|1947 to 1954
Tired of the everyday grind?
Ever dream of a life of
Want to get away from it all?
We offer you.....
One of the sustaining series that ran on CBS Radio during the late 1940s; and Fifties. Sustaining or sustained meant that it had no sponsors
although it later did pick up sponsors. Escape, produced by Norman MacDonnell, who would later go on to produce Gunsmoke for CBS Radio
Network. The announcers on the show were William Conrad, who often starred in the dramas, Paul Frees, and Roy Rowan. Escaped opened
with the announcer telling of the precarious situation the star would be for the evening and then went to the story. Escape is notable for its fine
writers, like Suspense, and several of its shows were featured on Suspense as well as Escape. The of the more notable episodes of Escape were
Three Skeleton Key (broadcast three times), Leinnigen vs. the Ants (broadcast three separate times), and The Fourth Man (Broadcast three
times). Escape was also somewhat unusual in that it often would have separate broadcasts for the east coast and west cost of the United States
often, but not always, featuring an entirely different cast of actors in the various roles. Not for the faint of heart the program offered ESCAPE from
the mundane tasks of everyday life.
NOTE: On the Escape radio shows we only kept one of the East/West Coast shows. If we had a choice we kept the West Coast show. We also
kept repeat shows normally we do not. But what is different about Escape is many times they used all new actors. And some times different music
and a different production.
Actor and Host