As part of the Radio Mystery Theater, this episode of Inner Sanctum was broadcast. It’s a triangle tale of a man, a woman, and a murderer. Don’t mess with a ghost, because a ghost always gets the last laugh.
John Spencer is found guilty, and condemned to death in a court of law. He pleads innocent, though found guilty, and in a final fit of emotion, calls down a curse on the judg to befall the same fate. Is the judge worried? Not at all, he’s heard it all before, and he would never sink so low as to commit the same kind of crime. .
At home with the judge, we learn a little about his marriage, and an affair he is getting involved with. The forbidden love grows, and though the judge blindly races down that path, the voice of the ghost who he just sentenced punctuates the drama. The torn judge is tangled in the mess of deciding to follow his new love, or stay with his ailing wife. Tormented love, just the thing that was at the root of John Spencer’s crime.
The judge would never sink so low as to continue down that path that led to murder, would he? His wife has an ailing heart, but is her death just an accident, or was she helped along? The judge seems to be technically cleared of murder, but the ghost of John Spencer haunts him. Paranoid behavior begins to kick in, and a cover up digs a hole deeper. Has the curse that John Spencer laid on the judge come treu?
Do you think that’s the end? Stay tuned to the end for the twist to the story that exposes the whole plan, and ensures the judge fell prey to the curse.