In "The Tip," a devoted wife is kept hostage in her home while a killer waits for her husband to arrive.
Elaine has a heart problem, and George doesn't want her to exert herself. She tells him not to worry, and that she would be happy to pick him up at the station that evening.
When Elaine returns home, she finds a stranger there! He has a gun and he wants revenge on Mr. Stratton for ruining his business. Elaine tries to plead, reason, and fight with him, but it is useless. If the stranger has to wait all day--he will.
Sooner or later, Mr. Stratton will come home and the stranger will kill him. Can Elaine find a way to get help?
Suspense presented this radio play only twice. It originally aired on September 7, 1950, with Ida Lupino in the starring role. Sadly, no known recordings of that broadcast exist at this time. This radio play is classic Suspense.
"The Tip" was written by Carl Abrams and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Lurene Tuttle starred as Elaine. Hy Averback played George and Herb Butterfield played the stranger. Also appearing were Dick Beals, Eddie Fields, Jerry Hausner, Shepard Menken, and Howard McNear. This episode aired on July 6, 1954.
This story was also presented on the Suspense television Show on December 26, 1950.
(Image of Lurene Tuttle)