In "The Dead of the Night," a brother helps his sister dispose of her dead husband's body.
Now, Jimmy has returned home just in time to find Helen running away from her abusive husband, Phil Armstrong. She fears for her life and for Jimmy's,too, if he confronts Phil.
Reluctantly, Jimmy agrees to run away, too, but Phil catches up with them. One day, Jimmy comes home and finds Phil dead on the floor. Helen enters the room and starts screaming. Soon, their landlady, Mrs. Gordon is knocking on the door. Can Jimmy and Helen find a way to dispose of Phil so that neither of them will be blamed for his death?
"The Dead of the Night" was written by Mel Dinelli and produced/directed by William Spier. Robert Cummings, in the first of his two appearances on Suspense, starred as Jimmy. Also appearing were Lurene Tuttle, Wally Maher, and Walter Tetley. This episode aired on November 16, 1944.
This story was presented again on June 19, 1947. William Spier produced/directed. Elliott Reid starred as Jimmy. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis and Wally Maher. (This time it was presented under the title "Dead of Night.")
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