Drama/Anthology Radio Programs - Academy Award Theater

1946

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Robert Conrad, announcer

Sponsored by the E.R. Squibb & Sons pharmaceutical company, this was a bold attempt to bring the great movie stars to radio in shortened versions of great movies and literature. Each show included at least one Acadamy Award winner or nominee, and sometimes more than one, with each receiving $4,000 for their performance. In addition to paying each star, the company had to pay the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences $16,000 every week for the use of their name in the show's title. The show first aired every Saturday evening at 7pm until July when the show was moved to Wednesday evenings at 10pm. Only 39 episodes were produced in 1946 before the sponsor dropped the program, and all thirty nine have been preserved, and are available here.

Episodes of the Academy Award Radio Program

March 30, 1946 - Academy Award, Jezebel, with Bette Davis >

April 6, 1946 - Academy Award, Kitty Foyle with Ginger Rogers >

April 13, 1946 - Academy Award, The Life of Louis Pasteur with Paul Muni >

April 20, 1946 - Academy Award, The Great McGinty with Brian Donlevy >

April 27, 1946 - Academy Award, Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs with Walt Disney >

May 4, 1946 - Academy Award, Stagecoach with Claire Trevor and Randolph Scott >

May 11, 1946 - Academy Award, If I Were King with Ronald Colman >

May 18, 1946 - Academy Award, My Sister Eileen with Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair >

May 25, 1946 - Academy Award, The Informer with Victor McLaughlin >

June 1, 1946 - Academy Award, Arise my Love with Ray Milland >

June 8, 1946 - Academy Award, Ruggles of Red Gap with Charles Laughton and Charles Ruggles >

June 15, 1946 - Academy Award, Pride of the Marines with John Garfield >

June 22, 1946 - Academy Award, The Front Page with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien >

June 29, 1946 - Academy Award, A Star is Born with Fredric March >

July 3, 1946 - Academy Award, The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart and Sidney Greenstreet >

July 10, 1946 - Academy Award, Young Mister Lincoln with Henry Fonda >

July 17, 1946 - Academy Award, The Prisoner of Zenda with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Virginia Bruce >

July 24, 1946 - Academy Award, Foreign Correspondent with Joseph Cotten >

July 31, 1946 - Academy Award, Hold Back the Dawn with Olivia de Havilland >

August 7, 1946 - Academy Award, The Watch on the Rhine with Paul Lucas >

August 14, 1946 - Academy Award, Vivacious Lady with Lana Turner >

August 21, 1946 - Academy Award, The Keys of the Kingdom with Gregory Peck >

August 28, 1946 - Academy Award, One Sunday Afternoon with James Stewart >

September 4, 1946 - Academy Award, Pinocchio with Walt Disney >

September 11, 1946 - Academy Award, Shadow of a Doubt with Joseph Cotten >

September 18, 1946 - Academy Award, The White Cliffs of Dover with Irene Dunne >

September 25, 1946 - Academy Award, Guest in the House with Kirk Douglas >

October 2, 1946 - Academy Award, My Man Godfrey with William Powell >

October 9, 1946 - Academy Award, It Happened Tomorrow with Ann Blythe and Eddie Bracken >

October 16, 1946 - Academy Award, Blood on the Sun with John Garfield >

October 23, 1946 - Academy Award, The Devil and Miss Jones with Charles Coburn and Virginia Mayo >

October 30, 1946 - Academy Award, Suspicion with Cary Grant >

November 6, 1946 - Academy Award, Cheers for Miss Bishop with Olivia de Havilland >

November 13, 1946 - Academy Award, Night Train with Rex Harrison >

November 20, 1946 - Academy Award, Brief Encounter with Greer Garson >

November 27, 1946 - Academy Award, Lost Horizon with Ronald Colman >

December 4, 1946 - Academy Award, Portrait of Jennie with Joan Fontaine and John Lund >

December 11, 1946 - Academy Award, The Enchanted Cottage with Peter Lawford and Joan Lorring >

December 18, 1946 - Academy Award, Lost Angel with Margaret O'Brien >