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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Suspense Sundays (148) One More Shot

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.

"One More Shot"
Air date: April 24, 1960
Starring Joseph Julian and Frank Thomas Jr.
>>Episodes here<<

Bernie and his son work for the newspaper as photographers and are covering an event.  Bernie sends his son along with the photo negatives to the office, but on the way the son has a fatal accident.  Bernie can't believe his son was so reckless and looking over the scene of the accident, he's convinced that his son was murdered instead.  The police discover that a certain gangster was at the event, and he would be unwilling for anyone to know that he was in town, so he probably had Bernie's son killed to keep the photos out of the newspaper.  The police want to take over the investigation from there, but Bernie is determined to catch the gangster himself.

This is not really suspenseful as I'm sure it's obvious there will be justice in the end - it's more tragic to me though that the son had to die for such an idiotic reason.  And it's great that the father does get that closure from it.  But since he doesn't ever really seem to be in danger in the episode, I found this just an average story.  Not as memorable as it could have been.

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