Dan investigates a suicide and begins to think it may be murder. His only clue to the identity of the possible killer may be leaving on a New Orleans pleasure boat sailing to Algiers.

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Dorothy Green ...
Doret Hamlin
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Dan investigates a suicide and begins to think it may be murder. His only clue to the identity of the possible killer may be leaving on a New Orleans pleasure boat sailing to Algiers.

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28 February 1961 (USA)  »

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Murder for $20,000
29 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This another episode of Coronado 9. The series starred Rod Cameron as a P.I. based in San Diego.

Cameron is hired by the widow, Dorothy Green, of a San Diego business who took a 6 floor fall from his office window.

The Police have questioned the only witness, office janitor, Jack Mather. It seems the dead man was trying to open a stuck window when he went for a tumble out when the window suddenly opened. The Police rule it an accident.

The wife is not sure and has called in Cameron for a second opinion. She then flies to New Orleans to be with a couple of family friends. Cameron snoops around and decides things are not quite right. He grabs a plane to New Orleans to talk with Green.

They meet on a big paddle wheel tour boat showing the sites of the city. Cameron grills Green for why she thinks it was not an accident. Green tells him about a cash box her husband kept. It alway had 20-30 grand in it. But was empty when she looked. She also knows that the husband, John Beradino, of the family friend she is in town with, had asked her husband for a loan.

Now the plot thickens as Cameron pulls Beradino aside for a chat. Did you take the cash after tossing Green's husband out the window? Beradino of course denies everything.

Now who should pop up but the janitor, Jack Mather. He had seen the whole thing and has decided to hit Beradino for a fat hunk of the cash to remain quiet.

Fists and bullets are exchanged with Beradino being killed and Mather handed over to the local Police.

Not a great episode by any means, but it fills the 25 minute runtime.

Some very nice outdoor on location in New Orleans camera work is featured throughout the episode. (b/w)


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