In "Variations on a Theme," a husband organizes a summer vacation from which his wife will never return.
Mr. Herman Milford and his family are about to leave for a month-long vacation to their cabin at the lake. Mrs. Milford is a demanding, disagreeable woman, and and her husband longs to be rid of her. So, he has carefully devised this vacation in order to do just that.
Mr. Milford sets his murderous plan in motion on the first day of their trip. Initially, he enjoys releasing his pent-up aggression towards his wife, but as one thing after another goes wrong, he becomes concerned. His plan may not be unfolding the way he imagined, but will it still work?
"Variations on a Theme" was written, produced and directed by Antony Ellis. Parley Baer starred. Also appearing were: Sam Edwards, Barbra Fuller, Helen Kleeb, Peter Leeds, George Walsh, and Paula Winslowe. This episode aired on February 7, 1956.
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