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May 21, 2020
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).
May 14, 2020
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).
May 7, 2020
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!"
May 7, 2020
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).
April 30, 2020
This week, Margo stars in thrillers from masters of mystery Cornell Woolrich and John Dickson Carr: "Last Night" (6/15/43) and "Cabin B-13" (11/9/43).
April 23, 2020
This week, Donald O'Connor trades singing and dancing for "Suspense." We'll hear him in "Smiley" (8/14/47) and "The Visitor" (9/18/47).
April 16, 2020
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).
April 9, 2020
This week, Herbert Marshall returns in two more old time radio thrillers, including an adaptation of a classic novel and film: "The Victoria Cross" (11/2/50) and "The Thirty-Nine Steps" (3/3/52).
April 2, 2020
This week, Joseph Kearns steps out of the supporting cast and into the lead roles of two old time radio thrillers: "Short Order" (8/16/45) and "The Earth is Made of Glass" (6/15/54).
March 26, 2020
This week, John Lund returns as men plotting murder in two radio thrillers: "Lunch Kit" (6/9/49) and "Experiment 6-R" (9/22/49).
March 19, 2020
This week, Jack Carson stars in tales of crime and comedy - "Easy Money" (11/7/46) and "The One Millionth Joe" (6/22/50) from "Suspense" and an episode of "The Jack Carson Show" (1/8/47).
March 12, 2020
This week, Richard Widmark returns to the podcast in two radio thrillers inspired by true stories of crime: "Mate Bram" (4/14/52) and "The Spencer Brothers" (1/26/53).
March 5, 2020
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).
February 27, 2020
This week, Brian Donlevy plays a man on the run and a master detective in two radio thrillers. We'll hear "The Black Path of Fear" (8/31/44) and "Out of Control" (3/28/46).
February 21, 2020
This week, Robert Young trades sitcoms for Suspense in two radio thrillers: "Celebration" (9/23/48) and "A Murder of Necessity" (3/24/52).
February 13, 2020
This week, Fibber McGee and Molly take a road trip to star in a radio thriller. We'll hear "Backseat Driver" (2/22/51) plus an episode of their classic radio sitcom (6/4/46).
February 6, 2020
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).
February 6, 2020
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).
January 30, 2020
This week, Agnes Moorehead returns to the podcast in "The Chain" (4/27/50) and she stars as Lizzie Borden in "The Fall River Tragedy" (1/14/52).
January 23, 2020
This week, Ginger Rogers dances her way to radio's outstanding theater of thrills in "Vamp Till Dead" (1/11/51). Plus she recreates her role as Kitty Foyle on "Academy Award" (4/6/46).
January 16, 2020
This week, Van Johnson makes his final three appearances on "Suspense" - "Salvage" (4/6/50), "Strange for a Killer" (3/15/51), and "Around the World" (4/6/53).
January 9, 2020
This week, Dane Clark - the character actor whose stage name was given to him by Humphrey Bogart - stars in "The Singing Walls" (9/2/43) and "Life Ends at Midnight" (2/17/44).
January 2, 2020
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).
December 26, 2019
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).
December 23, 2019
It's a bonus holiday show! Enjoy a big screen Christmas classic on the radio as Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn star in "Miracle on 34th Street" from "The Lux Radio Theatre" (12/20/48).
December 19, 2019
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).
December 12, 2019
This week, Clifton Webb pays a visit to "Suspense" in "The Burning Court" (6/14/45). Plus, he recreates his breakout film role in a radio version of "Laura" (8/20/45).
December 5, 2019
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."
November 27, 2019
Coming to you early ahead of Thanksgiving, this week's episode features Joseph Cotten in two radio thrillers: "You'll Never See Me Again" (9/14/44) and "The Earth is Made of Glass" (9/27/45).
November 21, 2019
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).
November 14, 2019
This week, Sam Jaffe makes his one and only trip to "Suspense" in a sixty-minute adaptation of Dorothy Sayers' "Suspicion" (4/3/48).
November 7, 2019
This week, Edmond O'Brien returns in a rare sixty-minute episode of "Suspense" - "The Blind Spot" (5/1/48).
October 31, 2019
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.
October 25, 2019
This week, Ozzie and Harriet play themselves on "Suspense" in "Mr. Diogenes" (1/26/50). Plus - a Halloween episode of their radio sitcom (10/31/48).
October 18, 2019
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).
October 10, 2019
This week, May Whitty plays elderly ladies both clever and cruel in two appearances on "Suspense" - "The Black Shawl" (7/27/44) and "My Dear Niece" (1/24/46).
October 3, 2019
This week, William Powell makes his final visits to "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" in "The Man Who Cried Wolf" (2/9/53) and "The Barking Death" (3/1/54).
September 26, 2019
Lloyd Bridges didn't pick the wrong week to headline "Stars on Suspense." We'll hear him in "Chicken Feed" (4/21/57) and "Pigeon in the Cage" (8/11/57).
September 19, 2019
It's the 150th episode of "Stars on Suspense," and it's Vincent Price's fifth visit to the podcast. We'll hear him in "The Green and Gold String" (6/9/57) and "The Pit and the Pendulum" (11/10/57).
September 12, 2019
This week, James Stewart takes his final bow on "Suspense" in "Consequence" (5/19/49) and "The Rescue" (4/19/51). Plus - the audition recording for his western radio drama "The Six Shooter."
September 5, 2019
This week, Linda Darnell elevates a so-so script in her only visit to "Suspense" - "A Killing in Las Vegas" (2/25/52). We'll also hear her in a visit with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (2/22/52).
August 30, 2019
This week, William Holden takes his final bow on "Suspense" in "Needle in the Haystack" (11/9/53) and "The Outer Limit" (2/15/54).
August 22, 2019
This week, Frank Lovejoy lends his seasoned voice to two old time radio thrillers: "The Wreck of the Old 97" (3/17/52) and "The Frightened City" (11/10/52).
August 15, 2019
This week, Lloyd Nolan steps back on to the "Suspense" stage for two more radio thrillers: "Nineteen Deacon Street" (11/22/45) and "Green-Eyed Monster" (4/17/47).
August 13, 2019
Today in a bonus episode, we're saluting Alfred Hitchcock for his birthday with an old time radio recreation of "Strangers on a Train" from the Lux Radio Theatre (12/3/51).
August 8, 2019
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).
August 3, 2019
This week, we kick off a new season with Oscar-winning actor Broderick Crawford. The big screen tough guy stars in "Dutch Schultz" (10/26/53) and "Parole to Panic" (4/12/54).
July 25, 2019
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).
July 18, 2019
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).
July 11, 2019
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).
July 3, 2019
This week, Raymond Burr shows off his less savory side in a pair of old time radio thrillers that aired just before he played Perry Mason: "The Paralta Map" (3/10/57) and "Murder on Mike" (7/28/57).
June 27, 2019
This week, Dana Andrews takes his final bow on the podcast in two more old time radio thrillers: "If the Dead Could Talk" (1/20/1949) and "The One-Man Crime Wave" (1/11/1954).
June 20, 2019
This week, Cary Grant inaugurates a new (sponsored) era of "Suspense" in "The Black Curtain" (12/3/1943). Plus, he stars in a radio spin-off of "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House."
June 13, 2019
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.
June 6, 2019
This week, Van Heflin has murder in mind in a pair of radio thrillers - "Song of the Heart" (8/28/1948) and "Three O'Clock" (3/10/1949).
May 30, 2019
This week, William Bendix takes a break from living "The Life of Riley" to star in two old time radio thrillers: "Pearls are a Nuisance" (4/19/1945) and "Break-Up" (12/30/1948).
May 23, 2019
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).
May 16, 2019
This week, Kirk Douglas makes his final “Suspense” appearance in “The Butcher’s Wife” (2/9/1950). Plus he recreates his big screen role from “Detective Story” on the Lux Radio Theatre (4/26/1954).
May 14, 2019
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.
May 9, 2019
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.
May 2, 2019
This week, Paul Henreid sheds his “Casablanca” heroics for starring turns in two tales of “Suspense” – “The Angel of Death” (1/3/1946) and “No More Alice” (3/14/1946).
April 25, 2019
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.”
April 18, 2019
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).
April 11, 2019
This week, Fred MacMurray makes his third and final appearance on “Suspense” in “The Great Train Robbery” (4/13/1953). Plus, he co-stars with Irene Dunne in the newspaper comedy-drama “Bright Star.”
April 4, 2019
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).
March 28, 2019
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).
March 21, 2019
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."
March 14, 2019
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.
March 7, 2019
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.”
February 28, 2019
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.”
February 21, 2019
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.”
February 17, 2019
Better late than never! Today, we’ll hear Keenan Wynn - the superb character actor of “Dr. Strangelove” and “Point Blank” - in two tales well calculated to keep you in “Suspense!”
February 7, 2019
This week, we’ll hear Charles Laughton in his third visit to the podcast. The star plays an honest man tempted by easy money and the most infamous executioner in English history.
January 31, 2019
This week, we’ll hear Joan Lorring - Oscar-nominee and former radio child actor - starring as two women in very different but desperate circumstances in a pair of old time radio thrillers.
January 24, 2019
This week, we’ll hear Richard Widmark - the Oscar-nominated giggling heavy of “Kiss of Death” - in a pair of “Suspense” plays pitting man against nature.
January 17, 2019
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.
January 10, 2019
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."
January 3, 2019
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.
December 27, 2018
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."
December 20, 2018
This week, we'll wrap up 2018 and hear Herbert Marshall - suave, sophisticated British leading man - in two radio thrillers including a "Suspense" Christmas story.
December 13, 2018
This week, we'll hear Mary Astor in her only visit to "Suspense" and as one of the great leading ladies of film noir in a radio recreation of "The Maltese Falcon."
December 6, 2018
This week, we'll hear Gene Kelly trade his dancing shoes for danger in his final visits to "Suspense."
November 29, 2018
This week, we'll hear Gregory Peck in his fifth and final appearance on "Suspense." Plus, he recreates his role in a radio adaptation of a big screen western.
November 21, 2018
This week, we'll hear Jane Wyman - Oscar-winner from "Johnny Belinda" and "The Long Weekend" - in a "Suspense" story as a murderess plus a comedy visit to Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
November 16, 2018
This week, we'll hear Edmund Gwenn - the Oscar-winning Santa of "Miracle on 34th Street" - in a pair of old time radio thrillers, including a tale from Dorothy L. Sayers.
November 9, 2018
This week, we'll hear Gloria Swanson - silent movie sensation - as a mystery writer playing detective on "Suspense" and in a radio recreation of "Sunset Boulevard."
November 2, 2018
This week, we'll hear Edward G. Robinson in the Hollywood legend's first and last visits to "radio's outstanding theater of thrills!"
October 25, 2018
This week, we'll hear Robert Taylor - "the man with the perfect profile" - in two tales of "Suspense," including one of the scariest shows the series ever produced.
October 18, 2018
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."
October 11, 2018
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."
October 4, 2018
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."
September 27, 2018
This week, we'll hear William Conrad - one of the greatest voices of the radio era - in two starring roles on "Suspense," including a terrifying one-man show set in a wax museum after midnight.
September 20, 2018
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.
September 13, 2018
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."
September 6, 2018
This week, we'll hear Claire Trevor - the queen of film noir - in two tales well calculated to keep you in "Suspense," including a story from the master of pulp noir Cornell Woolrich.
August 30, 2018
This week, we'll hear Roddy McDowall - long before his trip to the Planet of the Apes - in an old time radio thriller plus an adaptation of a classic Mark Twain story.
August 25, 2018
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.
August 17, 2018
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).
August 10, 2018
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).
August 8, 2018
“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.
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