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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, at the very end, 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 20 years, Suspense aired nearly 1,000 radio broadcasts. It made the transition to television in 1949, but it was much better suited for radio where the theatre of the mind could run free.

2/17/44 "Life Ends at Midnight" w/ Dane Clark and Fay Bainter

3/8/45 "Love’s Lovely Counterfeit" w/ Humphrey Bogart

8/30/45 "Nobody Loves Me" w/ Peter Lorre

9/20/45 "Library Book" w/ Myrna Loy

2/21/46 "Consequence" w/ James Stewart

3/21/46 "The Lonely Road" w/ Gregory Peck

4/11/46 "The Name of the Beast" w/ Vincent Price

4/18/46 "The Night Reveals" w/ Keenan Wynn

6/6/46 "The High Wall" w/ Robert Young

2/6/47 "The End of the Road" w/ Glenn Ford

9/16/48 "Hitchhike Poker" w/ Gregory Peck

11/11/48 "Muddy Track" w/ Edmund O’Brien

Public Domain (P)2018 CBS Broadcasting, Inc., all rights reserved.

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