In "Time on My Hands" a married couple travel backwards in time to try to prevent World War II by killing Adolph Hitler.
This radio play was originally written by Walter Black for series The Mysterious Traveler. It was performed on August 20, 1944, but no recordings of that broadcast are known to exist.
Justin and Emily can't comprehend how Adolph Hitler could have ever risen to such power. Why hadn't someone stopped him sooner? Back when in 1908, when they were on their honeymoon, they had encountered a young Hitler in a beer garden in Austria. Back then, he was just a revolutionary crank trying to sell his artwork to American tourists, but even they could tell he was trouble.
The next day, Justin's friend Orrin appears with big news of his latest invention. Justin is unimpressed, but Orrin swears that he has broken through the fourth dimension and invented a time machine!
When Orrin finally convinces Justin that time travel is possible with his machine. Justin then decides to change history by going back in time to assasinate Adolph Hitler before he ever has a chance to ascend to power.
But, if given the chance to go back in time, would Justin handle the situation any differently? The kind of person you are dictates how you handle situations, even if you do get a second chance...
"Time on My Hands" was written by Walter Black and produced/directed by Paul Roberts. Vera Allen, Santos Ortega, Marian Russell, Bill Lipton, Ted Osborne, and Bob Dryden. This episode aired on September 25, 1960.
(Image of Santos Ortega)