08 October 2014

The Black Cat - Airs Oct 8th

The Black Cat from Mystery in the Air
In the late 40s, Peter Lorre, the infamous silver screen star, was briefly featured on a radio serial which brought us great, exciting stories both strange and unusual - dark and compelling masterpieces culled from the four corners of world literature. In this episode, which originally aired on September 18, 1947, we hear the final confession of man about to hang for murdering his wife. It's an audio adaption of Edgar Allan Poe's immortal American classic, The Black Cat; a psychological thriller concerning the slow mental deterioration of a man, followed quickly by his complete moral disintegration. The tale was first published some one hundred years earlier in The Saturday Evening Post on August 19, 1843. Not surprisingly, Poe himself owned a black cat.

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