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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Suspense Sundays (76) Too Little to Live On

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}

"To Little to Live On"
Air date: December 26, 1947
Starring Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard
>>Episodes here<<

Dave and Myra look after their difficult invalid Uncle because of the rich inheritance he'll leave them once he pops off, but when they find out that the Uncle is expecting a visit from his lawyer they start to panic that he will change his will, and not let them know.  And Dave has a terrible idea to hurry up and move his Uncle closer to God before that happens.

I know I say 'this was a good episode' quite a bit for Suspense, but this was a REALLY good episode.  Mostly because I thought I knew what was going to happen.  I thought they would kill their Uncle and in some ironic twist they would find out they needed him alive to get the money and that he was never planning to change his will.  Nope on all of that.  What actually happens is far more clever - especially on the Uncle's side - but there is that tragic ironic twist - actually two of them - which I have come to expect from these episodes of Suspense.  So I definitely recommend giving this a listen!

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