Suspense's "The Embezzler" aired on November 19, 1951, but no recording of that broadcast is known to exist at this time. It is, most likely, one of Suspense's permanently lost episodes.
"The Embezzler" was written by radio/television writer Kathleen Hite and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. John Lund starred and the supporting cast included several Suspense regulars. So, from all of those details, we do have an idea of what the episode must have been like.
However, we now hear the story in its full glory thanks to the American Radio Theater! Using the original script, they have given "The Embezzler" a new life. (You may recall that the ART was also responsible for re-creating the lost Escape episode "One-Eighth Apache" in 2005, which is posted on this site.)
The ART has done a excellent job of capturing the Suspense experience, and we hope that they will continue to bring back more lost episodes.
Their re-creation was directed by Mike Wheeler and produced by Joy Jackson. This episode was recorded in front of a studio audience at Pioneer Hall in Seattle, Washington.
"The Embezzler" can be heard as a podcast on the American Radio Theater website - AmericanRadioTheater.org. When you visit their site, please consider making a donation to their organization as a gesture of thanks for recreating these lost episodes!