Radio Drama: Vincent Price Fights Encircling Rats on ‘Three Skeleton Key’ Tuesday

Vincent Price became associated with horror during his long acting run on radio and television and in the movies. (File photograph.)

Imagine being trapped on an island as man-eating rats surround you.

That’s the horror faced by Jean, played by Vincent Price, and his cohorts this Tuesday on “Suspense.” Adapted from the short story by French author George G. Toudouze, “Three Skeleton Key” would become one of the classic plays airing near the end of network radio’s heyday.

Although “Three Skeleton Key” was first adapted for CBS’s “Escape” series in 1949 and featured different actors, Price would go on to be the star most associated with the story. He appeared in the 1950, 1956 and 1958 presentations.” Tuesday night’s version is from Nov. 11, 1956.

“Three Skeleton Key” is heard Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. with encore performance at 1:30 a.m. over 97.9 WHAV FM.

Radio Drama This Week

Sunday, Nov. 18

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Saturday Night Matter;” Box 13: “Suicide or Murder,” Sunday, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Suspense (modern): “The Dead Man;” Suspense (classic): “The Signalman,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Dimension X: “Potters of Firsk;” Suspense (classic): “Three Skeleton Key,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Great Gildersleeve: Leroy’s Gift; Suspense (classic), “The Long Night,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Our Miss Brooks: Thanksgiving Turkey; Suspense (classic): “Man Who Stole the Bible,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Couple Next Door: Practical Joke Backfires; Suspense (classic): “Rim off Terror,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.


Gunsmoke: Cyclone; Haunting Hour: “Assignment Death,” Saturday, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “False Alarm Matter;” Box 13: “Triple Cross,” Sunday, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.