Suspense's "I Had an Alibi" is a radio noir that moves quickly through all of its twists and turns.
The story opens as a writer named Joseph Eichner is about to begin dictating his first novel to Miss Lansen, his new and unsociable secretary. He has a deadline to meet and they have to work fast. He then narrates to her a dark story of deception and murder. At the center of it is an aspiring mystery writer who tries to get ahead in life in all of the wrong ways.
"I Had an Alibi" was written for Suspense by Mindret Lord, a man with a colorful background. Although he achieved a fair amount of success as a screenwriter, Lord took his own life in 1955. His best known work was the screenplay for the Bette Davis movie The Virgin Queen, which he cowrote with Academy Award winning screenwriter Harry Brown.
This episode aired on January 4, 1945.
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