Old Time Radio Shows - Suspense!: Wet Saturday (1942)

Old Time Radio Shows - Suspense!: Wet Saturday (1942)

Old Time Radio Shows Suspense!: Wet Saturday (Episode 02, Original Air Date: June 26, 1942) One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, Suspense 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 are extant. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end. (Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense_%28radio_drama%29)

SUSPENSE: GOODNIGHT MRS. RUSSELL - BETTE DAVIS, OLD TIME RADIO SUSPENSE

SUSPENSE: GOODNIGHT MRS. RUSSELL - BETTE DAVIS, OLD TIME RADIO SUSPENSE

Here is a classic episode of "Suspense," which aired on October 20, 1949 and starred America's first lady of the silver screen; Bette Davis. This was Ms. Davis' only starring role on Suspense. A tense and most enjoyable performance! Please give a thumbs up, rate and comment!!!!!

Suspense Cary Grant The Black Curtain 1943

Suspense Cary Grant The Black Curtain 1943

Suspense With Cary Grant Episode Titled The Black Curtain. Originally Aired 12/02/1943.

Old Time Radio SUSPENSE The Storm

Old Time Radio SUSPENSE The Storm

Subscribe for more great audio! Please give the video a thumbs up. It helps us keep bringing you great audio. 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. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end. In its early years, the program made only occasional forays into science fiction and fantasy. Notable exceptions include adaptations of Curt Siodmak's Donovan's Brain and H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror", but by the late 1950s, such material was regularly featured. The program's heyday was in the early 1950s, when radio actor, producer and director Elliott Lewis took over (still during the Wilcox/Autolite run). Here the material reached new levels of sophistication. The writing was taut, and the casting, which had always been a strong point of the series (featuring such film stars as Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Eve McVeagh, Lena Horne, and Cary Grant), took an unexpected turn when Lewis expanded the repertory to include many of radio's famous drama and comedy stars — often playing against type — such as Jack Benny. Jim and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and Molly were heard in the episode, "Backseat Driver," which originally aired February 3, 1949. The highest production values enhanced Suspense, and many of the shows retain their power to grip and entertain. At the time he took over Suspense, Lewis was familiar to radio fans for playing Frankie Remley, the wastrel guitar-playing sidekick to Phil Harris in The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. On the May 10, 1951 Suspense, Lewis reversed the roles with "Death on My Hands": A bandleader (Harris) is horrified when an autograph-seeking fan accidentally shoots herself and dies in his hotel room, and a vocalist (Faye) tries to help him as the townfolk call for vigilante justice against him. With the rise of television and the departures of Lewis and Autolite, subsequent producers (Antony Ellis, William N. Robson and others) struggled to maintain the series despite shrinking budgets, the availability of fewer name actors, and listenership decline. To save money, the program frequently used scripts first broadcast by another noteworthy CBS anthology, Escape. In addition to these tales of exotic adventure, Suspense expanded its repertoire to include more science fiction and supernatural content. By the end of its run, the series was remaking scripts from the long-canceled program The Mysterious Traveler. A time travel tale like Robert Arthur's "The Man Who Went Back to Save Lincoln" or a thriller about a death ray-wielding mad scientist would alternate with more run-of-the-mill crime dramas. The series expanded to television with the Suspense series on CBS from 1949 to 1954, and again in 1962. The radio series had a tie-in with Suspense magazine which published four 1946-47 issues edited by Leslie Charteris. The final broadcasts of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense, ending at 7:00 pm Eastern Time on September 30, 1962, are often cited as the end of the Golden Age of Radio. Old Time Radio SUSPENSE The Storm Old Time Radio SUSPENSE The Storm Old Time Radio SUSPENSE The Storm

SUSPENSE: DEVIL IN THE SUMMER HOUSE - OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA

SUSPENSE: DEVIL IN THE SUMMER HOUSE - OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA

Here is another classic episode of the golden age radio series, "Suspense." "The Devil in the Summer House" was directed by John Dietz and produced by William Spier. Martin Gabel starred. This episode aired on November 3, 1942.

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