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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Suspense Sundays (110) Night Man

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.

"Night Man"
Air date: July 26, 1959
Starring Ginger Jones
>>Episodes here<<

Miss Rhodes visits the warden of a prison to let him know that one of his prisoners has escaped.  The man, Tom, was convicted of murdering her mother based on her testimony, and now Miss Rhodes is sure Tom is working as the elevator operator of her apartment building, slowly terrorizing her.  The warden attempts to calm Miss Rhodes down, but is she crazy or is Tom really out for revenge?

No matter how many times the warden tried to talk reasonably to Miss Rhodes and point out her mistakes, I 100% didn't believe she was crazy and thought it must be Tom.  And was I ever in for a few surprises in this story.  This episode is so clever and well-written!  Lucille Fletcher was the writer for this script, and I think she writes some of the best Suspense stories.  This one is a great one to listen to!

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  1. Hi I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

  2. This is random but I LOVE your new banner for these posts!

  3. Thank you Alisa! I was glad to find a way to include Gene in a banner! :D

  4. Okay, so I'm thinking there's something about Miss Rhodes that isn't good. Even just your review of these episodes, Charlene, are suspenseful! They really capture my imagination and attention. xx

  5. Ah I won't tell you anything more about the episode! :D But thank you Romi, I'm glad if these posts make you interested in the show!