Suspense (1949)

Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts. Some of the early scripts were adapted from Suspense radio scripts, while others were original for television. Like the radio program, many scripts were adaptations of literary classics by well-known authors. Classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Charles Dickens all had stories adapted for the series, while contemporary authors such as Roald Dahl and Gore Vidal also contributed. Many notable actors appeared on the program, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Franchot Tone, Robert Emhardt, Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bridges, and many more. The program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today.

Release Date: 1949-01-06
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 25
Henry Hull
Henry Hull
E.G. Marshall
E.G. Marshall
Tom Drake
Tom Drake
Henry Jones
Henry Jones
Harry Bellaver
Harry Bellave...
Dick Foran
Dick Foran
Charlton Heston
Charlton Hest...
John Carradine
John Carradin...
Robert Webber
Robert Webber
Paul Newman
Paul Newman
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Paul Frees
Paul Frees
Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
Christopher Plummer
Christopher P...
Everett Sloane
Everett Sloan...
Hurd Hatfield
Hurd Hatfield
Robert Middleton
Robert Middle...
John Emery
John Emery
Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachm...
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Gerald S. O'L...
Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Sai...
Art Carney
Art Carney
Claude Dauphin
Claude Dauphi...
Nina Foch
Nina Foch
Ward Bond
Ward Bond
Red Buttons
Red Buttons
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Ellio...
Skip Homeier
Skip Homeier
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Anne Francis
Anne Francis
Bela Lugosi
Bela Lugosi
Tod Andrews
Tod Andrews
William Prince
William Princ...
Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
Nigel Green
Nigel Green
Pat Hingle
Pat Hingle
Walter Matthau
Walter Mattha...
Eddie Albert
Eddie Albert
Conrad Janis
Conrad Janis
Dennis O'Keefe
Dennis O'Keef...
George Reeves
George Reeves
Richard Boone
Richard Boone
Edie Adams
Edie Adams
Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfo...
Phyllis Kirk
Phyllis Kirk
Nita Talbot
Nita Talbot
Beatrice Straight
Beatrice Stra...
Wesley Addy
Wesley Addy
Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin
Robert Sterling
Robert Sterli...
Chester Morris
Chester Morri...
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielse...
Ann Rutherford
Ann Rutherfor...
Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
Dorothy Peterson
Dorothy Peter...
Russell Collins
Russell Colli...
Virginia Gilmore
Virginia Gilm...
Basil Rathbone
Basil Rathbon...
Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
Otto Kruger
Otto Kruger
Joan Copeland
Joan Copeland
Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
Frank Marth
Frank Marth
Annabella
Annabella
Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler
Jeffrey Lynn
Jeffrey Lynn
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Royal Dano
Royal Dano
Jack Palance
Jack Palance
George Mathews
George Mathew...
Lenka Peterson
Lenka Peterso...
Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
Berry Kroeger
Berry Kroeger
Martin E. Brooks
Martin E. Bro...
Simon Oakland
Simon Oakland
Anne Jackson
Anne Jackson
Eva Gabor
Eva Gabor
Catherine McLeod
Catherine McL...
Sidney Blackmer
Sidney Blackm...
Isobel Elsom
Isobel Elsom
Martin Kosleck
Martin Koslec...
Abe Vigoda
Abe Vigoda
Brian Keith
Brian Keith
Steven Hill
Steven Hill
John Howard
John Howard
Mike Kellin
Mike Kellin
Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
John Forsythe
John Forsythe
Una O'Connor
Una O'Connor
Peter Hobbs
Peter Hobbs
Edward Binns
Edward Binns
Jerome Cowan
Jerome Cowan
Mildred Natwick
Mildred Natwi...
Eileen Heckart
Eileen Heckar...
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
Lilia Skala
Lilia Skala
Ernest Truex
Ernest Truex
Herbert Berghof
Herbert Bergh...
O.Z. Whitehead
O.Z. Whitehea...
Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Janis Carter
Janis Carter
Peter Mark Richman
Peter Mark Ri...
Jean Parker
Jean Parker
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Geraldine Fit...
Richard Webb
Richard Webb
Joseph Wiseman
Joseph Wisema...
Patty Jenkins
Patty Jenkins
James Gregory
James Gregory
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Olive Deering
Olive Deering
Peter Fernandez
Peter Fernand...
Alan Baxter
Alan Baxter
Marjorie Gateson
Marjorie Gate...
Henry Brandon
Henry Brandon
Cedric Hardwicke
Cedric Hardwi...
Edith Atwater
Edith Atwater
Harry Townes
Harry Townes
Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows
Ross Martin
Ross Martin
Paul Langton
Paul Langton
Bruce Gordon
Bruce Gordon
Estelle Winwood
Estelle Winwo...
Jack Lord
Jack Lord
Judith Evelyn
Judith Evelyn
Paul Ford
Paul Ford
Dick Haymes
Dick Haymes
Wally Cox
Wally Cox
Martha Scott
Martha Scott
Franchot Tone
Franchot Tone
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hamilt...
Ben Cooper
Ben Cooper
Gene Barry
Gene Barry
J. Pat O'Malley
J. Pat O'Mall...
Otto Preminger
Otto Preminge...
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
Robert H. Harris
Robert H. Har...
Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
Dorothy Hart
Dorothy Hart
Constance Bennett
Constance Ben...
Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
Betty Garde
Betty Garde
Pat Crowley
Pat Crowley
Edmon Ryan
Edmon Ryan
Will Hare
Will Hare
Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
Richard Fraser
Richard Frase...
Helmut Dantine
Helmut Dantin...
Walter Slezak
Walter Slezak
Margo
Margo
Ruth McDevitt
Ruth McDevitt
Margaret Hayes
Margaret Haye...
Richard Waring
Richard Warin...
Constance Ford
Constance For...
Joan Lorring
Joan Lorring
Neva Patterson
Neva Patterso...
Warren Stevens
Warren Steven...
Rusty Lane
Rusty Lane
Frank Campanella
Frank Campane...
Arlene Francis
Arlene Franci...
Stephen Elliott
Stephen Ellio...
Signe Hasso
Signe Hasso
Kay Medford
Kay Medford
Francis L. Sullivan
Francis L. Su...
Charles Korvin
Charles Korvi...
Patrick McVey
Patrick McVey
Sally Forrest
Sally Forrest
John Archer
John Archer
Hildy Parks
Hildy Parks
James Broderick
James Broderi...
Luis van Rooten
Luis van Root...
Ruth Ford
Ruth Ford
Anthony Ross
Anthony Ross
Mary Sinclair
Mary Sinclair
Paul Hartman
Paul Hartman
Frankie Thomas
Frankie Thoma...
Romney Brent
Romney Brent
John Dall
John Dall
Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
Jacqueline Susann
Jacqueline Su...
Alan Webb
Alan Webb
Richard Coogan
Richard Cooga...
Joan Chandler
Joan Chandler
Anne Sargent
Anne Sargent
Patricia Breslin
Patricia Bres...
Stella Adler
Stella Adler
James Daly
James Daly
Peter Capell
Peter Capell
John Conte
John Conte
Lugosi Béla
Lugosi Béla
Jack Livesey
Jack Livesey
Logan Ramsey
Logan Ramsey
Carlos Montalbán
Carlos Montal...
Michael Strong
Michael Stron...
Joshua Shelley
Joshua Shelle...
Parker Fennelly
Parker Fennel...
John Sylvester White
John Sylveste...
Мерджори Гатесон
Мерджори Гате...
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts
Rebecca Welles
Rebecca Welle...
Mario Gallo
Mario Gallo
Bernard Kates
Bernard Kates
Rita Lynn
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