Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday's Favorite OTR

The Mercury Theater on the Air: "Around the World in Eighty Days" 10/23/38

This very entertaining adaptation of Jules Verne's novel has Orson Welles assaying the role of Phileas Fogg. Inspector Fix, the cop who pursues Fogg around the world because he's incorrectly convinced Fogg is a bank-robber, is played by Ray Collins.

Collins was getting in practice at arresting suspects who turn out to be innocent. He'd later play Lt. Tragg on TV's Perry Mason, where he would arrest an innocent man or woman pretty much every week.

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