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He’s a con man, a manipulator, and a master of every form of deception. He’ll look you right in the eye and rob you blind…but you won’t care, because he’s one of the most fascinating men you’ll ever meet! He’s Harry Lime — and before he met a memorable end in The Third Man, he cut a broad swath across most of the inhabited globe!
Orson Welles reprises his role as Lime in this collection of sixteen exciting episodes. Off to one exotic locale after another, he occasionally uses his prowess to stop a crime…especially when doing so is in his best interest! Get ready for escapades in pursuit of priceless gems and pretty women, artificial art and international intrigue.
Includes an informative Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.
Episodes Include: Too Many Crooks 08-03-51; See Naples and Live 08-10-51; Clay Pidgeon 08-17-51; Ticket to Tangier 08-24-51; Voodoo 08-31-51; Bohemian Star 09-07-51; Love Affair 09-14-51; Rogue’s Holiday 09-21-51; Work of Art 09-28-51; Operation Music Box 10-05-51; Golden Fleece 10-12-51; Blue Bride 10-19-51; Every Frame Has a Silver Lining 10-26-51; Mexican Hat Trick 11-02-51; Art Is Long and Lime Is Fleeting 11-09-51; In Pursuit of a Ghost 11-16-51
Download Collection: 16 Episodes
Running Time: Approx. 8 Hours
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John Houseman, Orson Welles' partner in the Mercury Theatre, once said he thought Welles' best work as an actor was done on the radio, and he may be right. One thing for certain is the charm, insouciance, and humor Welles brings to the role of Harry Lime. It's not the Lime of the movie THE THIRD MAN, as is frequently pointed it out. Lime rather resembles, it seems to me, Welles himself -- a good-natured rogue looking to make something happen as he moves from city to city in various foreign climes. Even the slightest of the scripts benefits from Welles' light and skillful touch. And, having heard many of the show in fairly dire audio, this cleaned-up collection of shows is easy on the ear, as well. More episodes, Radio Spirits, please!