The Unexpected - Two Episodes (08-15-48) and (09-05-48)


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"Rematch" (Aired August 15, 1948) and "The Winfield Diamond" (Aired September 5, 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. TWO EPISODES: August 15, 1948. Program #118. Hamilton Whitney syndication. "Rematch". Sponsored by: Music fill for lcoal commercial insert. A story with a surprise ending. A boxer takes a dive and gets away with it, almost. The date is approximate. Jackie Cooper. 15 minutes.
September 5, 1948. Program #121. Hamilton Whitney syndication. "The Winfield Diamond". Music fill for local commercial insert. A woman tries to steal a huge diamond from an old eccentric and gets away with it, almost. The date is approximate. Binnie Barnes, Robert Libbott (writer), Frank Burt (writer), Frank Danzig (director). 15 minutes.
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