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The Unexpected - 2 Episodes "Solid Citizen" (4-25-48) and "Revenge" (5-23-48)
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. TODAY'S SHOW: April 25, 1948. Program #3/102. Hamilton-Whitney syndication. "Solid Citizen". Commercials added locally. An ex-con is blackmailed and almost lead to murder. The program was re-used in 1948. Tom Neal. 15 minutes. May 23, 1948 Program #7/106. Hamilton-Whitney syndication. "Revenge". Music fill for local commercial insert. A thwarted revenge after ten years of waiting. The program was re-used in 1948. Barry Sullivan, Frank Burt (writer), Frank Danzig (director), Robert Libbott (writer). 15:20.
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