Battleground (Aired December 7, 1954)
Hollywood Radio Theater (Lux), one of the genuine classic radio anthology series (NBC Blue Network, 1934-1935; CBS 1935-1955), adapted first Broadway stage and then (and especially) films to hour-long live radio presentations and became the standard by which future radio and early television anthologies would be judged. Cecil B. DeMille was the host of the series each Monday evening from June 1, 1936 until January 22, 1945.Lux Radio Theater strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible, usually paying them $5,000 an appearance to do the show. THIS EPISODE: December 7, 1954. CBS network. "Battleground". The well-done story of, "The Battered Bastards Of Bastogne." George Murphy, Marshall Thompson, James Whitmore, Ricardo Montalban, William Keighley (host), John Milton Kennedy (announcer), Rudy Schrager (music director), Wally Maher, Gladys Holland, George Neise, Gil Stratton, Henry Rowland, Paul Dubov, Lawrence Dobkin, William Johnstone, Harold Dryanforth, Van Johnson, Edward Marr, Shepard Menken, John Hodiak, Howard McNear, Herb Ellis, Isa Ashdown, Dorothy Lovett (commercial spokesman: as "Libby"), Sally Forrest (intermission guest), Dore Schary (intermission guest: MGM head of production), Robert Pirosh (author, screenwriter), Earl Ebi (director), Sanford Barnett (adaptor), Charlie Forsyth (sound effects). 56:32.