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Suspense Missing Shows

By Dr. Joe Webb
This is the most current list of missing shows of Suspense as of February 2013. Many files with these dates are circulating in the hobby, but they are usually misdated. Most of the mistitled files are obvious upon listening, such as the recording has a star in the leading role other than the actor who actually appeared that week

  •      7/1/42 Life of Nellie James -- Jeanne Cagney (only performance on Suspense)
  •      7/8/42 Rope -- Richard Widmark (only performance on Suspense
  •      7/15/42 Third Eye -- unknown cast (only performance on Suspense)
  •      7/22/42 Westbound Limited -- unknown cast (only performance on Suspense)
  •      7/29/42 Philomel Cottage -- Alice Frost (also performed on 10/7/43 and 12/26/46)
  •      8/5/42 Finishing School -- Margo (also performed on 12/30/43)
  •      8/12/42 Suspicion -- Pedro deCordos (also performed on 2/10/44 and 4/3/48)
  •      1/26/43 Death Went Along For The Ride -- Ralph Bellamy (also performed on 4/27/44)
  •      2/9/43 Hangman Won't Wait -- Sydney Greenstreet (I have part 1; need full episode)  (only performance on Suspense)
  •      2/23/43 Will You Walk Into My Parlor -- Geraldine Fitzgerald (I have part 1; need full episode)  (only performance on Suspense)
  •      3/2/43 The Night Reveals -- Fredric March (also performed on 12/9/43, 4/18/46, and 5/26/49)
  •      3/9/43 The Phantom Archer -- Ralph Bellamy  (only performance on Suspense)
  •      3/16/43 Cabin B-13 -- Ralph Bellamy (also performed on 11/9/43)
  •      7/26/45 Fury And Sound -- Norman Lloyd  (only performance on Suspense); this has been adapted as a short story in the Darryl Shelton book
  •      1/10/46 This Was A Hero -- Phillip Terry (only performance on Suspense; AFRS transcription recently sold on eBay; a show summary is listed at RadioGoldindex; so the program obviously exists in that collection, and may exist in others who had the auctioned disc through the years, but a recording has yet to appear in circulation)
  •      2/28/46 The Keenest Edge -- Richard Greene (only performance on Suspense); the script for this show is in the Darryl Shelton book
  •      3/20/47 The Waxworks -- Claude Rains (also performed on 5/1/56 and 3/1/59)
  •      3/27/47 Trial By Jury -- Nancy Kelly (also performed on 6/16/57)
  •      7/17/47 Beyond Good And Evil -- Vincent Price (previously performed on 10/11/45)
  •      12/19/47 Wet Saturday -- Boris Karloff (previously performed on 6/24/42, 12/16/43, and later performed on 3/20/48 as half of an hour-long program)
  •      1/31/48 A Bet With Death -- Lee Bowman (also performed on 11/10/42 as "Will You Make a Bet with Death?")
  •      7/8/48 The Last Chance -- Cary Grant (only performance on Suspense)
  •      6/15/50 Deadline -- Broderick Crawford  (only performance on Suspense; adapted from Radio City Playhouse 2/28/49)
  •      9/7/50 The Tip -- Ida Lupino (also performed on 7/6/54)
  •      5/24/51 Fresh Air And Murder -- Jeff Chandler (only performance on Suspense)
  •      11/5/51 Trials Of Thomas Shaw -- Joseph Cotton (only performance on Suspense)
  •      11/12/51 Mission Of The Betta -- John Hodiak (only performance on Suspense)
  •      11/19/51 The Embezzler -- John Lund (only performance on Suspense);  a recreation of the show was performed by American Radio Theater http://amerad.libsyn.com/suspense-the-embezzler
  •      11/26/51 Misfortune In Pearls -- Frank Lovejoy (only performance on Suspense)
  •      12/24/51 Twas the Night Before Christmas -- Greer Garson (also performed on 12/21/53)
  •      9/15/52 Sorry, Wrong Number -- Agnes Moorehead (performed 7 other times on the series; this one has Larry Thor as announcer)
  •      1/6/55 Murder Aboard The Alphabet -- William Conrad (previously performed on 8/21/47)
  •      8/23/55 Beetle And Mr. Bottle -- Eric Snowden (also performed on 9/20/59)
  •      1/3/56 The Eavesdropper -- Lawrence Dobkin (only performance on Suspense)
  •      4/24/56 A Case Of Nerves -- Parley Baer (previously performed on 6/1/50)
  •      8/1/56 Massacre At Little Big Horn -- Stacy Harris (only performance on Suspense)
  •      9/15/57 Night On Red Mountain -- Richard Crenna (also performed on 1/11/59 and 11/20/60)

 
The only circulating copy of the 3/15/51 show, "Strange for a Killer", is the recording of its rehearsal; a complete broadcast version is still needed.


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