The Inimitable Voice of Cary Grant…On the Radio

“For all anyone knows, God could be Cary Grant.”  Carol Morin

This post surfaces not because I adore him, but because he was one of the greats and today would have been his birthday (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986).  Here’s the inimitable voice of Cary Grant in fantastically entertaining old-time radio shows. In his honor – and for many hours of (our) enjoyment. In fact, this may be the most comprehensive collection of memorable Cary Grant radio presentations anywhere. Enjoy.

 

On Suspense

  • “The Black Curtain” from December 2, 1942

 

  • “The Black Path of Fear” from March 7, 1946:

 

  • “On a Country Road” from November 16, 1950:

 

 

On Lux Radio Theatre

 

  • “Madame Butterfly” with Grace Moore from March 8, 1937:

 

  • “Theodora Goes Wild” with Irene Dunne from June 13, 1938:

 

  • “Only Angels Have Wings” with Jean Arthur from May 29, 1939:

 

  • “The Awful Truth” with Claudette Colbert from September 11, 1939:

 

  • “In Name Only” with Carole Lombard and Kay Francis from December 11, 1939:

 

  • “I Love You Again” with Myrna Loy from June 30, 1941:

 

  • “Here Comes Jordon” with Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, and James Gleason from January 26, 1942:

 

  • “The Talk of the Town” from May 17, 1943 with Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman:

 

  • “Mr. Lucky” from October 18, 1943 with Laraine Day:

 

Grant and Garson taping “Bedtime Story”
  • “Bedtime Story” with Greer Garson from February 26, 1945:

 

  • “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” from June 13, 1949 with Shriley Temple:

 

  • “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” with Irene Dunne from October 10, 1949:
Dunne and Grant

 

  • “People Will Talk” with Jeanne Crain from January 25, 1954:

 

  • “Welcome Stranger” with Barry Fitzgerald from April 5, 1954:

 

  • Airing on Cary’s birthday in 1955, here’s “The Awful Truth” with his greatest co-star, Irene Dunne:
Celebrating his birthday with Irene Dunne and Irving Cummings at Lux Radio Theatre

 

Miscellaneous…

  • The Screen Guild Theatre presentation of “His Girl Friday” opposite Rosalind Russell from March 30, 1941:

 

  • The Screen Guild Theatre presentation of “Penny Serenade” from November 16, 1941 with Irene Dunne:

 

  • The Academy Award Theatre presentation of “Suspicion” with Ann Todd:

 

  • “I Confess” from September 21, 1953:

 

  • “The Bishop’s Wife” with Phyllis Thaxter from March 1, 1955:

 

As guest star in comedy programs…

Grant, Lombard, and Colman
  • The Circle Variety Show hosted by Ronald Colman with Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, and Groucho and Chico Marx from January 22, 1939:

 

  • “The Bob Hope Show” from December 28, 1943 with guest Cary Grant:

 

  • “The Abbott and Costello Show” from April 6, 1944 with guest Cary Grant:

 

“It takes 500 small details to add up to one favorable impression.” – Cary Grant

Impress us favorably he still does. Here’s to you, the greatest of movie stars.

Tune your radio

More from my love affair with Cary Grant…

Cary Grant’s Résumé

The A-B-Cs of CARY GRANT

Cary Grant: The Road to Suspicion

Cary Grant’s greatest co-star

Self-Plagiarism is Style: Hitchcock, Grant and NORTH by NORTHWEST (1959)

CHARADE (1963) – Grant, Hepburn and Paris Never Looked Better

Howard Hawks’ BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

Set a Thief…To Catch a Thief

 

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