+ Family Theater was an dramatic anthology radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States from February 13, 1947 to September 11, 1957. The show was produced by Family Theater Productions, a film and radio studio extension of the Family Rosary Crusade founded by the Holy Cross Priest, Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, as a way to promote family prayer. The motto of the these Holy Cross Family Ministries is, "The family that prays together, stays together." The program had no commercial sponsor, yet Father Peyton, CSC arranged for many of Hollywood's stars in film and radio at the time to appear. In its ten-year run, well-known actors and actresses, including James Stewart, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Raymond Burr, Jane Wyatt, Charlton Heston, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Gene Kelly, William Shatner and Chuck Connors, appeared as announcers, narrators or stars. A total of 540 episodes were produced. The program featured not only religious stories but half-hour adaptations of literary works such as A Tale of Two Cities, Moby-Dick and Don Quixote.-WikiPedia
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 529 old time radio episodes:
|02.13.1947||flight from home||
+ "Flight From Home". The first show of the series. A powerful drama about a marriage in deep trou...
|02.20.1947||family theater (002) no night too dark||
+ "No Night Too Dark". Will Caulder is coming back to Coldwater. His old sweetheart Peggy is still...
|02.27.1947||family theater (003) j smith and wife||
+ "J. Smith and Wife". 10:00 P.M. A beautiful story about a common, everyday couple who die and tr...
|03.04.1947||family theater (004) i give you maggie||
+ "I Give You Maggie". The story of an impoverished writer and his loving wife. The script was als...
|03.11.1947||family theater (005) let us remember||
+ "Let Us Remember". The adventures of a boy and his dollar...and a lesson about hunger. + Host Ro...
|03.18.1947||family theater (006) work of a lifetime||
+ "Work Of A Lifetime". A prison chaplain moves away, but his "associates" follow him to his new p...
|03.25.1947||family theater (007) a bunch of keys||
+ "A Bunch Of Keys". A good story about a stock broker who loses his friends and his fortune, then...
|04.03.1947||family theater (008) the passion and death of christ||
+ "Passion, Death and Ressurection". An Easter program. The story of the death of Jesus and what f...
|04.10.1947||family theater (009) man against death||
+ "Man Against Death". The story of how David Bruce and his wife battled Malta Fever and many othe...
|04.17.1947||family theater (010) god and a red scooter||
+ "God and A Red Scooter". A grape farmer bets his fortune of his fields...and loses! God sometime...
|04.20.1947||disintigrating family adventures of ozzie and harriet||
+ It’s a beautiful day and Ozzie is on his way home from a morning work to spend the afternoon wit...
|04.24.1947||family theater (011) ernie's day||
+ "Ernie's Day". The story of an oft-delayed romance between a vendor of hot dogs and his fiance, ...
|05.01.1947||family theater (012) mr bidderoe's mission||
+ "Mr. Bidderoe's Mission". Mr. Bidderoe's mission is to prevent a man who has only three months t...
|05.08.1947||family theater (013) the awakening||
+ "The Awakening". A married couple, each with his own job, pursue their own careers...to the detr...
|05.15.1947||family theater (014) the lonely road||
+ "The Lonely Road". An honest politician is offered a substantial bribe and a potent threat to "s...
|05.22.1947||family theater (015) a star for helen||
+ "A Star For Helen". A janitor tries to teach a young girl with problems about the fourth command...
|05.29.1947||family theater (016) three way love||
+ "Three Way Love". When a man remarries after his wife's death, his grown daughter detests her ne...
|06.05.1947||family theater (017) goodbye, goodbye, goodbye||
+ "Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye". An interesting romance about a disc jockey and his wife through the...
|06.12.1947||family theater (018) laughing into glory||
+ "Laughing Into Glory". A new pastor in town uses two feuding merchants to improve the church...a...
|06.19.1947||family theater (019) top man||
+ "Top Man". A contractor's son, always the best at school, is caught cheating of his final exams....
|06.26.1947||family theater (020) little boy blue||
+ "Little Boy Blue". The story of Eugene Field, a happy-go-lucky husband and journalist. A still-b...
|07.03.1947||family theater (021) a point of law||
+ "A Point Of Law". When a cattleman refuses to sell out to an oil baron, he finds an old law is b...
|07.10.1947||family theater (022) some rain must fall||
+ "Some Rain Must Fall". A melodrama about a sickly author and the woman who loves him. + The rain...
|07.17.1947||family theater (023) song for a long road||
+ "Song For A Long Road". The story of Joyce Kilmer, the famous American poet. The script was subs...
|07.24.1947||family theater (024) brass buttons||
+ "Brass Buttons". A tough-as-nails cop has no patience with law-breakers...including his own son!...
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