RODDY MCDOWELL Heads in Wrong Direction • "One Way Street" • SUSPENSE Best Episode

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A young street-smart kid raised by his uncle (Roddy McDowell) finds a surprise in his home when he returns from reform school. His jerk of an uncle has gotten hitched to a rich widow! Roddy notices that she's sick (expected to die within months) then he spots a bottle of poison on the shelf right next to her medicine. He figures his uncle is gonna kill her to get the money sooner. Roddy will also inherit her riches, but he has his own ideas. He poisons the medicine first! But why?

January 23, 1947 (not repeated)

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Multi-talented actor (Big) Dick Powell takes a break from "Richard Diamond" to make another appearance on Suspense. This time he's a boxer who's forced to step aside 'cause there's a new kid in the ring. The kid steals the glory because he's an All-American war hero. Powell's hot girlfriend takes notice of the kid too, so Powell gets jealous. Next, he makes plans to turn the kid into a blind man. Will his plans backfire? Of course! (because this is SUSPENSE) Broadcast date: Feb. 23, 1950 (no repeats) √ I think it's kind of fun when saying "Big Dick" Powell . . . You, too? Besides, my late great brother was named Dick and he was called him Big Dick . . . Nothing wrong with that, or if a question arose with him around I would point at him and yell: "Dick knows! Dick knows!" (Dick nose, get it?) I hate explaining a joke. √ Here's a thought: I've listened to all 900 existing episodes multiple times each in order to come up with only the best episodes and to prevent duplication (don't you wish other "OTR" channels did that?) I always re-screen 'em for sound quality before I consider using one. Then it takes me around two hours of preparation before I upload an episode because for each program I'm creating unique cover art, writing the descriptions, and quite often I do a little research (plus sometimes I come up with interesting nonsense to share) After some calculations I figure I've earned about .07¢ per program. . . sh** . . . . Now I wish I didn't calculate that . . . So please, feel free to send money . . . I need it. • 2018 by Charlie Stuckey, creator and proprietor of this channel! • Suspense. Public Domain. Yes. • • • HQ encoded audio "Uploaded with Care" by using •

Here's a story that begins in New York, with stops in and around Florida, Louisiana, maybe Texas, then finally ending somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico (with no boat, no plane) It's a great episode starring "Cargo" Van Johnson who plays a WWII veteran pilot who's recruited to fly a plane for using to locate a sunken ship to salvage for it's goodies. The whole thing turns out to be phony and unfortunately, "Cargo" Van Johnson figures it out too late. Also starring are Suspense regulars Joseph Kearns & Cathy Lewis. Broadcast date: April 6, 1950 no repeats Stuff & such: Van Johnson's nickname might actually have been Cargo Van . . . Or maybe perhaps Passenger Van. We'll never know, because I'm just now making it up. Sort of like "Dutch Oven" Schultz on the previous episode! • Suspense is a public domain entity. • 2018 by Charlie Stuckey, the proprietor of this channel. • • Are you still trying to click on this:

Dramatised for radio by Iain Finlay MacLeod. First broadcast: Saturday 02 July 2011 Atmospheric crime drama set in Shetland at midsummer - the time of white nights, when the sun never quite leaves the sky and birds sing at midnight. The launch of Bella Sinclair's art exhibition, at the Herring House Gallery in the remote hamlet of Biddista, is ruined by the appearance of a distressed stranger, claiming amnesia. The man is later found hanged but local detective Jimmy Perez has a hunch that it's murder not suicide. When the dead stranger is finally identified, strands of clues point towards a dark secret held deep within the collective memory of the community, one which has brought death to the present. Cast: D.I. Jimmy Perez ..... Steven Robertson Kenny ..... Finlay Welsh Edith ..... Anne Lacey Bella ..... Eileen McCallum Fran ..... Tracy Wiles D.I. Roy Taylor ..... Robin Laing Peter ..... Steven McNicoll Roddy ..... Finn den Hertog


Subscribe for more great stories! THOUSANDS MORE!!! Give the video a thumbs up! It helps us keep bringing you more amazing stories! Feel free to share! Follow us on Facebook here: Twitter: Our Blog: One of the premier drama programs of the Golden Age of Radio, was subtitled "radio's outstanding theater of thrills" and focused on suspense thriller-type scripts, usually featuring leading Hollywood actors of the era. Approximately 945 episodes were broadcast during its long run, and more than 900 still exist. Suspense went through several major phases, characterized by different hosts, sponsors, and director/producers. Formula plot devices were followed for all but a handful of episodes: the protagonist was usually a normal person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation; solutions were "withheld until the last possible second"; and evildoers were usually punished in the end. In its early years, the program made only occasional forays into science fiction and fantasy. Notable exceptions include adaptations of Curt Siodmak's Donovan's Brain and H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dunwich Horror", but by the late 1950s, such material was regularly featured. 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. The series expanded to television with the Suspense series on CBS from 1949 to 1954, and again in 1962. The radio series had a tie-in with Suspense magazine which published four 1946-47 issues edited by Leslie Charteris. The final broadcasts of Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Suspense, ending at 7:00 pm Eastern Time on September 30, 1962, are often cited as the end of the Golden Age of Radio. Thank you for listening!


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