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Suspense: 100 in the Dark / Lord of the Witch Doctors / Devil in the Summer House

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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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NoHaxJustPolloh (1 year ago)
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Damian Linson (1 year ago)
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Summer Reign (1 year ago)
Love them! And no 21st adverts! Great bedtime listening!
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Nick Anderson (2 years ago)
thanks for posting these! I love them so much I made a Suspense t-shirt
vito6one9 (3 years ago)
Devil in the Summer House aired 3 November 1942
vito6one9 (3 years ago)
Lord of the Witch Doctors aired 27 October 1942; 1st show of season two
vito6one9 (3 years ago)
Aired 30 September 1942; final episode of that season/series
vito6one9 (3 years ago)
+vito6one9 100 In The Dark air date
Hériat M (3 years ago)
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dsmj (4 years ago)
The announcer apologizes in advance for 100 in the Dark not being a very good story, and it wasn't.  And that was actually the last show in the series? 
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MsAldousSnow (6 years ago)
i clicked on this because of the boobs.
Mr Fishfinger (1 year ago)
MsAldousSnow we all did
Bertie Blue (6 years ago)
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shearth1 (6 years ago)
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pipewatcher (6 years ago)
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Jim Laurie (6 years ago)
used to listen to the series in the late fifties... recall its last days in 1962.... the end of network radio drama... great stuff
Kim Devulle (2 years ago)
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john van cor (6 years ago)
love this show,thanks.
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