The Silver Theatre: Season 1, Episode 35

Closeup (29 May 1950)

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A cash-strapped husband is desperate to send his sick daughter out West for her health, but can't get anyone to loan him the money for train fare. He literally bumps into a stranger who ... See full summary »

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Shirley
John Gallaudet ...
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Donald Woods ...
Thurston Hall ...
George
Sumner Getchell ...
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Bertha E. Carlisle ...
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A cash-strapped husband is desperate to send his sick daughter out West for her health, but can't get anyone to loan him the money for train fare. He literally bumps into a stranger who drops his wallet, and the father uses it to buy a one-way ticket. The owner of the lost wallet is frantic because it contained a letter from his estranged wife telling him where to meet her if he wanted to reconcile. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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Overall, it's pretty good.
28 September 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A couple, Shirley and Albert (Ann Dvorak and John Gallaudet), are having financial trouble. To make it worse, their daughter is ill and they were told by doctors to send her out in the country for a rest. They are desperate and Albert tries everything he can to get the money--all to no avail. Later, however, a rich guy (Donald Woods) loses his wallet and Albert gives in to temptation and takes the money-filled wallet. Later, however, he begins to have second thoughts--especially when he finds a touching letter inside the wallet that indicates that without the wallet, Mr. King (the rich guy), will have his life ruined.

The plot is interesting if a bit preachy and schmaltzy. However, what interested me the most was seeing Dvorak in the 1940s. While she'd been a top actress in the 1930s, she sure looked old and far from the more glamorous lady she'd been. Still, she and the rest of the cast did a nice job in this engaging tale.


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