Harry Carr is new in town, and he has just started a job in the liquor department of a supermarket. In the afternoon, he chances to lock eyes with Mary, one of the check-out clerks. Harry is intrigued, but Nick, the head of the vegetable department, warns Harry to stay away from Mary. Not only is she married, but she is married to the burly, knife-weilding butcher.
Harry tries to follow Nick's advice, but he soon loses control of the situation.
"Never Steal A Butcher's Wife" (or "The Butcher's Wife") was written by screenwriter James Poe, produced by William Spier, and directed by Norman MacDonnell. Kirk Douglas,in one of his three appearances on Suspense, starred as Harry. This episode aired on February 9, 1950.
Suspense presented this story a second time with Hy Averback in the role of Harry. Also appearing were Paula Winslowe, Jack Kruschen, and Lawrence Dobkin. Norman MacDonnell produced/directed. This episode aired on August 10, 1954.
*Revised 10/14/08 (Thanks to loyal reader Stacy for sending me the version with Kirk Douglas that I had missed!)
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