Do you realize you're driving me crazy? I can't be alone tonight. And don't to take the and bracelets. Meanwhile, the audience learns that Mrs. He should've been home ago. Oh -- my clock's stopped. Into phone Operator -- I don't know what's the matter with this telephone but it's positively driving me crazy. He's working late tonight -- and his line was busy and I was trying to reach him to ask him to come home.
Oh -- for heavens sake, I've no time to dial! It makes me so nervous. I'm alone in this house -- and I'm an invalid -- and tonight I overheard a telephone conversation that upset me dreadfully. My maid, Eloise -- she's a big girl -- she weighs two hundred pounds -- she's too lazy to bring up my breakfast tray -- it's her night out and my husband, Elbert -- he's crazy about me -- he just adores me -- waits on me hand and foot --scarcely left my side sick I took sick twelve years ago -- he's working at -- I don't care how many other matters you have on your desk. I'll do no such thing! Oh, dear -- do you have to dial? I want the Nurses Registry. As train fades, we hear a phone ringing and then a voice Sergeant Martin: Police department -- Precinct 43 -- Sergeant Martin speaking.
They're going to murder this woman -- 11: 15 tonight. The cinematography is superb, a lot of play in light and shade. As she makes a number of phone calls trying to locate Henry, Leona inadvertently begins to piece together the mystery in. At a table nearby and American tourist has just voiced her delight at the uncommon beauty of the scene. I was a patient in your hospital two years ago and after all, I do expect to pay this person for attending me. Her attacks became more and more frequent, until she finally took to her bed about a year ago.
These men sounded like killers -- they're dangerous. Later, Sally calls Leona with more news. But it's not eleven yet. I'm a sick woman -- I -- I'm very upset. The main character is Mrs.
She becomes increasingly desperate as she tries to work out who the victim is so the crime can be prevented. Complicating matters, her husband Henry is overdue and their servants have the night off, leaving her all alone in a apartment. That was at least five minutes ago -- and they didn't seem to be the type that would make a long call. The play can also be interpreted as a study in paranoia. Stevenson's only connection to the outside world, and yet it continues to be a source of frustration for her as the story progresses. I -- There's someone listening.
The final broadcast was on February 14, 1960. The couple tied the knot in 1939 the marriage would end in divorce after Herrmann was caught having an affair with her cousin in 1948. She tries to get the telephone operator to trace the call and gets the police involved as well, but is continually frustrated in her attempts to get them to take her seriously. There are a couple ideas that stand out in the play. The operator urges her to contact the police, which she does. Ask for R-O-M-A, Roma Wine--made in California for enjoyment throughout the world. She hastily calls the police for help, and just before they answer the phone, her terrified screams let the audience know that she has been caught by the killer.
I've just been cut off. The call cuts off without Leona learning very much other than it is scheduled for 23:15, when a passing train will hide any sounds. Elbert Stevenson, an invalid woman confined to her bed who becomes increasingly frantic as the story progresses. While typing radio plays, she decided she could master the form. This story by Lucille Fletcher went on to be considered one of the greatest radio drama episodes. Frustrated with the busy signal, she seeks the help of the operator who connects her through to what she assumes is her husband's office phone.
Now -- stop it -- stop it -- stop it, I say! As it is eventually realized, her paranoid fantasy is really true. Leona receives a telephone call from Waldo. Oh, for heavens sake -- who is this? Well in even more dramatic style, the popularity of Roma Wine is even more record-breaking, because Roma Wines are by far America's largest selling wines. I can hear it -- you don't have to tell me -- I know it's busy. Horrified by what she hears, Mrs. This section contains 169 words approx.
When the intruder enters her bedroom, she begs for her life, then screams. A police officer on the phone mirrors these doubts, explaining that the street name she overheard - 2nd Avenue - probably appears in towns all over the country. She went out to supper at eleven o'clock? Slams phone If I could only get out of this bed for a little while. From overheard conversations, she learned that her husband was close to resolving an investigation that involves Henry somehow. The latter two films were directed by. Why -- it's perfectly idiotic! Advertisement In 1939 she married Mr. Herrmann said, was Miss Fletcher's act of revenge.