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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Suspense Sundays (117) A Matter of Execution

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.

"A Matter of Execution"
Air date: August 30, 1959
Starring --
>>Episodes here<<

Burton gets the sad news that his impending execution won't be overturned.  He's devastated because he knows he's innocent.  Meanwhile, a kid witnesses a man's car skid on wet pavement and hit a lamp post.  The kid goes over to the man who is badly injured but the man manages to make a confession.  Burton is innocent, the man killed the pawn broker, and the murder weapon is under the back seat of his car.  Now all the kid has to do is tell someone so they can stop the execution.  But no one is listening to him.

This type of story is the worst to listen to - not in a bad way though.  Just in the suspense of the kid trying to tell people what he knows, and everyone dismissing him.  You just want to yell at these people!  Not that the kid is very good at explaining matters.  It's so predictable how this story goes though - there's no surprise that the kid will eventually get his story out.  It's just so ludicrous how long it takes him to make someone listen.

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