Suspense: On A Country Road (AWR0252)

Batman Villains of Old Time Radio

We continue our look at actors who played villains in the 1966 Batman TV series. This time we turn to Ida Lupino, who played Cassandra Spellcraft, alongside her then-husband Howard Duff, who played her bumbling sidekick Cabala in the 1968 episode, “The Enchanting Doctor Cassandra”.

We begin by featuring an episode of Suspense in which they appeared together.

A wife and her husband (Lupino and Duff) take a shortcut down a country road where a deranged woman has escaped from a mental institution and already killed. They then run out of gas and find a woman screamning at them demanding to be let in their car.

Original Radio Brodcast Date: May 10, 1959

We then take a look at the Season 3 Batman Episode, “The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra”, where Lupino plays the titular alchemist who has figured out the secret of invisibility and has a daring plan to take care of the Terrific Trio and rule Gotham City.

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