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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Suspense Sundays (142) The Revolution

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.

"The Revolution"
Air date: March 13, 1960
Starring Rosemary Rice and Santos Ortega
>>Episodes here<<

A nice American couple, Bobby and Liz are in a South American country and are eager to see the dictator who is driving by in a parade.  They want to take a picture but are told they are not allowed.  They try anyways, just when there is an assassination attempt on the dictator.  The couple are then taken in by the treasonous military men who planned their dictator's death and are threatened to produce the photo.  Except Bobby realizes he forgot to take the cap off his camera and never got a photo.

This was an interesting story to listen to.  One that shows a picture I think of what Americans thought the politics were like in dictatorships and of what motivates people who are so desperate for power and money.  And the American couple is shown in a great light since the husband uses a clever ploy to try to get out of their bad situation.  I thought this was a pretty entertaining episode overall, with an interesting and cynical resolution.

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