Academy Award Theatre

Lasting just through 1946, Academy Award Theatre was a half-hour radio program which dramatized films which had won or been nominated for an Academy Award (or were at least in close proximity to an Academy Award). The series is of interest mainly to hear some famous actors reenact some of their best performances.
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1.
Jezebel (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A haughty headstrong Southern Belle in Antebellum Louisiana loses her fiance due to her stubborn vanity and pride and vows to get him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 03-30-46: Bette Davis reprises her role. ” - dusky-1
 
2.
Kitty Foyle (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her. (108 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ 04-06-46: Ginger Rogers reprises her role. ” - dusky-1
 
3.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine. (86 mins.)
“ 04-13-46: Paul Muni reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
4.
The Great McGinty (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty... (82 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ 04-20-46: Brian Donlevy reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
5.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
“ 04-27-46 ” - dusky-1
 
6.
Stagecoach (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. (96 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 05-04-46: Claire Trever reprises her role. ” - dusky-1
 
7.
If I Were King (1938)
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Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris. (101 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 05-11-46: Ronald Colman reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
8.
My Sister Eileen (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood move from Ohio to New York in the hopes of building their careers. Ruth wants to get a job as a writer... (96 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ 05-18-46: Rosiland Russell & Janet Blair reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
9.
The Informer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in. (91 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 05-25-46: Victor McLaglen, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford & J.M. Kerrigan reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
10.
Arise, My Love (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins. (110 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 06-01-46: Ray Milland reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
11.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
“ 06-08-46: Charles Laughton & Charlie Ruggles reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
12.
Pride of the Marines (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife. (120 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ 06-15-46: John Garfield & Rosemary DeCamp reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
13.
The Front Page (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Hildy Johnson, newspaper reporter, is engaged to Peggy Grant and planning to move to New York for a higher paying advertising job... (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ 06-22-46: Adolfe Menjou & Pat O'Brien reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
14.
A Star Is Born (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him. (111 mins.)
“ 06-29-46: Fredric March reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
15.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 07-03-46: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet & Mary Astor reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
16.
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case. (100 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 07-10-46: Henry Fonda & Ward Bond reprise their roles. ” - dusky-1
 
17.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An Englishman on a Ruritarian holiday must impersonate the king when the rightful monarch, a distant cousin, is drugged and kidnapped. (101 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 07-17-46: Douglas Fairbanks Jr reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
18.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
On the eve of WWII, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ 07-24-46 ” - dusky-1
 
19.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen. (116 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ 07-31-46: Olivia de Havilland reprises her role. ” - dusky-1
 
20.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
“ 08-07-46: Paul Lukas reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
21.
Vivacious Lady (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer... (90 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ 08-14-46 ” - dusky-1
 
22.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese... (137 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
“ 08-21-46: Gregory Peck reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
23.
One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him. (85 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
“ 08-28-46 ” - dusky-1
 
24.
Pinocchio (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy. (88 mins.)
“ 09-04-46 ” - dusky-1
 
25.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
“ 09-11-46: Joseph Cotten reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
26.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers... (126 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
“ 09-18-46: Irene Dunne reprises her role. ” - dusky-1
 
27.
Guest in the House (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young manipulative woman moves in with her fiances family and turns a happy household against itself. (121 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
“ 09-25-46 ” - dusky-1
 
28.
My Man Godfrey (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. (94 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ 10-02-46: William Powell reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
29.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act. (85 mins.)
Director: René Clair
“ 10-09-46 ” - dusky-1
 
30.
Blood on the Sun (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ 10-16-46 ” - dusky-1
 
31.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ 10-23-46 ” - dusky-1
 
32.
Suspicion (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
“ 10-30-46: Cary Grant reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
33.
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope. (95 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ 11-06-46 ” - dusky-1
 
34.
Night Train to Munich (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 11-13-46: Rex Harrison reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
35.
Brief Encounter (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband. (86 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ 11-20-46 ” - dusky-1
 
36.
Lost Horizon (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La -- but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be? (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ 11-27-46: Ronald Colman reprises his role. ” - dusky-1
 
37.
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist. (86 mins.)
“ 12-04-46; the film didn't even exist at the time but obviously someone felt it was illustrious material. ” - dusky-1
 
38.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A homely maid and a scarred ex-GI meet at the cottage where she works and where he was to spend his honeymoon prior to his accident... (91 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ 12-11-46 ” - dusky-1
 
39.
Lost Angel (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper... (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
“ 12-18-46: Margaret O'Brien reprises her role. ” - dusky-1