Formerly known as Dangerously Yours, Matinee Theater was a 30-minute radio show that aired on CBS every 2 in the afternoon. It was sponsored by The Vicks Chemical Company, the creator of Vicks VapoRub, and starred by Victor Jory and many other guests. Because of the change in the show’s title, it was able to have room for a variety of genres like love stories, adventures, and even drama. Some of the stories featured were Beautiful Dreamer, The Pirate of Orleans, and The Love Story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Apart from those, classics like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights were also aired. The show started on October 22, 1944 and ended on April 8, 1945, after a total of 22 episodes. NBC had a television adaptation of this show, and it won the Golden Globe Award for best TV show.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 14 old time radio episodes:
+ "Wuthering Heights". Sponsored by: Vicks. The first show of the series, announced as "Dangerously...
|12.10.1944||hold back the dawn||
+ "Hold Back The Dawn". Sponsored by: Vicks. A European refugee uses his charm on a lonely school t...
|12.17.1944||elizabeth the queen||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Elizabeth The Queen". The loves and wars of Elizabeth and ...
|12.24.1944||a stable in bethlehem pennsylvania||
+ "A Stable In Bethlehem...Pennsylvania". Sponsored by: Vicks. A "modern miracle play."
+ "Random Harvest". Sponsored by: Vicks. A British veteran with amnesia finds romance and a new lif...
+ "Smilin' Through". Sponsored by: Vicks. An Irish love story of years ago; well-done despite the s...
+ "Rebecca". Sponsored by: Vicks. A second mistress comes to the estate of Mr. De Winter, only to f...
+ "Beautiful Dreamer". Sponsored by: Vicks. A biography of Stephen Foster. This is the story of Ste...
|02.11.1945||reap the wild wind||
+ "Reap The Wild Wind". Sponsored by: Vicks. Nineteenth-century salvage in the Florida Keys, and pa...
+ "Intermezzo". Sponsored by: Vicks. A romance between a famous violinist and his accompanist, even...
+ "The Highwayman". Sponsored by: Vicks. A dramatization of the famous poem about a bandit and his ...
|03.11.1945||rendevous at mayerling||
+ "Rendezvous At Mayerling". Sponsored by: Vicks. A royal romance in old Vienna, with a tragic cons...
|03.25.1945||till we meet again||
+ "'Til We Meet Again". Sponsored by: Vicks Vatronol. A Fraench Sister finds herself drawn into the...
|04.08.1945||a man named jones||
+ "A Man Named Jones". Sponsored by: Vicks VapoRub. The last show of the series. The second perform...