In "The Mystery of the Mary Celeste," Suspense recreates one of the great mysteries of the seas, and gives us one explanation as to what might have happened onboard.
On December 9, 1872, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found derelict and abandoned off the coast of North Africa. The ship, which had started its voyage a month earlier, was in good repair and had supplies for six months. Its cargo was in good condition.
Many theories have been advanced to explain the disappearance of the crew. Their valuables and personal possessions were still in place at the time the ship was discovered and there were no signs of violence. Yet, they were never seen or heard from again.
"The Mystery of the Mary Celeste" was written by Gil Doud and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Van Heflin starred. Also appearing were William Conrad, Paul Frees, Hal Gerard, Joseph Kearns, Jeannette Nolan, and Dan O'Herlihy. This episode aired on June 8, 1953.
Suspense presented this story again on December 27, 1955. Antony Ellis produced and directed. John Dehner starred. Also appearing were Victor Perrin, Joseph Kearns, Paul Frees, Ben Wright, Joe Duvall, and Helen Kleeb.
(Image of the Mary Celeste from Wikipedia)