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Offline Meow?

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Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:22:08 PM »
So I came across a DVD collection of the Suspense show run from 1949-1951 (or thereabout) and I was wondering if anyone else has caught the TV versions of some of their stories. And sad to say the Auto -Lite commercials are still there. And what do you think about them?

I saw the episode of "On A Country Road," which had the fabulous John Forsythe in it which was very good. I saw the episode of "Dead Earnest," which they cut out a part maybe to save money on sets? I tended to like the radio version of the latter, but both versions of "On A Country Road" were well done. Anyone else have the same feeling about it.

And what is great to catch the appearances of actors. I haven't gone through the set of 30 or so episodes I came across but already I saw Eva Marie Saint! Stella Adler shows up as well.

Well if my post sound nonsensical I apologize, I just came out of work and need a bit of sleep.   

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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 08:30:19 PM »
I only saw one episode of the TV series (although I must admit I'd love to have the complete collection), and it was very nice.  I still prefer the radio version, but that kind of very old and naive TV show is fascinating, too...
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 09:33:35 PM »
Yup!  I've only seen one episode too.  It was quite enjoyable but didn't seem to be a script they'd used on radio before.

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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 10:47:22 PM »
I have to join the "only seen one episode" parade. It was ok, but that is not my favorite era of TV in general so I'll go for the radio version.
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 11:13:32 PM »
Not to one up this crowd, but I've seen a few episodes, and the only one I remotely liked was Summer Storm, with the great Henry Fonda. The sets were cheap, and he had an annoying kid (his "son", unlike the radio show version), but it was still Henry Fonda...
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2013, 09:39:53 AM »
I never knew there was a TV show for suspense.

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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 09:13:08 PM »
The episode in the above link is called "Woman in Love".

There happens to be two more episodes on that website (internet archive)

For the episode called "The Debt"
http://archive.org/details/Suspense-TheDebt

and for the episode based on the classic E. A. Poe story - "The Cask of Amontillado"
http://archive.org/details/Suspense-TheCaskOfAmontillado

Just thought that I'd add these two to add to everyone's enjoyment!

Side note: If you are interested there are a few TV episodes of "Lights Out" on the internet archive as well!
You can find them here:
http://archive.org/search.php?query=lights%20out%20AND%20collection%3Atelevision
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 09:31:34 PM »
Wow lights out is creepy, Lol. The guy has his butler dig up a body for him? There comes a point in everyone's career when you just have to say no to the boss damn the consequences!!!   TV Land needs to show these.
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 09:38:42 PM »
Wow lights out is creepy, Lol. The guy has his butler dig up a body for him? There comes a point in everyone's career when you just have to say no to the boss damn the consequences!!!   TV Land needs to show these.

But if he didn't dig it - who would do it? ;D
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Re: Suspense: Radio vs. TV version
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 10:07:09 AM »
I always mean to check out Lights Out. I've been ordering some cheap DVD sets lately.