Though the romantic drama anthology nature of 'Curtain' usually eschewed any kind of 'star', actor Olan Soule essayed most of the male leads on the program, often opposite actresses like Betty Lou Gerson and Louise Fitch. (Soule later graduated to 'Nighter' in 1943, frequently acting opposite Barbara Luddy.) Directed by Blair Walliser, with music by Henry Weber and the announcing chores handled by Don Gordon, the production offered plenty of the same fare as that featured on 'First Nighter': light and innocuous boy-girl romances that were always lighthearted and entertaining. The show continued to become more and more like its predecessor, 'First Nighter' adding an usher to the proceedings who would show listeners to their seats in 'seventh row center'. The featured performers during this run were Harry Elders and Nannette Sergeant, with Chicago pros like Betty Winkler, Hope Summers, Art Van Harvey, and Arthur Peterson providing solid support. 'Curtain Time's' ABC status lasted until July 13, 1946.
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