10/23/2013 Listening Lounge


The Pit and the Pendulum from Suspense

We had such fun with Mr. Vincent Price on the program last week that we're inviting him back again! This time, he'll give us a stunning performance in an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 1842 tale "The Pit and the Pendulum" from the legendary radio program, Suspense. As are many of Poe's tales, it is told through the eyes of the main character. Price stars as the delirious victim of a most cruel and inhuman punishment sentenced by the Spanish Inquisition. John Dickson Carr adapted the story for radio and it co-stars Ellen Morgan as the hallucinated voice of his wife, with Jay Novello, Ben Wright and John Hoyt. A staple in American radio drama, Suspense ran from 1942-1962 on CBS. Our episode originally aired November 10, 1957.

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October 23, 2013