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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Suspense Sundays (176) Your Devoted Wife

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.

"Your Devoted Wife"
Air date: June 20, 1946
Starring June Duprez
>>Episodes here<<

A husband and wife board a train for an overnight trip to Chicago.  Mrs. Thornton privately warns the porter that if her husband does anything out of the ordinary to let her know because he is ... insane.  But the listener of the show can see that there is something else going on between the Thorntons, and perhaps Mr. Thornton's wife is not so devoted to him.

This episode is pretty unpredictable in the way it progresses.  Mrs. Thornton is very suspicious of course, but there is something odd about Mr. Thornton as well.  This episode was also interesting for how it portrayed the bickering Thorntons - they were outwardly overly polite with each other, but there's always this undercurrent of threat in the way they talk to each other.  It's very well done.  As is the twist in the end!

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