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Welcome to Stars On Suspense, presenting legends of Hollywood in "radio's outstanding theater of thrills." For twenty years, Suspense presented some of the greatest mysteries and thrillers on radio - legendary plays like "Sorry, Wrong Number," "The Hitch-Hiker," and "The House in Cypress Canyon." During its long radio run, Suspense attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood to its microphones to play the hunter and the hunted, heroes and villains, and victims and killers. 

Each week, tune in for a new podcast episode spotlighting a star of stage, screen, or radio in old time radio mysteries that are "well calculated to keep you in Suspense!"

May 16, 2024

Norman Lloyd began his career on stage with Orson Welles and on screen under the direction of Alfred Hitchcock. He went on to TV stardom in the 1980s on St. Elsewhere and made his final screen appearance in 2015 at the age of 100. We'll hear Mr. Lloyd as a tyrannical radio producer in "Fury and Sound" (AFRS rebroadcast...


May 9, 2024

Herbert Marshall puts his English accent to great use in this pair of radio thrillers - two of the twenty-one appearances he logged on Suspense. First, he's the crown prosecutor out to convict a wily wife killer in "Murder by Jury" (originally aired on CBS on February 22, 1954). Then, he's in a battle of wits against a...


May 2, 2024

Possessing one of the all-time great voices of the radio era, Hans Conried was equally effective in comedies and dramas as characters both old and young from all parts of the world. We'll hear him as the king's executioner in "The Groom of the Ladder" (originally aired on CBS on March 13, 1956), a refugee looking for a...


Apr 22, 2024

John Lund joins our five-timer's club as he makes his final four appearances on Suspense. First, he's a Marine who may have discovered paradise in the middle of the war in the Pacific in "The Island" (originally aired on CBS on January 12, 1958). Then he's a gambler who bets too much on his own system in "Winner Lose...


Apr 6, 2024

Though she never found the fame of her sister Margaret, Barbara Whiting had a run in Hollywood as a Fox contract player. We'll hear her in "The Rim of Terror" (originally aired on CBS on December 2, 1956) as a woman who picks up a hitchhiking defector and in "One Way Trip," a story from Romance (originally aired on CBS...