A small-town police chief captures a man wanted for murder in Philadelphia. But something stinks about the murder rap, the wanted poster and everything else.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Ridges ...
Police Chief Scott Anderson
Wynne Gibson ...
Ethel Furman
Theodore Newton ...
Sgt. Wally Stott
Peggy French ...
Hotcha - Conspirator
Richard Purdy ...
Lester Furman
Hildy Parks ...
Doris Anderson
DA Ted Carroll
Seth Arnold ...
Doc Kamsley
William Lee
Tony Pellerin
Paul Porter
Richard Robbins
Roland Wood
Charles Kuhn


A man steps off the train with his ten-year-old daughter, expecting to find the wife he hasn't seen since the girl was born. Instead, he meets the chief of police, who recognizes his face from a wanted poster. The man is shocked. Supposedly he is wanted in Philadelphia for the murder of a man he's never heard of. But the small-town chief is no fool. Something stinks about the wanted poster, the murder rap and everything else. He'll endure the dirty politics of a dishonest district attorney, a murder made to look like a suicide, and a betrayal by a trusted friend, before he learns the truth. Written by J. Spurlin

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14 November 1949 (USA)  »

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For several seconds, starting at 53.45, the edge of the stage can be seen in the top right corner, a crew member can be seen standing past the edge of the stage, two thick cables are visible laying on the floor, and the camera's shadow, and even a second camera can clearly be seen. See more »


Introduction from "Le Coq d' Or"
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Do People Act This Way?
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story begins with a man and his daughter coming to visit his estranged wife. She has betrayed them, but has sought out a reconciliation, supposedly. We are then launched into a plot to get a half million dollars. The girl is victimized by her mother and loses her father. The rest of the plot is a sort of convoluted interaction among a group of murderous con men (and women). We are kept out of the loop for the most part. Fortunately, we have to bank on the integrity and goodness of the principle character, a long time police captain, who is worried about the next election. It's a simple story. Once again, it was fun to see what early television was like and to see people pull off this live performance with all its blemishes. The acting is stilted and uncertain, and the bad guys seem really out to lunch at times. Still it's interesting and worth a look.

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