Irene Dunne on Radio - the 50s */**
The Prudential Family Hour "Eliza" - 01.08.1950 CBS ** New
Irene in a story about frontier life in the Pacific Northwest
The Prudential Family Hour "Mrs. Parkington"
02.19.1950 CBS ** New
Irene in a radio-adaptation of the role orginated by Greer Garson on the screen.
Hallmark Playhouse "The Story Of Florence Nightingale"
Thirty minute drama about the famous nurse
The Screen Director's Playhouse "My Favorite Wife"
Sixty-minute adaptation, Irene and Cary Grant recreated their screen roles
The Screen Director's Playhouse 12.17.1950
My Favorite Wife.mp3
MP3 Audio File [13.9 MB]
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood - 12.17.1950 **
Irene as special guest on Hedda Hopper's 30 minutes radio show. Irene used her Norwegian accent from her role as Martha Hanson in "I Remember Mama" to talk about how to make the U.S. perfect, and sang "Wishing" from "Love Affair". Hedda promoted the upcoming release of "The Mudlark."
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 12.17.1950 with
different guest stars
Hedda Hoppers Hollywood 501217 10 Irene
MP3 Audio File [12.7 MB]
Hallmark Playhouse "Joy Street" - 04.12.51 CBS
Hallmark Playhouse, 04.12.1951
Hallmark Playhouse 51-04-12 (123) Joy St
MP3 Audio File [13.7 MB]
The Screen Guild Players "Together Again" - 05.03.51 ABC
One-hour program, Irene and Charles Boyer recreated their screen roles.
The Lux Radio Theatre "The Mudlark" - 08.27.51 CBS
Sixty-minute adaptation of Irene´s film
Bright Star - serial NBC **
52 episodes starring Irene and Fred MacMurray about a small town newspaper the "Hillsdale Morning Star"-Irene as owner of the newspaper, Fred MacMurray as reporter.The dates for the premiere of this show vary a lot depending on the source of the log. About 30 of this shows are available from archive.org. Here is an article on the production of "Bright Star".
During the production of "Bright Star"
Special Program - "Our Flag" 05.14.1952 WIBA/KFI ** New
A special program with President Truman, Madison high school seniors and Irene. Excerpts from commencement ceremonies from the East,Central and West high schools were broadcast. President Truman spoke about "The Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy."
Irene was featured in the "Our Flag" program with Frank Lovejoy and Lieut. Col. John L. Clark.
The Screen Guild Players "Over 21" - 06.29.1952 ** New
Irene in a radio adaptation of her film from 1945, Carey MacDonald took over Alexander Knox' part.
Family Theatre "Crossroads Of Christmas" - 12.17.1952 MUT **
Irene hosted this Christmas story with Rita Johnson and Victor Jory.
Hallmark Playhouse "January Thaw" - 01.11.53 CBS **
Thirty-minute broadcast with Lionel Barrymore as host. Irene as "Margie" one part of a couple who buys a New England cottage and discovers that it has a flaw - and a human flaw at that.
The Calvacade Of America "The Short Straw"- 02.03.53 CBS **
Half-hour drama about Navy Nurse Ann A. Bernatitus who served at Bataan and Corregidor and was awarded with the Legion of Merit in October 1942.
General Electric Theatre "Penny Serenade"
07.23.53 CBS** NEW
Irene in a thirty-minute adaptation of "Penny Serenade" which is rather different from the film.
General Electric Theatre, 07.23.1953
MP3 Audio File [54.3 MB]
The Lux Radio Theatre "June Bride" - 12.28.53 CBS
Sixty-minute adaptation of the film from 1948. Irene and Fred MacMurray took over the roles originated by Bette Davis and Robert Montgomery.
Heart Fund Of 1954
Fifteen-minute program with Irene, Eddy Arnold and the Pickens Sisters in favour of the Heart Fund.
Family Theatre "It's Not The Money" - 02.10.1954 MUT **
Irene as hostess for this programme featuring Barbary Stanwyck and George Nader.
Family Theatre "The Coat" - 12.08.1954 MUT **
Irene as hostess for a programme with Gene Evans.
The Lux Radio Theatre
"The Awful Truth"01.18.55 NBC, AFRS
Irene and Cary Grant recreated their screen roles.
Family Theatre "The Ninth Floor Of The Plaza"
03.27.1957 MUT **
Once again Irene hosted a Family Theatre programme.
Family Theatre 57-03-27 (514) The Ninth
MP3 Audio File [7.0 MB]
*all info from "Irene Dunne - A Bio-Biobliography" by Margie Schultz
**added and/or edited entries