Re: RARA-AVIS: Thomas Walsh's Sentence of Death

From: Harvey (
Date: 18 Jul 2006

The Studio One production is available on CD. It is accompanied by the wonderful 1957 Studio One broadcast, "The Night America Trembled," a dramatic account of the Orson Welle's War of The World broadcast.

--- Jim Beaver <> wrote:

> I just read Thomas Walsh's Saturday Evening Post
> story, "Sentence of Death,"
> in which a detective comes to believe he may have
> sent the wrong man to
> Death Row. I did a google search on it and came up
> with a piece Jim Doherty
> wrote back in '98
> It's a good piece on the story and its background.
> I'd just like to add,
> for Jim's benefit, that the story was also
> anthologized in Alfred
> Hitchcock's collection "14 of My Favorites in
> Suspense," in 1959.
> Additionally, it was dramatized at least twice, once
> as an episode of the
> 1950 TV series "The Trap," with George Reeves,
> Leslie Nielsen, and Kim
> Stanley in the major roles, and then in 1953 for
> "Studio One," with Betsy
> Palmer and James Dean in prominent parts. It's a
> nice little story and I
> wish I could see one of these dramatizations.
> Jim Beaver

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