From 1947 to 1954, CBS’s Escapewas radio’s leading high-adventure anthology series. The show’s famousopening, delivered by Paul Frees and William Conrad, asked: “Tired of theeveryday grind? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get awayfrom it all? We offer you … Escape!”This was followed by another announcer adding, “Escape! Designed to free you from the four walls of today for ahalf-hour of high adventure!”
Many of the episodes, which included both original storiesand adaptations, centered on a protagonist facing a life-or-death situation.Numerous actors made appearances on the show, including William Conrad, Jack Webb, Elvia Allman, EleanorAudley, Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Ted de Corsia, John Dehner,Sam Edwards, Virginia Gregg, Lou Merrill, Howard McNear, Jeanette Nolan, AlanReed, Bill Johnstone, Marvin Miller, Frank Lovejoy, Berry Kroeger, Vic Perrin,Elliott Lewis, Peggy Webber, and Will Wright.
Episodes included here are “Papa Benjamin,” “Three Good Witnesses,” “The Vanishing Lady,” “Snake Doctor,” “Ancient Sorceries,” “The Log of the Evening Star,” “A Shipment of Mute Fate,” “Action,” “The Brute,” “The Drums of the Fore and Aft,” “The Match,” and “John Jock Todd.”