“There’s a Ghost in the House”

Suspense: “The Furnished Floor”

Suspense: “Ghost Hunt”

Original Air Dates: September 13, 1945; June 23, 1949

Performance Date: November 1, 2009

Suspense was one of the premier radio dramas from the Golden Age of Radio, airing on CBS from 1942 until 1962. The program regularly featured leading stars of the era, including Joseph Cotton, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, and Lena Horne. It was sub-titled “Radio’s outstanding theater of thrills.”

For all but a few episodes, formula plot devices were used. These included having an ordinary person suddenly dropped into a threatening or bizarre situation, solutions were usually withheld until the last possible second, and evildoers were punished at the end.

The first episode presented here, “The Furnished Floor” is from September, 1945, and starred Don DeFore and Mildred Natwick. The second episode, “Ghost Hunt,” is from 1949 and starred Ralph Edwards.

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