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Suspense

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Information

  • American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954
  • What Dahl Did: wrote original story entitled “Poison” which was adapted for an episode
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  • Note: The program was a live television series, but most episodes were recorded on kinescope. However, only about 90 of the 260 episodes survive today. Unfortunately the Roald Dahl episode “Poison” appears to have been lost.
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Description

Suspense was an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962. Like many early television programs, the show was broadcast live from New York City. It was sponsored by the Auto-Lite corporation, and each episode was introduced by host Rex Marshall, who promoted Auto-Lite spark plugs, car batteries, headlights, and other car parts.