The distraught daughter of a deceased gemologist accuses Officer Johnson of stealing valuable uncut jewels from her late father's car.



(screenplay) (as Donald A. Brinkley)


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Episode cast overview:
William Boyett ...
Officer Johnson
Joyce Meadows ...
Ella McKay
Gene Roth ...
Professor McKay
Stanley Clements ...
Chuck Jackson
Ron Foster ...
Officer Foster (as Ronald Foster)
Sidney Gordon ...
Ed Borden
Mabel Rea ...
Allen O'Locklin ...
Narrator (voice)


Small-time sneak thief Chuck Jackson steals valuable uncut jewels from a car belonging to Professor McKay, a gemologist who was carrying the jewels to be appraised. The theft is not detected until Officer Johnson impounds the car after Professor McKay suffers an ultimately fatal heart attack while driving home. When the jewels are not found in the car, the professor's daughter Ella becomes concerned for her late father's reputation (and her own social standing). She irately accuses Officer Johnson of the theft, since he was the only one known to have access to the vehicle. Newspaper reporter Ed Borden asks Dan Mathews about the incident and Dan realizes that he has only a short time to break the case before the story is published. A credit card receipt found in Professor McKay's car leads Dan and Officer Johnson to the gas station where Jackson is employed and they realize that they have a potential suspect when Dan is able to discreetly catch Jackson stealing an automobile jack from ... Written by Sam Spear

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Action | Crime | Drama





Release Date:

5 March 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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When the newspaper reporter asks Dan Mathews for a statement concerning the robbery, he refers to Officer Johnson as "Officer Webb". See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Every Highway Patrol officer knows that a broken law leads to broken lives. For the pettiest of crimes can create a chain reaction that results in personal disaster. In this case, the lawbreaker was Chuck Jackson, gas station attendant, a petty thief. But the repercussions of his crime turned a small-scale robbery into a major tragedy.
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