"INFORMATION, PLEASE" and "THE MAGNIFICENT MONTAGUE"


Sports, poetry, music, and military campaigns are all topics for clever questions and clever answers on “Information Please.” Then we present the first episode of a little-known but hilarious (and surprisingly timeless) radio comedy, “The Magnificent Montague.” Starring writer and actor Monty Woolley (you may know him as the star of “The Man Who Came to Dinner”), Woolley plays a former Broadway star forced to take a role on a cheesy afternoon radio melodrama. The character of Edwin Montague is the precursor to Frasier Crane ands Charles Emerson Winchester III -- loveable in his pomposity.

Episodes

Information Please

April 19,1943

“Guests: Ford Frick and Grantland Rice”

1:42

The Magnificent Montague

November 10, 1950

“A Starring Role in Radio”

34:15

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