Suspense's "Sold to Satan" asks the question, "Can the devil really take posession of the mind of man?" In this case, Satan is an urbane sophisticate with an impish sense of humor.
The devil introduces us to the Figurette Company and their many problems. One of the two partners, Harry Feeney, is being blackmailed by a company model named Dianne Rodel. She has pictures to prove their dalliance and Dianne wants money, or else. Mr. Feeney can't come up with all of the money Dianne wants, so he turns to his business partner, Frank Wineglass, for help. Mr. Wineglass, however, has his own problems. He just learned that Dianne is engaged to his son. Now Satan is nudging Mr. Wineglass to commit the murder that will resolve all of this.
"Sold to Satan" was adapted for radio by Joseph Cochran and based on a short story by Jules Archer. (Another example of Archer's work is the Escape episode "Two Came Back.") Kermit Murdoch starred as Mr. Wineglass and as Satan, Elizabeth Lawrence as Dianne Rodel, and Robert Dryden as Harry Feeney.
This episode was produced and directed by Bruno Zirato Jr. and aired on August 27, 1961.
(Image of devil from Wikimedia Commons)