Friday, November 10, 2006

Saturdays at 8

Time Magazine, Jan. 12, 1948

Radio's chillers, under the disapproving glares of U.S. parents & teachers (TIME, March 24), had had a bad year, but things were looking brighter. Last week CBS spread itself handsomely on an old, solidly successful crime show, Suspense. The program was extended to 55 minutes, moved to a good early evening spot (Sat., 8 p.m.) and placed in the capable hands of Robert Montgomery, a past cinemaster at leering and bloodletting. Montgomery handles the show's gory details as narrator. As occasional actor, he may recreate some of his grislier movie roles (Night Must Fall, Rage in Heaven). He thinks it should develop into "a damn good dramatic show. The full hour opens up a vista of new material that is fantastic, just fantastic."

2 comments:

stellypippin said...

See, it's articles like that one that makes me wish I had been alive back then, to be properly excite and giddy at the prospect of listening to the radio show, lol

Carrie said...

Put on an MP3, turn the lights down, and if applicable - start the fire.