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Cornell Woolrich Collection

one of the greatest authors of his generation, Cornell Woolrich's stories were sought out by radio and film producers alike.

43 old time radio show recordings
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25 Audio CDs


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"Papa Benjamin"



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Cornell WoolrichFew writers put their characters through as much human anguish as Cornell Woolrich. Whether his writing takes on this tragic slant because of an unnaturally close relationship with his mother (except for a short time while he lived in Hollywood, until her death Woolrich lived with his mother his entire adult life, in a squalid Harlem hotel room) or some other dark and mysterious reason, we can only guess. Woolrich's writing had enormous appeal to Film Noir directors; more movies were made from his stories than from any other Hard Boiled author.

Critics have called Woolrich the fourth greatest Hard Boiled fiction writer of his time, after Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Erle Stanley Gardner. Unlike the other Hard Boiled authors, Woolrich did not start by writing for the pulp magazines like The Black Mask. He was already a successful novelist whose early stories were Jazz Age Romances inspired by the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Woolrich's characters are rarely ones we would admire. Despite their depravity, we find ourselves sympathetic to the torment they face as fate draws them closer and closer to tragedy. He took delight in showing how his characters reacted to dire situations over which they had no control. They may have witnessed a murder, they may be the inevitable victim of a murderer, or they may have even committed the murder.

Cornell Woolrich Film, The ChaseThis type of story was a natural for adaptation to Suspense!, and we have 23 episodes in the collection. One of the favorites features Lucille Ball in "Dime A Dance"; our heroine makes her living as a Taxi Dancer who is the target of a serial killer. Molle Mystery Theater, Escape!, and Peter Lorre's Mystery Playhouse also used Woolrich stories on a number of occasions. The films "Phantom Lady" and "Deadline at Dawn" are also presented in their Lux Radio Theater adaptations.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    43 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 27 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 22 hours 27 minutes
      1. Escape 480124 Papa Benjamin.mp3
      2. Escape 490319 Finger Of Doom.mp3
      3. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics.mp3
      4. Lux 440327 432 The Phantom Lady.mp3
      5. Lux Radio Theater 440327 The Phantom Lady.mp3
      6. Lux Radio Theater 460520 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      7. Mmt 441128 1061 Nightmare.mp3
      8. Mmt 450130 1070 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      9. Mmt 451012 2002death Is Caused.mp3
      10. Mmt 451019 2003 Leg Man.mp3
      11. Mmt 471128 2107 Two Men Infurnished Room.mp3
      12. Mr Da Backstage Murder Al Graham Murder.mp3
      13. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare.mp3
      14. Mystery Playhouse 450130 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      15. Mystery Playhouse 451012 Death Iscaused.mp3
      16. Quiet Please 490227 E089 If I Should Wake Before I Die.mp3
      17. Radio City Playhouse 490404 Wardrober Trunk.mp3
      18. Screen Guild 440911 211 Phantom Lady.mp3
      19. Sdp 490227 008 Night Hasthousand Eyes.mp3
      20. Sleep No More 561212 06 Three Oclock.mp3
      21. Suspense 430302 031 The Night Reveals.mp3
      22. Suspense 430615 046 Last Night.mp3
      23. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders.mp3
      24. Suspense 430902 056 Singing Walls.mp3
      25. Suspense 431026 063 After Dinner Story.mp3
      26. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain.mp3
      27. Suspense 440113 074 Dimedance.mp3
      28. Suspense 440831 107 Black Path Of Fear.mp3
      29. Suspense 440914 109 Youll Never See Me Again.mp3
      30. Suspense 441019 114 Eve.mp3
      31. Suspense 450920 159 Library Book.mp3
      32. Suspense 451206 170 I Wont Takeminute.mp3
      33. Suspense 460404 Post Mortem Agnes Moorehead.mp3
      34. Suspense 460418 189 Night Reveals.mp3
      35. Suspense 461212 223 They Call Me Patrice.mp3
      36. Suspense 470313 236 You Take Ballistics.mp3
      37. Suspense 480103 278 Black Curtain.mp3
      38. Suspense 480515 296 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      39. Suspense 490120 324 If Dead Could Talk.mp3
      40. Suspense 490428 338 The Lie.mp3
      41. Suspense 490526 342 Night Reveals.mp3
      42. Suspense 491027 356 Momentum.mp3
      43. Suspense 500518 385 Angel Face.mp3
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    43 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 22 hours, 27 min
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      43 shows - total playtime 22 hours 27 minutes
      1. Escape 480124 Papa Benjamin.mp3
      2. Escape 490319 Finger Of Doom.mp3
      3. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics.mp3
      4. Lux 440327 432 The Phantom Lady.mp3
      5. Lux Radio Theater 440327 The Phantom Lady.mp3
      6. Lux Radio Theater 460520 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      7. Mmt 441128 1061 Nightmare.mp3
      8. Mmt 450130 1070 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      9. Mmt 451012 2002death Is Caused.mp3
      10. Mmt 451019 2003 Leg Man.mp3
      11. Mmt 471128 2107 Two Men Infurnished Room.mp3
      12. Mr Da Backstage Murder Al Graham Murder.mp3
      13. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare.mp3
      14. Mystery Playhouse 450130 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      15. Mystery Playhouse 451012 Death Iscaused.mp3
      16. Quiet Please 490227 E089 If I Should Wake Before I Die.mp3
      17. Radio City Playhouse 490404 Wardrober Trunk.mp3
      18. Screen Guild 440911 211 Phantom Lady.mp3
      19. Sdp 490227 008 Night Hasthousand Eyes.mp3
      20. Sleep No More 561212 06 Three Oclock.mp3
      21. Suspense 430302 031 The Night Reveals.mp3
      22. Suspense 430615 046 Last Night.mp3
      23. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders.mp3
      24. Suspense 430902 056 Singing Walls.mp3
      25. Suspense 431026 063 After Dinner Story.mp3
      26. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain.mp3
      27. Suspense 440113 074 Dimedance.mp3
      28. Suspense 440831 107 Black Path Of Fear.mp3
      29. Suspense 440914 109 Youll Never See Me Again.mp3
      30. Suspense 441019 114 Eve.mp3
      31. Suspense 450920 159 Library Book.mp3
      32. Suspense 451206 170 I Wont Takeminute.mp3
      33. Suspense 460404 Post Mortem Agnes Moorehead.mp3
      34. Suspense 460418 189 Night Reveals.mp3
      35. Suspense 461212 223 They Call Me Patrice.mp3
      36. Suspense 470313 236 You Take Ballistics.mp3
      37. Suspense 480103 278 Black Curtain.mp3
      38. Suspense 480515 296 Deadline At Dawn.mp3
      39. Suspense 490120 324 If Dead Could Talk.mp3
      40. Suspense 490428 338 The Lie.mp3
      41. Suspense 490526 342 Night Reveals.mp3
      42. Suspense 491027 356 Momentum.mp3
      43. Suspense 500518 385 Angel Face.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    43 recordings on 25 Audio CDs
    total playtime 22 hours, 27 min

    Disc A001

    1. Mr Da Backstage Murder Al Graham Murder
    2. Suspense 430302 031 The Night Reveals

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    Disc A002

    1. Suspense 430615 046 Last Night
    2. Suspense 430706 049 White Rose Murders

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    Disc A003

    1. Suspense 430902 056 Singing Walls
    2. Suspense 431026 063 After Dinner Story

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    Disc A004

    1. Suspense 431202 068 Black Curtain
    2. Suspense 440113 074 Dimedance

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    Disc A005

    1. Lux 440327 432 The Phantom Lady

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    Disc A006

    1. Lux Radio Theater 440327 The Phantom Lady

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    Disc A007

    1. Suspense 440831 107 Black Path Of Fear
    2. Screen Guild 440911 211 Phantom Lady

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    Disc A008

    1. Suspense 440914 109 Youll Never See Me Again
    2. Suspense 441019 114 Eve

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    Disc A009

    1. Mmt 441128 1061 Nightmare
    2. Mystery Playhouse 441128 Nightmare

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    Disc A010

    1. Mmt 450130 1070 Deadline At Dawn
    2. Mystery Playhouse 450130 Deadline At Dawn

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    Disc A011

    1. Suspense 450920 159 Library Book
    2. Mmt 451012 2002death Is Caused

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    Disc A012

    1. Mystery Playhouse 451012 Death Iscaused
    2. Mmt 451019 2003 Leg Man

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    Disc A013

    1. Suspense 451206 170 I Wont Takeminute
    2. Suspense 460404 Post Mortem Agnes Moorehead

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    Disc A014

    1. Suspense 460418 189 Night Reveals

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    Disc A015

    1. Lux Radio Theater 460520 Deadline At Dawn
    2. Suspense 461212 223 They Call Me Patrice

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    Disc A016

    1. Suspense 470313 236 You Take Ballistics
    2. Mmt 471128 2107 Two Men Infurnished Room

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    Disc A017

    1. Suspense 480103 278 Black Curtain

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    Disc A018

    1. Escape 480124 Papa Benjamin

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    Disc A019

    1. Suspense 480515 296 Deadline At Dawn

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    Disc A020

    1. Hunters 481129 Aud Take Ballistics
    2. Suspense 490120 324 If Dead Could Talk

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    Disc A021

    1. Quiet Please 490227 E089 If I Should Wake Before I Die
    2. Sdp 490227 008 Night Hasthousand Eyes

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    Disc A022

    1. Escape 490319 Finger Of Doom
    2. Radio City Playhouse 490404 Wardrober Trunk

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    Disc A023

    1. Suspense 490428 338 The Lie
    2. Suspense 490526 342 Night Reveals

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    Disc A024

    1. Suspense 491027 356 Momentum
    2. Suspense 500518 385 Angel Face

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    Disc A025

    1. Sleep No More 561212 06 Three Oclock

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