Blake investigates a suspicious death to determine if it was an accident or murder.



(teleplay), (story) (as Jonathan Craig)


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Episode cast overview:
Rebecca Welles ...
Betty Dolan
Richard H. Cutting ...
Sheriff John Bronson (as Dick Cutting)
Ralph Clanton ...
Ted Joiner
Jeff Hoskins
Dr. C.R. Wenner
Fred Sherman ...
Medical Examiner (as Fred E. Sherman)
Paul Power ...


Blake is called to the scene when a woman is found dead of gas inhalation and discovers a cloud of suspects - a jilted lifeguard, a jealous disc jockey, a resentful ex-roommate and a blackmail victim. A boiling pot of soup and a stick of butter provide sufficient clues for the state trooper to arrest the guilty party. Written by David Bassler

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Adventure | Crime | Drama




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20 April 1958 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lt. Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. Listen.
[Rod turns on a tape recorder]
Ted Joiner: [voice] Friends, a few moments ago, I told you of the tragic death of Helen Camelot, a Las Vegas showgirl. Now you're about to hear one of the most unusual recordings I ever brought you - the questioning of an actual suspect. The questioner is Lt. Blake of the Nevada state troopers. The suspect is... myself.
[Rod turns off the tape]
Lt. Rod Blake: I don't know if you caught that ...
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