The Unexpected - 2 Episodes (8-22-48) and (8-29-48)
2 Episodes "Sweet Sixteen" (8-22-48) and "Shipwreck" (8-29-48)
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: (2 Episodes)
August 22, 1948 - Hamilton Whitney syndication. "Sweet Sixteen"
. Music fill for local commercial insert. A spiteful teenager decides she wants to become rich and famous and finds herself surrounded by wealth, almost. The date is approximate. Lurene Tuttle. 15 minutes.
August 29, 1948 - Hamilton Whitney syndication. "Shipwreck"
. Music fill for local commercial insert. A ship's Captain needs money fast, and decides to scuttle his ship to get it. The date is approximate. Jack Holt. 15 minutes. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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