This radio dramatization of the classic movie originally aired on February 6, 1939.
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.
Radio Theater !
If you've never experienced radio theater as it was, this is a great place to start. Lux Radio theater was a lovely and well produced hour long show hosted by none other than Cecil B. DeMille. It had the big stars like Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, and the big movies of the day made into radio theater. A wonderful introduction. If you like this, another radio show to try is Richard Diamond - Private Detective (think "Nick and Nora" mystery.)