Wednesday, November 6, 2013

SUSPENSE - Season 1, Episode 7 - "A Night At An Inn" (Apr 26, 1949)

Welcome to Weirdass Wednesday! Set the 'Wayback Machine' to 1949 and a weekly TV show that aired on Tuesdays called SUSPENSE!

I actually thought Auto-Lite only made spark plugs, but I guess back in the day, they were manufacturing everything from bumpers to hubcaps! No wonder they're still in business!

The announcer and host was Rex (Tom Corbett, Space Cadet) Marshall!

The set for this episode titled "A Night At An Inn" was a place called the "Ye Last Hope Inn!"

This episode is especially special because it featured none other than Dungeon hero Boris Karloff! You know, as a kid, I wanted to see everything that Boris was ever in, but since there was no IMDB back then, I had no idea what an undertaking it would be. Tonight's feature brings me one step closer to that goal!

This is essentially a stage play, and the other three members of the ensemble were Anthony (Kiss Of Death) Ross, Jack (Lights Out) Manning, and Barry (Revenge Of The Zombies) Macollum, a sleazy bunch for sure!

If it seems a little crude, just remember, back in 1949, only about one in every ten people in the United States had even ever seen a TV set, so getting stuff like this into people's homes was a high tech scientific miracle!

I just like this shot of Boris! What a guy!!

The guys were responsible for stealing a ruby from a statue in India, and have been worried about it ever since, then they start getting bumped off, one by one!

You know the olde adage, "Thou Shall Not Steal," and oh, yeah, "Payback Is A Bitch!"

As the leader of the gang, Boris is quite disgusted with the whole situation! SUSPENSE was on for 6 years from 1949 to 1954 and besides Boris featured other outstanding talents like Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, and Paul Newman, and the whole first season streams on Netflix if you've got nothing better to do on a cold and dreary winter's night!

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