"No Hiding Place" has one of Suspense's more dramatic intros. Who is narrating? It appears to be the "voice of all humankind" giving us a sermon. What better way to begin an episode that has something to say about nuclear war, television, and the media?
The story opens with Sam Endover, his wife, Mary-Lou, and their two children. They are the first family in Happy Valley to have their own fallout shelter. Mary-Lou is annoyed by the shelter and by the media attention that has come upon them without warning. Their son, Sandy, thinks the shelter is "cool and a half." Their daughter Cindy thinks... well actually, Cindy isn't much of a thinker.
When one of the reporters doubts that the family would be able to survive down in the shelter for a long period, Sam tells him that he and his family will spend the whole weekend in the shelter to demonstrate just how easy it is.
By the end of the day they are all ready to give up on their demonstration. When they try to leave, however, they realize that a natural disaster has trapped them inside.
"No Hiding Place" was written for Suspense by William N. Robson. Court Benson and Grace Matthews starred as Sam and Mary-Lou. Leon Janney played the mayor and Lee Vines played Charlie Lemon. This episode aired on October 1, 1961.
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