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Title:
If a Body
Plot:
The local sheriff becomes suspicious when a widow becomes the recipient of a huge inheritance after her husband is officially declared dead. He is unmoved by her claims that her husband vanished after walking into a field, and is certain that she is hiding something.
Episode:
1037
Air Dates:
First Run - December 10, 1979
Repeat - April 1, 1980
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2 Responses to Episode 1037


Nice mystery - doesn't try to solve the case; just gives hints. Gwynne good as usual.

Sam Dann was my favorite author of the series and he based his stories on actual news headlines. He would often take an actual news headline and create a story with just the headline - much like Ira Levin did for his Broadway plays. But no matter who wrote the episodes - there was always one performance that was always spot on consistent- E.G. Marshall. His sage advice was so different than other radio hosts that just wanted to create spooky atmosphere. He brought clarity and levity and wry humor - always expertly playing 'Devils Advocate'. Every single solitary performance as host that he did was spot on and he made even the weaker scripts interesting. There were no bad episodes if E.G. Marshall was host. He truly made sense of every script even if we couldn't. Fred Gwynn or Jackson Beck - or even Bob Dryden would have been my choices to replace him when he became too ill to continue on. Bravo Himan Brown for collecting the most amazing radio actors of the 20th century... and bravo to those who keep these performances at our finger tips.

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