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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Suspense Sundays (72) The Blue Hour

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.   {My archive list of episodes}

"The Blue Hour"
Air date: September 25, 1947
Starring Claire Trevor
>>Episodes here<<

Beautiful dancer Lois LaPaul has been recently hired by nightclub The Blue Hour, and when she arrives she finds the boss would rather she took a two week break to rest from the stress of what just happened to her.  The murder of her boyfriend - which many people would like to question her about.  Including the nightclub owner, Anthony LaCada- and a cute reporter - Mahoney- who accosted her at the airport when she arrived.  But she is upset that Anthony is sidelining her when interest in her is so hot, and in a fit of pique she makes a confession to Mahoney.  She was at the scene of the crime when her boyfriend was murdered, and she realizes that her boyfriend passed on to her a very expensive diamond before he died.  Which Anthony LaCada is after.

This is episode has a very film noir-esque feel, which is compounded by the banter between Lois and Mahoney.  Who of course really really like each other.  While it was easy to see that Anthony was the villain of the piece, there was suspense once Lois tried to bait him and it looked like Anthony had the upper hand.  Nasty piece of work that Anthony.  This was an enjoyable episode which gave me my new favorite put down - "There are two things I want you to do for me.  Drop dead."  Zing.  Of course she doesn't want Mahoney to drop dead toward the end.  

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