Welcome to CBS Radio Mystery Theater

Enjoy our episode guide of all 1,399 CBS Radio Mystery Theater old time radio shows for free! You can stream or download old radio shows in MP3 format or copy radio shows to CD. We're big fans of Radio Mystery Theater and by offering shows from the golden age of radio for free, we keep the spirit of the Radio Mystery Theater alive!
CBSRMT Episode Information
Title:
Journey into Terror
Plot:
Jane Stoddard marries a man and later discovers that her husband is the infamous serial killer known as The Boston Strangler. Forced to be the bait for the cops, she must cross the country when her life is in danger.
Episode:
0133
Air Dates:
First Run - August 14, 1974
Repeat - October 13, 1974
Repeat - May 2, 1980
Writer:
Listen:
Rating:
Download This Episode

8 Responses to Episode 0133


This is the episode about the young woman on her honeymoon, who thinks her husband is going to murder her. A woman named Iris makes her think so by telling her a long, complicated story and the girl believes her. As it turns out, her husband is with the police and trying to catch Iris, who is the real murderess. The husband turns out to be ok in the end. My question: why didn't his wife trust her own husband over the word of some stranger?

It seems that she would have been indignant when a stranger tells her that her husband is a murderer and you'd think she would want proof. I know I would want proof of such a thing. Also, the woman who was the real killer acted so creepy anyway, you'd think that the girl would have realized that something was wrong and she wouldn't have trusted her. I think it would have been a better ending if the husband AND his wife had both trapped the woman in the end and it would have turned out that the wife knew all along and had been in on the plot with her husband. It would have been a trick ending and it would have made more sense. I would have liked the story better that way. It could have been written so that the young wife acted like she believed her husband was a killer, but in the end we find out that she was working with him all along. So in that sense there could have been a story. Actually, if I were the husband, I would be really hurt that my wife thought I was a murderer and trusted the woman's story.

This story seemed alot like "Deadly Honeymoon" Episode 19 so I assumed the ending before there was any evidence for it. I suppose there's only so many ways to twist 1399 stories! lol

Amy, you have a point on working together. And why would the husband think its unsafe to confront the psycho in an open public place in the afternoon but prefer to do so in their home at sunset?

Jane Stoddard finds out her new husband is a serial killer a la the Boston Strangler. Now she is forced to criss cross the country serving as bait for the police.

A woman marries a psychiatrist after only a 2 week whirlwind romance. Their honeymoon plans are changed to follow his work. At one stop, she is approached by a female detective claiming that her husband is actually a serial murderer and has a history of killing his wives for the insurance money, and other brides just for fun. She enlists the new bride’s support in gathering evidence (of which there appears already to be plenty) to capture and imprison him. Not too well written, lots of holes, poor character development.

I already knew the ending after hearing that the writer was George Lowthar. He's a great writer but his stories always have third act switcheroo. I agree with others that if you are taking the word of a stranger over that of your husband, maybe you ought to reflect on our reasons for getting married.

Fantastic episode with some new actors--much needed. George Lowthar wrote this episode and he did an amazing job. Sure, it may have been a bit predictable (I hate it when people comment on how predictable the ending was as if they've solved the Black Dahlia case), but you have to give credit to such adult themes and story lines. Rather progressive for 1974. 5 stars. This episode would be the perfect 1st listen.

Leave a comment

* Your email address will not be published.

Toggle Light/Dark Theme
Buy Old Time Radio OTRCAT.com Order your favorite old time radio shows from the golden age of radio. Free sample downloads!