Feb 20, 2012
The Old Gold Comedy Theater was a short run (just one season,
1944-45) program that attempted to turn 90-minute movie comedies
into 30-minute radio comedies.
The show was not as successful as it should have been, lasting just one season, 1944-45.
The host, Harold Lloyd, had been a movie star in the silent era, and was perhaps thought to be no longer relevant.
And the shows had to move very fast and leave out a lot to finish in just 30 minutes.
Still, the program was able to draw many of the biggest box office stars of the time, from Lucille Ball To Edward G. Robinson to June Allyson to Dick Powell.
This episode, Brewster's Millions, is about a man who must give away a million dollars in 30 days, or lose an inheritance of 30 million dollars.
It aired on March 18, 1945.