In "Life Ends at Midnight," Dane Clark stars as a son who decides to murder his mother's lodger for the insurance money.
As the episode opens, Walter arrives unexpectedly at the home of his devoted mother. She is happy to see him, but puzzled as to why he has come. It doesn't take long for the real reason for his visit to become apparent.
His mother explains that she gave up all her savings to help him the last time he was in trouble. Now, she has nothing.
Walter doesn't like that answer, but then he realizes that she does have something valuable...a lodger with no family named Mr. Chalmers...
"Life Ends at Midnight" was written by Robert Tallman and produced/directed by William Spier. Dane Clark and Fay Bainter starred. Also appearing were Hans Conried, William Johnstone, and Ralph Morgan. This episode aired on February 17, 1944.
Suspense presented this episode a second time, with a downer of an introduction by Robert Montgomery, on May 8, 1948. Fay Bainter starred with Tony Barrett and Norman Field. Anton M. Leader produced and directed.
Suspense presented this story a third time on October 18, 1955. Paula Winslowe and Stacy Harris starred. Also appearing were Victor Rodman, Jim Nusser, Bob Easton, and Dick Ryan. Antony Ellis produced and directed.
(Image of Fay Bainter from Wikipedia)