1. Her husband Ricky takes their money to deposit in the purser's safe but then disappears. It aired on Suspense only once, on March 10, 1949 and starred Van Heflin as Paul. This story was also adapted into the film Beware, My Lovely (1952) starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan. Ralph Edwards, who starred as Smiley Smith, was the creator of Truth or Consequences,This is Your Life, Name That Tune and The People''s Court. "Rave Notice" is the story of a struggling Broadway actor named Sam who commits murder after his director replaces him in a play. "2462" is a thought provoking episode that makes a statement about the value of artistic expression. | Their mutual love of books brings them together and they soon fall in love. TrackBack (0). This episode starred Nancy Kelly as Ann. Wainwright. The radio program Sleep No More performed "Three O'Clock" on December 12, 1956. | | At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family. Comments (1) Mark Boone Junior, Here is the second broadcast which aired on Nov. 9, 1943. His world, the Earth as it is 400 years into the future, is grossly overpopulated. The radioplay was written for Suspense by Walter Bazzar. TrackBack (0). It was presented again on August 3, 1944 with Donald Crisp, John Loder, Ian Wolfe and Jane Morgan. The problem with that theory is that Dr. It stars movie actor Joseph Cotten in the roles of both twins, Walter and Jack. Comments (0) 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. Comments (2) Normally they would, but as he tries to run from his crime, he becomes the center of attention no matter where he goes. | Andrew Lincoln, Daws Butler provides the voice of Arthur, the slow-witted knife-thrower. It is one of the best Mystery shows of classic time of the 1980s. Many old radio shows have stories that include hitchhikers. This playlist includes every Suspense episode currently available. This episode aired on September 13, 1955. . Wentworth Miller, This broadcast aired on April 7, 1949. . Peter Lorre in "Back for Christmas". Also featured were Hans Conried, Wally Maher and Sydney Miller. While Escape's attempts at presenting heroic stories about poets fell flat, (see El Guitarrero and Evening Primrose), Suspense produced 2462, a superb episode about an American poet who rebels against the system. Suspense also chose not to mention that Neil Cream is considered by some to have been Jack-the-Ripper. Comments (2) | Suspense -- Episode Logs, Reference Material, etc. Keep in mind while listening to Wilde's performance that he was born in Hungary and spoke five languages: Hungarian, French, German, English, Italian, and Russian. Mr. Bert Gavin, a teletype repair man, works for a news agency in downtown San Francisco. Appearing in "To Find Help" is an unexpected choice for a musical star, but that is the hook. He was finally caught and sentenced to execution in 1892. Suspense's "To Find Help"  is so plausible that it is genuinely scary. Download Suspense.1947.06.12_ StandIn.mp3, (Photo of June Havoc's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6618 Hollywood Blvd. A quote attributed to him in the book Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills explains his inspiration: "I read a story of Red Adair or his predecessor, who went to Saudi Arabia to put out an oil well fire, and I thought how interesting it would be if some little old wild cat in Texas had his single oil well catch fire, and couldn't get a hold of the professional, and what would he do to put it out himself. Download Suspense.1945-01-18_To_Find_Help.mp3. TV-MA Suspense was one of network television's earliest series and, like many of the medium's first efforts, was adapted from a long-running radio program. It's wonderful. Comments (1) For more information about the Twilight Zone episode "The Hitch-Hiker" consult The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree. This episode was broadcast on March 29, 1954. Not long afterwards, he meets another redheaded woman, Ann. Also appearing in this episode were Hans Conried and Raymond Lawrence. According to Martin Grams in Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, she was the first professional singer to appear on Suspense. Actor, director, and SAG president Robert Montgomery made a number of appearances as well. Gone Girl (2014) – IMDB: 8.1. In her heyday in the 1930's, she was voted "The Queen of Hollywood" by fans. 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. 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 The short story "Momentum" can be found in The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus. Along with Stephanie comes her roller skates, which are perpetually in the way and a hazard to everyone throughout the episode. Movie actor Cornel Wilde (pictured) starred as Eddy Franklin, and Suspense regular Cathy Lewis starred as Eileen. Today, the illegal sales of corpses and body parts continues to be a lucrative industry in America. . According to her biography on the Kennedy Center's website, Lena Horne often performed for the troops in Europe during WWII but on the condition that the audience would be desegregated. The radioplay, written for Suspense by Lucille Fletcher, was performed in 1946 and 1949. Here we learn about the dangers of narcosis, or as Jacques Cousteau called it, the "rapture of the deep." The role of the police chief was played by Joseph Kearns. TrackBack (0). This episode was produced, edited and directed by William Spier and aired on June 12, 1947. . Ironically, the episode was titled "Devil Stone" and was the last dramatic radio play from a series that had its roots in the golden age of radio . This version was heard on November 21, 1946. (Bergen & McCarthy are pictured here from their appearance in the movie Stage Door Canteen in 1943. The radio version has chilling sound effects. The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. "The Wine-Dark Sea", which takes place in Los Angeles ' skid row, has a neighborhood full of them. In the end, she is accepting of her fate. This show was broadcast on August 4, 1957. The first presentation starred Ethel Merman on February 4, 1954, and the second starred Margaret Whiting on March 2, 1958. As it turned out, it was his last appearance on the series. The episode starring Frank Sinatra and Agnes Moorehead aired on January 18, 1945. The story is set in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She tries to enlist help to find her lost husband, but no one believes that he really exists. This episode also features Noreen Gammill, Joseph Kearns and Lurene Tuttle. All Titles TV Episodes Celebs Companies Keywords; Advanced Search. Latest was Episode 35: The Corpse The Kid. Read Woolrich's story if you get the chance. TrackBack (0). So, it may come as a letdown to learn that this is actually a story about a fire. Best Suspense novels These are the creepy books you cannot put down because if you do you won't be able to sleep All Votes Add Books To This List. Alfred Hitchcock Presents aired "Momentum" in 1956 with Skip Homeier and Joanne Woodward. | The casting of this episode is what makes it intriguing. Raymond Lewis played the driver. Here she plays Lois LaPaul, a Chicago dancer who becomes a media darling when her wealthy paramour is murdered. For more information about urban legends about hitchhikers consult The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand. The circumstances prompting this visit are unpleasant. | Comments (3) | She doesn't see any reason to worry because he seems so meek. In "A Hero for Our Times", an drunken, elderly janitor is … Comments (0) | The premier episode was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who had previously filmed The Lodger in 1927. TrackBack (0). Comments (0) Cream and the show was produced and directed by Antony Ellis. | Unfortunately for Rennick, the plan doesn't play out as expected. The dialogue is witty and the story is entertaining for anyone who has worked in a library. When it comes to stories about catty and ruthless female executives, this one takes the cake and runs away with the spoon! This broadcast aired on September 25, 1947. . "The Pasteboard Box" is one of the best! A few years later, in 1951 she appeared in the film classic about an ambitious female, All About Eve. Stars: The radio play was written by Lucille Fletcher, who also wrote Suspense's most famous episode, "Sorry, Wrong Number." An ALT Balaji original, Apharan is a suspense thriller web series that stars Arunoday Singh and Mahie Gill. It first appeared on a CBS program called Forecast, which presented the pilot episodes of new shows. At the time she appeared in this episode of Suspense in 1947, she was promoting the movie The Razor's Edge for which she would receive an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. 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. Lloyd Bridges was the star of the television show Sea Hunt (1958-1961) when he appeared on this episode of Suspense. There aren't any special sound effects for his thoughts. Claire Danes, Orson Welles, for whom the role was written, first performed "The Hitchhiker" on the CBS network's Mercury Theater on the Air in 1941, and then again on Suspense in 1942. The true story of Dr. Neil Cream is so ghastly that it is surprising that Suspense tried to dramatize it. | Alice however, finds the whole situation creepy. Zach McGowan, TV-MA Edmund Gwenn and Herbert Marshall were working with Hitchcock on the movie Foreign Correspondent when they appeared on this program. It became the basis for the movie The Fatal Witness (1945) and an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in 1959. "The Copper Tea Strainer" was written by John T. Copeland for Suspense. 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. Escape - Episode Logs, Plot Summaries, Etc. Here is an episode of the The Couple Next Door that also centers around a phone call and a little girl who won't cooperate. 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. This episode aired once on August 1, 1946. . Norman Reedus, "Ghost Hunt" was adapted for Suspense by Walter Newman from an original story by the renowned ghost story writer Herbert Russell Wakefield. "Stand-In" was written for Suspense by Robert L. Richards and Pamela Wilcox. Comments (1) The Suspense episode "Flesh Peddler" follows a typical "haunted" ventriloquist plot but it remains interesting because of the casting. | | This episode aired January 1, 1958. Michael C. Hall, Crime, Drama, Mystery. Of course, the audience understands because Prudence is really Myrna Loy, the sexy star of The Thin Man movies. This show marked … Instantly in demand, she accepts an offer to perform at an "extremely chic" nightclub called the The Blue Hour in New York City. With Daamen J. Krall, Dana Perry-Hayes, Adrienne Wilkinson, Steve Moulton. Unaware of the bomb, they tie up Paul and leave him in the basement. The radio-play was written by Richard Hull. Listen to this episode with the lights off. Together they discover the blue diamond worth half a million dollars that Jason White was hiding. 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. Suspense's version skipped the Depression era setting and packaged the story differently, presumably for their contemporary audience. The bride has recently recovered from "brain fever", an archaic term for meningitis, and she is still weak and vulnerable. He takes revenge by planting a bomb in the basement of their house, but when he returns upstairs, he finds two burglars. | Peggy Lynch and Alan Bunce star. | | TrackBack (0). The radioplay was written by Walter Brown Newman, who later went to have three of his screenplays nominated for Academy Awards. Their version is that of a man who had no remorse about poisoning women, but who is ultimately done in by his own manipulativeness and arrogance. 53 min Comments (0) Among the episodes he wrote for Suspense, "Never Follow a Banjo Act" and "Rave Notice" stand out as two of the best radio-plays Suspense ever presented. James Stewart in "Mission Completed". Matthew Rhys, He has spent his time at his job expressing himself creatively and now he has to face a trial by a computerized judicial system. Obsessed with finding the phantom body, he becomes a terrific annoyance to his neighbors. "Somebody Help Me" was written for Suspense by Morton Fine and David Friedkin, who later collaborated on many television projects. TrackBack (0). Twin Peaks: It is among the best series out there let alone only mystery. The first presentation starred Joseph Cotten, and the second Robert Montgomery. Melissa McBride, Paine is desperate and has come hoping to collect back wages. Suspense regular Cathy Lewis starred as Alice. Suspense broadcast this episode twice. Download Suspense.1949.10.27.Momentum.mp3. Escape and Suspense! | Lena Headey, TV-14 This episode aired on May 24, 1945. . "The Thing in the Window" starring Joseph Cotten aired on December 19, 1946. The same year that this episode first aired, Sinatra starred with Kelly in the movie Anchors Away. This week's episode, "Somebody Help Me," warns of the dangers of getting "picked-up." The music, more prominent and detailed than usual in this episode, was composed by Lucien Moraweck and conducted by Lud Gluskin. Billy Bob Thornton, Tell us what you think about this feature. It is different from Suspense's version in that it gives more story details. All four of them set out on a frosty night to stage the "accidental drowning" in the river. She concentrates on what she wants her boyfriend to do and then, using her power of will, she makes him do it. TrackBack (0). Comments (0) Well, this one isn't so much. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Alice tries to make Ann realize that she has been jilted but Ann refuses to accept that. "Hellfire" was broadcast on September 28, 1953 and starred John Hodiak as Wally, Jerry Hausner, Joseph Kearns, Clayton Post, and Charlotte Lawrence. This episode was broadcast on February 9, 1947. Banquo's ghost takes Macbeth's place at the table, but Macbeth is the only one who can see the apparition. 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. Suspense! He asks his friend Margaret Farley to help and soon a plan is in motion. Rennick has just murdered his butler, Baines. | Best Thriller TV Shows on Netflix | 2020 ... we can't deny the slow burn of a twisty TV series that builds episode by episode. | 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? Sign In. 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 She accepts but quickly finds out that the deal she made isn't all it is cracked up to be. Suspense presented the same radioplay again in 1955 under the title, "A Story of Poison." "You Were Wonderful" aired on November 9, 1944. | Here we also learn that workers of the future are given "tranquil gum" and "happy gum." Herbert Marshall stars as Mr. Sleuth and Edmund Gwenn stars as Mr. Bunting. After that, the story just gets better. ), Download suspense.1950.03.09_Banquo's_Chair.mp3. She doesn't know the man well, but help is hard to find because of the war. Often, they play on the urban legends of "The Vanishing Hitchhiker" or "The Two Hitchhikers". At the airport she meets Alec Mahoney, a reporter with whom she shares some saucy banter. 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