The Suspense Project: The Hitch-hiker -- the Suspense script that really wasn't!

Joe Webb

The Hitch-hiker -- a beloved Suspense script that wasn't really one. Today's Suspense Project post explores the curiosities and paradoxes around this special broadcast that may have helped Suspense move from a Summer replacement series considered for cancellation to a spot in the CBS Fall schedule. This Lucille Fletcher script has an interesting history, and the Suspense broadcast may have had the smallest listening audience of the four times the script was performed! How did this famous script starring Welles end up being broadcast THREE TIMES on THREE DIFFERENT SERIES in just ELEVEN MONTHS? Why wasn't Welles' appearance promoted by CBS? What's the inside joke uttered by that punster Welles? It's all explored in today's post...
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