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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Suspense Sundays (140) Lieutenant Langer's Last Collection

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.

"Lieutenant Langer's Last Collection"
Air date: February 28, 1960
Starring Frank Milan
>>Episodes here<<

Lt. Langer is a crooked cop who is collecting some blackmail money from a merchant by the name of Bruno.  When Lt. Langer leaves he suffers a heart attack.  No one is willing to help him though since they assume he is just a drunk in the alley.  When Bruno realizes it is Lt. Langer in the alley, he has the power to save him.  But will he?

Another Suspense episode that was very light on the suspense... or interest.  There was a satisfying, ironic ending, but it was mostly sad hearing the people pass over Lt. Langer for various reasons, and the ending was really expected given the circumstances.  This seemed mostly a forgettable episode though.  There was an audio commercial for Fritos corn chips in the beginning though which was surprising.  I had no idea Fritos was around in the 60s!  (It is sad, that the most interesting thing I found about this episode was the commercial ad...)

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