The Railroad Hour was sponsored by the Association of American Railroads. It features highly condensed versions of popular musicals and operettas from old favorites, like Victor Herbert’s Naughty Marietta, to more contemporary hits such as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair. Since the show was produced for NBC’s “Night of Music”, it should come as no surprise that the plotline sometimes came second to the music. One reviewer noted that “The complicated and multi-layered plot of Showboat, for instance, becomes nothing more than the misbegotten romance of a riverboat gambler and a romantic young lady” (RadioArchive.com).
This series is sourced from the Archive.org
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