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Campbell Playhouse

The Campbell Playhouse was a drama series created by Orson Wells after the spectacular notoriety gained by his Halloween 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds. Quick to ride the surge in interest was Campbell Soups, which sponsored the show from its inception on December 9, 1938 to June 13, 1941. .

Known for its high quality, Campbell Playhouse lasted longer than most high-budget productions due to the fame of its founder. It offered hour- long adaptations of well-known plays and novels, as well as popular movies.

The end came one year after Wells high tailed it to Hollywood and the start of his movie carrier with RKO Radio Pictures in 1940. The final broadcast of The Campbell Playhouse was on June 13, 1941.

There are 48 shows in our collection! Date Aired
Rebecca December 9, 1938
A Christmas Carol December 23, 1938
Counselor At Law January 6, 1939
Mutiny On The Bounty January 13, 1939
I Lost My Girlish Laughter January 27, 1939
Arrowsmith February 3, 1939
The Green Goddess February 10, 1939
Burlesque February 17, 1939
The Glass Key March 10, 1939
Beau Geste March 17, 1939
20th Century March 24, 1939
Show Boat March 31, 1939
The Patriot April 14, 1939
Private Lives April 21, 1939
Wickford Point May 5, 1939
Our Town May 12, 1939
The Bad Man May 19, 1939
American Cavalcade May 26, 1939
Victoria Regina June 2, 1939
Peter Ibbetson September 10, 1939
Ah Wilderness September 17, 1939
What Every Woman Knows September 24, 1939
Count Of Monte Cristo October 1, 1939
Algiers October 8, 1939
Escape October 15, 1939

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