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Escape - Old Time Radio
Vintage Radio: Adventure


Broadcast from 1947 to 1954, Escape was a superb mystery adventure series that was considered one of the finest radio shows of high adventure. Famous radio stars, such as, William Conrad from Gun Smoke and Frank Lovejoy from Nightbeat were heard in leading or supporting roles on the show. Although not as popular as its sister series, Suspense, Escape still attracted a large number of die hard fans.

Escape has one of the most memorable opening lines in the history of the radio, "Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you ESCAPE!" Many of the Escape episodes dramatize classic short stories, such as, Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King, or F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as the Ritz.

There are 230 shows in our collection! Date Aired
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz July 21, 1947
The Man Who Would Be King July 7, 1947
A Shipment of Mute Fate October 15, 1947
Evening Primrose November 5, 1947
The Ring of Thoth August 11, 1947
Out of This World and Dead of Night-first audition February 28, 1947
Casting the Runes November 19, 1947
The Fall of the House of Usher October 22, 1947
The Most Dangerous Game October 1, 1947
Typhoon July 28, 1947
Confession December 31, 1947
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge December 10, 1947
The Country of the Blind November 26, 1947
Operation Fleur de Lis July 14, 1947
Taboo December 3, 1947
Back For Christmas December 24, 1947
The Fourth Man August 18, 1947
The Young Man With the Cream Tarts November 12, 1947
Dead of Night-second audition March 21, 1947
Wild Oranges December 17, 1947
Sire de Maletroits Door August 4, 1947
Run of the Yellow Mail October 8, 1947
Pollack and the Porroh Man October 29, 1947
How Love Came To Professor Guildea-west coast version February 22, 1948
The Grove of Ashtaroff-west coast version February 29, 1948

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