The Vincent Price Legacy
The Green and Gold String | The 1957 Suspense CBS radio play starring Vincent Price
Produced and directed by William N. Robson, The Green and Gold String aired on CBS Radio on 9 June 1957. Adapted by Silvia Richards from a short story by British thriller writer Philip MacDonald it stars Vincent Price as Dr Alcazar, a charming conniver and phoney Coney Island psychic who turns amateur sleuth seeking a rich reward following a murder. The cast also included Jeannette Nolan and Ben Wright.
Present Tense | Vincent Price stars in the 1957 Suspense CBS radio play
Vincent Price reprises his lead role in this second adaptation of Present Tense, which was broadcast on CBS's Suspense on 3 March 1957. Also appearing were Daws Butler, Jack Kruschen, Peg La Centra, Ellen Morgan, Sam Pierce, Charles Lavalack, and Joe DiSantis.
Three Skeleton Key | The 1956 Suspense NBC radio play starring Vincent Price
Three Skeleton Key is a classic horror tale about rats based on a 1937 Esquire magazine short story by the French writer George Toudouze. The story was first dramatised on radio on Escape in 1950 starring Vincent Price. Then, as part of Suspense, it was dramatised twice with Vincent Price in the lead role (11 November 1956, and 19 October 1958). This is the 1956 adaptation.
The Name of the Beast | The 1946 Suspense CBS Radio Play starring Vincent Price
'My dear fellow, any intelligent man can get away with murder if he keeps his wits about him.' SYNOPSIS: An artist helps a murderer cover up a homicide so that he can complete his portrait of the criminal, but when the latter's girlfriend and a case of stolen jewels enter the picture, greed and jealousy lead to dire consequences for all three. The Name of the Beast was written by Robert Tallman and produced/directed by William Spier. Appearing alongside Vincent Price were Jerry Hausner, Cathy Lewis, Elliott Lewis and Wally Maher. This episode of Suspense aired on CBS Radio on 11 April 1946 – the day after the US release of Dragonwyck.
The Strange Death of Charles Umberstein | The 1943 Suspense CBS radio play starring Vincent Price
Written by E Jack Neuman and produced and directed by William Spier, The Strange Death of Charles Umberstein aired on CBS Radio on 23 November 1943 and marked Vincent Price's return to Hollywood after his Broadway engagement in Angel Street. Here he plays Charles Umberstein, a high-ranking official in the Third Reich who is secretly a spy. But his mission comes under threat...
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984) | When Vincent Price played The Magic Mirror
'Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?' Vincent Price joins Elizabeth McGovern and Vanessa Redgrave in this classic episode of Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was originally released on 16 July 1984.
Magic with the Stars (1982) | When Vincent Price joined a galaxy of stars for a night of illusion
Magic with the Stars was an NBC TV special that aired on 17 January 1982. Produced by David Copperfield and hosted by Orson Welles and Robert Guillaume, it took a glitzy journey through the history of magic and illusion with help of a galaxy of Hollywood stars, including Vincent Price (whose appearance is shown here). Among the spectators in the audience were then-President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush.
Present Tense | The 1950 Escape CBS radio play starring Vincent Price
Vincent Price stars as Roger, a poet turned axe-murderer in Present Tense, the Escape radio play written by James Poe and produced and directed by William N Robson. Also appearing were Charles McGraw, Joan Banks, Harry Bartell, and Ben Wright. This episode aired on CBS Radio on 31 January 1950.