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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Suspense Sundays (36)

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.  



"The Night Reveals"
Air date: April 18, 1946
Starring Robert Young and Margo
A Fire inspector begins to suspect that his wife may be an arsonist.  The summary of this particular episode is super easy. :)

Robert Young's character vacillates in his suspicions, but his wife's behavior continues to become more and more furtive and fearful until the only solution seems to be her guilt.  But of course that is not the only solution.  And once you hear it, it's fun to think back through the episode to see what points to that conclusion.  This is a classic character driven suspense story with a great performance especially from Robert Young.  I believe "Suspense" did this story several times with different casts, so I look forward to hearing the different versions and hearing what each of the actors brought to this tale of sinister suspense.

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