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Suspense - AFRS Pgm 21, Sept 16, 1943

September 18th, 2008

I'm a big fan of "Suspense" and feel quite lucky to have obtained a few AFRS transcriptions of the series for my collection.  Here's another early episode of the program, "The Cross-Eyed Bear", originally broadcast sixty-five years ago this week on September 16, 1943.  It was distributed as program 21 in the "Suspense" series by the Armed Forces Radio Service.

The show stars Virginia Bruce as a young woman that's hired for a job that turns out to be more than she bargained for.  Like many early "Suspense" programs, they were still struggling with finding the right style for the shows - this one has a plot that's probably a bit too complicated to be as gripping as later scripts in the series, but it's still well done.

The transfer is direct from an original Armed Forces Radio vinyl transcription.

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