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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Suspense Sundays (195) The Black Path of Fear

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 Black Path of Fear"
Air date: March 7, 1946
Starring Cary Grant
>>Episodes here<<

Newlyweds Bill and Eve visit Cuba on their honeymoon.  Eve has just gotten away from her former gangster husband, and with the new marriage is eager to put her past behind her.  Unfortunately someone tracks her down to the nightclub they are visiting and stabs her in the back, framing her new husband.  Bill must prove that he's innocent, and with the help of a prostitute, he has a chance.

This is a simple story really, but the draw is Cary Grant in the lead role.  It's always nice to hear Cary's smooth, ironic voice, and he does play put-upon leading men very well.  This put me in mind of North by Northwest with his need to figure out what was going on.   Although nothing can touch that great Hitchcock film.  Even the story is predictable, it is an enjoyable listen.

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