One of the greatest radio actors of all time, in my opinion, is Vincent Price. While Price is best remembered for his turns playing villains in a multitude of horror films – most notably in Roger Corman’s takes on classic Edgar Allan Poe tales – he did spend a great amount of time playing far less vile characters (most notably The Saint) on the radio.
Here Price takes on James Poe’s script, based on the classic Georges G. Toudouze short story, for Three Skeleton Key for the first time on Escape (which had previously broadcast the story with another cast in 1949) but you’re about to hear what is considered the best of all the productions. Price would also star in Escape’s 1956 and 1958 broadcasts of the very same 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.
On a quick side note, most visitors to TGG probably don’t know I ran an old time radio website quite a few years back and I have tens of thousands of radio shows in my collection. Each of the programs I’ll share during the Spooktacular have had their audio personally cleaned up by me to remove many of the pops, crackles, and hisses so common with old time radio recordings. These aren’t pristine by any means but keep in mind the original broadcasts you’ll be hearing are anywhere from fifty to eighty years old…