Betty Grable, famous for her "million dollar legs", is the star of Suspense's radio noir "The Copper Tea Strainer." Her legs aren't visible on radio, of course, but we hear her running around in high heels. Grable is convincing and sympathetic in this bleak but gripping, drama about a woman exhausted by having to care for her whiny, invalid mother. Raymond Burr co-stars as the detective who comes to question her and William Conrad plays the boyfriend. "The Copper Tea Strainer" was written by John T. Copeland for Suspense.
At the time she made this appearance, her only one on Suspense, Betty Grable was promoting the film The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend, a more light-hearted project than "The Copper Tea Strainer."