In "Murder Off Key," a man is suspected of killing a neighbor for her money...and to stop her terrible singing.
Mr. Frederick Carlson is staying in the apartment below her while his friend, Mr. Morley, is out of town. He isn't pleased about the situation, but nothing can be done.
One day, Mr. Carlson meets Mrs. Pondecker and her pet poodle. Mrs. Pondecker is an older woman of faded glory, and her yappy dog is reminiscent of Suzie the angry cat from "The Lucky Lady."
Mrs. Pondecker takes an immediate liking to Mr. Carlson, but that only leads to chuckles and derision from the neighbors. Clearly, he is only after her money. Mr. Carlson takes none of it seriously until Mrs. Pondecker is found murdered--and everyone suspects him.
"Murder Off Key" was written by Gene Russ Kern and produced/directed by William Spier. Zachary Scott starred. Also appearing were Verna Felton, Conrad Binyon, Wally Maher, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on November 15, 1945.
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