Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, May 21, 2020


It's just not proper to have a murderess in the family, so when Mr. Princey's daughter killed the curate he had to do something.

A dash of mystery, a dash of humor, a dash of horror...John Collier's famous short story first came to radio airwaves as the second episode of the classic long-running program Suspense!

This episode was directed by Charles Vanda; Hal Medford adapted Collier's story; and Clarence Derwent starred as the resourceful and oh-so-proper Mr. Princey.  Derwent was a well-known stage actor, director and manager; he initiated the Clarence Derwent Awards to recognize promising actors from Broadway and the West End performances beginning in 1945; the awards continue to this day.

Suspense! aired "Wet Saturday" three more times over the years with different casts, although using the original script.  It was also adapted as one the the most popular episodes on television's Alfred Hitchcock Presents (directed by Hitchcock himself) and was later adapted (with a script by Collier) for Tales of the Unexpected.


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