Going on-air from 1952 to 1953, the Best Plays was a NBC Radio program that featured some of the most excellent theatric plays ever created. Some of the best ones featured were dramatic or comedic plays. John Chapman, New York Daily News' drama critic, served as the program's host.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 46 old time radio episodes:
+ "Winterset". The first show of the series.
|06.15.1952||on borrowed time||
+ "On Borrowed Time". A delightful story about an old man who gets the Devil up a tree...literally!...
|06.22.1952||best plays (03) angel street||
+ "Angel Street". This program was rebroadcast on April 4, 1954 as, "NBC Star Quite naturally we...
|06.29.1952||best plays (04) the hasty heart||
+ "The Hasty Heart". Sustaining.
|07.06.1952||best plays (05) arsenic and old lace||
+NBC net, KFI, "Arsenic and Old Lace". + Comedy thriller in which Mortimer, a dramatic critic on a...
|07.20.1952||best plays (07) the voice of the turtle||
+ "The Voice Of The Turtle".
|08.03.1952||best plays (09) outward bound||
+ "Outward Bound". Sustaining.
|08.10.1952||best plays (10) uncle harry||
+ "Uncle Harry". The drama was transcribed in Hollywood.
|08.17.1952||best plays (11) the philadelphia story||
+ "The Philadelphia Story". Sustaining.
|08.24.1952||best plays (12) home of the brave||
+ "Home Of The Brave". Sustaining.
|08.31.1952||best plays (13) blithe spirit||
+ "Blithe Spirit". Sustaining.
|10.03.1952||best plays (15) victoria regina||
+ "Victoria Regina". This program was rebroadcast on November 1, 1953 as, "NBC Star "
|10.10.1952||best plays (16) she loves me not||
+ "She Loves Me Not". Sustaining.
|10.17.1952||best plays (17) high tor||
+ "High Tor". Sustaining.
|10.24.1952||best plays (18) biography||
+ "Biography". This program was rebroadcast on February 7, 1954 on, "NBC Star Theatre."
|11.09.1952||best plays (19) elizabeth the queen||
+NBC net, KFI, "Elizabeth, The Queen". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Seaboard Finance (local). The pro...
|11.16.1952||best plays (20) the madwoman of chaillot||
+ "The Madwoman Of Chaillot". The program has also been dated November 14, 1952. The program was r...
|11.23.1952||best plays (21) missouri legend||
+ "Missouri Legend". The program has also been dated November 21, 1952.
|11.30.1952||best plays (22) rope||
+NBC net, KFI, "Rope". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Entre Cafeterias (local). A murder at Oxford Univ...
|12.07.1952||best plays (23) skylark||
+NBC net, KFI, "Skylark". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Entre Cafeterias (local). An advertising man s...
|12.14.1952||best plays (24) craig's wife||
+NBC net, KFI, "Craig's Wife". A good drama about a woman who wants her house, not really caring ...
|12.21.1952||best plays (25) night must fall||
+ "Night Must Fall". The program has also been dated November 19, 1952.
|12.28.1952||best plays (26) a bell for adano||
+NBC net, KFI, "A Bell For Adano". An excellent drama about a U. S. army major from The Bronx who...
|01.04.1953||best plays (27) accent on youth||
+ "Accent On Youth". The program has also been dated January 2, 1953. The system cue has been delet...
|01.11.1953||best plays (28) men in white||
+ NBC net, KFI, "Men In White". Sponsored by: Sustaining, Seaboard Finance (local). A Pulitzer Pri...