December 23, 2011 Subject:
This has got to be one of the best series ever ranking with Gunsmoke and X-Minus One.
December 25, 2008 Subject:
Rushed versions of the classics
CBS offers you ESCAPE ...
Obviously from the titles we see they cover many famous stories ... they introduce them adventures, but I wouldn't call 'The Fall of the House of Usher' an adventure!
I'm slowly making my way thru them. 'Leiningen vs the Ants' is spoiled by the clumsy use of swells of dramatic music following every action of Leiningen.
'The Fall of the House of Usher' ... being a huge Poe fan, I have heard a number of performances of this story and this version starts off ok, but about half-way one realizes they're compressing the story awkwardly.
Further, the voice of Usher's boyhood friend is deep and monotonic and it overshadows the Usher character completely. Plus it doesn't belong in a story such as this. It's more suited for narrating a movie trailer.
The following episodes dates are mislabeled
esca_19540920_TheLog.mp3 should be esca_19530920_TheLog.mp3 esca_19540927_TheUntouchable.mp3 should be esca_19530927_TheUntouchable.mp3 5.0M. those episodes were broadcast in 1953 not 1954.