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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Suspense Sundays (79) The Storm

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}


"The Storm"
Air date: March 2, 1943
Starring Frank Lovejoy
>>Episodes here<<

Larry and Joyce, a husband and wife dance team travel to a vacation resort for a job, even though there are reports of a hurricane heading their way.  But since no one seems to be worried about it, "it's business as usual."  The couple aren't as close as they used to be, and soon they get into a fight.  Of course, that's just when the storm becomes a problem, and Larry is desperate to find his wife who ran out.

There are quite a few meteorological descriptions in this - it's understandable because this is not a visual medium but it does get a little tedious.  Descriptions of storms aren't that suspenseful for me.  But unfortunately this episode disappoints in more than that - with the characterizations of the couple which is a little flat - especially because it's hard to understand Larry's point of view and why Larry and Joyce are so cold to each other.  So when we get to the ending, it's a bit sad, but not much of an emotional impact.  

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