William Conrad was one of the busiest and talented actors of the golden age of radio, besides starring on Gunsmoke as Marshall Matt Dillion for 9 seasons, Conrad would star on episodes of Suspense, Lux Radio Theater and Escape which he narrated the famous intro!!
Conrad's career in radio was lengthy and busy; acting in some 7500 different shows in his 20 plus year radio career. He would move to TV and Films, but skipped over for the role of Matt Dillion on TV's Gunsmoke because his voice matched the character but his physical appearance did not. ( Showing the power of radio to create a character that in fans minds was totally real!). He would become a guest actor on many TV shows in 50's and 60's and using his great voice to narrate the popular cartoon Adventure of Rocky and Bullwinkle. In the 70's he got fame back by starring as portly P.I. in the popular series Canon.
This episode of Escape, Conrad stars in is one of the most famous and fan favorite episodes...A classic story of Man versus Nature...A Great Episode!!!!