CTVA US Anthology - "Suspense" (CBS) Season 2 (1949-50)

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 Season 2 (CBS) (1949-50)
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


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CBS Tuesdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern

 

2.01 [17] Suspense: LUNCH BOX

06-Sep-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Turner Bullock & Frank Gabrielson

story by Larry Malone

starring

Lon McCallister

Abe Vigoda

 

2.02 [18] Suspense: COLLECTOR'S ITEM

13-Sep-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Doris Frankel

story by Robert Stevens

starring

Lon McCallister

 

2.03 [19] Suspense: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

20-Sep-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles

Based on a story by Robert Louis Stevenson

starring

Ralph Bell ..... Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde

 

2.04 [20] Suspense: THE COMIC STRIP MURDER (on film)

29-Sep-1949 CBS Tue

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens

Adapted for television by Turner Bullock & Frank Gabrielson

From an original play by Fred Methot
Music by Hank Sylvern
Settings Gil Hancox
Cartoons Dick Ayers
starring
Lilli Palmer ..... Julia
Don Briggs ....... Mark
Eva Marie Saint .. Francie (as Eve Marie Saint)
King Calder ...... Handley
John Hudson ...... John
Henry Lascoe ..... Waiter
Synopsis:
A housewife, whose husband uses her likeness as one of the characters

 in his detective comic strip, believes her spouse is planning her

death when he decides to kill the character in the strip.
 

2.05 [21] Suspense: DOCTOR VIOLET (on film)

04-Oct-1949 CBS Tue

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Written by Halstead Welles

starring

Hume Cronyn ...... Dr. Violet
Evelyn Varden .... Mrs. Violet
Anne Francis ..... Lois
Ray Walston ...... Mousey
Frank Thomas Jr... Art
Jack Overman ..... Detective
Mike Kellin ...... Johnny the Policeman
Flody Buckley .... Texan
Synopsis:
A young, engaged couple wandering the carnival enters a sideshow that

displays wax figures of famous killers and their crimes. Dr. Violet,

 the tour guide, is particularly fond of the final wax figure,

a man who murders young women who are about to be married.
 

2.06 [22] Suspense: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

11-Oct-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles

Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe

starring

Bela Lugosi

Romney Brent
Ray Walston

Synopsis:

Montresor vows revenge against Fortunato who has repeatedly injured

 and insulted him. Fortunato is unaware of the animosity which Montresor has

 against him and so during carnival time the plot unfolds. [RF]

 

2.07 [23] Suspense: THE SERPENT RING

18-Oct-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by John Gearon

Based on a story by Louis Pollock

starring

Ray Walston

Steven Hill

Royal Dano

Joan Wetmore

Peter Von Zernick

Donald Buka

 

2.08 [24]Suspense: THE MURDERER (on film)

25-Oct-1949 CBS Tue

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Joseph Hayes

Based on a story by Joel Townsley Rogers

Commercial Director John Peyser
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
Jeffrey Lynn ..... John Bantreagh
John McQuade ..... Roy Clade
Eileen Heckart ... Mollie
Don Hanmer ....... Mac
Marilyn Erskine .. Lillybelle
Larry Fletcher ... Frank

Synopsis:
A man finds his wife lying dead on his front lawn after being

 bludgeoned with a tire iron. She had been cheating

on him for some time, and was leaving him.

 

2.09 [25]Suspense: BLACK PASSAGE (on film)

01-Nov-1949 CBS Tue

Produced and directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Halsted Welles
From a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson

starring

Stella Adler ....... Lola

William Prince ........ Cunningham

Mary Sinclair ...... Mother

Mort Stevens ..... Padre

Peter Fernandez .. Miguel
Carlos Montalban . Pedro

Synopsis:

Obsessed with the beautiful Lola, Cunningham is unaware that

 the women of the family are vampires.

 

2.10 [26]Suspense: SUSPICION

08-Nov-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Joseph Liss

Based on a story by Billy Rose

starring

Russell Collins

Charlton Heston

Meg Mundy

Edgar Stehli

* Restaged from Season 1 episode of the same name different cast.

 

2.11 [27]Suspense: THE THIN EDGE OF VIOLENCE

15-Nov-1949 CBS Tue

Based on a story by William O'Farrell

starring

George Reeves

Lénore Aubert

Emily Lawrence

 

2.12 [28]Suspense: THE THIRD ONE

22-Nov-1949 CBS Tue

story by Arthur Heinemann

starring

Iris Mann

Theodore Newton

Margaret Phillips

 

2.13 [29]Suspense: THE MAN IN THE HOUSE (on film)

29-Nov-1949 CBS Tue

Produced and directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Joseph Liss
Based on the radio play by Leslie Edgby
Music by Hank Sylvern

starring

Kim Hunter ....... Emily
Alan Baxter ...... The Intruder
Boyd Crawford .... Ted
Ruth McDevitt .... Mrs. Barret
Jay Eastman ...... Teen in library
Lores Lambert .... Teen in library
Joan Lawrence .... Teen in library

Synopsis:
A young married couple has problems because the wife is living

separately with her elderly mother. The situation becomes even more

 strained when a killer on the lam forces his way into her home.

 

2.14 [30]Suspense: THE SCAR

06-Dec-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Shirl Hendryx

story by H.R. Hays

starring

Edgar Stehli

 

2.15 [31]Suspense: THE GRAY HELMET

13-Dec-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles

story by Robert Carse

starring

Jack Lemmon

Bernard Kates

Mort Stevens

 

2.16 [32]Suspense: THE SEEKER AND THE SOUGHT

20-Dec-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Halsted Welles

story by Marie Baumer

starring

Eileen Heckart

Joseph Holland

Philip Loeb

Grace Valentine

 

2.17 [33] Suspense: THE CASE OF LADY SANNOX

27-Dec-1949 CBS Tue

Adapted for television by Robert Wallsten

Based on a story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

starring

Stella Adler

Henry Brandon

Berry Kroeger

 

2.18 [34] Suspense: MORNING BOAT TO AFRICA

03-Jan-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Nina Foch

 

2.19 [35] Suspense: THE BOMBER COMMAND

10-Jan-1950 CBS Tue

starring

George Reeves

Susan Douglas

 

2.20 [36] Suspense: SUMMER STORM

17-Jan-1950 CBS Tue

Produced and Directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Marie Baumer
Based on a story by Louis Este
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
E.G. Marshall .... Eddie Hunt
Jack Dimond ...... Jimmy Hunt
Morton Stevens ... Mr. O'Farrell
King Calder ...... Mr. Waters
Ruth McDevitt .... Mrs. Waters
Royal Dano ....... Policeman
Joe Boland ....... Mr. Graham
Leslie Litomy .... Casey
Martin Greenlee .. Mike

 

2.21 [37] Suspense: THE HORIZONTAL MAN

24-Jan-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Mildred Natwick

 

2.22 [38] Suspense: THE DISTANT ISLAND

31-Jan-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Patricia Kirkland

 

2.23 [39] Suspense: ESCAPE THIS NIGHT

07-Feb-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Donald Buka

Peter Capell

Robert H. Harris

 

2.24 [40] Suspense: THE SUICIDE CLUB

14-Feb-1950 CBS Tue

Produced and Directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Reginald Denham & Mary Orr
Based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson
starring
Ralph Bell ....... Prince Florizel/Theophilus Goode
Ralph Clanton .... Col. Gerard/Alfred Hammersmith
Donald Buka ...... Mr. X
Richard Fraser ... Club President
 

2.25 [41] Suspense: ROMAN HOLIDAY

21-Feb-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Leslie Nielsen

Jack Dimond

 

2.26 [42] Suspense: THE MAN WHO TALKED IN HIS SLEEP

28-Feb-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Edith Atwater

Donald Briggs

 

2.27 [43] Suspense: THE LEDGE

07-Mar-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Dick Foran

E.G. Marshall

 

2.28 [44] Suspense: THE PARCEL (on film)

14-Mar-1950 CBS Tue

Produced and Directed by Robert Stevens
Original script by Alvin Sapinsley (idea from Robert Stevens)
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
Conrad Janis ..... Tommy
Ray Walston ...... Herbert the Hook
Ann Thomas ....... Sally
Royal Dano ....... Marvin the Push

Lee Marvin ....... Barrow
Harold J. Stone .. Eagle Moran
Peter Capell ..... Gunner

 

2.29 [45] Suspense: THE OLD MAN'S BADGE (on film)

21-Mar-1950 CBS Tue

Produced and Directed by Robert Stevens
Original script by Ferguson Findley & Robert Tallman
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
Steven Hill ...... Dolph Romano
Barry Nelson ..... Johny Malone
Will Hare ........ Tony Grisalla
Charles Mendick .. Herman
Philip Sterling .. Ciro
Ann Thomas ....... Billie
Julian Noa ....... Captain

 

2.30 [46] Suspense: THE SECOND CLASS PASSENGER

28-Mar-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Leslie Nielsen

Monica Boyer

Alfreda Wallace

 

2.31 [47] Suspense: ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ONE FOR YOUR MONEY

04-Apr-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Tom Drake

Betty Garde

Paul Stewart

Carol Williams

 

2.32 [48] Suspense: STEELY, STEELY EYES

11-Apr-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Betty Garde

 

2.33 [49] Suspense: MURDER AT THE MARDI GRAS

18-Apr-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Hume Cronyn

Tom Drake

Robert Emhardt
George Reeves
Mary Sinclair
John Marriott

 

2.34 [50] Suspense: THE GENTLEMAN FROM AMERICA

25-Apr-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Barry Nelson

 

2.35 [51] Suspense: DEATH OF A DUMMY

02-May-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Conrad Janis

 

2.36 [52] Suspense: RED WINE

09-May-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Hume Cronyn

Tom Drake

 

2.37 [53] Suspense: ONE AND ONE'S A LONESOME

16-May-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Robert Emhardt

Nina Foch

Scott McKay

Meg Mundy

 

2.38 [54] Suspense: PHOTO FINISH (on film)

23-May-1950 CBS Tue

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Original television script by Alvin Sapinsley (idea by Robert Stevens)
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
Ralph Clanton .... Robert Quartermain
Eileen Heckart ... Margaret Quartermain
Richard Boone .... Mercer
Don Appell ....... Willy Fergus
Lou Herbert ...... Mack

 

2.39 [55] Suspense: LISTEN, LISTEN

30-May-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Mildred Natwick

 

2.40 [56] Suspense: BLACK BRONZE

06-Jun-1950 CBS Tue

starring

Franchot Tone

Joan Diener

 

2.41 [57] Suspense: I'M NO HERO

20-Jun-1950 CBS Tue

Based on a story by Henry Kane

starring

Hume Cronyn

Mark Roberts

 

2.42 [58] Suspense: WISTERIA COTTAGE (on film)

27-Jun-1950 CBS Tue

Produced & Directed by Robert Stevens
Adapted for television by Charles Robinson
Based on a novel by Robert M. Coates
Music by Hank Sylvern
starring
Marjorie Gateson .. Florence Hackett
Conrad Janis ...... Richard
Joan Copeland ..... Louisa Hackett
Carlotta Sherwood.. Elinor Hackett
James MacDonald ... Jeff
Mark Roberts ...... Ned Bassett
Ruth McDevitt ..... Jenny

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