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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
Jeff Chandler He was 30 , 42 years old when he died
Arlene Francis She was 41 , 93 years old when she died
Patty Jenkins She was 22 , now 52 years old
Charlton Heston He was 25 , 84 years old when he died
Dorothy Hart She was 26 , 82 years old when she died
Beatrice Straight She was 34 , 86 years old when she died
Janis Carter She was 35 , 80 years old when she died
Walter Matthau He was 28 , 79 years old when he died
Simon Oakland He was 33 , 68 years old when he died
Anne Bancroft She was 17 , 73 years old when she died
John Carradine He was 42 , 82 years old when he died
Cloris Leachman She was 22 , now 98 years old
Denholm Elliott He was 26 , 70 years old when he died
Sidney Blackmer He was 53 , 78 years old when he died
Leslie Nielsen He was 22 , 84 years old when he died
J. Pat O'Malley He was 44 , 80 years old when he died
Logan Ramsey He was 27 , 79 years old when he died
Darren McGavin He was 26 , 83 years old when he died
Nina Foch She was 24 , 84 years old when she died
Paul Stewart He was 10 , 26 years old when he died
Paul Newman He was 23 , 83 years old when he died
Edward Binns He was 32 , 74 years old when he died
Ward Bond He was 45 , 57 years old when he died
Christopher Plummer He was 19 , now 94 years old
Robert Webber He was 24 , 64 years old when he died
Claude Dauphin He was 45 , 75 years old when he died
Jo Van Fleet She was 33 , 80 years old when she died
Michael Strong He was 30 , 62 years old when he died
Martha Scott She was 36 , 90 years old when she died
Lloyd Bridges He was 35 , 85 years old when he died
Walter Slezak He was 46 , 80 years old when he died
Abe Vigoda He was 27 , 94 years old when he died
Jerome Cowan He was 51 , 74 years old when he died
Murray Hamilton He was 25 , 63 years old when he died
Otto Preminger He was 43 , 80 years old when he died
Grace Kelly She was 19 , 52 years old when she died
Lilli Palmer She was 34 , 71 years old when she died
Cedric Hardwicke He was 55 , 71 years old when he died
James Gregory He was 311 , 364 years old when he died
Pat Hingle He was 24 , 84 years old when he died
Henry Jones He was 36 , 86 years old when he died
William Prince He was 35 , 83 years old when he died
Robert Sterling He was 31 , 88 years old when he died
Lee Marvin He was 24 , 63 years old when he died
Tom Drake He was 30 , 64 years old when he died
Carlos Montalb√°n He was 45 , 87 years old when he died
Steven Hill He was 26 , 94 years old when he died
Mark Roberts He was 27 , 85 years old when he died
Eva Marie Saint She was 24 , now 99 years old
Ann Rutherford She was 31 , 94 years old when she died

Crew

Name Job title
Sig Herzig Writing He was 51 , 87 years old when he died Writer
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  • First Air Date: 1949-01-06
  • Runtime: [25,30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 262