In "The Wages of Sin," Barbara Stanwyck plays a tough-talking beauty who makes a risky deal.
As the episode opens, the police are inspecting the apartment of Ruby Miller, a somewhat notorious tabloid darling. A man was murdered in her living room, and though Ruby was not at home, the police are certain that a deal was made in advance to use her apartment as the scene of the crime.
When Ruby does return to her apartment, she insists that she knows nothing about the dead man lying on her rug. The police don't believe her, but they can't prove her story wrong or her alibi false.
Of course, Ruby does know more, and now that the police have let her go, she intends to profit even further from the deal she made.
"The Wages of Sin" was written by E. Jack Neuman and John Michael Hayes. Elliott Lewis produced and directed. Barbara Stanwyck, in her only appearance on Suspense, played Ruby Miller. Also appearing were John Dehner, Jerry Hausner, John Hoyt, and Lou Merrill. This episode aired on October 19, 1950.
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