Dracula on the Radio (1938)
Dracula on the Radio
Cast: Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, Karl Swenson and Ray Collins
In 1938 Orson Welles was performing adaptations of novels for The Mercury Theater on the Air broadcast. The debut of the series was an adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel, Dracula . The show was broadcast in a 60 minute format.
The story remains true to the novel about a seductive vampire who returns to London seeking a young girl that looks identical to his long lost love, and the attempts to stop him by Dr. Van Helsing.
Also in the Mercury Theater on the Air broadcasts by Orson Welles is the single most well-known radio broadcast of all time, The War of the Worlds .
Listen to the 1938 broadcast of Dracula , and other adaptations of the Dracula story here!