Terror melodrama 1948
The fifteen minute format lends itself to quickly drawn
weird stories, with a twist ending, so that the listener
gets a sudden shock, like all good scary tales should
deliver. The trick is to make the "unexpected"
something the listen doesn't expect.
Excellent actors like Barry Sullivan, Lurene Tuttle and Virginia
Gregg, who played Helen Asher in The Adventures of Richard
Diamond, make the quickie a little less abrupt.
Director Frank Danzig kept the show, for the most part,
on the highroad to thrilling, like Suspense,
Lights Out, or Quiet
Please that came before The Unexpected.