The Frightened City (Aired November 10, 1952)
One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 are extant. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end.
November 10, 1952. CBS network. "The Frightened City"
. Sponsored by: Auto-Lite. A soldier returns home to find that his brother-in-law has been murdered, along with three other people. But, nobody's talking! Good radio writing! The story was subsequently produced on "Suspense" on September 27, 1955. Frank Lovejoy, Harlow Wilcox (commercial spokesman), Elliott Lewis (producer, director), Morton Fine (writer), David Friedkin (writer), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor), Joan Banks, Lou Merrill, Herb Butterfield, Paula Winslowe, Hy Averback, Charles Calvert, Bert Holland (commercial spokesman). 29:45. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.