In "The Dead Sleep Lightly," a man accidentally makes a phone call to his late wife...and she answers.
Mr Templeton explains that, on the previous day, he and his secretary, Miss Carroll, went to Meadowvale Cemetery for a funeral but ended up in the wrong place and accidentally came across the grave of Mr. Templeton's late wife, Mary Ellen.
Upset by this reminder of his past, Mr. Templeton wasn't comfortable in his big empty house. He was haunted by the memory of the young wife he had abandoned. Despite everything, she had told him that if he ever called, she would come back to him.
So, when he absentmindedly made a phone call to Meadowvale 1212, the number of his wife's grave, he was shocked to hear her voice on the other end of the line.
How can that be possible? Mr. Templeton wants answers!
"The Dead Sleep Lightly" was written by John Dickson Carr and produced by William Spier. John Dietz directed. Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann. Walter Hampden, Lee Bowman, and Susan Hayward starred. This episode aired on March 30, 1943.
(Image of Lee Bowman from Wikimedia Commons)