Science Fiction Theatre: Season 2, Episode 37

The Magic Suitcase (25 Jan. 1957)

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An old man and his grandson invite a lost hitchhiker to stay the night at their vacation cabin. The stranger disappears, but leaves behind a suitcase that generates huge amounts of ... See full summary »

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Truman Bradley ...
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Charles Winninger ...
Grandpa Scott
James Seay ...
Security Chief Miller
Rachel Ames ...
Eileen Scott (as Judith Ames)
Freddy Ridgeway ...
Terry Scott
William Vaughn ...
John Scott
George Douglas ...
Dr. Jorgenson
Theodore Lehmann ...
Mr. Jackson
Arthur Marshall ...
Lab Technician
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An old man and his grandson invite a lost hitchhiker to stay the night at their vacation cabin. The stranger disappears, but leaves behind a suitcase that generates huge amounts of electricity. Grandpa turns it over to scientists who are clueless as to how this simple device makes so much power. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Powerful Luggage
25 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A grandpa and his grandson are heading to a lake for some fishing. On the way, they pick up a stranger, carrying a suitcase. They offer to give him a ride to the other side of the mountain the next day and invite him to supper and lodging for the evening. He is a bit of an odd duck. The old guy talks his ear off as they sit in their cabin. Interestingly, the cabin has been built with full electrical facilities (the old man was an electrician), but the power company has not introduced power lines to that area. In the morning, breakfast is served, but the stranger is gone, leaving his suitcase behind. This leads to a whole series of inappropriate activities involving the suitcase. First the boy plugs his electric train into the case (it has a conventional outlet on the side) and it runs the toy. The grandpa lectures the young man and then proceeds to wend his hypocritical way from powering the cabin to turning the suitcase over to federal authorities. Of course, as with so many of these episodes, the stranger is immediately suspected of some kind of espionage. As far as the tests and results, you need to see for yourself. A better episode than most because it has some personality.


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