In "Circumstantial Terror," Ronald Reagan stars as an average guy who is framed for a murder he didn't commit.
As the episode opens, Frank Thompson explains how he came to be broke and unemployed. Things hadn't been going well for him, but then, one night, he went to the liquor store for a pack of cigarrettes...and things got worse.
After a brief argument with a rude storekeeper, Frank left the shop in a huff. Later, he went back to apologize...and found the storekeeper murdered!
Frank saw the real murderer leave the scene of the crime, but no one believes him. Now, he is going to be tried for first degree murder. Can Frank convince his court appointed public defender that he is telling the truth?
"Circumstantial Terror" was written by Ross Murray and produced and directed by Elliott Lewis. Ronald Reagan starred. Also appearing were Charles Calvert, Hal Gerard, Howard McNear, Vic Perrin, Kurt Martell, and Clayton Post. This episode aired on March 8, 1954.
(Image of Ronald Reagan as a radio announcer in Des Moine, Iowa, 1934-37 from Wikimedia.)
Reagan also starred in the Suspense episode "One and One's a Lonesome" (1950)