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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Suspense Sundays (196) Lucky Lady

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.

"Lucky Lady"
Air date: February 14, 1946
Starring Fay Baintor
>>Episodes here<<

Mrs. Plimm, owner of a boarding house for young actresses. hires a new, very suspicious live-in handy man.  The man, George, does not like her cat at all, and the cat doesn't seem to like him.  But George really needs the job, and the cat is the lucky charm for all the actresses at the boarding house.  They believe that a scratch from Lady Susie, will lead to a great acting job in their future.  George dotes particularly on Diane, who just landed a great job, but very soon turns up dead.  And there is no evidence that George did it.

Wow, I really enjoyed this episode.  Such a great and unexpected twist in the end, and the mystery of what happened to Diane, when there was no sign of foul play was a great one.  And of course a suicide note turned up later - all very suspicious.  I couldn't get over how Mrs. Plimm hired George despite her reservations though - he was so creepy during the interview.  It must have been really hard to find a handy man in 1946,

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