Doris Hocksley with John Lowell reads an ad in San Francisco in the paper looking for the heiress to the Hocksley fortune worth $2,000,000. Lowell pushes Doris to reply to the ad which she does. She has an interview with Alan Neil who is conducting all the preliminary interviews for Elston Carr to weed out obvious impostors. Doris has limited but accurate documentation but is missing a couple of key components Carr is seeking. Although he denies her application, Neil makes a veiled offer that if Doris cooperated she might get the money if she shared half of it with him but she doesn't accept the offer. Doris retains Perry to help with her claim. Perry visits Carr learning that Carr is giving the money to the heir himself. He and his two partners made a fortune in China until the Korean war when one of the partners betrayed the other two. Perry visits Miriam Hocksley who may also have a claim to the fortune. That night Perry receives a call from Neil's secretary saying she heard a shot... Written by
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The photograph of Lowell, Hocksley and Carr standing on a day-lit Chinese street is faked, because none of the men casts a shadow. See more
[reading from a classified ad in newspaper
"Personal. Wanted. Information concerning the daughter of a man named Hocksley who was a partner in certain adventures in China during the years 1931 through 1956. Daughter is approximately thirty years old."