The star of this episode is Ethel Merman, and even if you aren't a big Ethel fan, you will probably enjoy this. She plays Rosie Jones, a singing star of "mature talents," who is asked to work with a heart-throb boy singer named Terry Dane. She accepts but quickly finds out that the deal she made isn't all it is cracked up to be.
This episode is surprisingly creepy and dark, and it makes memorable statements about greed, the pop music industry, and "tousled hair". Why hasn't this episode ever been turned into a movie?
Suspense broadcast this episode twice. The first presentation starred Ethel Merman on February 4, 1954, and the second starred Margaret Whiting on March 2, 1958. Ethel's is the better version. "Never Follow a Banjo Act" was written for Suspense by James Poe.