Friday, January 14, 2022

Old Time Radio: Screen Directors Playhouse (1949)

 Most of you, I think, are familiar with the short-lived Screen Directors Playhouse, when it aired on NBC-TV in 1956. It lasted one season, but it was a follow-up to a 2 year radio series by the same name.

The radio version of Screen Directors Playhouse also aired on NBC from 1949-51, and the format was the same, feature films edited & compressed into a half hour broadcast. The TV version leaned more toward original content.

From the Radio Spirits "Gamblers & Gangsters" CD collection, here's an adaptation of "The Killers":

I hadn't seen the movie version, so I was unfamiliar with the story. However, it did play well on the air here.

Rating: B.

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