Agnes was involved in the famous "War of the Worlds" broadcast of 1938 which attracted nationwide attention and resulted in a lucrative $100,000 per picture deal with RKO in Hollywood. The Mercury players (the other principals were Ray Collins , Everett Sloane , Paul Stewart and George Coulouris ) packed up and went west.
Scandal at Scourie: Directed by Jean Negulesco. With Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Agnes Moorehead, Donna Corcoran. After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba.