"Sleep is for Children" can best be described as "Suspense meets The Couple Next Door." | 44 min TrackBack (0). 55 min Ann's boyfriend can't meet them at the train station, or have lunch with them that day, or see her the next day. TrackBack (0). Last week's episode, "Drive-In," warned of the dangers of getting into a car with a stranger. Try as he might, he can't get anyone to believe him. Comments (2) Actor, director, and SAG president Robert Montgomery made a number of appearances as well. Stars: Allison Tolman, The teleplay kept the sadness and the frenzy of Woolrich's original story but was made clean and bloodless for television. He takes revenge by planting a bomb in the basement of their house, but when he returns upstairs, he finds two burglars. 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 Crime, Drama, Mystery. 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. 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. Damian Lewis, The radioplay was written for Suspense by Antony Ellis. It was broadcast three times but Garland only appeared in the lead role once. | Evangeline Lilly, TV-MA "The Pasteboard Box" is one of the best! "Dark Journey" was produced, edited and directed by William Spiers. Dianne sees right away that Madame's new husband, Dennis O'Brien, will be trouble. The commuter trains at the center of this story belong to Caltrain, which still carries commuters between San Francisco and San Jose. This episode is surprisingly creepy and dark, and it makes memorable statements about greed, the pop music industry, and "tousled hair". Suspense presented this story three times, the first with J. Carroll Naish in the lead role on February 4, 1952, and the last with Raymond Burr on October 12, 1958. When his mother is suddenly murdered, Ann does gets her man back. "Three O'Clock" is a Suspense episode adapted from a 1938 short story by Cornell Woolrich. Comments (1) Also featured were Hans Conried, William Johnstone, and Lou Merrill. 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 version was heard on November 21, 1946. Listen online, no signup necessary. Kit Harington, 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. So, the future doesn't sound all bad. Comments (4) Here she plays Lois LaPaul, a Chicago dancer who becomes a media darling when her wealthy paramour is murdered. Comments (0) | In the end, Stephanie gets her come-uppance as a result of her own brattiness. This broadcast aired on September 25, 1947. . | | Their mutual love of books brings them together and they soon fall in love. Movie actor Cornel Wilde (pictured) starred as Eddy Franklin, and Suspense regular Cathy Lewis starred as Eileen. | | However, a 1946 version performed by Orson Welles for The Mercury Summer Theater is available below. Suspense! The Sixth Sense (1999) PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller . Based on a true story, this cautionary tale is still a good one. These dramas are still convincing because their warnings are still valid. Although the response was good, it would be another two years until Suspense became a regular series on CBS. . Unaware of the bomb, they tie up Paul and leave him in the basement. The script leaves you guessing at the truth right up to the end. Nine noble families fight for control over the lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for millennia. Stars: David Fincher’s Gone Girl is a long but brilliant burn of how the media … Comments (1) | Along with Stephanie comes her roller skates, which are perpetually in the way and a hazard to everyone throughout the episode. The radio-play was written by John Dickson Carr. Rennick stays in hiding at Samson's flat until his escape can be carried out. The "Man in Black" is your host, reminding one of the many thriller show presenters, but Suspense was the best of the bunch, and never did the show lapse into over-the-top melodrama. 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?". Comments (0) "Noose of Coincidence" was a short story written for Suspense by American writer William Fifield and then adapted by Herb Meadow. | In this story, a supernatural hitchhiker follows the main character on a trip across the country. "Nonproductive" workers like this poet are superfluous because they are not contributing to the survival of mankind with mathematical and scientific skills. So, retrieving the buried chest turns out to be tricky for Don Jose's great-grandson. Download Suspense.1957.08.04_Fleshpeddler.mp3, Posted on March 05, 2007 at 10:19 AM in Best of Suspense, Ventriloquist's Dummies | Permalink Grable is convincing and sympathetic in this bleak but gripping, drama about a woman exhausted by having to care for her whiny, invalid mother. 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. Download suspense.04.25.1946.Dark Journey.mp3, Posted on July 19, 2007 at 01:25 PM in Best of Suspense | Permalink At the time Claire Trevor appeared on this episode she was promoting the movie The Velvet Touch. Comments (0) | | Here we learn about the dangers of narcosis, or as Jacques Cousteau called it, the "rapture of the deep." 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. The original short story is very tense and the description of the elevator crash is more frightening than on radio. Comments (0) This is a simple crime drama that makes its point easily. "After-Dinner Story" was one of many works by Cornell Woolrich adapted for radio. His icy interest is in her murdered boyfriend, Jason White. Ethel's is the better version. Adventure, Drama, Follows Captain Flint and his pirates twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island. This week's episode, "Somebody Help Me," warns of the dangers of getting "picked-up." Ethel Barrymore played the role opposite Kelly in 1949. This episode also stars Marie Lynne, Tracy Roberts, and Bill Quinn. 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. The Final Call. "* Firefighters Red Adair and Boots & Coots were also the inspiration for the 1968 movie Hellfighters starring John Wayne. | In 1831 Bishop and Williams were sentenced, executed, and then dissected for study. The circumstances prompting this visit are unpleasant. Revival of the classic 1940s-1950s television and radio anthology series, with different stories of mystery and the macabre every week. | Years earlier he had deferred half of his salary to help get his employer through hard times, but instead, Burroughs filed a suspicious bankruptcy cancelling his company's debts. Some of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. 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 West Port Murders by William Burke and William Hare in 1827-1828 in Scotland, as well as the crimes of John Bishop and Thomas Williams (the London Burkers), created a public outcry for change. 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 "Always Room at the Top" stars Anne Baxter in the role of Helen Brandt. | This story was also adapted into the film Beware, My Lovely (1952) starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan. This episode aired January 1, 1958. Normally they would, but as he tries to run from his crime, he becomes the center of attention no matter where he goes. Comments (0) Posted on May 02, 2007 at 03:49 PM in Best of Suspense, Cautionary Tales, Musical Stars, World War II | Permalink Daws Butler provides the voice of Arthur, the slow-witted knife-thrower. From there they drift towards trouble. Suspense broadcast this episode twice. Although it never aired again on the Suspense radio program, the television show Suspense aired this story on April 12, 1949. Their experiences are recorded for playback on Smith's show. William Johnstone played Ricky Brewster and Dennis Hoey played Capt. 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 Yunjin Kim, Many were repeated because of their popularty. | | Escape and Suspense! He does marry a redheaded woman named Margaret but she turns out to be an intolerable shrew. We are told that the story is set in "happier, peace-time days", but we don't know exactly when. | Download Suspense.1942.09.02_Hitchhiker.mp3. I love suspense films from the 40s (Gaslight, The Spiral Staircase, The Third Man, etc.) This episode aired on September 13, 1955. . (There are a few minutes of hissing and static in the middle of this recording. Judy Garland stars in this episode but do not expect to hear singing. Charles Davis, Jeannette Nolan, Joseph Kearns, Betty Hartford, Georgia Ellis, Alma Lawton and Herbert Butterfield also appear. 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. She sings "Embraceable You", a little bit of "One Dozen Roses" and "America" (My Country 'Tis of Thee). This episode was broadcast on March 29, 1954. | We know that whatever her parents tell her to do, she won't do. The same year that this episode first aired, Sinatra starred with Kelly in the movie Anchors Away. This show was broadcast on August 4, 1957. TrackBack (0). "The Thing in the Window" starring Joseph Cotten aired on December 19, 1946. Woolrich's short story opens with the main character, Richard Paine, arriving at the house of his former employer, Mr. Burroughs. Christopher Anthony wrote the radioplay. 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. the 10 best thriller and suspense tv shows. He wants to be alone but Joyce wants them to do everything together. She concentrates on what she wants her boyfriend to do and then, using her power of will, she makes him do it. 5. Bringing the Victorian horror story of the "Doctor of Poison" to the airwaves required that it be pared down considerably for a general audience. Rupert Friend, TV-MA "Hellfire" was broadcast on September 28, 1953 and starred John Hodiak as Wally, Jerry Hausner, Joseph Kearns, Clayton Post, and Charlotte Lawrence. At the time, he was promoting his upcoming film Duel in the Sun. Together they discover the blue diamond worth half a million dollars that Jason White was hiding. ", As a result, families who lost a loved one had to attend to keeping that loved one buried. She doesn't see any reason to worry because he seems so meek. Here she demonstrates that she was just as compelling as an actress on radio as she was in movies. 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. Don and his clingy wife Joyce are at odds because she does not want him to go on the dive without her. According to Martin Grams in Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, she was the first professional singer to appear on Suspense. This is a very patriotic WWII era episode that touches on the racial issues of the time. Comments (2) Suspense's "Commuter's Ticket" depicts a murder plot derailed by unforeseen circumstances. Download Suspense-59-04-26DeepDeepIsMyLove.mp3, Posted on April 26, 2007 at 01:17 PM in Best of Suspense, Cautionary Tales | Permalink Set in New York City, "The Pasteboard Box" is a swift and clever story about identical twin brothers and a box that won't go away! TrackBack (0), If the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is just a bit too long for you, and you would prefer a pirate adventure in the half hour range, then try "The Treasure Chest of Don Jose.". At the height of the Cold War two Russian agents pose as your average American couple, complete with family. Comments (0) Lucian Moraweck did many of the greatest episode scores. David Zayas, ", Download Suspense.1949.04.21_Copper_Tea_Strainer_The.mp3, Posted on May 04, 2007 at 10:01 PM in Best of Suspense | Permalink The butler had stolen letters and then tried to blackmail him, so Rennick bashed him in the head with a poker. You will find the drama and comedy element in this show. Edmund Gwenn and Herbert Marshall were working with Hitchcock on the movie Foreign Correspondent when they appeared on this program. It is different from Suspense's version in that it gives more story details. Crime, Drama, Thriller. Keri Russell, Latest was Episode 35: The Corpse The Kid. Comments (0) Cream and the show was produced and directed by Antony Ellis. In 1944 and 1948, he starred in later adaptations of Suspense's premier episode, "The Lodger". TrackBack (0). Stars: | 44 min Crime, Drama, Mystery. Comments (26) Their version does not mention the nightmarish botched abortions he performed nor the prostitutes he poisoned. When dead bodies weren't available some resurrectionists committed murder for profit. For more information about urban legends about hitchhikers consult The Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand. 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