A paralyzed woman is terrified her husband will learn she is recovering.



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Ralph Manson
Nora Cory Manson
George Cory (as James McMullan)
Jean Dekker
Dr. Babcock
Connie Gilchrist ...
Claude Stroud ...
Edgar Ogden
Rees Vaughn ...
Robbie Cory


"Let's keep it within the family" instructs Mr. Manson, after an audit reveals $200,000 embezzled from the family bank he married into. The money was pilfered from accounts of his stepson Robbie, the bank loan officer, who's missing. Late that night, Robbie returns to the Manson family mansion, just as Manson is fleeing with a packed suitcase. Robbie holds a bag too, filled with documents from out-of-town which prove Manson stole the money. When Robbie refuses to let him get away, Manson clamps his hand over Robbie's mouth, begging him to listen. Robbie suffocates, so Manson doctors the crime scene to look like a suicide by hanging. Manson's typing a fake suicide note awakens Robbie's mother, who accuses her husband of killing Robbie. Manson shoves her down a staircase, bringing everyone else running. She lives, paralyzed, unable to speak. Everyone hopes she'll recover, except Manson, who stays by her side. Written by David Stevens

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22 March 1963 (USA)  »

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Excellent episode
24 March 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this episode isn't better known. It has an excellent set up, is well-directed and extremely suspenseful. This could have been made into a very good movie. I won't go into details, except to say that it is a woman who has been become completely paralyzed and has lost her memory trying to remember why she is afraid of her husband, and letting others, except her husband, know. Excellent.

Perhaps, because it is part of the lesser-known and lesser-aired hour-long shows, but this has all of the elements of a terrific story and it is a shame this isn't included in the best-of lists that pop up now and again for this show.

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