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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Suspense Sundays (53) Last Night

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}


"Last Night"
Air date: June 15, 1943
Starring Margo and Ken Smith
>>Episodes here<<

Mrs. Jacqueline Blaine narrates as the mysterious and hasty departure of Mr. Burroughs from their ranch gets more and more suspicious.  Mr. Blaine was supposed to ask him for a loan of $25,000, and when he has it, and Mr. Burroughs is gone without his luggage or his return ticket home, Mrs. Blaine is very nervous about how her husband got the money.

This is a perfect storm of red herrings, with all the new clues pointing very suspiciously to the husband's guilt. (So of course it's very likely he didn't do it)  And yet he seems quite unconcerned about the missing Mr. Burroughs.  Fortunately Mrs. Blaine is rather good at detective work and uses her intuition to get to the bottom of the matter.  This episode was a good listen and definitely delivered on the suspense.  For some reason it just feels rather unmemorable to me.  

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