Presenting the biggest legends of Hollywood starring in "Suspense," radio's outstanding theater of thrills! Each week, we'll hear two chillers from this old time radio classic featuring one of the all-time great stars of stage and screen.
This week, we're saluting the classic "Suspense" show "Sorry, Wrong Number" with the first and last performances of Lucille Fletcher's legendary radio thriller starring Agnes Moorehead (5/25/43 and 2/14/60).
This week, Oscar-nominee Susan Peters makes her first and only visit to "Suspense" in "They Call Me Patrice" (12/12/46). Plus, she stars in the Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of "Johnny Eager" (1/21/46).
Oops! This week's episode contained the wrong version of "A Vision of Death," so here is the June 1, 1953 episode starring Ronald Colman, Mary Jane Croft, and Hy Averback. It's the correct tale well calculated to keep you in..."Suspense!"
This week, Ronald Colman makes his final appearances on "Suspense" - "A Vision of Death" (6/1/53) and "Trent's Last Case" (12/7/53). Plus, we'll hear Colman and Benita Hume in the first episode of their radio sitcom "The Halls of Ivy" (1/6/50).
This week, actress and director Ida Lupino stars in her first and last visits to Suspense - "The Sisters" (2/3/44) and "On a Country Road" (5/10/59). Plus, she plays poet Elizabeth Barrett in The Hallmark Playhouse (2/2/50).
This week, Claire Trevor makes her final appearance on the podcast in a radio thriller co-starring Nancy Kelly - "A Tale of Two Sisters" (2/8/45). Plus, she recreates her starring turn in "Stagecoach" on Academy Award (5/4/46).
We say goodbye to Kirk Douglas with all three of the legendary actor's performances on Suspense: "Community Property" (4/10/47); "The Story of Markham's Death" (10/2/47); and "The Butcher's Wife" (2/9/50).
This week, Loretta Young makes her only visit to "Suspense" as a sleuth in "Lady Killer" (3/2/50). Plus, she recreates her Oscar-winning role in "The Farmer's Daughter" on "The Lux Radio Theatre" (1/5/48).
This week, we'll hear Robert Montgomery - the Oscar-nominated actor who moved into the director's chair - in two of his visits to "Suspense" - "The Lodger" (12/14/44) and "The Thing in the Window" (1/27/49).
We'll wrap up 2019 with the great Humphrey Bogart in a king-sized block of old time radio. He stars in "Love's Lovely Counterfeit" from "Suspense" (3/8/45). Plus radio recreations of "The Maltese Falcon" (7/3/46) and "Across the Pacific" (1/25/43) and a comedy visit to "The Jack Benny Program" (1/1/47).
This week, Greer Garson stars in a holiday tale to keep you in Suspense - "Twas the Night Before Christmas" (12/21/53). She also recreates her film role in a radio adaptation of "Random Harvest" (1/31/44) and a holiday installment from "Guest Star" (12/21/47).
This week, Hume Cronyn returns to the podcast for two more radio thrillers: "The One Who Got Away" (11/14/46) and "Make Mad the Guilty" (6/5/47). Plus, Cronyn and his real-life wife actress Jessica Tandy star in their own comedy radio show "The Marriage."
This week, Edward G. Robinson takes his final bow on the podcast as - appropriately - "The Man Who Thought He Was Edward G. Robinson" (10/19/46). Plus - the premiere episode of Robinson's newspaper drama "Big Town" (10/17/37).
Happy Halloween! Our star this week is Ralph Edwards, and we'll hear him in "Ghost Hunt" (6/23/49) - one of the scariest radio shows of all time. Plus a Halloween episode of "Truth or Consequences" hosted by Edwards (10/30/48), and as a bonus another one of radio's most terrifying tales.
This week, Paul Muni makes his only appearance on "Suspense" as a haunted composer in "The Search for Henri Le Fevre" (7/6/44). Plus, he recreates his performance in "The Story of Louis Pasteur" on "The Lux Radio Theatre" (11/22/36).
This week, Mercedes McCambridge - Oscar-winner and versatile radio actress - stars in a pair of old time radio thrillers: "America's Boyfriend" (7/21/57) and "The Diary of Saphronia Winters" (8/10/58).
This week, Agnes Moorehead - the first lady of "Suspense" - returns in two radio thrillers, including a performance of the classic "Sorry, Wrong Number" (8/21/43). Plus "The Evil of Adelaide Winters" (9/10/51).
This week, J. Carrol Naish shows off his knack for accents and characters in "The Most Dangerous Game" (2/1/45) and "The Treasure Chest of Don Jose" (2/4/52). Plus, we'll hear him starring in an episode of "Life with Luigi" (8/21/49).
This week, Victor Jory stars in an adaptation of one of the greatest short stories of all time: "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (12/9/56). Plus, we'll hear him in "Thou Shalt Not Commit" (4/14/57).
This week, Dinah Shore - the chart-topping singer and future TV talk show host - stars on "Suspense" and sings the ballad of "Frankie and Johnny" (5/5/1952). Then, she jokes around with Groucho Marx in a 3/15/1945 episode of her NBC variety show.
This week, Jeff Chandler - Oscar nominee and radio veteran - moves from supporting roles to the lead in two "Suspense" thrillers: "The Steel River Prison Break" (9/3/1951) and "The Case Against Loo Doc" (1/7/1952).
Today, in a special bonus episode, we salute the late Doris Day with a pair of episodes from her CBS musical program featuring the Oscar nominee and Grammy winner and special guest stars Danny Thomas, Gordon MacRae, and Mary Wickes.
This week, Marie Wilson – famous as the scatterbrained star of “My Friend Irma” – brings her ditzy dynamic to “Suspense” in “Star Over Hong Kong” (2/22/1959). Plus, she stars as Irma in a comedy episode from 5/3/1948.
This week, Anne Baxter takes her final bow on the podcast as a tormented murderess in “The Thirteenth Sound” (4/26/1951). Plus, she recreates her big screen role in a radio adaptation of “All About Eve.”
This week, Charles Boyer – four-time Oscar nominee of “Gaslight” – puts his mellifluous and menacing French accent to work in two old time radio thrillers: “The Case of Henri Vibard” (6/8/1950) and “Another Man’s Poison” (5/17/1951).
This week, Thomas Mitchell – Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winner of “Stagecoach” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” – plays a pair of desperate men in two tales calculated to keep you in “Suspense” – “Case History of Edgar Lowndes” (6/8/1944) and “John Barbie and Son” (2/22/1945).
This week, James Mason returns in two old time radio thrillers – one story ripped from the headlines and an adaptation of one of his classic films: “The Greatest Thief in the World” (originally aired on CBS on 6/21/1951) and “Odd Man Out” (originally aired on CBS on 2/11/1952).
This week, Robert Wagner and DeForest Kelley appear in tales of “Suspense” years before they starred on TV. Wagner stars in the Cold War romantic drama "Listen, Young Lovers" and Kelley plays the lead in the chilling "Flesh Peddler."
This week on “Stars On Suspense,” Ray Milland - Oscar-winner of The Lost Weekend - returns in two old time radio thrillers. He plays a man searching for his kidnapped wife and a British sailor fighting to save his crew from capture and certain death.
This week, Vincent Price chops and shoots his way through two old time radio thrillers. He plays two murderers who each think they’ve gotten away with their crimes in tales well calculated to keep you in “Suspense.”
This week, we’ll hear Barbara Stanwyck - star of “Stella Dallas,” “The Lady Eve,” and “The Big Valley” - in her only visit to “Suspense.” Plus - a radio recreation of her big screen performance in “Sorry, Wrong Number.”
This week, we’ll hear Ronald Colman - switching gears from his comedic radio role as Jack Benny’s neighbor - in a pair of “Suspense” thrillers, including an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror.”
This week, we’ll hear Jose Ferrer - Oscar and Tony-winning star of “Cyrano de Bergerac” - in a radio adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum.” Plus, Ferrer stars as gumshoe Philo Vance in an old time radio mystery.
This week, we'll hear Maureen O'Hara - feisty red-headed star of "The Quiet Man" and "Miracle on 34th Street" - in her only visit to "Suspense." Plus - she recreates her screen role in a radio adaptation of "How Green Was My Valley."
This week, we'll hear Joseph Cotten - one of Hitchcock's greatest villains in "Shadow of a Doubt" - in two of his visits to "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" playing both a reluctant hero and a masquerading murderer.
This week, we'll hear Judy Garland - known and loved from Hollywood to the Emerald City - take a dramatic turn on "Suspense." Plus, she recreates her signature role in a radio adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz."
This week, it's the 100th episode of Stars On Suspense! In this king-sized episode, we'll hear the first and last episodes of the program, plus the 1940 audition show that planted the seeds of "radio's outstanding theater of thrills."
This week, we'll hear Myrna Loy - comedic and dramatic talent of "The Thin Man" and more - in her only visit to "Suspense." Plus - she recreates her big screen role in a radio adaptation of "The Best Years of Our Lives."
This week, we'll hear Robert Mitchum - one of Hollywood's best tough guys and antiheroes - as a man plotting a murder in "Suspense." We'll also hear him as Washington Irving in a biographical drama from "The Cavalcade of America."
This week, we'll hear Cornel Wilde - Oscar-nominated leading man turned director - in two stories of "Suspense." He plays a shopkeeper with an arson plan and a gentlemanly southern lawyer on an adventure in the Big Apple.
This week, we'll hear James Cagney in his second and final "Suspense" appearance - a cautionary tale of the dangers of distracted driving. Plus, he stars in a radio adaptation of the big screen thriller "Night Must Fall."
This week, we''ll hear Ava Gardner in her one and only Suspense appearance - "Lady in Distress" (originally aired on CBS on May 1, 1947). Then we'll hear her as she makes a visit to Edwards Air Force Base with Bob Hope in an episode from the comedian's radio show from March 6, 1951.
The "First Lady of Suspense" is back! Agnes Moorehead stars in a pair of eerie thrillers that will keep you on the edge of your seat: "Uncle Henry's Rosebush" (originally aired on CBS on June 23, 1943) and an adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" (originally aired on CBS on July 29, 1948).
Hail to the Chief! Before he sat in the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan made a pair of visits to the Suspense microphone. Tune in and “hear one for the Gipper.” Better yet, hear two as Reagan stars in “One and One’s a Lonesome” (originally aired on CBS on March 23, 1950) and “Circumstantial Terror” (originally aired on CBS on March 8, 1954).
“Stars On Suspense” salutes the master of suspense – Alfred Hitchcock. We’re celebrating the anniversary of the legendary director’s birth with an old time radio adaptation of one of his big screen classics. Tallulah Bankhead recreates her role in Hitch’s wartime drama set on the high seas – Lifeboat. Jeff Chandler and Sheldon Leonard join her aboard this production from the Screen Directors’ Playhouse, originally aired on NBC on November 16, 1950.