Suspense's "The Lucky Lady" is a story of theatrical superstition that stars a badass cat named Suzie.
The story begins in a boarding house for young actresses where the proprietress, Miss Leonora Plimm, is interviewing a man named George to be their handyman. Despite his lack of references, vague mentions of deceased family members, peculiar demeanor, and his hatred of cats -- the proprietress hires him anyway. The war has created a man-shortage and she has to hire someone to help keep the house together. Her cat, "Lucky Lady Suzie" is unhappy about this. She yowls, spits and hisses her way through this episode with such ferocity that is hard to believe anyone would want to live with such an angry pet.
Suzie is considered lucky because struggling actresses who have been given a scratch by her have then become famous. One of the residents in the house, Dianne, receives a scratch and then becomes the "Toast of Broadway." She also dies mysteriously at the height of her fame.
"The Lucky Lady" was written by Ruth Vital Nemick and was produced/directed by William Spier. Academy award winning actress Fay Bainter starred as Miss Leonora Plimm. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis as Dianne, Elliot Lewis and Wally Maher.
This episode aired on February 14, 1946.
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