Saturday, January 21, 2017
Extra-Feature - Arch Oboler - The Bathysphere
Another classic from one of the best of the original generation of radio dramatists. Originally a play in response to the megalomaniac dictators of the 30s and 40s. Here's one online description of the original production of the play.
Aired on Arch Oboler's Plays soon after World War II broke out in Europe. Two outstanding acting performances (Hans Conried and George Zucco) lend crucial believability to a contrived premise in which the oppressed is allowed to confront the oppressor (a favorite device of Oboler's propaganda plays), clarifying their opposing views in the process.
This is a production from 1964.
It's another one appropriate to the megalomaniacal Trump regime we are going into.
Posted by The Thought Criminal at 8:00 PM