Suspense-Drive In

If you need a reminder as to why it is you should never accept a ride from a stranger – then “Drive-In” is for you! This episode belongs to a sub-genre of Suspense stories that are also cautionary tales. These dramas are still convincing because their warnings are still valid.

Judy Garland stars in this episode but do not expect to hear singing. Here she demonstrates that she was just as compelling a performer on radio as she was in movies. In 1946, the year this show aired, she also appeared in the films: The Harvey Girls, Ziegfield Follies, and Till the Clouds Roll By.

“Drive-In” was written for Suspense by Mel Dinelli and Muriel Ray Bolton. It was broadcast three times but Garland only appeared in the lead role once. Raymond Lewis stars as the driver. This version was heard on November 21, 1946.