Where the stars come out…to shiver!
With a style built on sharp, quickly-established moods brought to life by taut, punchy dialogue, Suspense produced-directors William Spier, Anton M. Leader, and Elliot Lewis brought top-name Hollywood talent to the microphone each week.
Horror stars, action heroes, matinee idols, leading ladies -- Suspense offered them all a showcase that expanded and emphasized their distinctive talents. Peter Lorre and Edward G. Robinson were particular favorites, and appear here in tortured, desperate roles and never failing to wring every bit of tension from the scripts in their hands. Popular comedians - like Bob Hope and Milton Berle - were also regularly featured. Cast hard against type, the audience was forced to view them in an entirely different light…and were left gasping in their wake.
This startling set of 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes features performances by Gregory Peck, Joan Crawford, Bela Lugosi, Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Jim & Marian Jordan, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter, and more. Also includes the previously lost episode of "The Burning Court" starring Clifton Webb. A Program Guide written by Elizabeth McLeod guides you through this series of highly-focused, white-knuckled exercises in emotional tension.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Till Death Do Us Part 12-15-42, The Doctor Prescribed Death 02-02-43, Wet Saturday 12-16-43, The Black Shawl 07-27-44, The Burning Court 06-14-45, Footfalls 07-12-45, Nobody Loves Me 08-30-45, Too Little to Live On 12-26-47, Three O'Clock 03-10-49, Dead Ernest 03-24-49, You Can't Die Twice 03-31-49, Death Has A Shadow 05-05-49, The Ten Years 06-02-49, Rave Notice 10-12-50, After the Movies 12-07-50, A Ring for Marya 12-28-50, Backseat Driver 02-22-51, The Truth About Jerry Baxter 06-14-51, The Death of Barbara Allen 10-20-52, The Frightened City 11-10-52