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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Suspense Sundays (143) Talk About Caruso

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.

"Talk About Caruso"
Air date: March 20, 1960
Starring Stuart Foster
>>Episodes here<<

Joe Trenton turns from boxing to singing, and his erstwhile manager visits him to tell him that even though Joe changed careers, he still owes him a cut of his earnings and he wants it stat.  Joe tells him no.  In a completely unrelated, but important scene - Joe is at a party and challenges himself to break glass with just his voice.  When the inevitable confrontation occurs between him and his manager, Joe is defenseless - except for the glass chandelier that is over the manager's head.

This episode is pretty good, although while typing up the synopsis for it, it does sound a bit dubious, because of the coincidences.  But it is interesting to 'hear' if Joe can break the chandelier, especially since in the party scene, his friend helps the glass break since Joe's voice wasn't quite doing it.  I did make me wonder if a human voice can in fact break glass, and according to Mythbusters it can!

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