Suspense's "Commuter's Ticket" depicts a murder plot derailed by unforeseen circumstances. Mr. Bert Gavin, a teletype repair man, works for a news agency in downtown San Francisco. Everyday he rides the same commuter train into the city from the ficitional town of Laurel Creek, which is located somewhere "down the peninsula" and "out in the sticks," an area that would probably be in today's Silicon Valley. The commuter trains at the center of this story belong to Caltrain, which still carries commuters between San Francisco and San Jose.
Mr. Gavin's murder plot hinges on his prediction that his fellow commuters will ignore him when he makes a quick trip home to murder his wife. Normally they would, but as he tries to run from his crime, he becomes the center of attention no matter where he goes.
This story proves that fate catches up no matter how fast you run and might even play some nasty tricks on you along the way.
"Commuter's Ticket" was written for Suspense by Roy Grandy and Robert Tallman. It starred J. Carrol Naish, Jim Backus, Howard Duff, Jerry Hausner and Wally Maher. Note that two of the voices from the Mr. Magoo cartoons appear in this episode, Backus (Magoo) and Hausner (Waldo).
This episode aired once on August 1, 1946.
(Image of Caltrain Baby Bullet from Wikimedia Commons)