In "Two if By Sea," Escape gives us a suspenseful love story about a husband who sneaks into Soviet Russia to rescue his wife.
Phillip Sutherland has been a Moscow reporter for the British press for three years, but now he is on his way back to London. Accompanying him is his new bride Marya, a prominent Russian ballerina. As Phillip and Marya await their plane, they are excited about their new life together but when they try to board, Russian officials refuse to let Marya leave the country. Phillip is forced to leave and his wife is forced to remain.
When Phillip returns to London, he is advised by government officials that the odds of being reunited with his wife are dismal. Undeterred, he devises a way to get back to Russia and rescue her. His plan is a tricky one that relies on the help of their friends and a small schooner named The Dawn to sail into the Gulf of Finland.
"Two if By Sea" was based on the 1949 novel Came the Dawn by Roger Bax. The story was adapted for radio by E. Jack Neuman and John Michael Hayes. William N. Robson produced/directed. John Dehner played Phillip, Barton Yarborough played Denny, Paul Frees played Steve Quillan, and Marta Mitrovich played Marya. Also appearing were: Inga Yolas, Jack Kruschen, William Conrad, and Paul Dubov.
(Image of the Gulf of Finland from Wikimedia Commons)