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