Boxcars711 Overnight Western "Lux Radio Theater" - Winchester73 (Starring James Stewart) Aired November 12, 1951
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. It was when sponsor Lever Brothers (who made Lux soap and detergent) moved the show from New York City to Hollywood in 1936 that it eased back from adapting stage shows and toward adaptations of films. The first Lux film adaptation was The Legionnaire and the Lady, with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. That was followed by a Lux adaptation of The Thin Man, featuring the movie's stars, Myrna Loy and William Powell. Many of the greatest names in film appeared in the series, most in the roles they made famous on the screen.
November 12, 1951. CBS network. "Winchester '73". Sponsored by: Lux. William Keighley (host), Jimmy Stewart, Stephen McNally, Julie Ad