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SUSPENSE (1940-1962)  Old Time Radio - DVD with 913 mp3
SUSPENSE (1940-1962)  Old Time Radio - DVD with 913 mp3

SUSPENSE (1940-1962)  Old Time Radio - DVD with 913 mp3

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onesmedia Store HOME | BOOKS | JEAN SHEPHERD | MOVIES | OLD TIME RADIO AUDIO CD | OLD TIME RADIO mp3 CD ROM |OLD TIME RADIO mp3 DVD ROMSUSPENSE (1940-1962)Old Time Radio - DVD ROM with 913 Episodes - mp3 FormatSuspense, one of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." It was heard on CBS from 1942 through 1962. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 are extant in mostly high-quality recordings Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors and director/producers. There were a few rules which were followed for all but a handful of episodes: Protagonists were usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation. Evildoers must be punished in the end. The program made only occasional forays into science fiction and fantasy. Among its science fiction entries were "The Man who Went Back to Save Lincoln" (a time travel fantasy) and an adaptation of Curt Siodmak's Donovan's Brain, as well as an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft short story, "The Dunwich Horror".Alfred Hitchcock directed its audition show (for the CBS series Forecast). This was an adaptation of "The Lodger," [1] a story Hitchcock had filmed in 1926 with Ivor Novello. Martin Grams, Jr., author of Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, described the Forecast origin of Suspense:On the second presentation of July 22, 1940, Forecast offered a mystery/horror show titled Suspense. With the co-operation of his producer Walter Wanger, Alfred Hitchcock received the honor of directing his first radio show for the American public. The condition agreed upon for Hitchcock's appearance was that CBS make a pitch to the listening audience about his and Wanger's latest film, Foreign Correspondent. To add some flavour to the deal, Wanger threw in Edmund Gwenn and Herbert Marshall as part of the package. All three men (including Hitch) would be seen in the upcoming film, which was due for a theatrical release the next month. Both Marshall and Hitchcock decided on the same story to bring to the airwaves, which happened to be a favorite of both of them: Marie Belloc Lowndes' "The Lodger." Alfred Hitchcock had filmed this story for Gainsborough in 1926, and since then it had remained as one of his favorites. Herbert Marshall portrayed the mysterious lodger, and co-starring with him were Edmund Gwenn and character actress Lurene Tuttle as the rooming-house keepers who start to suspect that their new boarder might be the notorious Jack-the-Ripper. [Gwenn was actually repeating the role taken in the 1926 film by his brother, Arthur Chesney. And Tuttle would work again with Hitchcock exactly 20 years later, playing Mrs Al Chambers in Psycho.] Character actor Joseph Kearns also had a small part in the drama, and Wilbur Hatch, head musician for CBS Radio at the time, composed and conducted the music specially for the program. Adapting the script to radio was not a great technical challenge for Hitchcock, and he cleverly decided to hold back the ending of the story from the listening audience in order to keep them in suspense themselves. This way, if the audience's curiosity got the better of them, they would write in to the network to find out whether the mysterious lodger was in fact Jack-the-Ripper. For the next few weeks, hundreds of letters came in from faithful listeners asking how the story ended. Actually a few wrote threats claiming that it was "indecent" and "immoral" to present such a production without giving the solution. In the early phase, the program was hosted by "The Man in Black" (played by Joseph Kearns or Ted Osborne) and many episodes written or adapted by the prominent mystery author John Dickson Carr. Escape was a similar anthology thriller and suspense program. Both occasionally adapted the same stories, though Escape had lower budgets--and thus, fewer sound effects and name actors.EPISODES LIST400721 Forcast The Lodger-SUSPENSE Audition420617 001 Burning_Court420624 002 Wet_Saturday420729 006 Philomel Cottage420819 009 The Cave of Ali Baba420902 010 The Hitchhiker420916 011 The Kettler Method420923 012 A Passage To Benares420930 013 One Hundred In The Dark421027 014 Lord of the Witch_Doctors421103 015 Devil In The Summer House421110 016 Will You Make A Bet With Death421117 017 Menace In Wax421124 018 The Body Snatchers421201 019 The Bride Vanishes421215 020 Till Death Do Us Part421222 021 Two Sharp Knives430105 022 Nothing Up My Sleeve430112 023 The Pit And The Pendulum430119 024 The Devil's Saint430126 025 Death Went Along For The Ride430202 026 The Doctor Prescribed Death430216 028 In Fear And Trembling430302 030 The Night Reveals430316 032 Cabin B-13430323 033 The Customers Like Murder430330 034 The Dead Sleep Lightly430406 035 Fire Burn And Cauldron Bubble430413 036 Fear Paints A Picture430420 037 Moment Of Darkness430427 038 The Diary Of Sophonia Winters430504 039 Death Flies Blind430511 040 Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer430518 041 The Abc Murders430525 042 Sorry Wrong Number430601 043 Banquo's Chair430608 044 Five Canaries In The Room430615 045 Last Night430622 046 Man Without A Body430629 047 Uncle Henry's Rose Bush430706 048 The White Rose Murders430720 049 Murder Goes For A Swim430727 050 The Last Letter Of Dr. Bronson430803 051 A Friend To Alexander430810 052 The Fountain Plays430821 053 Sorry, Wrong Number430828 054 The Kings Birthday430902 055 The Singing Walls430909 056 Marry For Murder430923 058 The Most Dangerous Game431007 060 Philomel Cottage - Orson Welles431019 061 Lazarus Walks431026 062 After Dinner Story431102 063 The Statement Of Employee Henry Wilson431109 064 Cabin B-13431116 065 Thieves Fall Out431123 066 The Strange Death Of Charles Umberstein431130 067 The Lady In The Red Hat431202 068 The Black Curtain431209 069 The Night Reveals431216 070 Wet Saturday431223 071 Back For Christmas431230 072 Finishing School440106 073 One Way Ride To Nowhere440113 074 Dime A Dance440120 075 A World Of Darkness440127 076 The Locked Room440203 077 The Sisters440210 078 Suspicion440217 079 Life Ends At Midnight440224 080 Sorry, Wrong Number440302 081 Portrait Without A Face440309 082 The Defense Rests440316 083 Narrative About Clarence440323 084 Sneak Preview440330 085 Cat And Mouse440406 086 Woman In Red440413 087 The Marvelous Barastro-Orson Welles440420 088 The Palmer Method440427 089 Death Went Along For The Ride440504 090 The Dark Tower-Orson Welles440511 091 The Visitor440518 092 Donovans Brain Part 1-Orson Welles440525 093 Donovans Brain Part 2-Orson Welles440601 094 Fugue In C Minor440608 095 Case History On Edgar Loundes440615 096 A Friend To Alexander440622 097 The Ten Grand440629 098 The Walls Came Tumbling Down440706 099 The Search For Henri Lefevre440713 100 The Beast Must Die440720 101 Of Maestro And Men440727 102 The Black Shawl440803 103 Banquo's Chair440810 104 The Man Who Knew How440817 105 The Diary Of Sophonia Winters440824 106 Actor's Blood440831 107 The Black Path Of Fear440907 108 Voyage Through Darkness440914 109 You'll Never See Me Again440921 110 The Bluebeard Of Ballaco440928 111 The Man Who Couldn't Lose441005 112 Dateline Lisbon441012 113 The Merry Widower441019 114 Eve (The Black Angel)441026 115 The Night Man441102 116 The Singing Walls441109 117 You Were Wonderful441116 118 The Dead Of The Night441123 119 The Fountain Plays441130 120 Black Curtain441214 121 The Lodger441221 122 The Brighton Strangler441228 123 A Thing Of Beauty450104 124 I Had An Alibi450111 125 Drive In450118 126 To Find Help450125 127 Drury's Bones450201 128 The Most Dangerous Game450208 129 A Tale Of Two Sisters450215 130 Sell Me Your Life450222 131 John Barbey & Son450301 132 My Wife Geraldine450308 133 Love's Lovely Counterfeit450315 134 The Cricket450322 135 Heart's Desire450329 136 Taming Of The Beast450405 137 A Guy Gets Lonely450419 138 Pearls Are A Nuisance450503 139 Fear Paints A Picture450510 140 Reprieve450517 141 Two Birds With One Stone450524 142 My Own Murderer450531 143 August Heat450607 144 Two Sharp Knives450614 145 The Burning Court450621 146 Story Of Ivy450628 147 The Dealings Of Mr. Markheim450705 148 The Last Detail450712 149 Footfalls450719 150 Bank Holiday450802 152 The Man In The House450809 153 Murder For Myra450816 154 Short Order450823 155 This Will Kill You450830 156 Nobody Loves Me450906 157 Sorry, Wrong Number450913 158 The Furnished Floor450920 159 Library Book450927 160 The Earth Is Made Of Glass451004 161 Death On Highway 99451011 162 Beyond Good And Evil451018 163 Summer Storm451025 164 A Shroud For Sara451101 165 The Dunwich Horror451108 166 The Bet451115 167 Murder Off Key451122 168 19 Deacon Street451129 169 A Week Ago Wednesday451206 170 I Won't Take A Minute451213 171 The Argyle Album451220 172 Double Entry451227 173 Pink Camellias460103 174 Angel Of Death460117 176 Paste Board Box460124 177 My Dear Niece460131 178 The Long Shot460207 179 Too Little To Live On460214 180 The Lucky Lady460221 181 Consequence460307 183 The Black Path Of Fear460314 184 No More Alice460321 185 Lonely Road460328 186 Out Of Control460404 187 Post Mortem460411 188 Name Of The Beast460418 189 The Night Reveals460425 190 Dark Journey460502 191 Crime Without Passion460509 192 The Rope And The Clock460516 193 The Plan460530 195 The Leading Citizen Of Pratt County460606 196 The High Wall460613 197 Too Many Smiths460620 198 Your Devoted Wife460627 199 Return Trip460704 200 An Evening Diversion460711 201 Feast Of The Furies460718 202 Photo Finish460725 203 Can't We Be Friends460801 204 Commuter's Ticket460808 205 Dead Ernest460815 206T he Last Letter Of Dr. Bronson460822 207 Great Horrell460829 208 Blue Eyes460905 209 You'll Never See Me Again460912 210 Hunting Trip460919 211 Till The Day I Die460926 212 The Statement Of Employee Henry Wilson461003 213 Three Times Murder461010 214 A Plain Case Of Murder461017 215 The Man Who Thought He Was Edward G
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