Old Time RadioAudiobookseBooks
eMailPreservation LibraryBargain Basement

Receive our newsletter!

CallFree Old Time Radio download
(Your shopping cart is empty)


Suspense, Volume 3 - 6 hours [Download] #RA236D
Suspense, Volume 3

6 hours - Digital Download

Our Price: $11.99

Availability: Available for download now
Product Code: RA236D


Volume 3

With a history full of twists and turns much like many of its own episodes, Suspense is a program that lives on as one of the best produced radio shows of the classic era as well as a collection of tense, well told stories.

After an initial debut in 1940, On June 17, 1942, Suspense restarted as a weekly anthology series on CBS in June, 1942. A few weeks after the debut, William Spier, considered an up-and-comer by CBS, became the show’s producer. Recognizing the opportunity that Suspense presented, Spier proceeded to mold the show into the radio classic that we know today.

A man of both taste and ambition, William Spier aspired to make Suspense the success it would become. With his actors he expected nothing less than perfection, but was also willing to risk on-air disaster by often throwing them a curve at the last minute. Spier wanted a tense, edge-of-your-seat kind of show -- and the best way to get this, in his opinion, was by keeping his entire cast and crew as tense and on-edge as the audience would be.

Suspense is a true radio classic. And, in this Radio Archives collection, you’ll have the chance to hear twelve broadcasts from 1942 and 1943, including Orson Welles in ‘The Hitch Hiker’ and the show featuring the debut of ‘The Man in Black’ as the show’s host. For all the Thrills, Chills, and Action you can handle, look no further than Suspense, Volume 3 from Radio Archives!

The Cave of Ali Baba
starring Rodney Brent
Wednesday, August 18, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

The Hitch Hiker
starring Orson Welles
Wednesday, September 2, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

The Kettler Method
starring Rodger De Koven, John Gibson, Gloria Stewart
Wednesday, September 16, 1942- 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

A Passage to Benaris
starring Paul Stewart
Wednesday, September 23, 1942- 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

One Hundred in the Dark
starring Eric Dressler, Alice Frost, Ted Osbourn
Wednesday, September 30, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

The Lord Of the Witch Doctor
Introducing ‘The Man in Black’
Tuesday, October 27, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Will You Make a Bet With Death?
starring Michael Fitzmaurice, Leslie Woods, Nicholas Joy
Tuesday, November 10, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Menace in Wax
starring Joseph Julian
Tuesday, November 17, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

The Body Snatchers
starring E. G. Marshall
Tuesday, November 24, 1942 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

The Doctor Prescribed Death
starring Bela Lugosi
Tuesday, February 2, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

In Fear and Trembling
starring Mary Astor
Tuesday, February 16, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble
starring Paul Lukas
Tuesday, April 6, 1943 - 30:00 - CBS, sustaining

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Well-calculated tales December 25, 2023
Reviewer: Ivan G Shreve Jr from Winterville, GA United States  
There's not much you can say about "radio's outstanding theatre of thrills" except a) it remains one of radio drama's gold standards and 2) grabbing it at a sale price is a sweet, sweet deal.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great collection December 25, 2023
Reviewer: Stephen K Lau from Atlanta, GA United States  
Good quality 30 min shows from early in the series

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 June 25, 2022
Reviewer: Mike Abel from Pond Eddy, NY United States  

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 One of Radio's most popular shows...... May 25, 2022
Reviewer: Richard McLeod from RIVERSIDE, CA United States  
Volume 3 has one of the most famous stories in Radio History, Lucille Fletcher's "The Hitch Hiker" and starring Orson Welles.  That alone is reason enough to purchase this set.

With music often conducted by the noted Bernard Herrman (of "Psycho" fame), many stories by John Dickson Carr and Lucille Fletcher, among many other writers, any of the Volumes offered by Radio Archives is a treasure unto itself.  William Spier produced this Radio Show, which is definitely one of the best remembered Shows from the Golden Age of Radio.  Once you buy one of these Volumes you will buy another.

"Suspense" ran for many, many years and if I remember correctly, over 900 shows were produced in total with "The Hitch Hiker" and "Sorry, Wrong Number" (starring Agnes Moorehead is in another Volume) being two of the best known shows during the Golden Age of Radio.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 May 25, 2022
Reviewer: John Hubbard from Atkinson, NH United States  

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews

 About Us
 Privacy Policy
 Send Us Feedback