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Title:
Murder Preferred
Plot:
In an effort to make her husband's suicide less of an embarrassment, his widow fakes a crime scene in order to make it look like murder. When an innocent man is caught in the cross-fire, she admits her felony to the lawyer she hired to save the unfortunate man.
Episode:
1103
Air Dates:
First Run - July 16, 1980
Repeat - November 6, 1980
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1 Response to Episode 1103


"RADIO NOIR"! Henry Slesar's "Murder Preferred" is a masterpiece! One of my TOP THREE favorite CBSRMT episodes of all time. I can listen to this episode over and over. Not a dialogue is wasted. The character development is outstanding. And the actors' performances are monumental, especially Tony Roberts and Teri Keane (however ALL of the supporting roles are fantastic). The ubiquitous Keane, normally stellar, turns in a particularly memorable role as the unsteady wife of a dead politician who hires attorney C. Tom Hendricks (Roberts) to defend her former lover who is accused of murdering her husband. Set up as a series of dialogues between main character Hendricks and other characters, Tom reluctantly delves into a convoluted (sometimes violent) story of party politics, jealousy, blackmail, drugs, and insurance fraud to try to discover the truth. As we learn, the truth is especially hard to deduce when so many parties stand to lose if uncovered. FIVE STAR MAXIMUM - Juror 4

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