Over fifty years ago, one of the greatest horror/mystery programs ever broadcast on radio and television premiered. For twenty years, Suspense presented top stars of Hollywood and Broadway in roles they were never usually associated with. Frank Sinatra starred as a psychopath in one episode, while Jack Benny played a Martian in another. Ronald Reagan was framed for murder, and Lucille Ball committed murder.
Now after all these years, the entire history of this phenomenal program is available under one cover. How the series came about, why the stars flocked to the microphones and cameras, how many of the scripts came to be, secrets regarding special effects, and why the series went off the air after twenty years of broadcasting.
This 460 page book was published in 1998 and documents the entire history of the radio and television series SUSPENSE, broadcast over CBS from 1942 to 1962. Best remembered as the king of radio thrillers, bringing guest stars from both Broadway and Hollywood to star in roles never before heard of. Frank Sinatra was a psychopath in one episode, Lucille Ball danced with a murderer, Ronald Reagan was framed for murder and Dick Beals shrunk microscopic. This book features a history of the program, an episode guide with titles, airdates, casts, plots (even to the "lost" episodes), and complete documentation with photos of the SUSPENSE movies, mystery magazines and comic books.