GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER "A Little White Lye" 1961
This is an episode of the long running (1953-1962) anthology series, GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATER. There were 300 plus episodes made. This one is episode 19 from season 9.
Five minutes in I realized I had seen the story before. Episode writer Fredric Brown had simply dusted off an old script he had written for a 1953 "Pepsi Cola Playhouse" episode. He made a few name changes and of course the actors are different.
The story has newlyweds, Dorothy Malone and Michael Pate looking for their first home. They find a place that just seems too good of a deal to be real. The real estate agent admits that the reason for the low price was that a murder had happened there some months before. The deal is too good to pass on and they buy the place.
A talkative neighbour, Dot Neumann soon fills Malone in on the gory details of the murder. A wealthy 45 year-old woman had just married a 27 year old hunk. Soon after-ward the woman was chopped up and the husband had disappeared. The police figure the new hubby was after the cash the woman was known to have hidden in the house.
There is now a series of events that has Miss Malone thinking that maybe her new hubby might have been involved in the murder. Is he? This is a pretty good little episode that keeps the suspense level buzzing right along.
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