Recreations of the "truly missing" Suspense episodes


Joe Webb
 

I was reviewing the "truly missing" Suspense -- the ones that were performed just once on the series. I have scripts of one sort or another for each of them. It would be great if we could get them all recreated.

Here is the list with embedded links to known recreations. Are there other recreations we need to be aware of? Sadly the 1942 and 1943 broadcast recordings are likely lost -- and there is a possibility they were not recorded at all. There is hope for the others that AFRS recordings may be found one day.

   1942-07-01 - Episode 3 - The Life of Nellie James (based on Lizzie Borden)

   1942-07-08 - Episode 4 - Rope

   1942-07-15 - Episode 5 - Witness on the Westbound Limited

   1943-02-09 - Episode 27 - The Hangman Won't Wait (first half exists) (the complete performance has been done by Blue Hours Productions and ART, and was used in the BBC Appointment with Fear series as 1944-05-18 The Clock Strikes Eight for which a recording exists at the Internet Archive). AWF used John Dickson Carr's scripts and the Suspense theme at that time.

   1943-02-23 - Episode 29 - Will You Walk into My Parlor? (first half exists) (complete performance done by ART)

   1943-03-09 - Episode 31 - The Phantom Archer

   1946-02-28 - Episode 181- The Keenest Edge (was performed in the 1950s in Australia on Grace Gibson's "Tension" series, and by ART, and most recently by Project Audion [a Zoom video presentation on YouTube])

   1948-07-08 - Episode 296 - The Last Chance (first Auto-Lite broadcast)

   1950-06-15 - Episode 388 - Deadline (tentatively scheduled for March 2022 REPS Showcase)

   1951-11-12 - Episode 446 - The Mission of the Betta (this could be hard to recreate well -- a portion of the script is originally from Man Behind the Gun "Incident in the Pacific")

   1951-11-19 - Episode 447 - The Embezzler (done by ART)

   1956-01-03 - Episode 630 - The Eavesdropper (tentatively scheduled for May 2022 by Project Audion)

   1956-08-01 - Episode 660 - Massacre at Little Big Horn (was written by San Quentin prisoner Elmer Parsons, who stayed out of trouble after serving his time there while his fellow prisoner, the notorious scriptwriter and forger Edgar Scott Flohr, did not; this can be described as a psychological drama about the night before the massacre)

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Litsey, Alan
 

Hi Joe,

 

Thank you so much for this wonderful information on missing Suspense episodes, and for all that you do. It is much appreciated.

 

Warm regards, Alan

 

From: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io> on behalf of Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...>
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 5:56 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io <main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io>
Subject: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Recreations of the "truly missing" Suspense episodes

I was reviewing the "truly missing" Suspense -- the ones that were performed just once on the series. I have scripts of one sort or another for each of them. It would be great if we could get them all recreated.

Here is the list with embedded links to known recreations. Are there other recreations we need to be aware of? Sadly the 1942 and 1943 broadcast recordings are likely lost -- and there is a possibility they were not recorded at all. There is hope for the others that AFRS recordings may be found one day.

   1942-07-01 - Episode 3 - The Life of Nellie James (based on Lizzie Borden)

   1942-07-08 - Episode 4 - Rope

   1942-07-15 - Episode 5 - Witness on the Westbound Limited

   1943-02-09 - Episode 27 - The Hangman Won't Wait (first half exists) (the complete performance has been done by Blue Hours Productions and ART, and was used in the BBC Appointment with Fear series as 1944-05-18 The Clock Strikes Eight for which a recording exists at the Internet Archive). AWF used John Dickson Carr's scripts and the Suspense theme at that time.

   1943-02-23 - Episode 29 - Will You Walk into My Parlor? (first half exists) (complete performance done by ART)

   1943-03-09 - Episode 31 - The Phantom Archer

   1946-02-28 - Episode 181- The Keenest Edge (was performed in the 1950s in Australia on Grace Gibson's "Tension" series, and by ART, and most recently by Project Audion [a Zoom video presentation on YouTube])

   1948-07-08 - Episode 296 - The Last Chance (first Auto-Lite broadcast)

   1950-06-15 - Episode 388 - Deadline (tentatively scheduled for March 2022 REPS Showcase)

   1951-11-12 - Episode 446 - The Mission of the Betta (this could be hard to recreate well -- a portion of the script is originally from Man Behind the Gun "Incident in the Pacific")

   1951-11-19 - Episode 447 - The Embezzler (done by ART)

   1956-01-03 - Episode 630 - The Eavesdropper (tentatively scheduled for May 2022 by Project Audion)

   1956-08-01 - Episode 660 - Massacre at Little Big Horn (was written by San Quentin prisoner Elmer Parsons, who stayed out of trouble after serving his time there while his fellow prisoner, the notorious scriptwriter and forger Edgar Scott Flohr, did not; this can be described as a psychological drama about the night before the massacre)

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bob_pedersen@...
 

It’s from November 8, 1953.
 

From: Richard Davenport
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:57 AM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Recreations of the "truly missing" Suspense episodes
 
Could anyone here help place this Our Miss Brooks in the series?  It does not show up on Jerry H's site.
 
Labor ipse voluptas
 
 
On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 05:56:51 AM CST, Joe Webb via groups.io <drjoewebb@...> wrote:
 
 
I was reviewing the "truly missing" Suspense -- the ones that were performed just once on the series. I have scripts of one sort or another for each of them. It would be great if we could get them all recreated.

Here is the list with embedded links to known recreations. Are there other recreations we need to be aware of? Sadly the 1942 and 1943 broadcast recordings are likely lost -- and there is a possibility they were not recorded at all. There is hope for the others that AFRS recordings may be found one day.

   1942-07-01 - Episode 3 - The Life of Nellie James (based on Lizzie Borden)

   1942-07-08 - Episode 4 - Rope

   1942-07-15 - Episode 5 - Witness on the Westbound Limited

   1943-02-09 - Episode 27 - The Hangman Won't Wait (first half exists) (the complete performance has been done by Blue Hours Productions and ART, and was used in the BBC Appointment with Fear series as 1944-05-18 The Clock Strikes Eight for which a recording exists at the Internet Archive). AWF used John Dickson Carr's scripts and the Suspense theme at that time.

   1943-02-23 - Episode 29 - Will You Walk into My Parlor? (first half exists) (complete performance done by ART)

   1943-03-09 - Episode 31 - The Phantom Archer

   1946-02-28 - Episode 181- The Keenest Edge (was performed in the 1950s in Australia on Grace Gibson's "Tension" series, and by ART, and most recently by Project Audion [a Zoom video presentation on YouTube])

   1948-07-08 - Episode 296 - The Last Chance (first Auto-Lite broadcast)

   1950-06-15 - Episode 388 - Deadline (tentatively scheduled for March 2022 REPS Showcase)

   1951-11-12 - Episode 446 - The Mission of the Betta (this could be hard to recreate well -- a portion of the script is originally from Man Behind the Gun "Incident in the Pacific")

   1951-11-19 - Episode 447 - The Embezzler (done by ART)

   1956-01-03 - Episode 630 - The Eavesdropper (tentatively scheduled for May 2022 by Project Audion)

   1956-08-01 - Episode 660 - Massacre at Little Big Horn (was written by San Quentin prisoner Elmer Parsons, who stayed out of trouble after serving his time there while his fellow prisoner, the notorious scriptwriter and forger Edgar Scott Flohr, did not; this can be described as a psychological drama about the night before the massacre)

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Joe Webb
 

Bob -- I don't know what your message is in response to -- there is no Suspense program for 11/8/1953
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Ryan Ellett
 

I think he was responding to Rick Davenport's search for an Our Miss Brooks date.


bob_pedersen@...
 

Richard Davenport was asking about an Our Miss Brooks show on this thread.
 

From: Joe Webb via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@OldTimeRadioResearchers.groups.io
Subject: Re: [OldTimeRadioResearchers] Recreations of the "truly missing" Suspense episodes
 
Bob -- I don't know what your message is in response to -- there is no Suspense program for 11/8/1953
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Joe Webb
 

have no idea why -- the question should be on an Our Miss Brooks thread, not here
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