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One Man's Family

One Man's Family

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 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! Unfortunately only 360 episodes are extant to add to RUSC. I've have preserved the books/chapters in the correct order so it will be easy for you to follow!

Broadcast: December 28, 1941
Starring: J. Anthony Smythe
Added: Dec 30 2021
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: December 14, 1947
Starring:
Added: Dec 07 2021
Broadcast: December 21, 1947
Starring:
Added: Dec 24 2021
Broadcast: December 28, 1947
Starring:
Added: Dec 31 2021
Broadcast: January 4, 1948
Starring:
Added: Jan 01 2022
Broadcast: January 11, 1948
Starring:
Added: Jan 02 2022
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: December 11, 1949
Added: Dec 09 2021
Broadcast: December 18, 1949
Added: Dec 10 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: December 26, 1950
Added: Dec 26 2021
Broadcast: January 12, 1951
Added: Jan 16 2022
Broadcast: January 26, 1951
Added: Jan 27 2022
Broadcast: January 31, 1951
Added: Jan 29 2022
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: April 20, 1951
Added: Oct 24 2021
Broadcast: April 23, 1951
Added: Oct 25 2021
Broadcast: April 26, 1951
Added: Oct 29 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: April 10, 1957
Starring: Barbara Fuller
Added: Jan 04 2022
Broadcast: 11th April 1957
Starring:
Added: Sep 19 2004
Broadcast: April 29, 1957
Starring: Carlton E Morse
Added: Dec 18 2021
Broadcast: January 8, 1958
Added: Feb 12 2022
Broadcast: January 10, 1958
Added: Feb 14 2022
Broadcast: January 13, 1958
Added: Feb 15 2022
Broadcast: January 14, 1958
Added: Feb 17 2022
Broadcast: January 15, 1958
Added: Feb 18 2022
Broadcast: January 21, 1958
Added: Feb 22 2022
Broadcast: January 28, 1958
Added: Feb 28 2022
Broadcast: February 4, 1958
Added: Mar 05 2022
Broadcast: February 5, 1958
Added: Mar 06 2022
Broadcast: February 7, 1958
Added: Mar 08 2022
Broadcast: February 10, 1958
Added: Mar 10 2022
Broadcast: February 12, 1958
Added: Mar 12 2022
Broadcast: February 14, 1958
Added: Mar 13 2022
Broadcast: February 18, 1958
Added: Mar 15 2022
Broadcast: February 19, 1958
Added: Mar 17 2022
Broadcast: February 20, 1958
Added: Mar 18 2022
Broadcast: February 21, 1958
Added: Mar 19 2022
Broadcast: February 24, 1958
Added: Mar 20 2022
Broadcast: February 25, 1958
Added: Mar 21 2022
Broadcast: February 27, 1958
Added: Mar 24 2022
Broadcast: March 11, 1958
Added: Apr 01 2022
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
Broadcast: March 20, 1958
Added: Apr 03 2022
Broadcast: March 21, 1958
Added: Apr 04 2022
Broadcast: April 11, 1958
Added: Apr 05 2022
Broadcast: April 18, 1958
Added: Apr 07 2022
Broadcast: May 16, 1958
Added: Apr 08 2022
Broadcast: July 14, 1958
Added: Apr 09 2022
Broadcast: July 15, 1958
Added: Apr 10 2022
Broadcast: July 16, 1958
Added: Apr 11 2022
Broadcast: July 17, 1958
Added: Apr 12 2022
Broadcast: July 18, 1958
Added: Apr 14 2022
Broadcast: July 21, 1958
Added: Apr 15 2022
Broadcast: July 22, 1958
Added: Apr 16 2022
Broadcast: October 3, 1958
Added: Apr 17 2022
Broadcast: October 24, 1958
Added: Apr 18 2022
Broadcast: November 3, 1958
Added: Apr 19 2022
Broadcast: December 8, 1958
Added: Apr 21 2022
Broadcast: December 22, 1958
Added: Apr 22 2022
Broadcast: December 26, 1958
Added: Apr 23 2022
Broadcast: December 30, 1958
Added: Apr 24 2022
Broadcast: January 7, 1959
Added: Apr 25 2022
Broadcast: January 14, 1959
Added: Apr 26 2022
Broadcast: January 21, 1959
Added: Apr 28 2022
Broadcast: January 22, 1959
Added: Apr 29 2022
Broadcast: January 28, 1959
Added: Apr 30 2022
Broadcast: February 4, 1959
Added: May 01 2022
Broadcast: February 11, 1959
Added: May 02 2022
Broadcast: February 18, 1959
Added: May 03 2022
Broadcast: February 26, 1959
Added: May 05 2022
Broadcast: March 5, 1959
Added: May 06 2022
Broadcast: March 19, 1959
Added: May 07 2022
Broadcast: May 8, 1959
Added: May 08 2022
Broadcast: March 26, 1959
Added: May 09 2022
Broadcast: March 27, 1959
Added: May 10 2022
Broadcast: March 30, 1959
Added: May 12 2022
Broadcast: March 31, 1959
Added: May 13 2022
Broadcast: April 1, 1959
Added: May 14 2022
Broadcast: April 2, 1959
Added: May 15 2022
Broadcast: April 3, 1959
Added: May 16 2022
Broadcast: April 6, 1959
Added: May 17 2022
Broadcast: April 7, 1959
Added: May 19 2022
Broadcast: April 9, 1959
Added: May 21 2022
Broadcast: April 10, 1959
Added: May 22 2022
Broadcast: April 13, 1959
Added: May 23 2022
Broadcast: April 14, 1959
Added: May 24 2022
Broadcast: April 15, 1959
Added: May 26 2022
Broadcast: April 16, 1959
Added: May 27 2022