Saturday, November 13, 2010

Radio review – TGA#36 – “Payment Deferred” (1946) ***

This helped Charles Laughton make his name as an actor in the early 1930s so it’s a delight to hear him repeat the role, especially with Elsa Lancaster playing his wife. He’s a greedy lower middle class type driven to murder of a long-lost cousin, who’s loaded – and from Brisbane, Australia! He doesn’t get away with it, due to his wife’s sincerity and the sluttishness of his daughter. Very entertaining with Laughton giving a strong performance, and memorable ending with Lancaster arranging for Laughton to be blamed for her death.

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