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Suspense

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.

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Cast

Name Character
Cloris Leachman She was 22 , now 95 years old
Patty Jenkins She was 22 , now 50 years old
Ben Cooper He was 15 , now 88 years old
John Howard He was 9 , 55 years old when he died
Abe Vigoda He was 27 , 94 years old when he died
Steven Hill He was 26 , 94 years old when he died
John Conte He was 33 , 90 years old when he died
Scott McKay He was 11 , 26 years old when he died
Christopher Plummer He was 19 , now 91 years old
Anne Jackson She was 22 , 89 years old when she died
Edward Binns He was 32 , 74 years old when he died
Ward Bond He was 45 , 57 years old when he died
Basil Rathbone She was 56 , 75 years old when she died
Eddie Albert He was 42 , 99 years old when he died
John Marriott He was 89 , 85 years old when he died
Royal Dano He was 26 , 71 years old when he died
Nigel Green He was 24 , 47 years old when he died
Russell Collins He was 51 , 68 years old when he died
Harry Bellaver He was 43 , 88 years old when he died
Ruth McDevitt She was 53 , 80 years old when she died
Mary Sinclair She was 26 , 77 years old when she died
Catherine McLeod She was 27 , 75 years old when she died
Bela Lugosi He was 66 , 73 years old when he died
Pat Hingle He was 24 , 84 years old when he died
Hume Cronyn He was 37 , 91 years old when he died
Anne Bancroft She was 17 , 73 years old when she died
Tom Drake He was 30 , 64 years old when he died
Jack Lemmon He was 23 , 76 years old when he died
Walter Matthau He was 28 , 79 years old when he died
Martha Scott She was 36 , 90 years old when she died
Mildred Natwick She was 43 , 89 years old when she died
Lee Marvin He was 24 , 63 years old when he died
Anthony Ross He was 39 , 46 years old when he died
John Emery He was 43 , 59 years old when he died
Neva Patterson She was 28 , 90 years old when she died
Phyllis Kirk She was 21 , 79 years old when she died
Jeffrey Lynn He was 39 , 86 years old when he died
Marjorie Gateson She was 57 , 86 years old when she died
Cedric Hardwicke He was 55 , 71 years old when he died
Rita Lynn
William Prince He was 35 , 83 years old when he died
Dick Foran He was 38 , 69 years old when he died
Anne Sargent She was 25 , 83 years old when she died
Romney Brent He was 46 , 74 years old when he died
Nancy Kelly She was 27 , 73 years old when she died
Hildy Parks She was 22 , 78 years old when she died
Logan Ramsey He was 27 , 79 years old when he died
Viveca Lindfors She was 29 , 75 years old when she died
Joan Copeland She was 26 , now 99 years old
Boris Karloff He was 61 , 81 years old when he died

Crew

Name Job title
Sig Herzig Writing He was 51 , 87 years old when he died Writer
Suspense (72 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1949-01-06
  • Runtime: [25,30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 262