CTVA US Anthology - "Suspense" (CBS) Season 1 (Early 1949)

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 Season 1 (CBS) (Early 1949)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive /  matineeclassics.com


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CBS Tuesdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern - *Note began 1/2 season

 

1.01 [--]Suspense: REVENGE

01-Mar-1949 CBS Tue

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

directed by Robert Stevens

starring

Eddie Albert

Margo

 

1.02 [--]Suspense: SUSPICION

15-Mar-1949 CBS Tue

starring

Charlton Heston

Sylvia Field

Ernest Truex

Viola Roache

 

1.03 [--]Suspense: CABIN B-13

29-Mar-1949 CBS Tue

Based on a story by John Dickson Carr

starring

Charles Korvin

Eleanor Lynn

 

1.04 [--]Suspense: THE MAN UPSTAIRS

05-Apr-1949 CBS Tue

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

starring

Mildred Natwick

Anthony Ross

 

1.05 [--]Suspense: AFTER DINNER STORY

12-Apr-1949 CBS Tue

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

starring

Otto Kruger

 

1.06 [--]Suspense: THE CREEPER

19-Apr-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Frank Gabrielson

Based on a story by Joseph Ruscoll

starring

Nina Foch

Anthony Ross

Edgar Stehli

 

1.07 [--] Suspense: A NIGHT AT THE INN (verified on film)

26-Apr-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles
From a play by Lord Dunsany
Directed by Robert Stevens

starring

Boris Karloff ..... Toff
Joan Stanley ...... Innkeeper
Jack Manning ...... Bill
Anthony Ross ...... Albert
Barry Macollum .... Sniggers
Synopsis:
Three crooks seek refuge at an Inn after stealing a cursed ruby.
 

1.08 [--] Suspense: DEAD ERNEST (verified on film)

03-May-1949 CBS Tue

Suspense - Dead Ernest (1/3)

Suspense - Dead Ernest (2/3)

Suspense - Dead Ernest (3/3)

Adapted for television by Reginald Denham & Mary Orr
From the original radio script by Merwin Gerard & Seelag Lester (spellt Seelog on film)
Directed by Robert Stevens
starring
Margaret Phillips ............ Fran Prince

(Margaret Prince on film but her name was Fran, Margaret  was Ernest's wife's name).
Tod Andrews ....... Henry Prince
Joshua Shelley .... Tony the Morgue Worker
Fred Stewart ...... Al the Caretaker

Barry Macollum .... Jerry Murdock
Will Hare ......... Ernest Bowers
Patricia Jenkins .. Margaret Bowers
Mac McLeod ........ Police Officer
Harry Davis ....... Cab Driver

Synopsis:

A man suffering from cataleptic attacks is hit by a taxi and sent to the morgue,

everyone thinks he's dead. The Cataleptic condition is marked by suspension

of sensation and muscular rigidity. A seizure which closely resembles death in

all aspects including the primary stages of rigor mortise. [RF]

 

1.09 [--]Suspense: POST MORTEM

10-May-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Frank Gabrielson

Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

starring

Sidney Blackmer

Peggy Conklin

Richard Coogan

Julian Noe

Darren Dublin

Harry Laskos

 

1.10 [--]Suspense: THE MONKEY'S PAW

17-May-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Frank Gabrielson

story by W.W. Jacobs

starring

Boris Karloff

Mildred Natwick

 

1.11 [--]Suspense: MURDER THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

24-May-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Mary Orr & Reginald Denham

Based on a story by Craig Rice

starring

William Prince

Ruth Madison

Peter von Zerneck

 

1.12 [--]Suspense: THE DOOR'S ON THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR

31-May-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Edward Mabley

story by Marie Rodell

starring

Louisa Horton

Anthony Ross

Robert Sterling

 

1.13 [--] Suspense: THE YELLOW SCARF [verified at matineeclassics.com - RF]
07-Jun-1949 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Teleplay by Halsted Welles, Story by Thomas Burke
Music by Hank Sylvern
Announcer Rex Marshall
starring
Boris Karloff ............. Bronson
Felicia Montealegre .. Hettie
Douglass Watson ..... Tom Weatherby
Russell Collins .......... Tilson
Synopsis:
A mysterious man provides boarding to a young woman from the streets. [RF]

 

1.14 [--]Suspense: HELP WANTED (on film)

14-Jun-1949 CBS Tue

Suspense - Help Wanted (1/4)

Suspense - Help Wanted (2/4)

Suspense - Help Wanted (3/4)

Suspense - Help Wanted (4/4)

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Mary Orr & Reginald Denham

From an original story by Stanley Ellin

starring

Otto Kruger ...... Chester Crabtree
Douglas Clark-Smith .. Mr. X
Peggy French ..... Mrs. X
George Mathews ...... Detective
Ruth McDevitt .... Mrs. Griffin
Synopsis:
An old man is displaced from his boarding house because he can't pay his rent.

 All his funds go toward the expense of keeping his daughter in a sanitarium.

When he is offered a job that seems too good to be true, he leaps

at the chance to get out of debt.

Synopsis 2:

A cat named Discretion is blamed for murder.

Line from Mr. X "No one will believe that cat and bull story".
 

1.15 [--]Suspense: STOLEN EMPIRE

21-Jun-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles

Based on a story by James Sheehan

starring

Audrey Christie

Ken Lynch

 

1.16 [--]Suspense: THE HANDS OF MR. OTTERMOLE

28-Jun-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Frank Gabrielson

Based on a story by Thomas Burke

starring

Ralph Bell

Synopsis:
London is being plagued by a strangler who baffles police.

Sgt. Ottermole investigates but has a difficult time when an

obnoxious reporter constantly gets in his way.

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