Starring Orson Welles, Anges Moorehead, and Ray Collins, The Count of Monte Cristo is a tale of revenge and retribution. Edmond Dantès, a young, energetic sailor, is falsely accused of treason on his wedding day and incarcerated in the forbidding Château d'If. His escape and ultimate revenge on those who wronged him makes this one of the most thrilling stories in French literature, as compelling now as when it was first published in 1846.
The Mercury Theatre on the Air, a show featuring the acclaimed New York drama company founded by Orson Welles and John Houseman. In its brief run, it featured an impressive array of talents, including Agnes Moorehead, Bernard Herrmann, and George Coulouris. The show is famous for its notorious War of the Worlds broadcast, but the other shows in the series are relatively unknown.The show first broadcast on CBS and CBC in July 1938. It ran without a sponsor until December of that year, when it was picked up by Campbell’s Soup and renamed The Campbell Playhouse.
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I love the story - I love this old-timey scratchy quality, like we are all huddled around the radio listening to it. Only I'm in my car on the way to work cursing Jersey drivers.
Um, his voice?
When he makes his escape!
- Stefanie "David Bowie. Jane Austen. Good beer. Red Wine."
First timer of the C.O.M.
not boring and drawn out or vague
The plot leading to Dante's trumped up arrest.
Good narrative storytelling
exposing his swindlers at the end of the story
I didn't get the part of what happened to his sweetheart. Maybe I need another version. Overall it was a good story for this first time listener.
- realgood "realgood"