2 Episodes From 1943 and 1959 (Christmas Special)
Suspense was actually spawned from another series called Forecast. The 1940 horror show was entitled Suspense and it was based on the Marie Belloc Lowndes' short Jack-the-Ripper novella, The Lodger. It was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, who had made a 1926 silent film based on the same story (Grams, 1997, 3). Its subtle ending generated a large volume of mail which convinced CBS executives that they had a strong market. Two years later, Suspense was aired. It became one of radio's longest lasting shows, surviving twenty years of consistent success.
TODAY'S SHOW: "Korean Christmas Carol" (12-20-59) and "Nothing Up My Sleeve" (01-05-43)
December 20, 1959. CBS network origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "Korean Christmas Carol"
. the story of a strange G. I., his A. W. O. L. bag, and an even stranger Christmas battle. Bill Lipton, Lyle Sudrow, Allen Manson, Phil Meader, Santos Ortega, Guy Repp, Larry Robinson, Lawson Zerbe, Stuart Metz (announcer), George Walsh (announcer), George Bamber (writer), Paul Roberts (producer, director), Ethel Huber (music supervisor). 24:53.
January 5, 1943. CBS network. "Nothing Up My Sleeve"
. Sustaining. A suspenseful tale of robbery and missing money in a locked room. Bernard Herrmann (composer, conductor), Elissa Landi, George Coulouris, John Dickson Carr (host, writer), John Dietz (director), William Spier (producer, director, editor), Joseph Kearns (announcer). 29:23. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.