“Night Must Fall” was one of a number of hour-long episodes that Suspense presented in 1948. Their radio play was adapted from the 1935 play by Emlyn Williams and performed by actors from both the original London stage production and the 1937 film Night Must Fall.
The episode opens in a cottage in rural England, the home of Mrs. Bramson. The disappearance of a local woman has recently brought Scotland Yard investigators into the town and into her home. At the same time, she also receives a visitor named Danny. He and Dora, the maid, are involved and Mrs. Bramson expects him to marry Dora. Mrs. Bramson is a difficult old bitty confined to a wheelchair, but she takes a liking to Danny and offers him a job in her home.
Danny accepts the job and moves in, but Mrs. Bramson’s niece, Olivia, has her suspicions about him.
“Night Must Fall” was adapted for Suspense by Robert L. Richards and directed by Anton M. Leader. Robert Montgomery produced, hosted and starred as Danny. Ten years earlier, he had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in the film Night Must Fall. Dame May Whitty and Matthew Boulton had both appeared in the original London stage play, but Whitty also appeared in the film version and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Also appearing in this broadcast were Heather Angel as Olivia and Richard Ney as Hubert. This episode aired on March 27, 1948.
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Wife and mother Charity has left Earth to save the galaxy from religious fanatics. She formed a group of allies that are not exactly ready to get involved in a war. While stranded on a distant planet without her entourage and the religious fanatics in pursuit; her reluctant allies in orbit call to Earth for assistance. Help arrives in the form of her sisters Faith and Hope, along with the most tenacious type ‘A’ personality of Charity’s family; her mother Nancy. (Novel – 84,537 words)