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Three men are the suspects in the beating death of a former vaudevillian actress found in her apartment. The possible reason for her murder could be among the contents of an old steamer trunk which she kept locked in her room. Surveillance equipment is used to solve the mystery. Written by tomtrekp

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7 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Well done and rather sad when you think about it.
10 December 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Big Trunk" is an oddity. While this old public domain show is posted for download at archive.org, the mp4 is of a different episode ("The Big Bird"). If you want to watch what REALLY is "The Big Trunk", try watching the show directly on archive.org--and don't download the file.

In a rooming house mostly consisting of wannabe show people, a young woman is found bound and beaten to death with a pipe. There are no suspects but the place has been ransacked. It also appears as if the murder (or murderers) was looking for something in the dead woman's steamer trunk. But what? And, is it really enough to kill the woman?! Hardly.

Soon the detectives get a lead---three transients were talking recently about the lady and her trunk. But when they bring them in for questioning, they learn nothing. So, on a lark, they decide to bug one of the rooms and let the suspects sit there and stew and, hopefully, talk among themselves. What's next? See this very good episode and find out for yourself.


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