Close

Login

Close

Register

Close

Lost Password

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
Iceland Kickstarter
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

One of my favorite old time radio actors has to be Vincent Price. While Price is best known for his turns portraying villains in a multitude of horror films, he did spend a lot of time playing less vile characters (most notably The Saint) on many radio programs. Here Price takes on James Poe’s script, based on George G. Toudouze’s short story, for Three Skeleton Key for the first time on Escape (which had previously broadcast the story with another cast in 1949) and is considered the best of all the productions. Price would also star in Escape’s 1956 and 1958 broadcasts of the story as well.

Here’s the show as it originally aired on March 17th, 1950.

Turn out the lights and give a listen!

Download the show to take on the go right here.

Just on a quick side note, most visitors to TGG probably don’t know I ran an old time radio website a few years back and I have tens of thousands of radio shows in my collection. Each of the programs I’d share had their audio personally cleaned up by me to eliminate much of the pops, crackles, and hiss so common with old time radio recordings.

Vincent Price

3 Comments

  1. That’s Paul Frees who opens up the narration – he was one of the very best voice talents, perhaps best known for his work with Disney. I’ve enjoyed everything he did.

    Thanks for sharing these old radio shows, Jeff – the remaining episodes of the Sherlock Holmes series (Rathbone and Bruce) remain my favorite.

    Reply
    • Didn’t Frees provide the first narration for Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride before they used Vincent Price?

      Reply
  2. I don’t know about Price, but Frees did quite a bit of work for Disney including the Haunted Mansion and Inner Space (sadly, no longer there) rides at Disneyland – his voice is one of the iconic memories from my youth, the guy was just amazing!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Thanks for submitting your comment!