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TGG’s October Spooktacular – Escape: ‘Three Skeleton Key’ with Vincent Price

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.

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Jeff McAleer

Founder, editor-in-chief, and host of The Daily Dope and other TGG media. Jeff tackles any and all topics but his main gaming focus is war and strategy, RPGs, and miniatures. He's also a fan of independent and small press comics. Plus, Jeff is certainly never at a loss for an opinion...

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  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.

  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!

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