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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Suspense Sundays (133) Moonlight Sail

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.

"Moonlight Sail"
Air date: December 27, 1959
Starring Frank Thomas Jr and Ethel Owen
>>Episodes here<<

A French man charters a boat on the Mediterranean for him and his 'wife' to take them far away.  The Captain of the boat is a bit suspicious of this man, and becomes even more so when he witnesses the man attempt to push the woman overboard.  The woman tells the Captain that she is not married to the French man and was told he was taking her to see her fiancee.  The Captain doesn't want to get involved in whatever business is going down though.

The story moves in a predictable way, once you understand why the French man is trying to kill the fiancee which is explained a little more than halfway through the episode.  This isn't a startling story in any way, but pleasant with it's noir-esque style and the Captain decided to save the 'damsel in distress.'  Unfortunately there isn't a major twist in the end which would have made this episode more worthwhile.

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