Narrated By: a full cast
Duration: 7 hours and 52 minutes
What to expect
The Cavalcade of America dramatized the greatest events in American history and featured the biggest names in Hollywood!
In 1935, the DuPont Company chose to enhance its image by dramatizing great events in American history to an audience of millions each week on The Cavalcade of America. “Cavalcade” is a term used to describe pioneers who shaped the way America operates today. DuPont’s motto, “maker of better things for better living through chemistry,” was read at the beginning of each program, and the dramas emphasized humanitarian progress, particularly improvements in the lives of women, often through technological innovation.
One of the most prestigious series in all of radio, The Cavalcade of America shed light on little-known incidents in the lives of the pioneers of this great nation. The best talent in Hollywood stepped before the CBS microphones to star, including Humphrey Bogart, James Stewart, Helen Hayes, Basil Rathbone, Orson Welles, Bette Davis, and Henry Fonda. Stories were by Arthur Miller, Carl Sandburg, Steven Vincent Benet, Norman Corwin, Arch Oboler, and many others. The series enjoyed a twenty-year radio run, lasting until 1953 and making the transition to television from 1952 until 1957.
Enjoy sixteen of the greatest episodes from this award-winning drama series:
4/26/43 - “Soldiers in High Boots”5/10/43 - “Fat Girl”6/7/43 - “The Enemy Is Listening”6/14/43 - “Make Way for the Lady”7/5/43 - “Listen to the People”7/26/43 - “Diamonds at War”8/2/43 - “Nine Men Against the Arctic”8/9/43 - “Short Cut to Tokyo”8/16/43 - “The Major and the Mules”9/6/43 - “Double Play”2/28/44 - “Junior Angel”3/6/44 - “Odyssey to Freedom”3/13/44 - “Song from Spokane”6/19/44 - “Tokyo Spearhead”6/26/44 - “What Price Freedom?”7/17/44 - “Boomerang”
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