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One Man's Family

One Man's Family

There's probably only a handful of radio listeners throughout the United States who are not familiar with the name of Barbour. The Barbour's of Sea Cliff, San Francisco that is.

The Barbour's were the family at the center of the longest running dramatic serial in the history of American radio.

A simple drama of American family life, One Man's Family, was written by perhaps the greatest old time radio show creator of them all, Carlton E. Morse, who also wrote series such as I Love A Mystery.

With most of the actors sticking around throughout its entire 27-year run, the quality of the performances from the cast was superb. The main character, Henry Barbour was played by J. Anthony Smythe (pictured to the top right),  for the whole series, and the plots centered on his career as a stockbroker, his wife Fanny and their five children Paul, Hazel, the twins Clifford and Claudia, and Jack).  

There were literally millions of listeners, and thousands of episodes, and each day brought stories of the Barbour family's loves, sorrows, adventures and joys, as believable dramas with 'real' people.

What surprised me was the way it was presented to the public, with episodes divided into books and chapters. In total, there were 136 books, with 3256 chapters! Sadly, we only have around 350 more episodes to add to RUSC, but I've tried to preserve the books/chapters in the correct order so it will be easy for you to follow!

Broadcast: 28th December 1941
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Dec 28 2004
Broadcast: August 23, 1942
Added: Apr 24 2021
Broadcast: 15th August 1943
Starring: Minetta Ellen
Added: Sep 20 2004
Broadcast: 29th August 1943
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Sep 21 2004
Broadcast: November 7, 1943
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Apr 29 2021
Broadcast: July 4, 1949
Added: Apr 18 2021
Broadcast: July 4, 1949
Added: Apr 22 2021
Broadcast: July 18, 1949
Added: Apr 20 2021
Broadcast: September 26, 1949
Added: May 16 2021
Broadcast: October 23, 1949
Added: May 21 2021
Broadcast: April 2, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: May 29 2021
Broadcast: April 9, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: May 31 2021
Broadcast: April 16, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 01 2021
Broadcast: April 23, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 03 2021
Broadcast: April 30, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 04 2021
Broadcast: May 7, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 05 2021
Broadcast: May 21, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 06 2021
Broadcast: May 28, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 07 2021
Broadcast: June 4, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 08 2021
Broadcast: June 7, 1950
Added: Jun 10 2021
Broadcast: July 10, 1950
Added: Jun 11 2021
Broadcast: July 20, 1950
Added: Jun 12 2021
Broadcast: July 24, 1950
Added: Jun 13 2021
Broadcast: July 25, 1950
Added: Jun 14 2021
Broadcast: July 26, 1950
Added: Jun 15 2021
Broadcast: July 27, 1950
Added: Jun 17 2021
Broadcast: July 28, 1950
Added: Jun 18 2021
Broadcast: July 31, 1950
Added: Jun 19 2021
Broadcast: August 2, 1950
Added: Jun 20 2021
Broadcast: August 3, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 21 2021
Broadcast: August 4, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 22 2021
Broadcast: August 7, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 24 2021
Broadcast: August 11, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 25 2021
Broadcast: August 14, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 26 2021
Broadcast: August 17, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 27 2021
Broadcast: August 24, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 28 2021
Broadcast: August 25, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jun 29 2021
Broadcast: August 28, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jul 01 2021
Broadcast: August 29, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jul 02 2021
Broadcast: August 30, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jul 03 2021
Broadcast: August 31, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jul 04 2021
Broadcast: September 1, 1950
Starring: Carlton E Morse, Tabcin
Added: Jul 05 2021
Broadcast: September 4, 1950
Added: Jan 07 2006
Broadcast: September 5, 1950
Added: Jan 08 2006
Broadcast: September 6, 1950
Added: Jul 06 2021
Broadcast: September 7, 1950
Added: Jul 08 2021
Broadcast: September 8, 1950
Added: Jul 09 2021
Broadcast: September 11, 1950
Added: Jul 10 2021
Broadcast: September 12, 1950
Added: Jul 11 2021
Broadcast: September 13, 1950
Added: Jul 12 2021
Broadcast: September 14, 1950
Added: Jul 13 2021
Broadcast: September 15, 1950
Added: Jul 15 2021
Broadcast: September 18, 1950
Added: Jul 16 2021
Broadcast: September 19, 1950
Added: Jul 17 2021
Broadcast: September 20, 1950
Added: Jul 18 2021
Broadcast: September 21, 1950
Added: Jul 19 2021
Broadcast: September 22, 1950
Added: Jul 20 2021
Broadcast: September 25, 1950
Added: Jul 22 2021
Broadcast: September 27, 1950
Added: Jul 23 2021
Broadcast: September 28, 1950
Added: Jul 24 2021
Broadcast: September 29, 1950
Added: Jul 25 2021
Broadcast: October 2, 1950
Added: Jul 26 2021
Broadcast: October 3, 1950
Added: Jul 27 2021
Broadcast: October 4, 1950
Added: Jul 29 2021
Broadcast: October 5, 1950
Added: Jul 30 2021
Broadcast: October 6, 1950
Added: Jul 31 2021
Broadcast: October 13, 1950
Added: Aug 06 2021
Broadcast: October 16, 1950
Added: Aug 07 2021
Broadcast: October 17, 1950
Added: Aug 08 2021
Broadcast: October 18, 1950
Added: Aug 09 2021
Broadcast: October 20, 1950
Added: Aug 12 2021
Broadcast: October 24, 1950
Added: Aug 14 2021
Broadcast: October 30, 1950
Added: Aug 19 2021
Broadcast: November 7, 1950
Added: Aug 26 2021
Broadcast: November 9, 1950
Added: Aug 28 2021
Broadcast: November 11, 1950
Added: Aug 29 2021
Broadcast: November 28, 1950
Added: Sep 12 2021
Broadcast: December 12, 1950
Added: Sep 24 2021
Broadcast: December 21, 1950
Added: Oct 02 2021
Broadcast: April 2, 1951
Added: Oct 09 2021
Broadcast: April 5, 1951
Added: Oct 11 2021
Broadcast: April 9, 1951
Added: Oct 14 2021
Broadcast: April 10, 1951
Added: Oct 15 2021
Broadcast: April 13, 1951
Added: Oct 18 2021
Broadcast: April 16, 1951
Added: Oct 19 2021
Broadcast: April 18, 1951
Added: Oct 22 2021
Broadcast: 4th March 1957
Starring: Richard Svihus
Added: Jul 25 2004
Broadcast: 5th March 1957
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Aug 01 2004
Broadcast: 6th March 1957
Starring: Page Gilman
Added: Aug 08 2004
Broadcast: 7th March 1957
Starring: Russell Thorson
Added: Aug 15 2004
Broadcast: 8th April 1957
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Aug 22 2004
Broadcast: April 9, 1957
Starring: Bill Idelson
Added: Aug 29 2004
Broadcast: 10th April 1957
Starring: Barbara Fuller
Added: Sep 12 2004
Broadcast: 11th April 1957
Starring:
Added: Sep 19 2004
Broadcast: 14th March 1958
Starring:
Added: Aug 08 2011
Broadcast: 17th March 1958
Starring:
Added: Aug 09 2011
Broadcast: 18th March 1958
Starring:
Added: May 12 2013
Broadcast: March 19, 1958
Added: May 13 2013