Resurrecting the dead was a subject that prompted interesting episodes from a number of old time radio series. Let's take a look at three of these episodes and the life and death struggles that resulted from experiments gone wrong.
In "The Return from Death," an episode from The Hall of Fantasy, a doctor named Jason Sinclair believes he can bring the dead back to life. Sinclair and his lab assistant persuade a death row inmate to allow them to experiment on his body after his execution. If they can bring him back to life, he will be a free man. Will Sinclair's experiment work? This episode aired on April 6, 1953.
"The Search for Life" from The Hermit's Cave tells the story of a lab assistant who wants his girlfriend to forget her career and marry him. He decides to kill her and then resurrect her in such a way that she will have no memory of her career. What can possibly go wrong with a plan like that? You'll never guess. This episode aired in 1940, the exact date is not known.
"Death Robbery" from Lights Out stars Boris Karloff in a story about a scientist who has succeeded many times in bringing dead animals back to life. He wants to try his experiment on a human, but dead bodies are hard to come by! When his wife suddenly dies in a car crash, he gets his opportunity. Will he be happy with the results? "Death Robbery" takes a while to get where it is going. Most of the action is past the seventeen minute mark. This episode aired on July 16, 1947.
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