Suspense's "The Shelter" is the story of two people waiting at a shelter for a midnight bus, while somewhere in the night, an escaped lunatic is on the loose.
As the episode opens, a young girl is dropped off at a lonely bus stop late at night. She has just heard an alert on the car radio about a mental patient who has escaped from the county hospital, but she feels certain that she will be safe inside of the bus shelter.
To her suprise, she discovers that she is not the only one waiting there. Inside of the darkened shelter is a man who insists on coversing with her. Despite her attempts to extricate herself from his chattering, she can't get away. Is the strange man in the dark shelter the escaped mental patient? She isn't sure, but if she leaves the safety of the bus stop, she might meet up with the lunatic out on the empty highway.
"The Shelter" was written for Suspense by Don Yerrill and starred Joyce McClusky and Vic Perrin. Also appearing were: Herb Ellis, Helen Kleeb, Dick Ryan, and Frank Gerstle. This episode aired on October 28, 1954.
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