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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Suspense Sundays (80) Fugue in C Minor

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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}


"Fugue in C Minor"
Air date: June 1, 1944
Starring Ida Lupino and Vincent Price
>>Episodes here<<

Amanda is introduced through her sister to a very eligible widower, Theodore, who loves to play the pipe organ.  Since they both share a love for music, they quickly fall for each other.  As it turns out Theodore really loves the pipe organ since it is basically built into his house.  And when his two children return from boarding school, Amanda finds out the children are convinced their mother isn't in heaven but inhabits the pipe organ.

Victorian setting, charming widower, ghosts, murder, mysterious house - I mean all these things basically mean I loved this episode!  It's creepy and the sounds of the pipe organ definitely doesn't help, Theodore's "love" of the pipe organ is a little unsettling, and whether or not Amanda is in danger is so suspenseful.  Although the listener has to know there is something not right about this situation.  The children are fantastic in setting up the suspense as well - and they also play an important role in the story.  This is a classic Suspense episode, and not to be missed!

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