugitive 
Louie Van Rooten 
29:30 

 
50 
August 22, 1948 
Ss San Pedro 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
51 
August 29, 1948 
Diamond As Big As the Ritz 
Sam Edwards, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
52 
September 5, 1948 
Dream of Armegeddon 
Stacy Harris Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
53 
September 12, 1948 
Evening Primrose 
William Conrad, K. Miller 
29:30 

 
54 
September 19, 1948 
The Man Who Could Work Miracles 
(End Of 2nd Season) Ben Wright, William Conrad Author: H.G. Wells 
29:58 

 
55 
February 12, 1949 
The Lost Special 
(Begining Of 3rd Season) Ben Wright 
29:55 

 
56 
February 19, 1949 
The Orient Express 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
57 
February 26, 1949 
Red Wine 
Jeff Chandler 
29:30 

 
58 
March 5, 1949 
Conquerer's Isle 
David Ellis 
29:30 

 
59 
March 12, 1949 
He Who Rides the Tiger 
William Conrad, Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
60 
March 13, 1949 
Shipment of Mute Fate 
John Lund 
29:30 

 
61 
March 19, 1949 
Finger of Doom 
Harry Bartell 
29:30 

 
62 
March 20, 1949 
Country of the Blind 
Edmond O'Brian, Barry Kroeger Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
63 
March 26, 1949 
Adaptive Ultimate 
Edgar Barrier, Stacy Harris 
29:30 

 
64 
March 27, 1949 
The Diamond As Big As the Ritz 
Sam Edwards, Helen Thomas 
29:30 

 
65 
April 2, 1949 
Confidential Angent 
Barry Kroeger 
29:30 

 
66 
April 9, 1949 
When the Man Comes, Follow Him 
Paul Dubov 
29:30 

 
67 
April 16, 1949 
The General Died At Dawn 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
68 
April 23, 1949 
The Great Impersonation 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
69 
July 7, 1949 
The Fourth Man 
Wilms Herbert, Larry Dobkin 
29:30 

 
70 
July 14, 1949 
The Drums of the Fore and Aft 
Ben Wright, Hugh Thomas, Terry Kilborne, Wilms Herbert, Tudor Owen 
29:30 

 
71 
July 21, 1949 
Action 
Joseph Kearns 
29:30 

 
72 
July 28, 1949 
Second Class Passenger 
Parley Baer, Vivi Janniss 
29:30 

 
73 
August 4, 1949 
Leiningen Versus the Ants 
Tudor Owen, Gerald Mohr 
29:30 

 
74 
August 11, 1949 
Red Wine 
Willard Waterman, Vic Perrin 
29:30 

 
75 
August 18, 1949 
Snake Doctor 
William Conrad, Paul Frees 
29:30 

 
76 
August 25, 1949 
Evening Primrose 
Harry Bartell, Vivi Janniss 
29:30 

 
77 
September 21, 1949 
Fortune of Vargas 
Victure Mature 
29:30 

 
78 
September 28, 1949 
Wild Oranges 
Van Heflin 
29:30 

 
79 
October 8, 1949 
The Primitive 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
80 
October 15, 1949 
The Sure Thing 
John Hoyt 
29:30 

 
81 
October 22, 1949 
Night in Havana 
Tony Barrett 
29:30 

 
82 
October 29, 1949 
The Blue Wall 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
83 
November 1, 1949 
Flood On the Goodwin 
Jack Edwards 
29:30 

 
84 
November 8, 1949 
Plunder of the Sun 
Paul Frees 
29:51 

 
85 
November 15, 1949 
Three Skeleton Key 
Elliott Reid, William Conrad, Harry Bartell 
29:37 

 
86 
November 22, 1949 
Maracas 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
87 
November 29, 1949 
Letter From Jason 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:30 

 
88 
December 6, 1949 
Command 
Bill Johnstone, Elliott Reid 
29:30 

 
89 
December 13, 1949 
Border Town 
Jack Webb 
29:30 

 
90 
December 20, 1949 
Figure a Dame 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:30 

 
91 
December 27, 1949 
Seeds of Greed 
B. Merrill, Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
92 
January 3, 1950 
The Pistol 
Gerald Mohr 
29:30 

 
93 
January 10, 1950 
Vanishing Lady 
Joan Banks 
29:30 

 
94 
January 17, 1950 
The Sure Thing 
Alan Ross 
29:30 

 
95 
January 24, 1950 
Treasure Inc. 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:30 

 
96 
January 31, 1950 
Present Tense 
Vincent Price 
29:30 

 
97 
February 7, 1950 
The Outer Limit 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:30 

 
98 
February 14, 1950 
Two If by Sea 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
99 
February 21, 1950 
The Red Mark 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
100 
February 28, 1950 
The Man Who Won the War 
Man Who Won The War, The 
29:30 

 
101 
March 10, 1950 
Port Royal 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
102 
March 17, 1950 
Three Skeleton Key 
Vincent Price, Harry Bartell, Jeff Corey 
29:59 

 
103 
March 24, 1950 
Danger At Matecumbe 
Frank Lovejoy 
29:47 

 
104 
March 31, 1950 
Green Splotches 
William Conrad, Paul Frees 
29:30 

 
105 
April 7, 1950 
Ambassador of Poker 
Elliott Reid 
29:30 

 
106 
April 14, 1950 
Golden Snake 
Tony Barrett 
29:30 

 
107 
April 21, 1950 
Shanghai Document 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
108 
April 28, 1950 
Something For Nothing 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
109 
May 5, 1950 
The Man Who Stole the Bible 
R. Valent 
29:36 

 
110 
May 12, 1950 
Rim of Terror 
Nancy Kelly, Hans Conreid 
29:55 

 
111 
May 19, 1950 
Pass to Berlin 
Stacy Harris 
29:46 

 
112 
May 26, 1950 
Command 
Harry Bartell, John Hoyt 
29:44 

 
113 
June 2, 1950 
Mars Is Heaven 
Jeff Corey 
29:57 

 
114 
June 9, 1950 
The Big Sponge 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
115 
June 16, 1950 
Serenade For a Cobra 
Charles Mcgraw 
29:30 

 
116 
June 23, 1950 
Sundown 
Barton Yarborough 
29:30 

 
117 
June 30, 1950 
Blood Bath 
Vincent Price 
29:30 

 
118 
July 7, 1950 
Shipment of Mute Fate 
David Ellis 
29:30 

 
119 
July 14, 1950 
Shark Bait 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
120 
July 21, 1950 
Yellow Wake 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
121 
July 28, 1950 
Poison 
Jack Webb, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
122 
August 4, 1950 
Two Came Back 
Stacy Harris 
29:30 

 
123 
August 11, 1950 
Red Forest 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
124 
August 18, 1950 
The Footprint 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
125 
August 25, 1950 
Crossing Paris 
Jay Novello, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
126 
October 6, 1950 
Sleeping Draught 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
127 
October 13, 1950 
Roulette 
T. Kelburn, John Dehner 
29:30 

 
128 
October 20, 1950 
Power of Hammer 
Harry Bartell 
29:30 

 
129 
October 27, 1950 
Time Machine 
John Dehner, Larry Dobkin Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
130 
November 3, 1950 
Seven Hours to Freedom 
J. Moore 
29:30 

 
131 
November 5, 1950 
Earth Abides Part 1 
John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin, Lou Krugman, Michael Ann Barrett, Parley Baer, Paul Frees, Peggy Webber, Ron Brogan Author: George Stewart 
29:30 

 
132 
November 12, 1950 
Earth Abides Part 2 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
133 
November 19, 1950 
Journey Into Fear 
Wilms Herbert, Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
134 
November 26, 1950 
Funeral Fires 
Louise Johnson 
29:30 

 
135 
December 3, 1950 
This Side of Nowhere 
William Conrad 
29:26 

 
136 
December 10, 1950 
A Passenger to Bali 
John Dehner 
29:37 

 
137 
December 17, 1950 
Wild Jack Rett 
John Dehner, Parley Baer 
29:37 

 
138 
December 24, 1950 
The Cave 
Christmas Program Georgia Ellis, John Dehner 
29:46 

 
139 
December 31, 1950 
The Man Who Could Work Miracles 
Ben Wright, Lou Krugman Author: H.G. Wells 
29:30 

 
140 
January 7, 1951 
Conquest 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
141 
January 14, 1951 
A Bullet For Mr. Smith 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
142 
February 16, 1951 
Killer Mine 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
143 
February 23, 1951 
The Follower 
William Conrad, Virginia Gregg 
29:30 

 
144 
July 11, 1951 
The Island 
Harry Bartell, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
145 
July 18, 1951 
Macao 
Stacy Harris 
29:30 

 
146 
July 25, 1951 
The Earthman 
Parley Baer, Hans Conried, Larry Dobkin, Lou Krugman, John Dehner, Sidney Miller, Georgia Ellis, Jack Kruschen, Byron Kane. 
29:30 

 
147 
August 1, 1951 
The Gladiator 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
148 
August 8, 1951 
Up Periscope 
Hy Averbach, Harry Bartell 
29:30 

 
149 
August 15, 1951 
Rough Shoot 
Ben Wright, Howard Mcnier 
29:30 

 
150 
August 22, 1951 
The Silent Horror 
Harry Bartell 
29:30 

 
151 
August 30, 1951 
The Man Who Stole the Bible 
Stanley Pierce, Lou Krugman 
29:30 

 
152 
October 12, 1952 
Gringo 
William Conrad, Parley Baer 
29:30 

 
153 
October 19, 1952 
Price of the Head 
William Conrad, Parley Baer VERY POOR RECORDING 
29:30 

 
154 
October 26, 1952 
Robert of Huntington 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
155 
November 2, 1952 
The Running Man 
Vic Perrin, Jeanne Bates 
29:30 

 
156 
November 9, 1952 
The Return 
Larry Dobkin 
29:30 

 
157 
November 16, 1952 
The Loup-Garon 
Sam Edwards, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
158 
November 23, 1952 
Transport to Terror 
(Not In Collection) William Conrad 
 

 
159 
November 30, 1952 
Pagosa 
William Conrad, Parley Baer 
 

 
160 
December 7, 1952 
Incident in Quito 
Jeanne Bates, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
161 
December 14, 1952 
Four Went Home 
William Conrad, John Dehner 
29:30 

 
162 
December 21, 1952 
The Man Who Liked Dickens 
T. Kilbourn 
29:30 

 
163 
December 28, 1952 
Nightmare in the Sun 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
164 
January 4, 1953 
Dangerous Man 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
165 
January 11, 1953 
Conquerer's Isle 
Harry Bartell 
29:30 

 
166 
January 18, 1953 
A Matter of Concience 
Parley Baer, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
167 
January 25, 1953 
Diary of a Madman 
Ben Wright, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
168 
February 1, 1953 
A Study in Wax 
(No Close) William Conrad 
29:30 

 
169 
February 8, 1953 
Jetsam 
Ben Wright, John Dehner 
29:36 

 
170 
February 15, 1953 
Wild Jack Rett 
John Dehner, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell 
30:17 

 
171 
February 22, 1953 
I Saw Myself Running 
(Bad Close Added) Georgia Ellis 
29:41 

 
172 
March 1, 1953 
The Tramp 
Ben Wright, Jay Novello, Charlie Lung, Tudor Owen, Alec Harford, Lou Krugman, Charles Davis 
29:46 

 
173 
March 8, 1953 
The Island 
(Bad Close Added) William Conrad 
27:51 

 
174 
March 15, 1953 
The Man with the Steel Teeth 
Harry Bartell 
29:34 

 
175 
March 22, 1953 
Pressure 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
176 
March 29, 1953 
The Invader 
Howard Mcnear 
29:30 

 
177 
April 5, 1953 
A Sleeping Draught 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
178 
April 12, 1953 
Classified Secret 
Parley Baer 
29:30 

 
179 
April 19, 1953 
El Guitarero 
(News Break For Pow Ann) Eddie Firestone Jr 
29:30 

 
180 
April 26, 1953 
The Derelick 
(News Break For Pow Ann) Charles Lawrence 
29:30 

 
181 
May 3, 1953 
Lili and the Colonel 
(Bad Close Added) Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
182 
May 10, 1953 
The Vessel of Wrath 
Parley Baer, Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
183 
May 17, 1953 
North of Polaris 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
184 
May 24, 1953 
The Blue Hotel 
(Not In Collection) 
 

 
185 
May 31, 1953 
Good Thing A 
Tony Barrett 
29:30 

 
186 
June 7, 1953 
The Voyages of Sinbad 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
187 
June 14, 1953 
Clear For Action 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
188 
June 21, 1953 
The Far-Away Island 
Ted Decorsia 
29:30 

 
189 
June 28, 1953 
One-Eighth Apache 
Bill Conrad, Parley Baer, James Griffiths, Joe Cranston, Larry Dobkin, Harry Bartell, John Larch 
 

 
190 
July 5, 1953 
A Source of Irritation 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
191 
July 12, 1953 
The Out Station 
Ben Wright 
29:30 

 
192 
July 19, 1953 
The Open Boat 
Edgar Barrier 
29:30 

 
193 
July 26, 1953 
The Notebook 
John Dehner 
29:30 

 
194 
August 2, 1953 
The Red Forest 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
195 
August 9, 1953 
Three Skeleton Key 
Ben Wright, Paul Frees, Jay Novello 
29:30 

 
196 
August 16, 1953 
The Thirteenth Truck 
Hy Averback 
29:30 

 
197 
August 23, 1953 
The Man From Tomorrow 
Larry Dobkin 
29:30 

 
198 
August 30, 1953 
The Game 
Stacy Edwards 
29:30 

 
199 
September 6, 1953 
Train From Olbiefelde 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
200 
September 13, 1953 
The Abominable Snowman 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
201 
September 20, 1953 
The Log 
Larry Dobkin 
29:30 

 
202 
September 27, 1953 
The Untouchable 
John Dehner, Parley Baer 
29:30 

 
203 
October 4, 1953 
Zero Hour 
Paula Winslowe, John Dehner 
29:30 

 
204 
October 11, 1953 
Elementals 
William Conrad, Tony Barrett 
29:30 

 
205 
March 11, 1954 
Bird of Paradise 
John Dehner, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
206 
March 18, 1954 
Violent Night 
William Conrad 
29:30 

 
207 
March 25, 1954 
The Second Shot 
John Dehner, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
208 
April 1, 1954 
The Return 
Larry Dobkin, William Conrad 
29:30 

 
209 
April 8, 1954 
The Scarlet Plague 
Vic Perrin 
24:44 

 
210 
April 15, 1954 
Affair At Mandrake 
John Dehner 
24:39 

 
211 
May 6, 1954 
The Adversary 
Larry Dobkin, John Dehner 
29:30