One Man's Family was a 30-minute family drama radio series sponsored by Snowdrift and Wesson Oil. Created by Carlton E. Morse, the thing about this radio show was that it is divided into books and chapters like those of literary works. The story was about the daily life and struggles of a family living in a Sea Cliff in San Francisco, California.
The family is headed by Henry Barbour, a stockbroker, together with his wife Fanny. The couple have five children namely Paul, Hazel, Clifford and Claudia, and Jack. Throughout the story, each of them would refer to some places in San Francisco especially the Golden Gate Bridge, which can be seen from their living room. The role of Henry Barbour was given to J. Anthony Smythe, while Minetta Ellen took the role of Fanny for the show’s first thirteen years, after which Mary Adams took over until the end. Other stars included Michael Raffeto (who was replaced by Russell Thorson later on) as Paul, Bernice Berwin as Hazel, Barton Yarborough as Clifford, and Kathleen Wilson as Claudia. The show lasted for 27 years, with its pilot episode on April 29, 1932 and its last on April 24, 1959. Given that, it’s no wonder that One Man's Family is dubbed as radio's most popular and longest-running national serial ever made. The show was able to produce a total of 36 books with 3,256 chapters.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 370 old time radio episodes:
|12.28.1941||book 040 chapter 13 last of 1941||
+Sponsored by: Tenderleaf Tea, Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 40, Chapter 13 (final). Will 1941 be, "the ...
|11.15.1942||one man's family b044c07||
+ The family talks about helping the Europeans victimized by Nazi Germany. "Two Way Passage" by Loui...
|11.22.1942||one man's family b044c08 thanksgiving at the dairy ranch||
+A roll call of the entire Barbour family. A walk before Thanksgiving dinner to whet the appetite. T...
|04.25.1943||one man's family b046c03 (pt2)|
|05.02.1943||one man's family b046c04 family reunion with marine jack barbour||
+Sponsored by: Fleischmann's Yeast, Royal Pudding. Book 46. Chapter 4.
|07.25.1943||one man's family b047c03 futher information concerning a secret mission(pt 1)|
|08.08.1943||one man's family bk 47 chap 05|
|08.15.1943||book 47 chapter 6 further preparations for claudias departure||
+ Sponsored by: Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 47. Chapter 6. + Further Preparations For Claudia's Depart...
|08.29.1943||book 47 chapter 7 claudia says goodbye to her family||
+Sponsored by: Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 47. Chapter 8. + Claudia has put her house in order. Everyt...
|11.07.1943||one man's family b048c05 the strength and the glory of the human spirit||
+Chapter 5. Joan is recuperating from pneumonia. The family is in mourning over the reported death o...
|05.29.1945||one man's family b054c09 lieutenant jack barbour leaves for the pacific||
+ Sponsored by: Royal Pudding, Tenderleaf Tea. Book 54. Chapter 9.
|04.27.1947||one man's family b062c05 one man's family celebrates its fifteenth anniversary||
+Sponsored by: Fleischmann's Yeast, Royal Pudding. Book 62. Chapter 5. The program title has also be...
|11.30.1947||one man's family b064c10 (no open close)|
|12.01.1947||one man's family b064c11 (no open close)|
|12.14.1947||one man's family b064c12 conclusion of a treasure hunt||
+ Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 64.
|12.21.1947||one man's family b064c13 'twas the night before christmas||
+Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 64. Chapter 13.
|12.28.1947||one man's family b064c14 new year's eve with the barbour clan||
+Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Fleischmann's Yeast. Book 64. Chapter 14.
|01.04.1948||one man's family b065c01 the dying fires of europe||
+ Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Book 65. Chapter 1.
|01.11.1948||one man's family b065c02 teddy barbour after two years||
+ Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Book 65. Chapter 2.
|05.09.1948||one man's family b066c06|
|05.16.1948||one man's family b066c07|
|08.08.1948||one man's family b067c06 (last half)||
+Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn Coffee, Blue Bonnet Margarine. Book 67. Chapter 6, part 2.
|02.24.1949||one man's family b069c07 (part 1 with re introduction)|
|04.07.1949||payoff in the clifford story part 1|
|N/A||father barbour and his 3 sons from the rockies|