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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Suspense Sundays (34)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
"Now let's see... Suspect... Suspectant... Suspend... Ah here we are, Suspense.  The condition of mental uncertainty usually accompanied by apprehension or anxiety.  Fear of something that is about to occur, as 'Do not keep me any longer in SUSPENSE.'"

Suspense was a radio series from 1942 to 1962, claiming to be "radio's outstanding theater of thrills."  I have a fondness for "Old Time Radio" as we call it now, and Suspense is my favorite show.  It sets up weird, dark, scary, or intriguing stories with a plot twist in the end, and all in half an hour.  I love the old-fashion story-telling and I thought it would be fun to give a short review of an episode every Sunday.  



"Two Sharp Knives"
Air date: December 22, 1942
Starring Stuart Erwin
While small town police chief, Anderson, and his deputy Wally, watch the train come in, they notice a man get off who is wanted in Philadelphia for murder.  They take him in, though he protests his innocence, and lock him up for the night.  In the morning the man is found dead, having hung himself with his belt.  Anderson later finds that the man is not wanted by the police at all, but has been looking for his missing wife.

Another intriguing story from the Suspense team! This one takes a few twists, especially as certain characters turn up and you wonder why someone would want to frame the man for murder.  It's a surprise reveal in the end who is behind everything.  This story definitely goes the least likely suspect route.

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