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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Suspense Sundays (101) A Friend of Daddy's

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.

"A Friend of Daddy's"
Air date: May 17, 1959
Starring Frank Lovejoy
>>Episodes here<<

Butch Bailey, a war veteran, comes by his old soldier buddy Pete's house for a visit.  Butch meets Pete's wife and his son who Pete named after his friend because Butch saved Pete's life at one time.  Butch is down on his luck so Pete offers a bed to his friend until he can get back on his feet.  Pete's wife Louise is not thrilled with that.  Butch has this odd preoccupation with Louise's beautiful, long hair.  And when Louise tries to explain her fear to her husband, he dismisses it.  Butch is harmless.  Right?

The introduction to this episode straight off casts blame on women who insist on growing their hair so long and luxuriously.  O... kay....  It's also a little aggravating how the husband is so dismissive of Louise's feelings.  Especially when her concerns are very valid.  The story is predictable in regards to whether or not Butch is dangerous, and the resolution is a bit silly and not entirely believable, so I wasn't the biggest fan of this particular episode.  

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  1. Hmm my parents used to listen to a lot of radio shows and always told me too. Perhaps it is about time?

  2. Yes! If you like to listen to podcasts or audiobooks, it's nice to listen to one of these in between for a change! And sometimes they really catch me up in the world of the story!