In Suspense's, "Dateline Lisbon", John Hodiak stars as a foreign correspondent who becomes involved in a dangerous deal with a Nazi general attempting to escape his war crimes.
(This episode aired during World War II, but the listener is asked to imagine a time in the future when the war is over. The trial depicted in this story takes place within a post-war "court of world decmocracies.")
As the episode opens, William Baldwin is on trial for murder. He begins his defense by describing the lively scene in the neutral port of Lisbon, Portugal, during the war.
He then describes exactly what happened the night that he went to the Hotel de Gama, where he accidently came across his old friend Terri Moore. She was a photographer on assignment in Lisbon for an American magazine, but that night, she took a picture of someone who did not want to be photographed.
A man approached her and requested that she sell him the negative for a large sum. Terri declined, but that got her into more trouble.
Terri is upset, but Bill is curious to discover who wants that photograph so badly...
"Dateline Lisbon" was written by screenwriter Harold Medford. According to Suspense: Twenty Years of Thrills and Chills by Martin Grams, Jr., this episode was originally written for The Whistler under the title "Lisbon Adventure". There is no surviving recording of that broadcast (on March 12, 1944), and I don't have a copy of the script, so I can't compare the two. William Spier produced and directed. John Hodiak starred. The name of the actress and the actor playing Von Klaus are not given. (I'll venture a guess that the actress is Betty Lou Gerson.) Joseph Kearns appeared as Mosca. This episode aired on October 5, 1944.
(Image of John Hodiak from Wikimedia)