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Suspense
'Radio's Outstanding Theater of Thrills', Suspense was the best show of its kind. It featured Hollywod stars often cast against type, including Lucille Ball, James Stewart, Cary Grant, and more.

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Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Forcast The Lodger 7/21/40 7.04 00:30:46 Actor Herbert Marshall teams with director Alfred Hitchcock in the premiere episode of Suspense, a chilling tale of a knife-wielding serial killer in London.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Wet Saturday 6/24/42 6.45 00:28:09 An ordinary wet weekend, an ordinary middle-class family, with an ordinary corpse in the sun-porch.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Customers Like Murder 3/23/43 4.96 00:28:53 Roland Young plays the part of an author of detective novels who invented his best part when his life was at stake.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Defense Rests 3/9/44 6.53 00:28:33 Alan Ladd - A man on trial for murder has a surprise.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Ten Grand 6/22/44 6.75 00:29:30 Finding $10,000 sounds like a good deal, but then things start to happen. With Lucille Ball.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Man Who Knew How 8/10/44 13.5 00:29:36 Charles Laughton - A man reveals a method for the perfect murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Guy Gets Lonely 4/5/45 6.94 00:30:20 A slick racket to shake down lonely men goes wrong. Starring Dane Clark.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Bank Holiday 7/19/45 6.65 00:29:04 Bonita Granville as a bank teller who finds out the difference between the good guys and the bad guys.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Short Order 8/16/45 6.92 00:30:14 A stranger becomes a regular customer at a local diner. His frightening appearance scares away all the customers, but still he comes every day, driving the owner to desperation...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Library Book 9/20/45 5 00:29:07 Myrna Loy as a prim librarian who gets involved in a kidnapping.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Shroud For Sara 10/25/45 6.72 00:29:19 Lucille Ball as a cold ambitious woman who will stop at nothing in her quest to be the Governor's wife.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Double Entry 12/20/45 6.86 00:29:56 Keenan Wynn and Hume Cronyn in a light-hearted look at embezzlement.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Consequence 2/21/46 7.04 00:12:18 A gas explosion gives an unhappily married doctor a chance to start a new life with a new name. Starring James Stewart.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download No More Alice 3/14/46 6.92 00:30:11 Paul Henried has a slick plan to kill his wife.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Post Mortem 4/4/46 6.25 00:27:15 Time for your bath, dear. Starring .

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Night Reveals 4/18/46 6.82 00:29:46 Keenan Wynn as a fire inspector with an unusual problem.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Leading Citizen Of Pratt County 5/30/46 6.73 00:29:25 Alan Hale as a con man who becomes a celebrated local saviour.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The High Wall 6/6/46 6.12 00:26:46 Robert Young wakes up in a hospital and can't remember why.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Too Many Smiths 6/13/46 6.81 00:29:43 It's not only the rich who get greedy. Starring Hume Cronyn.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Feast Of The Furies 7/11/46 6.92 00:30:11 Sheldon Leonard as your average hard-working honest thug.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Photo Finish 7/18/46 6.63 00:28:56 A none too bright sidewalk photographer gets more than he bargains for.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Last Letter Of Dr Bronson 8/15/46 5.59 00:24:23 John Dehner stars as a doctor who sets out to prove a theory about murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The One Who Got Away 11/14/46 6.56 00:28:39 as a henpecked husband who finds a sure-fire way to peace and quiet.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Drive-In 11/21/46 6.33 00:27:38 Judy Garland as a Hollywood carhop looking to be discovered, who gets the ride of a lifetime from a customer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Swift Rise Of Eddie Albright 4/3/47 5.95 00:25:56 Phil Silvers as an elevator operator on his way up.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Green Eyed Monster 4/17/47 6.79 00:29:37 There are better ways to start a morning, or a marriage. Starring Lloyd Nolan.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death at Live Oak 5/15/47 6.88 00:30:03 Two murderers kill a woman's husband, only to find out that their victim was not as co-operative as they'd thought. Starring Robert Mitchum.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Make Mad The Guilty 6/5/47 6.48 00:28:16 Hume Cronyn as an insane actor who thinks he's a cross between Shakespeare & Poe.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Quiet Desperation 8/7/47 6.49 00:28:18 Homer Bigelow sees a way out of his rut, but all does not go as smoothly as he hopes.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Smiley 8/14/47 6.71 00:29:18 Donald O'Connor is cast against type. Way against type.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Argyle Album 9/4/47 7.02 00:30:38 Edmund O'Brien is a reporter on the run and after a scoop.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Visitor 9/18/47 6.94 00:30:18 Is he is or is he ain't my baby. Starring Donald O'Connor.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Man Who Couldn't Lose 12/12/47 6.75 00:29:29 Dan Duryea plays perpetual loser Leonard Snell, whose luck is about to change.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download In A Lonely Place 3/6/48 13.1 00:57:20 A serial killer has a detective for a brother in this cat and mouse game.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Summer Night 7/15/48 6.7 00:29:16 A story by Ray Bradbury, starring Ida Lupino.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Deep Into Darkness 7/22/48 6.68 00:29:09 Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as a man released from prison who meets the man he's supposed to have killed.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download An Honest Man 8/5/48 6.88 00:30:05 Charles Laughton's moral accounting is twisted, but strict. After all, he is an honest man.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Man Who thought He was Edward G Robinson 9/30/48 6.84 00:29:55 A mild-mannered man seeks advice from tough guy Edward G Robinson for a way to impress his wife. Starring Edward G himself.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Give Me Liberty 10/21/48 6.77 00:29:33 William Powell as an escaped embezzler. In most escape stories, a pair of handcuffs are a mere detail..

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Sentence 11/4/48 6.52 00:28:27 A P.I. (John Garfield) ticks off the wrong gangster (Raymond Burr) and, true to form, winds up behind the eight-ball.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download No Escape 12/16/48 6.86 00:29:56 James Cagney as Harry Graham, a man with a guilty secret, from which there is no escape.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download To Find Help 1/6/49 6.76 00:29:32 Gene Kelly turns out to be alot more dangerous than he looks. With Ethel Barrymore.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download If The Dead Could Talk 1/20/49 6.75 00:29:29 The bitter fruit of jealosy. Starring Dana Andrews.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Demortuis 2/10/49 6.93 00:30:16 Ah, well... A murderer's work is never done. Starring Charles Laughton.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dead Earnest 3/24/49 6.54 00:28:33 Earnest Bowers is a cataleptic. He has ID on him to warn against prematurely embalming him in case of accident. The only trouble is, his ID is gone...Starring Pat O'Brian.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download You Can't Die Twice 3/31/49 6.76 00:29:31 Sam never could handle women. But, unfortunately, they sure could handle him. With Edward G Robinson.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Death Has A Shadow 5/5/49 6.55 00:28:34 Bob Hope stars as a lawyer who thinks he's more slick than he really is.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Ten Years 6/2/49 6.47 00:28:13 Joan Crawford & Lurene Tuttle in the story of two sisters seperated by a man.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Chicken Feed 9/8/49 6.47 00:28:13 Just a nickel, but it can mean alot if you don't have one.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Experiment 6R 9/22/49 5.83 00:25:27 Cup 'o joe, buddy? Starring John Lund.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Account Payable 10/13/49 7.2 00:31:25 Mild-mannered accountant Edward Arnold has a problem with his boss.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Search For Isabel 11/3/49 7.12 00:31:05 Dick finally gets a telephone, and it keeps ringing with calls for Isabel LaRue. She haunts his dreams, and he decides to find her. Starring Red Skelton.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Red-Headed Woman 11/17/49 5.8 00:25:21 Starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lucy shows how good she can be at drama.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mission Accomplished 12/1/49 6.73 29:35 James Stewart stars as a paralyzed WW2 vet. One day at the VA hospital he sees the commandant of his Japanese prison camp...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Double Entry 12/22/49 6.95 00:30:21 Eddie Cantor puts 2 grand on Altruism in the 3rd.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bullet 12/29/49 6.91 00:30:10 A wife makes a life for herself while her husband is in jail.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Big Shot 9/9/49 6.43 00:28:05 Charlie Morton knew you had to be tough. Here or in Mexico. He was tough, all right, just not too smart. With Burt Lancaster.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Escape Of Lacey Abbott 1/19/50 6.76 00:29:31 William Powell as an escapee from Bellevue, out for revenge.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mr. Diogenes 1/26/50 6.19 00:27:00 Ozzie and Harriet Nelson have an anniversary they'll never forget.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Slow Burn 2/23/50 6.81 00:9:45 Dick Powell puts in a rivetting performance as a jealous fighter.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Banquo's Chair 3/9/50 6.77 00:29:36 ir William retired from the Criminal Investigation Division with only one failure. Now, he's devised a plan to repair his record. Starring James Mason.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Salvage 4/6/50 6.58 00:28:44 Something about the job seemed wrong from the beginning. Starring Van Johnson.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Six Feet Under 4/13/50 6.81 00:29:42 What's it like to be buried alive in a sideshow? It's a living. Starring Dan Dailey.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Statement Of Mary Blake 5/4/50 6.64 00:28:59 Joan Bennett stars as a woman wrongly accused of murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Angel Face 5/18/50 6.26 00:27:21 A woman goes undercover to clear her brother of a murder rap. Starring Claire Trevor.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The One Millionth Joe 6/22/50 6.65 00:29:02 Promoter Jack Carson gets more than he bargains for when he organizes a chamber of commerce publicity stunt.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Love, Honor, Or Murder 6/29/50 6.56 00:28:37 A greedy wife talks her husband into committing murder. Starring Kathy and Elliot Lewis.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Too Hot To Live 10/26/50 6.92 00:30:12 Richard Widmark as a drifter suddenly on the run for his life.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Blood On The Trumpet 11/9/50 6.6 00:28:48 William Holden stars in a tale of music and murder in New Orleans.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download After The Movies 12/7/50 6.87 00:29:58 Ray Milland as a juror who finds duty on a major murder trial has serious complications.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Christmas For Carole 12/21/50 6.7 00:29:16 Dennis Day needs money really badly this Christmas, but can he really go through with robbery?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Gift Of Jumbo Brannigan 3/1/51 5.4 00:23:35 William Bendix stars as an old con trying to keep his son straight.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Vision Of Death 3/8/51 6.54 00:28:34 Ronald Coleman in the story of a mind reader who discovers his wife & his manager cooking up a plot to kill him.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder in G-Flat 4/5/51 6.75 00:29:32 Jack Benny plays a piano tuner who thinks he's lucked into a fortune. The fortune was real, but the luck wasn't.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Another Man's Poison 5/17/51 6.1 00:26:38 Finding $98,000 in a paper bag turns a normal man into Tolkein's Golem.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Overdrawn 5/31/51 6.43 00:28:03 Bank teller Dick Powell nearly gets away with it. With a young Richard Crenna as Blake.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Neal Cream, Doctor Of Poison 9/17/51 6.2 00:27:03 Charles Laughton stars as a most prolific poisoner.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Remember Me 4/7/52 6.46 00:28:12 Most of us like to be remembered by a pretty girl. But not Harry.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Flight Of The Bumblebee 5/19/52 6.63 00:28:56 Fred MacMurray in the story of a wounded bomber limping home after a run over Korea.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Jack Ketch 9/22/52 7.01 00:30:35 Charles Laughton as a thouroughly unlikeable hangman who becomes a customer of his dismal trade.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Frightened City 11/10/52 6.7 00:29:16 Frank Lovejoy as a soldier retuned home to find a whole town gripped by fear. But of what? Or who?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Mann Alive 11/24/52 6.56 00:28:37 Paul Douglas as a reporter who discovers a Soviet spy.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Big Heist 12/1/52 6.59 00:28:45 John Hodiak gets talked into a bank robbery.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Man With Two Faces 12/15/52 6.62 00:28:53 Lloyd Nolan as a detective working on a year-old murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Arctic Rescue 12/22/52 6.74 00:29:56 A grueling 1852 voyage to find the survivors of a failed expedition. Starring Joseph Cotten.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Plan X 2/2/53 6.69 00:29:13 Jack Benny stars as a Martian delegated to meet the first rocket ship from Earth.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Signalman 3/23/53 6.76 00:29:31 Agnes Moorhead & Joseph Kearns in a classic tale of suspense by Charles Dickens.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Great Train Robbery 4/13/53 6.96 00:30:23 Walter and cousin Eugene decide to rob a train. Starring Fred MacMurray.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Public Defender 4/20/53 6.94 00:30:17 Nice guy Frank Lovejoy plays against type as a sociopathic killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dutch Schultz 10/26/53 6.59 00:28:45 Tough guy actor Broderick Crawford portrays gangster Dutc Shultz.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download One Man Crime Wave 1/11/54 6.7 00:29:16 Dana Andrews as a cop hunting a serial killer.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Outer Limit 2/15/54 6.7 00:29:17 William Holden as a test pilot gets lost in the ozone and lives to tell about it.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Circumstantial Terror 3/8/54 6.71 00:29:18 Our former president stars as a man who wanted to apologize for being rude to a shopkeeper, and winds up charged with his murder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Grand Theft 4/5/54 6.82 00:29:47 David Niven as an insurance appraiser with a profitable sideline,

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Parole To Panic 4/12/54 6.51 00:28:25 Newly released convict Broderick Crawford is already on the lam.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Bertillion Method 4/26/54 6.52 00:28:28 Charles Boyer plays Alphonse Bertillion, pioneer of scientific crime detection.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Revenge Of Captain Bligh 5/17/54 7.22 00:31:31 After being thrown off the Bounty, Captain Bligh and his party cross more than 3000 miles in a small open boat. Starring Charles Laughton.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download A Terribly Strange Bed 6/7/54 6.74 00:29:24 Peter Lawford and friend, rich young Englishmen in Paris, go in search of sordid adventure.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Shelter 10/29/54 5.36 00:23:24 I'm not crazy, but I'm not so sure about you.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Study Of A Murder 1/20/55 5.43 00:23:41 William Conrad stars in the eerie tale of a husband's descent into madness.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Man With Steel Teeth 2/17/55 5.83 00:25:27 John Dehner as an American reporter thrown into Lubyanka prison.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Nobody Ever Quits 3/8/55 5.73 00:25:01 Joey thought he left his past behind.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Speed Trap 4/19/55 5.68 00:24:47 Two State Police in a white-knuckle pursuit of a speeder on a rainy night. Starring Eddie Firestone & Larry Thor.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Sight Unseen 4/26/55 5.52 00:24:06 A man is pursued for a crime not yet committed.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Going, Going, Gone 5/10/55 5.59 00:24:23 A couple buys an unopened trunk at an auction. Complications ensue.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Holdout 6/28/55 5.1 00:22:17 The deliberations of a jury on a murder trial.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Kaleidoscope 7/12/55 5.46 00:23:50 From an exploded spaceship, the survivors hurtle in all directions. Written by Ray Bradbury.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Beetle And Mr Bottle 8/23/55 4.98 00:21:44 Eldon Bottle, suddenly saddled with a tyrannical wife, defends his freedom.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Once A Murderer 11/15/55 6.76 00:9:29 It worked once. Why not twice?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Classified Secret 11/22/55 6.76 00:29:30 Parley Baer as a spy heading cross-country to sell aircraft plans.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Cave 12/20/55 6.95 00:30:20 A 10 year old boy discovers a world of wonder.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Variations On A Theme 2/7/56 7.09 00:30:58 It's always a good idea to plan ahead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Hollywood Hostages 2/21/56 6.05 00:26:25 A couple of location scouts are taken hostage in a ghost town.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Seventh Letter 4/17/56 7.16 00:31:15 Stacey Harris and John Dehner. A mailman is murdered on the block where one of the detectives lives.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Phones Die First 5/8/56 6.61 00:28:54 Harry Bartel as a condemned man during his last hours.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Want Ad 7/11/56 6.8 00:29:42 Bob Cummings has a way with women who need to sell their furs.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Hold-Up 8/29/56 6.68 00:29:10 A store-keeper is quick with a gun once too often.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Security Agent 9/5/56 6.76 00:29:30 Parley Baer & Howard MacNear as 2 friends planning to escape communist Poland.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Three Skeleton Key 11/11/56 4.01 00:17:29 You want scary, we got scary.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Second Class Passenger 1/20/57 5.13 00:22:22 Mild-mannered Sterling Holloway finds more adventure than he dreamed of in Mozambique.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Freedom This Way 1/27/57 6.66 00:29:04 Hans Conried in a harrowing escape from wartime Hungary.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download 227 Minutes Of Hate 2/24/57 5.94 00:25:57 Some nut steals an airplane from the local strip. Starring Charles McGraw.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Present Tense 3/3/57 6.55 00:29:34 Vincent Price as Walter Mitty with a homicidal bent.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Murder On Mike 7/28/57 6.43 00:28:03 Raymond Burr as an embittered radio writer who plans to commit a murder live on the air.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Flesh Peddler 8/4/57 6.82 00:29:47 A new actor named DeForet Kelly plays an agent who gets in over his head.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Vamp Till Dead 9/29/57 4.91 00:21:24 Can a murder victim return to the scene of the crime?

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Misfire 10/6/57 4.46 00:19:27 A nuclear test. The bomb doesn't go off. You can't just walk away and leave it...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Country of the Blind 10/27/57 4.31 00:18:50 Raymond Burr in an H.G wells story. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is a freak.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Dog Star 12/22/57 4.73 00:20:40 A special Christmas dog story.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Never Steal A Butcher's Wife 12/29/57 4.16 00:18:09 He can get very nasty when he gets jealous.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Win, Place Or Die 4/13/58 5.73 00:25:00 Frank Lovejoy as a bookkeeper in over his head with a bookmaker.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Rave Notice 6/1/58 5.82 00:25:26 Vincent Price as an actor in the role of his life.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Out For Christmas 12/21/58 5.51 00:24:02 Out of prison, that is, with a serious grudge. Starring Raymond Burr.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Don't Call Me Mother 1/4/59 6.8 00:29:41 Agnes Moorehead as a seriously overpossesive mother.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Marie Roget 2/7/60 3.15 00:24:21 A tale by Edgar Allen Poe, starring Jackson Beck.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Coffin For Mr. Cash 3/27/60 6.1 00:26:37 The strange life and demise of A.G.Cash. With Leon Denny & Mandel Kramer. Bad recording, good story.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Report From A Dead Planet 7/10/60 4.57 00:19:57 Alien explorers visit a post-nuclear earth.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Time On My Hands 9/25/60 5.15 00:22:30 It's 1939, storm clouds growing, and a man goes back to kill Hitler.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Black Door 11/19/61 5.31 00:23:09 An expedition to find a hidden central american temple uncovers terror instead.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Old Man 12/31/61 5.65 00:24:40 Some guys just don't know when to quit.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Breakthrough 1/7/62 5.97 00:26:04 A story from postwar Berlin reminding us that freedom can be lost.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download 2462 1/21/62 10.4 00:22:44 A man is condemned to death for writing poetry.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download Friday 2/4/62 5.35 00:23:22 A shipping magnate sets out to disprove the seafaring superstition about Fridays.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Man Who Went Back To Save Lincoln 2/11/62 4.41 00:25:41 Court Benson as a time traveler who tries to, well, you know...

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download The Doom Machine 3/4/62 9.8 00:21:24 A scientist builds a machine with a 'perfect' brain, with predictable results.

Left-click to listen, Right-click to download That Real Crazy Infinity 5/27/62 5.28 00:23:03 Two hep musicians discover the music of the past. Live and in person.

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