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The Count of Monte Cristo - Mercury Theatre on the Air

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Edmund Dantes - unjustly convicted of helping the former (now-exiled) ruler of France (Napoleon Bonaparte) - escapes from his own imprisonment. 

Incarcerated fourteen years, Dantes seeks revenge in Paris (the French capital city). 

In this radio play - of the novel by Alexandre Dumas - Orson Welles - and his fellow cast members from Mercury Theatre on the Air - bring the story to life.

Cast:

Main cast members of The Mercury Theatre on the Air

Orson Welles, Martin Gabel, Ray Collins, Kenny Delmar, George Coulouris, Edgar Barrier, Paul Stewart, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten, Hiram Sherman, Erskin Sanford, Frank Readick, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Frost, Karl Swenson, William Alland

Announcer:  Dan Deymour

Orchestra:  Bernard Herrmann

Producer:
  John Houseman

Director:  Orson Welles

Writers:  John Houseman, Howard Koch

Engineer:  John Dietz

Sound Effects:  James Rogan, Ray Kremer, Ora Nichol


Media Credits

Episode 8 of Mercury Theatre on the Air - first season - broadcast August 29, 1938.

Creative Commons License:  Attribution - NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

 

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