episodes of Lux Radio Theater

CB Demille "directs" another Lux show "Lux presents...Hollywood!" It's said that 40 million listeners tuned into the Lux Radio Theater to hear Cecil B. DeMille (and later, William Keighley) introduce another radio adaptation of a famous Hollywood film, almost always with the film's original actors in the starring roles.

For two decades, from 1936 until 1955, Lux (the family of soap products from Lever Brothers) sponsored this highly successful program. The allure of Hollywood, the highly-paid big-name stars and films were what got the audience to tune in; behind the scenes however it was pure radio with a top collection of faceless radio players handling the lion's share of the work.

In 1945, DeMille left the hosting job over an actor's union dispute and was replaced for most of the next decade by William Keighley. The hour-long radio adaptations were generally quite well done, and many ("It's a Wonderful Life" for example) are extremely popular choices for audio theatre groups today.

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Jun 01 1936 The Legionnaire and the Lady
Jun 08 1936 The Thin Man
Dec 13 1937 The 39 Steps
May 09 1938 My Man Godfrey
Dec 12 1938 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Feb 20 1939 Stage Door
Mar 20 1939 It Happened One Night
Jun 26 1939 Mrs. Moonlight
Sep 18 1939 Wuthering Heights
Oct 02 1939 You Can't Take It With You
Dec 25 1939 Pinocchio
Mar 25 1940 Remember the Night
Jun 17 1940 After the Thin Man
Jun 09 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Mar 09 1942 The Lady Eve
Jul 20 1942 The Philadelphia Story
Feb 08 1943 The Maltese Falcon
Jan 24 1944 Casablanca
Jun 26 1944 Christmas In July
Jun 18 1945 The Canterville Ghost
Nov 05 1945 Destry Rides Again
Dec 24 1945 I'll Be Seeing You
Jan 28 1946 The Clock
Dec 02 1946 Meet Me in St. Louis
Mar 10 1947 It's a Wonderful Life
Apr 28 1947 My Darling Clementine
May 05 1947 The Egg and I
Jan 26 1948 Notorious
Jun 13 1949 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Dec 19 1949 The Bishop's Wife
Mar 13 1950 Little Women
Nov 06 1950 Rebecca
Dec 25 1950 The Wizard of Oz
Apr 09 1951 The Third Man
Oct 01 1951 All About Eve
Dec 15 1952 The African Queen
Dec 22 1952 Les Miserables
Dec 29 1952 Westward the Women
Jan 04 1954 The Day the Earth Stood Still
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