In "A Killing in Las Vegas," Linda Darnell stars as a dancer who discovers that her husband is trying to kill her.
As the episode opens, Dixie Evans, a dancer at the Oasis Club, has just entered the police station. She tells the officer in charge that her husband, Charlie, is trying to kill her. He has tried twice in the last twenty-four hours, and she is scared that next time he will succeed!
First, there was an assault in a casino parking lot and after that, the trouble in her hotel room. Then, she checked up on some of the things Charlie had told her. Lies!
What does a woman do when she discovers that her husband is trying to kill her? Go to the police.
The police, however, tell her that her husband has no obvious motive and that she probably isn't in any real danger...
"A Killing in Las Vegas" was written by Richard Pedicini and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Linda Darnell starred. Also appearing were Lamont Johnson, Joseph Kearns, Jerry Hausner, Charles Calvert, Eve McVeagh, and Jim Nusser. This episode aired on February 25, 1952.
According to Martin Grams, Jr., in Suspense:Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills, Barbara Stanwyck was originally slated to star in this episode, but Linda Darnell ended up in the role.
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