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June is a month for weddings, happy couples, and cake. Yes, once again, it is that romantic time of year when many couples commit to a life of love and domestic bliss. What could possibly go wrong? Suspense can answer... Continue »
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In "See How He Runs," Jim Backus plays a blind man who tries to escape from a syndicate that is out to kill him. Poppy is the owner of a friendly neighborhood newspaper stand. He seems like a harmless blind... Continue »
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In "Short Order," the owner of a diner is driven mad by a customer with a disfigured face. As the episode opens, Mr. Bailey is hard at work at his diner. He is happy with his new cook, Johnson, and... Continue »
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In "Dead Ernest" a cataleptic is mistaken for dead and taken to the morgue. Can he be saved before he is embalmed? Ernest Bower suffers from catalepsy, and if he has an attack, he can appear to be dead. He... Continue »
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In "The Tip," a devoted wife is kept hostage in her home while a killer waits for her husband to arrive. As the episode opens, Elaine Stratton is driving her husband, George, to catch his morning train. He doesn't like... Continue »
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In "The Face is Familiar," Jack Benny stars as a man so common, so forgettable, that no one can remember his face or his name. As the episode opens, Tom Jones is milling around the train station when he suddenly... Continue »
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In "The Strange Death of Charles Umberstein," Vincent Price stars as a spy who assumes the identity of a Nazi. Charles Umberstein holds an important position in the Third Reich, but what his superiors don't suspect is that he is... Continue »
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"Sorry, Wrong Number" was the Suspense radio play that not only gave the series its biggest success, but it also became "radio's most famous play." This story was presented eight times between 1943 and 1960, and it created a phenomenon... Continue »
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In Suspense's "The Diary of Saphronia Winters," we learn that it is best not to jump into marriage too quickly. Saphronia Winters, at age 40, is starting her life over again. After the death of her invalid father, whom she... Continue »
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In "A Coffin for Mr. Cash," the supervisor of a crematorium becomes involved in an intricate plan to steal a fortune. Pete Wilson is the night supervisor of the Lakeside Municipal Crematorium. On one particularly dark and stormy night, Pete... Continue »
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"Return to Dust" is the story of a scientist who is accidentally exposed to a chemical mist that makes him smaller and smaller and smaller... James Howard, a research fellow in Pathology at the state university, has been working after-hours... Continue »
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"The Leading Citizen of Pratt County" stars Alan Hale, Sr. in a story about a con artist who ends up a hero. As the episode opens, Alonzo P. Witherspoon narrates for us the story of his rise to prominence. Twenty... Continue »
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In "The One Millionth Joe," a publicity stunt turns deadly when things don't go off as planned. Al is a public relations man in Los Angeles. He came up with a promotional stunt for his client, the Bureau of Better... Continue »
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"A Killing in Abilene" stars Alan Ladd in a western saga about a man determined to bring his brother's murderer to trial. Jeff Mander has spent two years in pursuit of the man who murdered his brother. As the episode... Continue »
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In Suspense's "The Trap" we meet Helen, a woman who lives by herself in a big, empty house. That is, she thought she lived alone, but now she isn't sure. It seems that there is someone else in the house... Continue »
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Suspense's "Plan X" is set on the planet Mars in the year 2053. The story opens on the day before the first rocket ship from Earth is expected to land. The citizens of Mars aren't thrilled about the arrival of... Continue »
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When William N. Robson was the producer and director of Suspense, he would begin the show by giving the audience a brief introduction to the story that was about to be performed. His monologues were always intriguing but his introduction... Continue »
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The mysterious murder of a vacuum cleaner salesman is a dilemna for Alan Ladd in Suspense's "Motive for Murder." He plays a detective named "Irish" whose wife, Mary, has just been found passed out alongside a dead salesman. All of... Continue »
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"Fugue in C Minor" is the kind of radio horror that only Lucille Fletcher could write. As the Suspense announcer tells us at the beginning, this is a story of "brooding anxiety and sharpening suspicion, played against the severe and... Continue »
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Suspense's "Sold to Satan" asks the question, "Can the devil really take posession of the mind of man?" In this case, Satan is an urbane sophisticate with an impish sense of humor. The devil introduces us to the Figurette Company... Continue »
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