Listener Reports Number 60

Larry Maupin

LX. Program: When a Girl Marries

Broadcast Date: November 2, 1948

Sponsor: Calumet Baking Powder

Episode Title: "Ann Keeps Changing Her Mind" according to the OTRR Library listing.

Opening: Theme music, then introduction.  Then a commercial for Calumet.  "And now, 'When a Girl Marries', the story of Joan and Harry Davis.  Ann Darling came right to the Summerville Hotel after her visit to Walter Connolly's office, where she said that she had changed her mind about buying the Clawson estate, and even though Walter had warned her that the deal was closed she had intentionally tried to get out from under it."

Summary: There are two scenes in this episode.  One of them takes place in Walter Connolly's office and consists mostly of our hearing Ann's thoughts as she stands looking out the window at the storm and reflects upon her present situation.  She is in love with Phil Stanley, who may or may not have been having an affair with her, and is trying to break up his marriage to Cathy.  In a recent conversation, she told Phil that he "can't stand strong women" and that he needs to be doted upon by someone like that "sweet young idiot" he married.  He replied by telling her that she is totally unscrupulous and that he will make sure she never sees him or Cathy again.

The other scene is at the farm house of Joan and Harry Davis.  As the clock strikes 11pm. Harry's mother and Joan are worried about him and wondering why he has not come home yet.  They are unaware that he is being held at gunpoint by the man who stopped him on the road and asked for help.

Conclusion: Another Calumet commercial.  Then "So there until tomorrow at the same time we leave the story of 'When a Girl Marries'."  Then a Baker's Coconut commercial.  "This is NBC, the National Broadcasting Company."

Notes: (1) A very good episode.  Ann's emotional turmoil is strongly evident, and it is difficult not to sympathize with her; (2) Much of this can be heard only with careful listening, and a couple of lines are unintelligible.  But Ann is by far the best part of the episode, and all of her lines come across very clearly.  

Larry Maupin