Mercury Summer Theatre of the Air
(1946) A short-lived series of dramatic adaptions, similar to Mercury Theatre on the Air, but with thirty-minute episodes. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. CBS.
Welles produced this series while working on a stage production of Around the World in 80 Days and waiting for the opportunity to take on another film project. The first episode in the series is Around the World in 80 Days, and Welles touts the stage production in his introduction.
Adaptation of Jules Verne's 1873 novel "Around the World in Eighty Days".
Adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' 1844-1845 (serialized) novel "The Count of Monte Cristo".
Jane Eyre --
Adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel "Jane Eyre".
Adaptation of Ellis St. Joseph's "A Passenger to Bali". Adapted by Howard Koch.
An original story for radio by Lucille Fletcher, "The Search for Henri Le Fevre".
Adaptation of Hugh Kemp's story "Life with Adam".
Adaptation of Norman Corwin's story "Moat Farm Murder".
Adaptation of Ring Lardner's story "Golden Honeymoon". Also features excerpt from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Original radio play "Abednego the Slave".
Adaptations of Sherwood Anderson's 1922 short story "I'm a Fool" and Edgar Allan Poe's 1843 short story "The Tell-Tale Heart".
Moby Dick --
Adaptation of Herman Melville's 1851 novel "Moby Dick".