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The Fountain
NBC Presents Eugene O'Neill
Broadcast: NBC - Monday, August 09, 1937

Narrator - Gene Hamilton
Juan Ponce de Leon
- Ian Keith
Beatriz de Cordova
- Francesca Bruning
Luis de Alvaredo - Richard Kollmer
Nano - Charles Webster
Diego Menendez
- William Shelley
Maria de Cordova - Irene Tedrow
Alonzo de Oviedo
- Raymond Bramley
Manuel de Castillo - Joseph Julian
Ibnu Aswad - Stanley Waxman
Father Superior - John Anthony

[August 1, 1937 The Washington Post (excerpt)]

Four plays by Eugene O'Neill never heard on the air, will be presented by the National Broadcasting Co. in August in the first radio cycle of O'Neill dramas ever broadcast. Prominent actors of the stage will be heard in the leading roles.

The comprehensive series, which will embrace both the formative and mature periods of the playwright's development, will include four modern classic dramas to be heard on successive Monday evenings, starting August 2, over the coast-to-coast N.B.C. blue network. The broadcasts will begin at 8:30 p. m., and will run 45 minutes or an hour, according to the length of the original play. ...

"In offering this first cycle of O'Neill plays ever to be heard on the air, the National Broadcasting Company is privileged to present to the radio public not only America's leading playwright but also the leading experimentalist in the field of drama," John F. Royal NBC vice president in charge of programs, said. "Taking his models from the early Greek dramas and developing his theme along the lines of modern thought, O'Neill has accomplished a fine dramatic intensity which is admirably suited to radio projection."


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