Suspense: I Won't Take a Minute / The Argyle Album / Double Entry

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The program's heyday was in the early 1950s, when radio actor, producer and director Elliott Lewis took over (still during the Wilcox/Autolite run). Here the material reached new levels of sophistication. The writing was taut, and the casting, which had always been a strong point of the series (featuring such film stars as Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Eve McVeagh, Lena Horne, and Cary Grant), took an unexpected turn when Lewis expanded the repertory to include many of radio's famous drama and comedy stars — often playing against type — such as Jack Benny. Jim and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and Molly were heard in the episode, "Backseat Driver," which originally aired February 3, 1949. The highest production values enhanced Suspense, and many of the shows retain their power to grip and entertain. At the time he took over Suspense, Lewis was familiar to radio fans for playing Frankie Remley, the wastrel guitar-playing sidekick to Phil Harris in The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. On the May 10, 1951 Suspense, Lewis reversed the roles with "Death on My Hands": A bandleader (Harris) is horrified when an autograph-seeking fan accidentally shoots herself and dies in his hotel room, and a vocalist (Faye) tries to help him as the townfolk call for vigilante justice against him. With the rise of television and the departures of Lewis and Autolite, subsequent producers (Antony Ellis, William N. Robson and others) struggled to maintain the series despite shrinking budgets, the availability of fewer name actors, and listenership decline. To save money, the program frequently used scripts first broadcast by another noteworthy CBS anthology, Escape. In addition to these tales of exotic adventure, Suspense expanded its repertoire to include more science fiction and supernatural content. By the end of its run, the series was remaking scripts from the long-canceled program The Mysterious Traveler. A time travel tale like Robert Arthur's "The Man Who Went Back to Save Lincoln" or a thriller about a death ray-wielding mad scientist would alternate with more run-of-the-mill crime dramas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspense_%28radio_drama%29

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  1. I really enjoyed "Double Entry."
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  3. "Double Entry" was on the TV version. It starred Robert Emhardt.
  4. These are great! TY.
  5. I like the one with Lucille Ball where she portrayed a cheap tramp
  6. I listen at night before bed with headphones on and usually drift off to sleep before the end.....
  7. wats with yanks?????its not bad enuf to suffer these tragedies its always 'what i'f!!!!!???wtf....they wank over sadness
  8. I Won't Take A Minute aired 6 December 1945
    The Argyle Album aired 13 December 1945
    Double Entry aired 20 December 1945
  9. Looks like Yvonne Craig.
  10. "Suspense" is the best radio show of them all.  Who is Eve McVeagh?
  11. I do not miss TV at ALL! Thank you so vey much. Mare
  12. thanks so much. I am not sleeping well as I stay awake for hours at a time listening.  I am actually sleeping with my laptop in bed.
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  15. I enjoyed listen! Great! All the best! Assa!
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