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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, Cloris Leachman, Brian Keith, 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 90 of the 260 episodes survive today. The rest were destroyed and no longer exist in any format.

The Three of Silence


My Old Man's Badge


Suspicion

The Mallet


Woman In Love


Wisteria College

Mr Matches


Murderer's Meeting


Old Lady of Bayeux

North of Shanghai


Tough Cop


Telephone Call

Murder at Mardi Gras


Nightmare at Ground Zero


On A Country Road

Yellow Scarf


Vacancy For Death


Murderer

Mutiny Below


The Third One


Portrait of Constance

The Red Signal


Set Up For Death


Suicide Club

The Tip


Time of Innocence


Summer Storm

Purloined Letter


Photo Finish


Quarry

Comic Strip Murder


Collector's Item


Cask of Amontilado

Case of Lady Sannox


Career


Brush Off

Bomber Command


Blue Panther


Black Prophet

Black Passage


Black Panther


Betrayal in Vienna

Alibi Me


Corsage


Four Days To Kill

For The Love of Randi


FOB Vienna


Far Off House

Edge of Panic


Duel


Crooked Flame

Dr Violet


Doors on the 13th Floor


Double Entry

Debt


Death Drum


Death at the Stock Car Races

Dead Fall


Dead Earnest


Dark Shadows

Dance


Hunted


All Hallows Eve

I'm No Hero


Invisible Killer


Kiss Me Again Stranger


Her Last Adventure

Frisco Payoff


House of Masks


Juiceman


Funmaster

Help Wanted


Goodbye New York


Go Home Dead Man


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