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Campbell Playhouse

The radio program that began as Mercury Theatre on the Air became Campbell Playhouse when the soup company deciding to come on board as a sponsor after the show’s rising fame which came as a result of the “The War of the Worlds” controversy. The switch took place in November of 138, and under the new name, the series kept the tradition of the old version, airing classic and contemporary plays of high quality. Here’s the roster of broadcasts: 12-9-38: Rebecca 12-23-38: A Christmas Carol 1-6-39: Counselor-At-Law 1-13-39: Mutiny on the Bounty 1-27-39: I Lost My Girlish Laughter 2-3-39: Arrowsmith 2-10-39: The Green Goddess 3-10-39: The Glass Key 3-17-39: Beau Geste 3-31-39: Showboat 4-14-39: The Patriot 4-21-39: Private Lives 5-5-39: Wickford Point 5-12-39: Our Town 5-19-39: The Bad Man 5-26-39: Things We Have 6-2-39: Victor Regina 9-10-39: Peter Ibbetson 9-17-39: Ah, Wilderness 9-24-39: What Every Woman Knows 10-1-39: The Count of Monte Cristo 10-8-39: Alg