episodes of Suspense

Lurene Tuttle & Rosalind Russell portray "The Sisters" Suspense, radio's "outstanding theater of thrills" was one of the true highlights of the Golden Age of Radio's final two decades. Not all the programs over 20 years were masterpieces, but many were. One in particular -- Agnes Moorehead's one-woman tour-de-force "Sorry, Wrong Number" ranks right behind "War of the Worlds" as one of the most memorable single broadcasts of all time (enough that it was repeated about five times!)

But there were plenty of other spooky, scary, exciting, or just plain suspenseful shows. Suspense had success during much of its run bringing in film and radio stars, then playing them against their established character types. Thus Fibber McGee and Molly might find themselves meanaced during a car ride, or Gene Kelly might turn up as a soft-spoken killer.

Suspense appeared in several variations over the years, including one hosted by the "Man in Black" and another that ran a full hour. Roma Wines was Suspense's chief sponsor, but Autolite also sponsored several years of broadcasts. When the last episode aired September 30, 1962, it marked the end of an entire era of radio.

WIkipedia's article on Suspense is a good overview.


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Jun 17 1942 The Burning Court
Sep 02 1942 The Hitch-Hiker
Dec 02 1942 Two Sharp Knives
Jan 19 1943 The Devil's Saint
Apr 27 1943 The Diary of Sophronia Winters
May 11 1943 Mr. Markham, Antique Dealer
May 18 1943 The ABC Murders
May 25 1943 Sorry, Wrong Number (Agnes Moorehead's personal copy)
Aug 21 1943 Sorry, Wrong Number ( A second transcript)
Sep 30 1943 The Lost Special
Nov 09 1943 Cabin B-!3
May 04 1944 The Dark Tower
Aug 17 1944 The Diary of Sophronia Winters
May 31 1945 August Heat
Jun 14 1945 The Burning Court
Aug 30 1945 Nobody Loves Me
Sep 13 1945 The Furnished Floor
Nov 29 1945 A Week Ago Wednesday
Apr 25 1946 Dark Journey
Oct 17 1946 The Man Who Thought He Was Edward G. Robinson
Dec 05 1946 The House in Cypress Canyon
Dec 19 1946 That Thing in the Window
Feb 20 1947 Always Room at the Top
Jun 12 1947 Stand-In
Sep 18 1947 The Visitor
Jul 15 1948 Summer Night
Dec 23 1948 Back for Christmas
Jan 06 1949 To Find Help
Mar 24 1949 Dead Ernest
Jun 23 1949 Ghost Hunt
Nov 16 1950 On a Country Road
Dec 07 1950 After the Movies
Dec 21 1950 Christmas for Carole
Dec 03 1951 A Murderous Revision
Dec 24 1951 Night Before Christmas
Feb 02 1953 Plan X
Mar 15 1955 The Game
Apr 05 1955 Ray Bradbury's "Zero Hour"
Jun 14 1955 The Whole Town's Sleeping
Jul 12 1955 Kaleidoscope
Jul 19 1955 Backseat Driver
Oct 04 1955 Goodbye, Miss Lizzie Borden
Jul 28 1957 Murder on Mike
Nov 16 1958 My Dear Niece
Feb 01 1959 Return to Dust
May 10 1959 On a Country Road
Aug 06 1961 Bells
Nov 19 1961 The Black Door
Jan 21 1962 2462
May 13 1962 Hide and Seek
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