Suspense, Vol. 5
Date: January 2021
Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes
Suspense mixed mystery, suspicion, and dangerous adventure like no other. Featuring the biggest names in Hollywood, it stirred your nerves to offer you a precarious situation and then withhold the solution ... until the last possible moment!
Conceived as a potential radio vehicle for Alfred Hitchcock to direct, Suspense was a radio series of epic proportion. It aired on CBS from 1942 to 1962, and is considered by many to be the best mystery/drama series of the golden age. Known as Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills, it focused on suspenseful stories starring the biggest names in Hollywood. Early in the run, the episodes were hosted by the "Man In Black" who, from an omniscient perch, narrated stories of people thrown into dangerous or bizarre situations with plots that usually had an unseen twist or two. Hollywood's finest actors jumped at the chance to appear on Suspense, including Cary Grant, James Stewart, Alan Ladd, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and Orson Welles. Scripts were by John Dickson Carr, Lucille Fletcher, James Poe, Ray Bradbury, and many others. Running more than twenty years, Suspense aired nearly 1,000 radio broadcasts. Enjoy sixteen episodes from this incredible mystery series.
3/22/45 - "Heart's Desire" with Lloyd Nolan3/29/45 - "Taming of the Beast" with Nancy Kelly5/3/45 - "Fear Paints a Picture" with Lana Turner8/23/45 - "This Will Kill You" with Dane Clark9/13/45 - "Furnished Floor" with Don DeFore9/27/45 - "The Earth Is Made of Glass" with Joseph Cotten10/4/45 - "Death on Highway 99" with George Murphy11/8/45 - "The Bet" with Lee J. Cobb11/15/45 - "Murder Off Key" with Zachery Scott11/29/45 - "A Week Ago Wednesday" with Nancy Kelly12/27/45 - "Pink Camellias" with Marsha Hunt5/16/46 - "The Plan" with Claire Trevor5/30/46 - "Leading Citizen of Pratt County" with Alan Hale10/24/46 - "Dame Fortune" with Susan Hayward10/31/46 - "Lazarus Walks" with Brian Donlevy1/9/47 - "The Will to Power" with Dan Duryea