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