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Mike Hobart



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Sears Radio Theater Reply with quote

Sears Radio Theatre. February 23, 1979. Program #15. CBS .

"Then There Were None".
http://www.4shared.com/dir/5292800/aae75f6d/Sears_Radio_Theater.html
Ted Sherdeman (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director) Richard Widmark (host); cast Keith Andes, Peter Leeds, Sam Edwards, Janet Waldo, Mary Jane Croft and Jack Kruschen . 52 minutes.

Nothing to do with Agatha Christie (unfortunately). This is a plodding science-fiction story that would have been barely passable as one of those filler stories they used to put in the back of a comic book when I was a schoolboy.

Space explorers land on a strange planet and are attacked by giant spiders, giant lizards, giant ants.... you get the picture. The story drags to its predictable "surprise ending" after 50 excruciating minutes. The whole plot could have been summed up in a single Far Side cartoon.

It's unbelievable that Ted Sherdeman also wrote one of my favorite 1950s monster movies Them!. Even the best of us have bad days.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Sears Radio Theater Reply with quote

Mike Hobart wrote:
Sears Radio Theatre. February 23, 1979. Program #15. CBS .

"Then There Were None".
http://www.4shared.com/dir/5292800/aae75f6d/Sears_Radio_Theater.html
Ted Sherdeman (writer), Elliott Lewis (producer, director) Richard Widmark (host); cast Keith Andes, Peter Leeds, Sam Edwards, Janet Waldo, Mary Jane Croft and Jack Kruschen . 52 minutes.

Nothing to do with Agatha Christie (unfortunately). This is a plodding science-fiction story that would have been barely passable as one of those filler stories they used to put in the back of a comic book when I was a schoolboy.

Space explorers land on a strange planet and are attacked by giant spiders, giant lizards, giant ants.... you get the picture. The story drags to its predictable "surprise ending" after 50 excruciating minutes. The whole plot could have been summed up in a single Far Side cartoon.

It's unbelievable that Ted Sherdeman also wrote one of my favorite 1950s monster movies Them!. Even the best of us have bad days.


I just watched "Them" again last night. A good one. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember this episode. I enjoyed it and am going to enjoy it after I'm done replying here Very Happy This narration by Rick Widmark is one of his finest storytellings.

Here's a neighboring link;

Sears Radio Theater "Then There Were None" (02-23-79)
www.mevio.com/episode/157008/sears-radio-theater-then-there-were-none
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember listening to it on our local NPR affiliate back in the early '80s. I'm thinking it was a contemporary production at the time, which might make copyright a little dicey and thus explain its scarcity.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so scarce. The entire series can be downloaded here: http://archive.org/details/OTRR_Certified_Sears_Radio_Theater

Ali22 wrote:
I remember listening to it on our local NPR affiliate back in the early '80s. I'm thinking it was a contemporary production at the time, which might make copyright a little dicey and thus explain its scarcity.


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