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The Mercury Theater on the Air

The Mercury Theater on the Air was a radio series of live radio dramas created by Orson Welles and broadcast during 1938. The weekly hour-long show presented classic literary works performed by Welles's celebrated Mercury Theatre repertory company, with music composed or arranged by Bernard Herrmann.

After front-page headlines generated by the infamous "The War of the Worlds" broadcast, Campbell's Soup signed on as the sponsor and the series became The Campbell Playhouse in December 1938.

Hitchcock related adaptations