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  1. The One Who Got Away

    In "The One Who Got Away," Hume Cronyn stars as a bank employee who blackmails a coworker to help him commit murder.

    Hume-cronyn As the episode opens, James is listening to his wife, Ethel, talk.

    Is he really listening? He tries, but Ethel just talks and talks and talks…

    After ten years of marriage, James has had enough. The problem is he can’t find a way out. He tried to leave her once, but she followed him and talked until he "came back home…just to shut her up."

    One day, an opportunity to change his situation comes along. While doing a spot check on accounts, James discovers that long-time bank employee Arthur H. Tillworth has been embezzling! Tillworth offers to do anything to keep James from a filing his report. So, James decides that Tillworth can provide him with an alibi…while he gets rid of Ethel once and for all.

    Will he get away with it?

    "The One Who Got Away" was written by James Keene and produced/directed by William Spier. Hume Cronyn starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Hans Conried, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on November 14, 1946.

    —Huffduffed by Jax 3 years ago

  2. The Earth is Made of Glass

    In "The Earth is Made of Glass," Joseph Cotten stars as man who commits murder to find out if Ralph Waldo Emerson’s reflections on universal compensation are true.

    Joseph Cotten As the episode opens, Nurse Adams and Dr. West are discussing Mr. Richard Steel, a patient who has just died. She asks him what should be done with Mr. Steel’s personal items. The doctor looks through Mr. Steel’s possessions and comes across a diary and begins to read….

    From Mr. Steel’s diary, we learn that he and a friend had a intellectual dispute over the truth of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay Compensation. They argued over the theory that whatever a man does comes back to him—measure for measure. If one commits a crime, then that person will be punished in one way or another.

    Mr. Steel wanted to test that theory by committing a murder in such a way that the law of universal compensation would be proved nonexistant. So, he committed a murder.

    Now, he is dead.

    Was Emerson right?

    "The Earth is Made of Glass" was written by Silvia Richards and produced/directed by William Spier. Joseph Cotten starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Gale Gordon, Cathy Lewis, and William Johnstone. This episode aired on September 27, 1945.

    —Huffduffed by Jax 3 years ago

  3. Suspense — My Own Murderer

    Richard Samson is a London attorney who receives a visit at his home from an old friend, Alan Rennick. The circumstances prompting this visit are unpleasant. Rennick has just murdered his butler, Baines.


    —Huffduffed by mislav 4 years ago

  4. Escape’s “Three Skeleton Key”

    From March 17, 1950. Narrated by Vincent Price

    First made famous by Escape, this radio-play was then broadcast two more times on Suspense after Escape went off the air. Based on a 1937 Esquire magazine short story by the French writer George Toudouze, the story was adapted for Escape in 1949 by James Poe.

    "Three Skeleton Key" is set on the coast of French Guiana in South America. This is a coastline that is also famous for its penal colony on Devil’s Island.

    —Huffduffed by jessewillis 4 years ago


    Three Skeleton Key (Suspense/Horror) Written by George Toudouze, adapted for radio by James Poe

    Three men who tend the light at a reclusive island off the coast of French Guiana see a rogue ship adrift in the Atlantic. The reason for the derelict ship soon becomes obvious - it has been overrun by hundreds of thousands of ferocious ship’s rats.

    The rats land on the isle and soon we are in for a claustrophobic tale of terror as the three men struggle to keep their minds from cracking under the pressure of thousands and thousands of squeaking, scratching, hungry rats. Credits:

    Producer and Director: Fred Greenhalgh Cast:

    * Burke Brimmer as Jean
    * Craig Bowden as Louis
    * Philip Hobby as Auguste

    Field recordist Randall Farr, Musical Score by Barb Truex.

    Recorded on location at Goat Island Lighthouse off the coast of Cape Porpoise, Maine. Special thanks to the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and lighthouse keepers Scott and Karen for use of the facility.

    To learn more about the Mad Horse Theater Company, visit their website, www.madhorse.com

    —Huffduffed by jessewillis 4 years ago

  6. Mondo Diablo Episode 226: A Christmas Tale Well-Calculated to Keep You in Suspense

    "Back for Christmas" starring Peter Lorre on "Suspense."

    —Huffduffed by HellboundAlleee 4 years ago

  7. The Most Dangerous Game

    Based on the short story by Richard Connell, Orson Welles stars in this 1943 adaptation of the story by Suspense.

    —Huffduffed by Jax 4 years ago

  8. Personal Effects: Sword of Blood - Chapters 1 & 2

    Beginning of J.C. Hutchins’ prequel to his new novel. (http://jchutchins.net/site/personal-effects-sword-of-blood/)

    Featured on Episode 81 of Forgotten Classics. (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD 4 years ago

  9. The Lost Special

    How can a train disappear on an open track between two stations eight miles apart? That is the mystery at the center of the short story "The Lost Special" (first published in 1898) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Escape’s version of the "The Lost Special" makes a few changes to the story, but it is a well-executed radio adaptation, originally broadcast on 30 September 1943.

    —Huffduffed by Jax 4 years ago

  10. The Dark Tower

    Orson Welles appears as star of the "Suspense" drama called "The Dark Tower" from the play by George S. Kaufman and the late Alexander Woollcott.

    —Huffduffed by Jax 4 years ago

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