Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 211 – Molle’ Mystery Theater – Killer Come Back to Me!

Ray Bradbury One usually does not think of Ray Bradbury as a writer of crime stories, but in his early writing career when he was trying to sell stories to various pulp magazines, he gave crime fiction a chance. One such story was called “Autopsy” on his manuscript, but was published in Detective Tales magazine and the title was changed to “Killer Come Back to Me!” by the magazine. The result was an interesting but somewhat lackluster story.

With the help of a radio adaptation by Joseph Ruscoll for the Molle’ Mystery Theater, it was turned into a very good noirish play for radio. An unusually good story by the Bradbury/Ruscoll creation and starring a young Richard Widmark before he became a film star. In fact you will hear the beginnings of Tommy Udo, his character in his film career debut from Kiss of Death.

Music under is by Angelo Badalamenti called Fire Walk With Me (Theme from Twin Peaks).

1 Responses to Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 211 – Molle’ Mystery Theater – Killer Come Back to Me!

  1. Bob. B says:

    Kiss of Death. [Ray Bradbury]

    Enjoyed this very much Remember watching many a film with Richard Widmark with my father on TV and was a fan. But listening to this radio presentation of Ray Bradbury’s work. [which also got me thinking about the representation of the story] I thought what a good radio actor R.Widmark was,given the right material.. thanks for giving us the opportunity to listen to this radio Drama well worth a listen…

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