In "At the Point of a Needle," two women engage in a relentless fight over a patch of public beach.
This show was the second to final episode of Suspense, a.k.a episode #944, and one can only wish that the series had ended its twenty year run with this aggressive little episode, and the perfect performance by Betty Garde as the apoplectic housewife, Myra. Instead, the series ended with the generic and snoozy "Devilstone" a week later.
As the story opens, Myra is complaining to her husband, George, about the hot weather. She wants to rent a cottage at the beach to escape the heat, but George tells her that they can't afford the cost. Myra does not accept that and continues to complain...and George relents.
On the first morning at their rented beach cottage, Myra makes George put up "No Trespassing" signs to keep people away. However, they are on a public beach.
Phil and Esther innocently arrive at the beach to spend a day in the sun...but end up in a battle to the death with Myra.
"At the Point of Needle" was written by Joseph Cochran and produced/directed by Fred Hendrickson. Betty Garde and Walter Kinsella starred. Also appearing were Bill Adams, Teri Keane, and Robert Readick. This episode aired on September 23, 1962.
(Image of Betty Garde from Wikipedia)