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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Suspense Sundays (190) The Plan

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.

"The Plan"
Air date: May 16, 1946
Starring Claire Trevor
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Mrs. Helen Anderson tells the whole story to the police of how the dead man came to be in her house.  It started when her husband - Harvey Anderson - got a phone call in the middle of the night from a man named Al.  Helen wants to know who this Al is and Harvey reluctantly tells her he has a brother he never told her about.  Because his brother is in an asylum for the criminally insane.  But Al Anderson broke out and has been missing for years, until now.  Harvey is going to meet up with him at the station and take care of everything.  But Al comes in on an earlier train, and visits Helen at home.

Such a strange and suspenseful story, but I feel like the title of the episode kind of gives away that all is not as it seems.  I kept trying to figure out what the title could mean, so that kind of ruined the big twist in the end.  But this was a very good episode, with lots of suspense, and the lead actress - Claire Trevor - made her character sound perfectly paranoid and nervous.

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