The story is set in the early 19th century when the legal supply of human bodies for medical research in Britain was limited only to criminals given the death penalty. Stars: | Actor, director, and SAG president Robert Montgomery made a number of appearances as well. "Banquo's Chair" was based on the short story and play (1930) by Rupert Croft-Cooke, who also wrote mystery novels under the pseudonym of Leo Bruce. The Suspense episode "The Hitchhiker" is well known because the radio play was transformed into a television episode, and it has since lived on in reruns. Everyday he rides the same commuter train into the city from the ficitional town of Laurel Creek, which is located somewhere "down the peninsula" and "out in the sticks," an area that would probably be in today's Silicon Valley. 8.1. The list is not ordered and feedback is appreciated. Comments (1) This episode is surprisingly creepy and dark, and it makes memorable statements about greed, the pop music industry, and "tousled hair". Download sleepnm.1957.02.06_Banquo's_Chair_The_Coward.mp3, (Image of "Macbeth Seeing the Ghost of Banquo" by Theodore Chasseriau (1819-1856) from Wikipedia ), Posted on June 15, 2007 at 09:05 PM in Best of Suspense, Ghost Stories | Permalink 2. Adam Westing: In "Twixt the Cup and the Lip", Ethel Merman seems to be making fun of her own reputation as a Large Ham. "Rave Notice" is the story of a struggling Broadway actor named Sam who commits murder after his director replaces him in a play. William Fifield worked as a radio announcer and scriptwriter for CBS and NBC as a young man, and while most radio writers went on to television and movies, Fifield took a more Bohemian path. Often, they play on the urban legends of "The Vanishing Hitchhiker" or "The Two Hitchhikers". | Download Suspense_10.21.1954 Rave Notice.mp3. With a haunting introduction, this show is known as one of the scariest/weirdest, but … So now, ignore the traffic, the rain, the nearly empty gas tank, as well as those news bulletins about the escaped crazy woman on the loose, and come take a drive down a lonely side road with Cary Grant. This time Joseph Kearns played Dr. | Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia. This story was presented three times on Suspense and all three presentations are excellent. Lucian Moraweck did many of the greatest episode scores. Posted on March 18, 2007 at 07:55 PM in Best of Suspense, Urban Legends | Permalink "My Own Murderer" starred Herbert Marshall as Richard Samson and Norman Lloyd as Alan Rennick. Herbert Marshall stars as Mr. Sleuth and Edmund Gwenn stars as Mr. Bunting. According to Frances M.Nevins in his book Cornell Woolrich, First You Dream, Then You Die: "When it comes to putting us in the skin of a frightened little guy in a miserable little apartment with a hungry wife and children and no money and no job and fear of tomorrow eating him like a cancer, Woolrich has no peers. Claire Trevor, the Academy Award winning actress and "Queen of Film Noir," made one of her five appearances on Suspense in the drama "The Blue Hour." Download Suspense.1946.12.19_Thing_In_The_Window.mp3. It aired on June 6, 1956, and stars Broadway, television, and movie actor Edgar Barrier. ", Stars: "Rave Notice" was written for Suspense by James Poe, a scriptwriter who not only wrote intriguing original stories but also successfully adapted other author's works for radio and film. TrackBack (0). TrackBack (0). Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. | Clearly, Rennick hadn't considered all of the ramifications of murdering his butler. Unaware of the bomb, they tie up Paul and leave him in the basement. Andrew Lincoln, Suspense aired this episode on June 23, 1949. 2. Download suspense1954.03.29 Somebody Help Me.mp3, Posted on April 05, 2007 at 03:54 PM in Best of Suspense, Cautionary Tales | Permalink Yunjin Kim, Many were repeated because of their popularty. Lovecraft, it stars Ahmed Best, Jason E. Kelley, Adrienne Wilkinson, … Paine, as he is portrayed here by Victor Mature, is hard to like and it doesn't appear that anyone does like him except his wife, though he doesn't treat her well. 2. One of the great radio programs of the Golden Age of Radio, Suspense was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills". In response, there sprang up an industry to deal with graveyard crime. If you need a reminder as to why it is you should never accept a ride from a stranger -- then "Drive-In" is for you! Download Suspense.1945-01-18_To_Find_Help.mp3. At the time she made this appearance, her only one on Suspense, Betty Grable was promoting the film The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend, a more light-hearted project than "The Copper Tea Strainer. TrackBack (0). Comments (0) It was repeated on January 4, 1954, December 9, 1954, and May 10, 1959, with a different cast each time. All four of them set out on a frosty night to stage the "accidental drowning" in the river. It was broadcast three times but Garland only appeared in the lead role once. "On a Country Road" was first broadcast on November 16, 1950 and starred Cary Grant, Cathy Lewis, and Jeannette Nolan. Amaury Nolasco, | The Sixth Sense (1999) PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller . | Plus, many other outstanding episodes with some well-known stars. Her husband Ricky takes their money to deposit in the purser's safe but then disappears. This broadcast aired on March 6, 1960 and includes the commercials, but they are quite snappy. Comments (3) TrackBack (0). She sings "Embraceable You", a little bit of "One Dozen Roses" and "America" (My Country 'Tis of Thee). Stars: Suspense's "Commuter's Ticket" depicts a murder plot derailed by unforeseen circumstances. Alice tries to make Ann realize that she has been jilted but Ann refuses to accept that. | | You probably know a little girl like her or have one in your family. | The radioplay was written for Suspense by Antony Ellis. Mr. Bert Gavin, a teletype repair man, works for a news agency in downtown San Francisco. Wentworth Miller, Adapted for SUSPENSE by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes from the short story by H.P. Kim Coates, TV-14 Otto Kruger appeared as Mr. Hardecker. When he appeared in "The Thing in the Window," he was promoting the movie June Bride. 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Download Suspense.1949.1.27_The_Thing_in_the_Window.mp3, Posted on May 11, 2007 at 10:35 PM in Best of Suspense, Theater People (Tales of) | Permalink He does marry a redheaded woman named Margaret but she turns out to be an intolerable shrew. This story proves that fate catches up no matter how fast you run and might even play some nasty tricks on you along the way. Peter Dinklage, "Never Follow a Banjo Act" was written for Suspense by James Poe. | ), Posted on July 10, 2007 at 08:35 AM in Best of Suspense | Permalink This story was also adapted into the film Beware, My Lovely (1952) starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan. Download Susp.1958.06.01_Rave_Notice.mp3, (Images of "Old Sparky" and Vincent Price from Wikimedia Commons), Posted on July 13, 2007 at 08:26 AM in Best of Suspense, Theater People (Tales of) | Permalink As for the fires of Hell, firefighter extraordinaire Red Adair joked about his own fate in 1991 by saying: "I've done made a deal with the devil. TrackBack (0). A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil. The music, more prominent and detailed than usual in this episode, was composed by Lucien Moraweck and conducted by Lud Gluskin. "You Were Wonderful" aired on November 9, 1944. Herb Butterfield, Junius Matthews, Dick Ryan also appear. Comments (1) Last week's episode, "Drive-In," warned of the dangers of getting into a car with a stranger. In the short story, Paul is gagged and can't make any sound. In 1956 he won an Academy Award for his work on the script for Around the World in 80 Days and he was nominated three other times for his work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lillies of the Field, and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? TrackBack (0). "The Thing in the Window" starring Joseph Cotten aired on December 19, 1946. This episode stars Myrna Loy as Prudence, a public librarian who stops at nothing to discover who vandalized the library's copy of Gone With the Wind. | | Download Suspense.1957.08.04_Fleshpeddler.mp3, Posted on March 05, 2007 at 10:19 AM in Best of Suspense, Ventriloquist's Dummies | Permalink "Nonproductive" workers like this poet are superfluous because they are not contributing to the survival of mankind with mathematical and scientific skills. | . Download Suspense.01.06.1949.To_Find_Help.mp3. It depends on your point of view. She concentrates on what she wants her boyfriend to do and then, using her power of will, she makes him do it. Edmund Gwenn and Herbert Marshall were working with Hitchcock on the movie Foreign Correspondent when they appeared on this program. Their version does not mention the nightmarish botched abortions he performed nor the prostitutes he poisoned. Best international Tv Series worth watching, the best Mind-Twist movies with unusual-concept. —Frances M. 7. Adventure, Drama, Fantasy. was a wonderful radio series, but there are portions of its run that I prefer to skip--the hour-long episodes, the episodes "based on fact," episodes of oft-told tales (like "Frankenstein"), and most of the egotistical William F. Robson's run at producing (which … Comments (0) Also featured were Hans Conried, William Johnstone, and Lou Merrill. They cause nothing but trouble. Comments (9) Escape - Episode Logs, Plot Summaries, Etc. When it comes to stories about catty and ruthless female executives, this one takes the cake and runs away with the spoon! The title "Banquo's Chair" refers to the character of Banquo from Shakespeare's Macbeth. The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. The script leaves you guessing at the truth right up to the end. The role of a menacing young man who has "something wrong with his mind" was originally performed by Frank Sinatra, and later by Gene Kelly. This episode also features Noreen Gammill, Joseph Kearns and Lurene Tuttle. 53 min Paine's attempts to retrieve what is due to him set this fugitive-on-the-run story in motion. | so when a producer has the gall to blatantly title a film "Suspense," you naturally expect it to be about the most suspenseful thing you've ever seen. Well, chilling or hokey. The teleplay kept the sadness and the frenzy of Woolrich's original story but was made clean and bloodless for television. Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside. His world, the Earth as it is 400 years into the future, is grossly overpopulated. (There are a few minutes of hissing and static in the middle of this recording. Many old radio shows have stories that include hitchhikers. TrackBack (0). | In the end, Stephanie gets her come-uppance as a result of her own brattiness. Holly Taylor, TV-MA She was also the most popular pin-up girl of African-American soldiers! Woolrich's short story opens with the main character, Richard Paine, arriving at the house of his former employer, Mr. Burroughs. Comments (1) TrackBack (0). Suspense's version altered the structure of the story a little, but otherwise retold the tale as it was intended. The female role, Mrs. Gillis, was first played by Suspense's favorite actress, Agnes Moorehead. Comments (0) Our other favorite creepy and scary episodes: "A Knock at the Door" (1942) from Lights Out "The Gibbering Things" (1943) from The Shadow "Call Her Jean (a.k.a. Download MercuryTheater_1946-06-2--The Hitch-hiker, (Visit The Digital Deli Too for more information about the The Mercury Theater on the Air and its various name changes and program logs.). The new Act stated that destitute people, with no relatives, who died while in the workhouses could be given over to medical schools. At least that is what the main character, Ann Brody, believes. 55 min | Once it was established in 1942, the show went on to run for twenty years! Also appearing were Hans Conried, Elliott Lewis, and Wally Maher. James Remar, TV-MA The radio-play was based on the novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as many other tales of mysterious lodgers who may have been Jack-the-Ripper. Comments (0) the 10 best thriller and suspense tv shows. | Comments (0) This episode was produced, edited and directed by William Spier and aired on June 12, 1947. . Suspense -- Episode Logs, Reference Material, etc. Young Entertainer Awards winner, Peabody/Webby/Voice Arts Awards finalist. Her only help is from the ship's doctor. ", As a result, families who lost a loved one had to attend to keeping that loved one buried. Gone Girl (2014) – IMDB: 8.1. The urban legend of the "The Vanishing Lady" provides the basis for the story of "Cabin B-13." "The Pasteboard Box" is one of the best! He takes revenge by planting a bomb in the basement of their house, but when he returns upstairs, he finds two burglars. Comments (0) The house, known as "The Death Trap," has a bad reputation because four of its residents have committed suicide. Beware of people who introduce themselves as a "prophet of the future." 5. The radio-play was written by John Dickson Carr. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) Error: please try again. Swann realizes too late that he married the wrong redhead, but before he can do anything about it, the rest of the prophesy plays itself out. | | Charlie Hunnam, Not wasting the opportunity, Helen then barges her way back into the office and talks the boss into hiring her for Ms. Thornton's job! | However, a 1946 version performed by Orson Welles for The Mercury Summer Theater is available below. When his mother is suddenly murdered, Ann does gets her man back. | This is an old radio show with two performers who are familiar to any Gen-Xer. Mr. Gavin's murder plot hinges on his prediction that his fellow commuters will ignore him when he makes a quick trip home to murder his wife. TrackBack (0). | Dean Koontz (Goodreads Author) 4.04 avg rating — 75,647 ratings. Based on a true story, this cautionary tale is still a good one. Download CoupleNextDoor.1958.01.01_Phone_Call_To_Mexico_City.mp3, Posted on May 24, 2007 at 08:34 AM in Best of Suspense | Permalink She plays Rosie Jones, a singing star of "mature talents," who is asked to work with a heart-throb boy singer named Terry Dane. Most likely this story is running around the confused writer. Comments (2) Ruth Tobin and Sara Fossel also appear. | Berle's maniacal laughter is particularly good and he could be considered the best match to this role. Here we also learn that workers of the future are given "tranquil gum" and "happy gum." 44 min | Download Suspense.1947.06.12_ StandIn.mp3, (Photo of June Havoc's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6618 Hollywood Blvd. For more information about urban legends about hitchhikers consult The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand. In this story about a stunt that goes wrong, radio personality Smiley Smith and paranormal investigator, Dr. Reed tour a haunted house in Malibu, California. This is a story about an evil twin and if you have ever watched Days of Our Lives you know that having an evil twin can be a really bad thing. Not long afterwards, he meets another redheaded woman, Ann. Download 540201_never_follow_a_banjo_act.mp3, Posted on February 16, 2007 at 03:10 PM in Best of Suspense, Musical Stars, Theater People (Tales of) | Permalink Specialty items like lead coffins, locks, vaults, grills, and mortsafes helped to deter robbers. Download 461121_drive_in_w_judy_garland.mp3, Posted on March 27, 2007 at 05:32 PM in Best of Suspense, Cautionary Tales, Musical Stars | Permalink Comments (4) So, the future doesn't sound all bad. Sir William Brent of Scotland Yard has one unresolved murder case on his illustrious record and he arranges such a dinner to elicit a confession from his prime suspect. Appearing in "To Find Help" is an unexpected choice for a musical star, but that is the hook. Bergen is the one in the turban.). Hans Conreid appeared in all three versions but otherwise the cast was changed for each. Suspense first presented this story on March 13, 1943 with Ralph Bellamy. Suspense regular Cathy Lewis starred as Alice. Revival of the classic 1940s-1950s television and radio anthology series, with different stories of mystery and the macabre every week. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.. Posted on May 07, 2007 at 05:33 PM in Best of Suspense, Science Fiction | Permalink "Sleep No More" performed "Banquo's Chair" in a fifteen minute reading by Nelson Olmsted on February 6, 1957. (Bergen & McCarthy are pictured here from their appearance in the movie Stage Door Canteen in 1943. Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 90% 8. We can't really blame him based on what we know about Ann so far. These dramas are still convincing because their warnings are still valid. Robin Ward took his place for next three seasons. The story begins as Ann and her friend Alice arrive in New York City to meet Ann's boyfriend, Clyde Dexter. The butler had stolen letters and then tried to blackmail him, so Rennick bashed him in the head with a poker. | Set in the late 1940's, this episode stars Ronald Colman as Christopher Swann, a London bookseller forewarned that he will marry a redheaded woman and that he will be hanged on November 9th. | Peggy Lynch and Alan Bunce star. Suspense retained only the basic components that made the story unique and left the rest out. This episode was written for Suspense by Mel Dinelli. Stars: The radio-play was written by Eleanor Beeson. The radio play was written by novelist and screenwriter Hank Searls, who later wrote the best selling books Overboard, Jaws II, and Sounding. Ann feels that it is Clyde's mother who is keeping them apart and she uses her "power of will" to get her boyfriend back. Cream is said to have admitted, "I am Jack..." One theory as to how this could be possible proposes that he had a double who committed the Ripper murders. Based on Caroline Kepnes' best-selling novel of the same name, You is a 21st century love story that asks, "What would you do for love?". Escape and Suspense! Download Suspense_1949.04.07_Noose_Of_Coincidence.mp3, (Images from Classicsavers.com and Morguefile.com ), Posted on June 29, 2007 at 10:57 PM in Best of Suspense | Permalink Download Suspense.1942.09.02_Hitchhiker.mp3. A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club. | "The Thing in the Window" is the story of a man convinced that he sees a dead body in an apartment across the street. On September 30, 1962 a major milestone in radio drama came to an end with the final episode of the long running series, SUSPENSE. Here is the 1950 version starring James Mason and Hans Conreid. This is a simple crime drama that makes its point easily. The radioplay was written for Suspense by Walter Bazzar. TrackBack (0). She is the stereotypical librarian - until she takes off her glasses. Lena Headey, TV-14 | | The radioplay, written for Suspense by Lucille Fletcher, was performed in 1946 and 1949. Listen to this episode with the lights off. The mansion where they will be dining was the scene of the crime and one of the guests invited to this dinner party will be the ghost of the victim. Alfred Hitchcock Presents aired "Momentum" in 1956 with Skip Homeier and Joanne Woodward. The true story of Dr. Neil Cream is so ghastly that it is surprising that Suspense tried to dramatize it. Charles Aidman works as the show’s narrator for the first two seasons. "Ghost Hunt" was adapted for Suspense by Walter Newman from an original story by the renowned ghost story writer Herbert Russell Wakefield. | Suspense's take on the Lizzie Borden story: "Fall River Tragedy/Goodbye, Miss Lizzie Borden" "Sorry, Wrong Number" - Agnes Mooreheads performed Suspense's classic story eight times. Which true story this is based on, they don't say. Best of Suspense. Suspense's "Noose of Coincidence" is about a man who doubts that the future can be predicted, yet becomes involved in a series of events just as they were foretold to him. The eggman has a lot of resentment towards the encroaching suburban community that has brought families like the Gordons into the area. Montgomery was also the host of Suspense for a period in 1948 when the show was temporarily expanded to a one-hour format. The name of the ship is the S.S. Maurevania which is based on Cunard's Mauretania or Mauretania II. She doesn't see any reason to worry because he seems so meek. Download Suspense.6.23.1949.GhostHunt.mp3, Posted on April 08, 2007 at 08:34 PM in Best of Suspense, Ghost Stories | Permalink Best Suspense/Thriller Movies Ever. In fact, so much happens so quickly in this episode that it borders on being surreal, or perhaps just silly. The shows sounds great for being over 60 years old. Suspense's adaptation is close to Woolrich's original work, but the ending is slightly changed. Those who dug up bodies after burial and sold them off for a profit were known as "Resurrectionists" or "Resurrection Men. Afsos. It also led to fancier cemeteries for the middle class like Highgate Cemetery in London (pictured), which was one of the "Magnificent Seven.". The original presentation of "The Hitchhiker" performed by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater aired on November 17, 1941, but no recording of that broadcast is known to exist at this time. It became the basis for the movie The Fatal Witness (1945) and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1959. He wrote the radio-plays for a number of notable episodes of Escape including their most famous episode, "Three Skeleton Key," an adaptation from the short story by George Toudouze. The first presentation starred Joseph Cotten, and the second Robert Montgomery. Every one of these episodes (at the time they were broadcast) created quite a stir . This episode also has an eggman, which is something like the milkman. Download Suspense.1945.05.24.My_Own_Murderer.mp3, (Image of the Old Bailey in London from Wikipedia.com), Posted on July 27, 2007 at 08:32 PM in Best of Suspense | Permalink Mark Boone Junior, This episode aired January 1, 1958. | There are some minor differences in the scripts and the endings, but both versions are entertaining. For more information about the first episode of Suspense and the show's association with Alfred Hitchcock, read "Murder and Suspense: Hitchcock's Established Reputation" by Martin Grams. In honor of October 31st, and to help get you in the right mood for tricks and treats, here are my picks for the scariest episodes from “radio’s outstanding theater of thrills.” The Hitch-Hiker – Orson Welles’ first appearance on Suspense is one of his best, as well as one of … Comments (1) Action, Crime, Drama. Banquo's ghost takes Macbeth's place at the table, but Macbeth is the only one who can see the apparition. Download Susp.1950.11.16_On_a_Country_Road.mp3, (Image of Cary Grant in North by Northwest from Wikimedia Commons), Posted on February 01, 2007 at 12:09 PM in Best of Suspense, Suspense Television | Permalink According to Martin Grams in Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, she was the first professional singer to appear on Suspense. TrackBack (0). Deforest Kelly plays a booking agent who takes an interest in a ventriloquist act he finds at a carnival. "Library Book" was based on the 1939 short story "The Book That Squealed" by Cornell Woolrich and was adapted for Suspense by William Spier. Comments (1) ", Download Suspense.1949.04.21_Copper_Tea_Strainer_The.mp3, Posted on May 04, 2007 at 10:01 PM in Best of Suspense | Permalink "Sleep is for Children" stars Elspeth Eric as Ellen Gordon, Ralph Bell as Walter Gordon, Bill Adams as Mr. Beckler and Betty Garde as Rosa. The radioplay was written by Walter Brown Newman, who later went to have three of his screenplays nominated for Academy Awards. She claims that they were booked into a cabin numbered B-13 but there is no such cabin. Stars: | As Paine rushes across town, dying of a gunshot wound, he does not have a speck of blood on his suit or hands. This show marked … | The dialogue is witty and the story is entertaining for anyone who has worked in a library. 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One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era.Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 still exist. Comments (1) As a result however, the greatly feared public workhouses became even more terrifying in that, if you died there, you could end up being dissected in an anatomy clinic. Anyone who watched cartoons in the 1970's will recognize his voice. | James Stewart in "Mission Completed". He was finally caught and sentenced to execution in 1892. There aren't any special sound effects for his thoughts. Charles Davis, Jeannette Nolan, Joseph Kearns, Betty Hartford, Georgia Ellis, Alma Lawton and Herbert Butterfield also appear. A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club. 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