In "The Search for Henri Lefevre," a composer tries to understand how his work could be stolen ...before it is finished.
As the episode opens, Adolphus Flynn has just completed a musical composition that he feels is one of his finest works. He lies down to relax, turns on the radio, and hears...the same composition! At the end, the announcer credits a composer named Henri Lefevre.
How could it be? Adolphus is baffled, but he is determined to find out how his music could be stolen.
The wife of Henri Lefevre is asked to visit in the hope that she can clarify the situation. Mrs. Lefevre explains to Adolphus that she and her husband are estranged, but she is knowledgeable about his work. Adolphus then asks her how it could be that he and Henri Lefevre could both have written the same piece, and she then begins the sad story behind her husband's composition...
"The Search for Henri Lefevre" was written by Lucille Fletcher, wife of film (and Suspense) composer Bernard Herrmann. (He did not do the music for this episode) William Spier produced and directed. Paul Muni starred. Also appearing were Hans Conried and Lurene Tuttle. This episode aired on July 6, 1944.