Decoy: Season 1, Episode 4

To Trap a Thief (1957)

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To solve a baffling armed robbery case, Casey assumes the identity of a blackmailer, then acts as an intermediary between the victim and the "perpetrator".

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Lieutenant Bergen
Mary James ...
Louise Bamf
George Mitchell ...
Officer Frank Torrino
John McGovern ...
Mr. Whittaker
George McCoy ...
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Police officers Casey Jones and Frank Torrino pursue an armed robber and capture his female accomplice with the stolen money. When Lieutenant Bergen returns the money to the victim, the man claims that $10,000 is missing from the satchel and accuses Torrino of taking half the loot before returning the remainder to Bergen. Casey is convinced of Torrino's innocence and impersonates the accomplice in order to prove that the store owner is attempting an insurance scam and framing an innocent police officer as part of his scheme. Written by David Bassler

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[Casey is posing as a blackmailer]
Louise Bamf: I heard what you said to Mr. Whittaker this morning. The partitions are thin; voices travel.
Casey Jones: Especially through keyholes.
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Trapped by emotion
10 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERTS*** A hard case on the emotional level for undercover police woman Casey Jones, Beverly Garland, to handle in being a rat, informant, in busting an emotionally depressed woman Louise Bamf, Mary James, in unknowingly ratting out her boss Mr. Whittaker, John McGovern, in a robbery/insurance scam that netted him some $10,000.00. You can see that Casey wasn't really into doing her job as an undercover rat for the NYPD but did it she did. It was after Louise broke down and spilled her heart out about her boss Mr. Whittaker in how much pressure he's been going through with his marriage and his good for nothing leach of a son, who at the age of 31 never did a days work in his life, that Casey got second thoughts about what she was doing.

Casey at first wanted to get her good friend police officer Frank Torrino, George Muitchell, off the hook in the missing $10,000.00 that was not recovered by him after Whittaker's office was robbed. Now realizing that it was Whittaker who pocked the money and is using it, the missing $10,000.00, to get an insurance claim she did everything she could to get the troubled man, with severe family problems, to give it back before he's indited by a grand jury.

It was the poor and heart sick Mrs.Bamf that got Casey to be more understanding to her boss Mr. Whittaker's situation and get him to make amends and prevent him for making his already miserable life worse then it already is. In the end Mr. Whittaker did in fact do the right thing and it was his faithful secretary Louise Bamf in having both Casey and him see the light who was the reason for it.


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