JOSEPH COTTEN'S RADIO ROOM
Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virgina on
May 15,1905. He began his acting career in theatre productions of
contemporary plays. In 1936, Mr. Cotten landed his first starring
role, in a play, with the
Federal Theatre Project. The play was called,
Horse Eats Hat. Orson Welles directed the play.

In 1938, Joseph Cotten started acting in radio plays on Orson
Welles's program,
The Mercury Theatre on the Air. Mr. Cotten
quickly proved to be an excellent actor on radio. Joseph Cotten
appeared on many radio programs from the 1930s through the
1950s.

In 1941, Mr. Cotten acted in a production of
Lydia on the radio
program,
Lux Radio Theatre. He would appear on Lux Radio Theatre
a total of nineteen times. In addition, on the CBS radio drama,
Suspense, Joseph Cotten would act in at least eighteen episodes.

Joseph Cotten was a versatile actor, indeed. He was excellent in
his performances on the silver screen in movies such as,
Citizen
Kane
and Shadow of a Doubt.

However, Mr. Cotten was equally as good on radio broadcasts
such as,
The Pasteboard Box (a Suspense episode) and A Man
Called Peter
(a Hallmark Playhouse radio adaptation). This page is
devoted to the radio talent that remarkably was...Joseph Cotten!
MERCURY THEATRE AND CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE
  • Mercury Theatre
  • Seventeen
  • Broadcast: 10/16/1938
  • Campbell Playhouse
  • Liliam
  • Broadcast: 10/22/1939
LUX RADIO THEATRE AND SUSPENSE
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Lydia
  • Broadcast: 9/22/1941
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Notorious
  • Broadcast: 1/26/1948
  • Lux Radio Theatre
  • Cynara
  • Broadcast: 7/6/1953
  • Suspense
  • Sneak Preview
  • Broadcast: 3/23/1944
  • Suspense
  • You'll Never See Me Again
  • Broadcast: 9/14/1944
  • Suspense
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Broadcast: 2/1/1945
  • Suspense
  • The Earth is Made of Glass
  • Broadcast: 9/27/1945
  • Suspense
  • Beyond Good and Evil
  • Broadcast: 10/11/1945
  • Suspense
  • The Pasteboard Box
  • Broadcast: 1/17/1946
  • Suspense
  • Crime Without Passion
  • Broadcast: 5/2/1946
  • Suspense
  • The Thing in the Window
  • Broadcast: 12/19/1946
  • Suspense
  • The Day I Died
  • Broadcast: 6/30/1949
  • Suspense
  • Blood Sacrifice
  • Broadcast: 3/30/1950
  • Suspense
  • Fly By Night
  • Broadcast: 9/28/1950
  • Suspense
  • Carnival
  • Broadcast: 1/28/1952
  • Suspense
  • A Watery Grave
  • Broadcast: 3/10/1952
  • Suspense
  • Arctic Rescue
  • Broadcast: 12/22/1952
  • Suspense
  • Tom Dooley
  • Broadcast: 3/30/1953
  • Suspense
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • Broadcast: 12/15/1957
VARIOUS RADIO APPEARANCES BY JOSEPH COTTEN
  • Ceiling Unlimited
  • Gremlins
  • Broadcast: 12/21/1942
  • Ceiling Unlimited
  • God's Corporals
  • Broadcast: 4/9/1944
  • Ceiling Unlimited
  • Christmas Show
  • Broadcast: 12/19/1943
  • Academy Award Theatre
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Broadcast: 7/24/1946
  • Academy Award Theatre
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Broadcast: 9/11/1946
  • Hallmark Playhouse
  • A Man for the Ages
  • Broadcast: 2/8/1951
  • Hallmark Playhouse
  • Westward Ho!
  • Broadcast: 1/31/1952
  • Hallmark Playhouse
  • A Man Called Peter
  • Broadcast: 12/28/1952
  • Hollywood Star Playhouse
  • Of Night and the River
  • Broadcast: 10/9/1950
  • Hollywood Star Playhouse
  • The Tenth Planet
  • Broadcast: 9/7/1952
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Love Letters
  • Broadcast: 10/24/1949
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Portrait of Jenny
  • Broadcast: 3/10/1950
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Mrs. Mike
  • Broadcast: 11/30/1950
  • Screen Director's Playhouse
  • Spellbound
  • Broadcast: 1/25/1951
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Broadcast: 5/24/1943
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Only Yesterday
  • Broadcast: 12/6/1943
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Holiday
  • Broadcast: 11/13/1944
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Broadcast: 6/21/1948
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Ramona
  • Broadcast: 4/30/1945
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Biography of a Bachelor Girl
  • Broadcast: 11/26/1945
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • This Love of Ours
  • Broadcast: 12/16/1946
  • Screen Guild Theatre
  • Bachelor Mother
  • Broadcast: 4/28/1949
  • The Stars in the Air
  • Enchantment
  • Broadcast: 1/24/1952
  • Romance
  • One Life to Live
  • Broadcast: 9/18/1945
  • Radio Reader's Digest
  • Baron of Arizona
  • Broadcast: 2/12/1948
  • Radio Reader's Digest
  • Half Way to Reno
  • Broadcast: 5/15/1947 Rough recording
  • Theatre Guild on the Air
  • The Third Man
  • Broadcast: 1/7/1951
  • Hedda Hopper Show
  • Guest: Joseph Cotten
  • Broadcast: 11/4/1950
  • A Date with Judy
  • Strange Case of Joseph Cotten
  • Broadcast: 2/6/1945
  • Family Theatre
  • Germelshausen
  • Broadcast: 3/15/1950
  • Hollywood Players
  • Rebecca
  • Broadcast: 10/1/1946
  • Hollywood Players
  • All Through the House
  • Broadcast: 12/24/1946
  • Martin and Lewis Show
  • Guest:Joseph Cotten
  • Broadcast: 6/16/1953
  • Ceiling Unlimited
  • A Smart Soldier Like Me
  • Broadcast: 9/5/1943
  • Old Gold Comedy Theatre
  • Clarence
  • Broadcast: 11/26/1944
  • Family Hour of Stars
  • Break-Down
  • Broadcast: 5/15/1949