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Old Time Radio: Secret of the Incas

Listen to Lux Radio Theater: Secret of the Incas

Podcast Icons FerturIn December 1954, Charlton Heston and Nicole Maurey reprised their roles in a Lux Radio Theater version of the B-movie classic Secret of the Incas.

Heston’s character, Harry Steele, a roguish bush pilot and profiteering explorer, is believed by many to have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

This, and a full catalog of Lux Theater  old time radio shows, can be found on the Public Domain Internet Archive. This hard-boiled noir radio version is more kitsch than the film. It’s a lot of fun.

James Byrne's Secret of the Incas tribute Web siteFor all sorts of information about the film, visit James Byrne’s Secret of the Incas fan page. It’s chock full of articles, reviews, trivia and memorabilia, as well as James’ travel log of his personal journey to Cusco in 2007, “Blazing the Harry Steele Trail.”


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Authored by: PeruTravelTrends

A Peru Tour Operator and Travel Agency: Since 1994 creating wonderful vacation experiences for adventure travelers and holidaymakers in Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and all around the Andean region.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. James Byrne at 10:08 am

    Rick Vecchio, thank you for advertising my site on SECRET OF THE INCAS.
    Do you still live in Peru?

  2. Rick Vecchio at 2:57 pm

    Hi James.
    My pleasure. I really enjoy your Web site.
    I most certainly am still in Peru. Wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

  3. admin Author at 8:14 am

    Some great lines from Charlton Heston describing Machu Picchu in this Lux Radio Theater production:

    “Maybe you’ve heard of Machu Picchu. It’s the ancient city of the Incas … Nobody goes there. Just ruins. A huge city of stone built on a mountaintop. The Incas left it and it was lost for a 1000 years.”

    And from Nicole Maurey: “It is… how can anyone describe it? A dream.”

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