Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday's Favorite OTR

Suspense: “Murder in G Flat” 4/5/51

Suspense was, of course, well-known for using a different movie star in nearly every episode—often casting them in parts against type. Perhaps the niftiest variation of this was casting a well-known comedian in a serious role.

“Murder in G-Flat” gives us Jack Benny, doing an excellent job of playing Hercules Remington, a piano tuner who finds himself involved in an adventure involving a cache of stolen money and, eventually, a murder.

Benny plays the role completely straight and he has a strong story to back up his performance. The tale has several great twists coming one on top of another, with a tense climax atop a Coney Island funhouse—where Hercules Remington’s habit of mentally translating all sounds into their musical equivalent just might help save his life.

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