December 28, 2012
Orson Welles' Les Miserables from 1937 (Old Time Radio)
Just saw Les Misereables today - just a great movie. So naturally, I was thinking - OK, there must be a radio version that is available.
I found a good one by the great Orson Welles. In 1937, before the Mercury Theater or War of the Worlds, Welles produced his first radio series. In this seven part series, you hear a great dramatization of this Victor Hugo masterpiece. As you might imagine, Orson Welles plays Jean Valjean. This was presented in seven 30 minute episodes. You can get more information on the series from this Wikipedia page. For more on Welles' Mercury Theater, see this page that includes links to the recordings.
Posted by cseeman at December 28, 2012 09:09 PM