SUSPENSE THEATRE OF THRILLS
On June 17, 1942, Suspense debuted on the Columbia
Broadcasting System (CBS).
Suspense showcased the dramatic
talents of many Hollywood stars. Well known names such as Cary
Grant and Olivia de Havilland could be heard on
Suspense.

In addition,
Suspense broadcast episodes written by famous
contemporary authors, such as John Dickson Carr (
Cabin B-13),
Cornell Woolrich (
The Black Curtain) and Lucille Fletcher (Sorry,
Wrong Number
).


Furthermore,
Suspense was blessed to have superb direction.
William Spier was the first great director for Suspense. Some even
referred to Mr. Spier as "the Hitchcock of the airwaves." In the late
1940s, Anton Leader took over as director and did not miss a beat.
Norman MacDonnell, known for
Gunsmoke, directed several great
episodes in the 1950s. And during the late 1950s,
Suspense was
under the direction of William N. Robson.


With a combination of excellent acting, writing, and directing no
wonder
Suspense became one of the very best Old Time Radio
programs of all time.


On September 30, 1962,
Suspense aired its final episode.
Thus, ending arguably the best dramatic radio program to ever
grace the airwaves.
"THE MAN IN BLACK" YEARS
ROMA WINES YEARS
  • Smiley
  • Broadcast: 8/14/1947
  • Starring Donald O'Connor
AUTO-LITE YEARS
  • Big Shot
  • Broadcast: 9/9/1948
  • Starring Burt Lancaster
  • No Escape
  • Broadcast: 12/16/1948
  • Starring James Cagney
  • Ghost Hunt
  • Broadcast: 6/23/1949
  • Starring Ralph Edwards
  • Nightmare
  • Broadcast: 9/1/1949
  • Directed by Norman MacDonnell
  • Blind Date
  • Broadcast: 9/29/1949
  • Starring Charles Laughton
  • Carnival
  • Broadcast: 1/28/1952
  • Starring Joseph Cotton
  • Tom Dooley
  • Broadcast: 3/30/1953
  • Starring Joseph Cotton
THE WILLIAM N. ROBSON YEARS
  • The Doll
  • Broadcast: 10/23/1956
  • Directed by William N. Robson
  • Misfire
  • Broadcast: 10/6/1957
  • Starring Jack Carson
  • Speed Trap
  • Broadcast: 12/8/1957
  • Starring Everett Sloane
  • Zero Hour
  • Broadcast: 5/18/1958
  • Directed by William N. Robson