Tue, 31 March 2015
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We present a classic one-hour radio drama this time - one of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air adaptations. Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo first appeared in 1844 and was an immediate success. Welles portrays Edmond Dantès, a young man unjustly imprisoned for many years who uses an immense fortune to wreck revenge against his enemies. This broadcast begins with a news bulletin about the Czechoslovakian Crisis of 1938, which ultimately drew England into World War II.
The Mercury Theater on the Air
“The Count of Monte Cristo”
August 29, 1938
Direct download: Presenting_The_Transcription_Feature_-_The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 10:08pm EST