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The Lux Radio Theatre: Lost Horizon - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

An amnesiac British diplomat recalls his trip to Shangri-La, a utopian lamasery in the mountains of Tibet. The High Lama predicts: "There is a great storm gathering in the world -- a black fury which will not spend itself for many years. There will be no safety in arms, no answer in science. It may rage till every flower of culture is trampled, and all human things are leveled in vast chaos."

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The Lux Radio Theatre - Strangers on a Train - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Affable psychopath Bruno Antony has a sinister proposal for the passenger he's just met: "Two fellows meet -- accidentally, like you and me here on the train. No connection between them at all. They never even saw each other before. But now each one has somebody that he'd like to get rid of. So they, er-- They swap murders." An adaptation of the 1951 Hitchcock thriller.

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Escape: The Open Boat - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Stephen Crane's classic tale of shipwreck survivors trapped off the coast of Florida. "You are in an open boat with three desperate men, two hundred yards from land and safety. But while you scream frantically for someone to rescue you, you realize that from the mountainous breakers between you and safety, there is no escape."

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Burns and Allen: Gracie Runs for President - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

It's the 1940 U.S. Presidential election and comedienne Gracie Allen runs for office on the Surprise Party ticket because, she explains, "My daddy's a Democrat and my mother is a Republican, and when I was born I was a surprise!"

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Problem - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

The Great Detective (played by John Gielgud) matches wits with "the Napoleon of crime" (played by Orson Welles) in this adaptation of the classic Arthur Conan Doyle story. Says Professor Moriarty: "The situation between us is becoming an impossible one, Mr. Holmes. It simply cannot go on. One or the other of us must die. Must die, Mr. Holmes."

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Fleischmann's Yeast Hour: A Minuet - transcript- from: Generic Radio

Husband-and-wife aristocrats prepare to face the guillotine in this poetic dramatic sketch starring Leslie Howard and Merle Oberon.



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Dragnet: The Big Bounce - transcript- from: Generic Radio

The Los Angeles Police Department's Sgt. Joe Friday investigates an old-time movie actor who writes bad checks.






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Suspense: My Dear Niece - transcript- from: Generic Radio

"Mrs. Rogers was the kind of a lady to whom nothing ever happens -- a quiet widow, living in a quiet town, among quiet friends. But dear Mrs. Rogers hardly expected to become involved in murder when she put that innocent little classified ad in the evening paper. Things weren't *that* quiet." An elderly aunt grows suspicious when she takes a part-time job with a mysterious publishing company.

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Mystery In The Air: The Horla - transcript- from: Generic Radio

"I still do not know whether it was the shadow of the madness to which the author himself so tragically succumbed --- or whether there really was an evil something that could not be seen or described. Well, why don't you decide for yourself?" Guy de Maupassant's classic horror story as adapted for actor Peter Lorre.


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The Lux Radio Theatre: Jane Eyre - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Jane Eyre takes a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall where her brooding master, Edward Rochester, harbors a dark secret. Says he, "Miss Eyre, I am a battleground where nature and circumstance tear at each other's throat. Nature intends me to be a good man. Circumstance decrees otherwise."

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The Columbia Workshop: The Fall of the City - transcript- from: Generic Radio

A radio announcer describes a nameless city's reaction to the arrival of a conquering enemy. Archibald MacLeish's allegorical verse play is one of the few vintage American radio dramas that was able to claim a serious literary reputation.

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The Campbell Playhouse: The Magnificent Ambersons - transcript- from: Microphone Plays

Spoiled George Amberson Minafer threatens the romance of his mother and the man she has always loved. Orson Welles, who later turned Booth Tarkington's novel into a film, calls it "the truest, cruelest picture of the growth of the Middle West and the liveliest portrait left to us of the people who made it grow."

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