This is from the G.E. Theater Anthology series. It ran 200 episodes between 1953 and 62.
Crawford is an American news reporter working in the UK. She gets an assignment to cover an event in Edinburgh.
Crawford takes her car and sets off the next morning. Half way there she blows a tire. While looking at the flat, a man, John Sutton, walks up and offers to help.
Crawford of course says yes. Sutton sets his suitcase and jacket on Crawford's back seat. While Sutton is busy with the tire, Crawford notices an old newspaper dated 1937 sticking out of Sutton's jacket.
After Sutton finishes with the tire, Crawford offers him a ride. The two are driving along when Crawford asks Sutton about the old newspaper. "It is from the day i went to prison 17 years ago". Sutton answers. "I was released today." After Crawford takes in that shocker, she asks why he was in prison.
"Murder, i killed my wife's aunt for money. I was in love, and so was my wife, but her love was cash. I blindly did as she wanted." Sutton calmly tells her. "I got 17 years and the wife 10.She was then killed during the London Blitz by German bombs".
At this time a news flash comes over the radio. A murderer has just escaped from prison. The description matches Sutton. Is it Sutton that they are looking for Crawford thinks to herself.
Crawford sees a petrol station ahead and pulls in. The only person there is teen-aged boy, Christopher Cook. His father is out with the Police looking for the escaped murderer.
She tries to call the Police but is put on hold. She hangs up when Sutton joins her inside. Back in the car and on the road again they go.
Crawford is just too frightened of Sutton to ask him to get out. Suddenly a Police car comes out of a side road with siren wailing. Crawford slams on the brakes and pulls over. She leaps from the auto and runs over to the Police car.
She points at her car and screams, "It is the killer! There inside my car" The cop, Jack Raine, looks at Crawford like she is a raving loony. "We caught the escapee several hours ago." The pair are joined by Sutton who shows Raine his papers. Raine has a quick look and returns them. He then hands a speeding ticket to Crawford and leaves.
Sutton looks at Crawford for a moment, then returns to the car for his case and jacket. He starts off walking again. Crawford just stands there, looking and feeling the bloody fool.
With a small bit as an American soldier on leave, is Chuck Connors.
The director was Rod Amateau. Crawford regular, Oscar winner, Charles B Lang, was the D of P. He worked on DESERT FURY, ROPE OF SAND, ACE IN THE HOLE, SUDDEN FEAR, FEMALE ON THE BEACH and THE BIG HEAT. (b/w)
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