"Phobia" stars stage actress Eva Le Gallienne as woman with a peculiar terror of touching anything metal. It is one of a few episodes of Suspense broadcast from New York in 1947.
The story centers around a wealthy, wheelchair-bound woman named Emily Haven. She lives with her crabby, kleptomaniacal sister Grace and their crafty servant Anna. Emily meets Mr. Henry Lane when he comes to her house to collect for the items Grace has stolen from his store. Emily writes a check and the problem is resolved. Mr. Lane continues to visit the ladies from then on, and soon finds out about Emily's phobia of metal. It is blatant that he is after her money, but Emily is entertained by the way he goes about it. It stops being amusing when he forces her to agree to his marriage proposal by caressing her with a silver candlestick.
"Phobia" was written for Suspense by Joel Hunt and produced/directed by William Spier. Eva Le Gallienne, an accomplished New York stage actress, director, and producer starred as Emily Haven. Also featured were Jeannette Nolan and Joseph Kearns.
This episode aired on June 26, 1947.
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