Screen Guild Theater: High Sierra

Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino reprising their film roles in High Sierra based on the story by W. R. Burnett.  This show was originally broadcast on April 17, 1944 on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) and was Bogart’s second radio recording of his character, Roy Earle from the 1941 Raoul Walsh film adaptation, his breakout role.  He’d voiced the character previously on January 4, 1942 co-starring with another actress.

The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series broadcast from 1939 until 1952.

Note that this recording also includes broadcasts of Screen Guild Theater radio adaptations of Disney’s, Snow White and another gem that stars Brian Donlevy and Lucille Ball, A Night to Remember.  The focus here is High Sierra, however, in tribute to Ida Lupino on what would have been her 94th birthday.

9 thoughts

    1. Thanks for saying so, R.A. I have to tell you that I’m rarely satisfied with these things but I’m really liking the look too. I wanted it to appear “noirish” and it kinda does. Plus, as I’d mentioned before I think, I’m loving being able to post some old radio broadcasts because I love them. I gave up a few other things in exchange but I’m happy (so far) with how this is turning out.

      Aurora

  1. !!!!!!!!!!!
    The power of speech escapes me, and that’s okay. 😉 Let me just say, I. LOVE. THIS!

    (P.S. I’m with R.A., every time I open the laptop to Once Upon a Screen and the photos come up so big and clear, it just takes my breath away. Everything is so beautiful)

  2. Hi, Aurora and company:

    Excellent choice with ‘High Sierra’!

    Bogart always struck me as world weary. An aged tiger looking for a good death in this film. Still able to run, but losing a step here and there as the police close in. Leaving Bogart’s Roy Earle and Ida Lupino’s Marie with altitude and great fields of fire. But not much to reach out and touch with. A lousily dealt hand that Bogart’s Earle handles the best and only way he knows.

    OT: I don’t know what you do to give your photos such clarity. But it works!!!

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