Shadow Radio (Orson-Welles)
The Witch Drums of Salem
Radio information

B.F. Goodrich Tires

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Margot Stevenson
Aired date

September 11, 1938

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

Black Buddha (Radio Show)

Followed by

Professor X (Radio Show)


In 1692, a clergyman sentences a woman to be burned at the stake due to witchcraft. A curse is then put upon the clergy's family. Generations later, the young son of the current reverend is killed out of superstitious revenge.

Full CastEdit

Featured Characters:


  • Johnathan West (Anna's uncle; dies)
  • Ma Wombi (Johnathan's servant; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Wallace Carter
  • Anna West (Johnathan's niece)
  • Dame Anna West's mother (dies in flashback)
  • Captain Daniel West (Dame Anna's father; dies in flashback)
  • Reverend Wood
  • Tommy Wood (the reverend's young son)
  • David Wood (the reverend's young son; dies)


Notes and ReferencesEdit


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