"The Lady in the Red Hat" is the story of a killer-on-the-loose who goes by the names "The Thirteenth Apostle" and "The Avenger."
The story begins when Mitch, a newspaper columnist, is told by his editor to stop writing articles about the psychology behind the crimes of the "The Avenger." The police think that the articles are a nuisance. Mitch, however, thinks that his theories are sound and, he isn't surprised when the killer contacts him.
A mysterious note requests a meeting at a community chapel at midnight, but Mitch isn't the only one who receives the invitation. Jeannie, the newspaper reporter who has been following the case, and the policeman in charge of the investigation are also contacted.
That night, the three of them go together and wait in the empty, darkened church for "The Avenger" to come.
"The Lady in the Red Hat" was written by Clot Daily and adapted for Suspense by Antony Ellis. Van Heflin starred as Mitch. Also appearing were Joan Banks, Joseph Kearns, and Lou Merrill. This episode aired on November 30, 1950.
This story was presented a second time on August 30, 1955. (The script is the same, but the sound quality of the later recording in better.) Victor Perrin starred as Mitch. Also appearing were Larry Thor, Jack Carroll, Virginia Gregg, Barney Phillips, and Jenny Stevens.
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