This radio dramatization of the classic movie, featuring the original stars, aired on March 7, 1949.
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.
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this is a very good radio adaptation of the film. before hearing these radio productions...i didn't realize john wayne had even done radio versions of his films. this one is the best i've heard of all of them. wayne and walter brennan are a real treat to hear together in this. jeff chandler does a good job in the montgomery clift film role. a full radio production with music score...large cast and sound effects. take the duke with you wherever you go....