Suspense (radio series)
The initial show was an adaptation of Marie Belloc Lowndes' "The Lodger" and included an actor voicing Hitchcock. Despite claims Hitchcock directed the episode, the evidence is that he simply lent his name for publicity purposes, although the initial intention was for Suspense to be a series of radio adaptations of Hitchcock films with the director as the host.
- The Lodger (Suspense, 22/Jul/1940)
- Cabin B-13 (Suspense, 09/Nov/1943)
- Post Mortem (Suspense, 04/Apr/1946)
- Riabouchinska (Suspense, 13/Nov/1947)
- Three O'Clock (Suspense, 10/Mar/1949)
- Momentum (Suspense, 27/Oct/1949)
- Banquo's Chair (Suspense, 09/Mar/1950)
- The 39 Steps (Suspense, 03/Mar/1952)
- The Vanishing Lady (Suspense, 07/Apr/1957)
Notes & References
- The Alfred Hitchcock Presents Companion (2001) by Martin Grams Jnr & Patrik Wikstrom, page 9. Hitchcock was new to America and very few people knew what he sounded like, so there was no actual need for the director to be the host.
- The Alfred Hitchcock Presents Companion (2001) by Martin Grams Jnr & Patrik Wikstrom, page 16