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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Suspense Sundays (45) Til Death Do Us Part

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
Suspense was a radio series from 1942 to 1962.  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.  For Suspense Sundays I'll give a short review of an episode.   {My archive list of episodes}


"Til Death Do Us Part"
Air date: December 15, 1942
Starring Peter Lorre
Kindly Professor Kraft is well liked in the English village he lives in, but it is too bad his pretty young wife is flirting with the handsome American Doctor who just came to town.  But Kraft doesn't take too kindly to a man trying to steal his wife and decides that if he can't have her no one will.

This story starts off innocuously because while the Professor is solicitous to his wife's apparent cold and nervousness, he is actually putting in motion his big revenge scheme.  There is a fun flashback in the middle of this story that is framed by the fact that Kraft just poisoned his wife, and only then does the wife tell him what is really going on.  There is also a moment in this episode that dramatizes the United States' announcement to join the Allies in World War II and it's such a touching and devastating moment and amazing to think of it being present time when this episode aired.  Anyways, the twist in the end is excellent and of course justice is satisfied.  Peter Lorre pulls off the role of a devious, petty murderer very well.

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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog,New GFC follower!

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    1. Thank YOU! And thanks for commenting. :D

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    1. Aw thank you, I'm glad you are enjoying them! I love listening to these shows!

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