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Suspense, Volume 28 - 6 hours [Download] #RA998D
Suspense, Volume 28

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Volume 28
“And now...another tale well-calculated to keep you in ... SUSPENSE!”
Listening to the earliest episodes of Suspense under the direction of William Spier, it’s not hard to understand how this show which started out as a sustaining summer replacement with almost no budget grew into a bar by which quality old time radio is often judged. Spier not only took control of every minute detail of each episode, but he also imbued his staff, his cast, and his technical crew with ownership. He worked diligently with each member of his crew, from the sound effects man to the musical directors to the actors, to be sure that every piece of every show fit exactly. Berne Surrey, the sound effects man, felt this influence more than others, according to interviews. Surrey was tasked more than once with coming up with sound effects just minutes before, if not while an episode was already in progress, including providing the dying moans for a character when the actor missed the cue.
It’s no surprise that, with the amount of care Spier crafted his entire run of Suspense, that it became the show it did. Even though the pool of actors he had to draw from originally consisted of mostly standard hands at radio, that changed as the show grew in popularity, especially after Roma Wines picked up sponsorship. Actors from Vincent Price to Gene Kelly to Agnes Morehead to Van Johnson came calling, wanting to be a part of the top notch phenomenon Spier had created. He didn’t lay out the red carpet for them, however. Spier believed that Suspense should be more than a job for an actor, it should be a challenge. He showed this by often casting actors against type, taking usual villains and turning them into romantic leads, for example. The quality of Suspense would not suffer under his watch, but Spier wanted to make sure every actor gave their best.
Enjoy twelve stellar shows of mystery, thrills, chills, action, and adventure in Suspense, Volume 28, restored to Sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
The Game
Tuesday, March 15, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Give Me Liberty
Tuesday, March 29, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Zero Hour
Tuesday, April 5, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Going, Going, Gone
Tuesday, May 10, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Lily and the Colonel
Tuesday, May 17, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Beirut by Sunrise
Tuesday, May 31, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Tuesday, June 7, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Black Death
Tuesday, August 2, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Goodbye, Miss Lizzie Borden
Tuesday, October 4, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Heavens to Betsy
Tuesday, October 11, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
Life Ends at Midnight
Tuesday, October 18, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials
To None a Deadly Drug
Tuesday, October 25, 1955 - 30:00 - CBS, No commercials

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