A wrongly-convicted parolee becomes coldly determined to murder the former business partner whose ruse was responsible for his conviction.



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Episode cast overview:
Max Palmer ...
Lt. Piersall
Pierce Lyden ...
Tom Thornton
Sam Flint ...
E. D. Cristman
Russ Whiteman ...
Ron Foster ...
Sgt. Garvey
Sgt. Bruce Morse
George Meader ...
Harold Sylvester
Bill Weston ...
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Tom Thornton is released after serving a 13-year sentence for the murder of his business partner Harold Sylvester and the theft of $500,000 in cash and securities. When some of the stolen securities are cashed, Thornton again comes under suspicion and continues to protest his innocence of the original crime. Investigation by Dan Mathews and Center City Lieutenant Piersall result in the conclusion that Sylvester is still alive and is cashing the securities. Thornton uses his knowledge of Sylvester's habits to find his home and confront him. Thornton is determined to murder Sylvester, figuring he will escape further prosecution because of the old conviction. Dan must use a series of diversions to try to prevent the killing. Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

30 December 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Narrator: In the field of law enforcement, there are many instances in which more than one agency is needed to protect the public against a specific criminal. Thirteen years ago, Tom Thornton was convicted, in another state, of the murder of his partner, Harold Sylvester, and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The motive was robbery. More than half a million dollars in cash and securities was taken from the safe and never recovered. Ten days ago, with time off for good behavior, Tom Thornton ...
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