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Title:
To Kill with Confidence
Plot:
While traveling across the country, a couple of newlyweds are forced to stop at a nearby town due to engine trouble. The wife makes a quick visit to the local stores to grab lunch and comes back to find that both her husband and the repair shop have mysteriously vanished.
Episode:
0100
Air Dates:
First Run - June 3, 1974
Repeat - August 23, 1974
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20 Responses to Episode 0100


Ok 10/31/2011 and downloaded 100 of 1399, its 1.08 GB, not bad. didn't take to long. I am going to love these. Thank you CBS and whomever is responsible for this site. I listen to these when I was 15 back in 1980, I know I didn't listen to the show 1399 times then but I will now. That would be almost 4 years at one a night. I will do a review when I listen, should be next year at one a night. LOL I will donate some cash to this site.

I remember listening to these when I was a little kid and got my first a.m. radio. I must have discovered the show after listening to a Minnesota Twins game. It ran at 9pm locally so I couldn't see it every night, but I've burned though this first 100 since November! LOL

Something in this one did not add up for me. It was made to seem that the husband was setting the wife up, but then the hubby gets kidnapped, and he claims the wife set him up. But if the wife set him up, why was she so insistent that the police help her? Perhaps the husband was trying to rip her off, but then he fell into the wrong hands.

There were enough clues for me to guess the true culprit relatively early in the episode. Crime drama, no supernatural elements.

I'm with Ron on this. So did she do it? Then why was she so desperatly trying to find him? Why would she give the detective all the info he'd need to find him? I thought the husband was wrong and just went crazy, but then why the heck was she arrested and jailed at the end? My least favorite episode so far.

A businessman who is inept at all things except for business makes a merger proposition with a young lady at the advice of his doctor. He learns the meaning of love when he is stranded in another time.

Too bad the show didn't run 10 years and then a story about what happened at the prison gate.

A newlywed couple traveling across the country has car trouble and stops in a small town for repairs. She leaves him to go have lunch. When she comes back, her husband, the mechanic, and the garage are gone. The suspense is outstanding and the plot twist masterful.

Newlyweds pull in to a small town to check out strange noises in their car. The wife goes shopping for 90 minutes while the husband stays with the station attendant to make sure they’re not ripping him off. When she returns, the station is abandoned, and she is told it has been that way for several years. The police investigate and find her story hard to believe. What happened to the station? What happened to her husband?

good sound is always a plus - must listen to this one

Well . . . the last few minutes, or even the last act seemed rather arbitrary to me. It seemed like any of ten different endings could have been written for the program, and the ending used was puzzling. If in fact the lady is the guilty party, then why does she bother doing all the things she does in acts one and two? The ending means that she wouldn't be doing the things she does in the first two acts of the play. And the ending itself is straight from The Maltese Falcon, almost word for word. A strange and not really satisfying tale for me, to say the least . . .

This one was a good mystery that really kept you guessing. Would it have some supernatural twist? Or turn out to be just a more conventional plot to trick either the husband or the wife? (Who, for most of the story we're compeled to believe is the victim in all this). Interesting , too, that the part of Ruth is portrayed by Marian Seldes-- who usually isn't cast as a villian in this series. Another RMT reminiscent of earlier radio dramas-- most notably the "Suspense" episode "Cabin B-13" with Margo. Only difference being-- the wife is an innocent victim to the missing husband's (unsuccessful, fortunately) murder scheme.

The third act made absolutely no sense whatsoever, which made act one and two a big waste of time. I have no idea why anyone would praise this episode. D. Perdue is absolutely correct. I listened to parts again and again and can not put it together. If the voice acting and production were not so compelling, it would have a been a complete waste of time listening. Its a shame.

Chad, it actually makes perfect sense. The first two acts were simply what the wife wanted the police to think. She wanted to play the part of the wronged wife to deflect blame from her.

The third act made absolutely no sense whatsoever, which made act one and two a big waste of time. I have no idea why anyone would praise this episode. D. Perdue is absolutely correct. I listened to parts again and again and can not put it together. If the voice acting and production were not so compelling, it would have a been a complete waste of time listening. Its a shame.

Hi Hayley, I actually did understand that. The question is, what did she do? If she set up her husband then what did she get out of it? What proof did the police have so quickly in such a complicated matter? And where was the husband while they looked for him? How can they prove she did anything wrong that warrants a 10 year sentence. The thing just didnt tie together at all. It full of holes. But I love the production and acting....

The ending was really satisfying after a head-scratcher of a story. Spoiler alert: If she were the culprit, WHY was she so insistent on finding the husband? She had to have ZERO back story to explain her presence in the town. She could have gone shopping in the mall or stayed in the back garage or, jeez, ANYthing. Just NOTHING to gain by looking for the husband--or, rather, getting others to help her find him. She knew where he was the whole time, yet insisted the police follow up on the ONE clue that was the weak link in the whole disappearance act. Unsatisfying.

What is very interesting about this radio play is Marion Seldes\\\'s performance. She plays it completely as though she had no idea. To the very end she denies ever being involved... so the end is a little more ambiguous than you might think ... thanks to her brilliant performance. Whether it is written that way or not.. she never allows you to think she was part of the set up... so the question is... what really did happen? That is a much more satisfactory way to look at the play... thanks to a very smart actress. I only wish the brilliant Larry Haines was in on that interpretation and maybe he could have adjusted his performance at the end to leave it hanging. Both Great RMT actors... glad they got to do this together. One of my all time favorite episodes!

Good story to make a film

Awesome story. 5 stars. I was amazed at the acting and the writing in this episode. It totally enthralled me. I felt just a bit bad for Leo, whom I spent most of the episode hating. He did marry for love--and who knows, maybe in 1984 (10 years later), he and his wife did reunite.

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