This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on December 2, 1946.
The Lux Radio Theatre was one of radio's most popular series, attracting Hollywood's top stars and boasting a lavish budget. It began in 1934 by featuring dramas from Broadway, but there was not enough material to support the show. In an attempt to reverse the slipping ratings, the show was moved to Hollywood in 1936, where there was plenty of material and talent. In fact, filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille often served as the host.
This live broadcast with Judy Garland and many of the other stars of the movie is wonderful. Great voices, sound effects. The spontaneous, creative sense of humor comes through well. If you have enjoyed this classic musical movie, you'll be pleased with this version adapted for radio with the original cast. It's timeless.