While his father-in-law Dr. Blane who is chairman of the bank board talks with a bank officer, Jack Hardisty working at the bank calmly steals $100,000 in cash from the bank vault as he closes up and leaves the bank. He is to join his wife and Dr. Blane at his summer house for supper but is late. After he arrives, he has a chat with Dr. Blane which turns into a loud argument. Jack confesses he took the money and with bank examiners coming next week he would like Dr. Blane to help payback the money that he spent on gambling. Dr. Blane calls Perry to get Paul Drake to help investigate. Perry and Della will also visit Dr. Blane that evening to help. Paul's man lost Jack's trail so Paul goes to Jack's house where he finds Dr. Blane searching the house and Jack shot dead. They then call the Sheriff. The murder weapon turns out to be a pistol a neighbor loaned to Dr. Blane as well as Jack and Sue but was missing from Dr. Blane's car. Sue is having an affair with the neighbor Philip Strague.... Written by
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In the courtroom scene, when they show Phil Strague the picture that was taken of him, in that picture his watch is on his right wrist. However, in the scene in Doctor Blane's cabin, which took place later on the same day that the picture was taken, the watch is on Strague's left wrist. It can also be seen on his left wrist in the courtroom. See more
A. J. Randall
Well, if you're going to be at your lodge all summer, Dr. Blane, I guess I'd better not send any mail to your house here in the city.
Well, no harm if you do. The house here in town is still open. Sue likes to drop in once in a while. Glad to get away from her house, I guess.