Mercury Theater

Mercury Theater was an old time radio show that was created by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Although it only ran for five months, it is one of the most significant radio shows in the history of entertainment. The show consisted of classic literature performed by great actors, such as, Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane and Orson Welles. Everything about the show was top-notch. The greatest radio broadcast of all times is the adaptation of H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds.


Dracula (July 11, 1938)

Treasure Island (July 18,1938)

A Tale of Two Cities (July 25, 1938)

The 39 Steps (August 1. 1938)

Three Short Stories_I’m a Fool, The Open Window, and My Little Boy (August 8, 1938)

Abraham Lincoln (August 15, 1938)

The Affairs of Anatol (August 22, 1938)

The Count of Monte Cristo (August 29, 1938)

The Man Who Was Thursday (September 5, 1938)


The Immortal Sherlock Holmes (September 25, 1938)

Hell on Ice (October 9, 1938)

Seventeen (October 16, 1938)

Around the World in 80 Days (October 23, 1938)

War of the Worlds (October 30, 1938)

Heart of Darkness _Life with Father (November 6, 1938)

A Passenger to Bali (November 13, 1938)

The Pickwick Papers (November 20, 1938)




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