In "After the Movies," Ray Milland stars as a juror who finds an envelope full of bribe money.
Al Benig is a juror on an important trial. He has been residing, along with the rest of the jury, at a hotel, but suddenly they have been given a few days off. Al and his wife, Ann, decide to go the movie theatre across from the hotel and then go back to their home.
After the movies, they stop in for ice cream at the drug store. There, on the floor, they find an envelope containing $10,000 and a cryptic note. Where could it have come from! Ann and Al don't understand, but they feel responsible. So, they take the money home with them and tell the druggist to forward any inquiries.
Back home, Ann deciphers the meaning of the note. It has to do with the trial! Al calls the police, but before they arrive, some very unpleasant gangsters arrive to collect their money...
"After the Movies" was written for Suspense by Jack Finney, who is best known for the 1955 science fiction novel The Body Snatchers (which led to The Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies). "After the Movies" was adapted for radio by David Ellis and Robert L. Richards. Elliott Lewis produced and directed. Ray Milland starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis and William Conrad. This episode aired on December 7, 1950.
Suspense presented this story again on September 6, 1959, starring Kevin McCarthy, one of the stars of the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Paul Roberts produced/directed.
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