Attractive but treacherous Louise Douglas convinces her husband (a bank messenger) to steal $53,000 and flee the country with her. She also convinces her paramour (a truck driver) to assault her husband and take the money so that HE can flee the country with her. Dan Mathews' suspicions are aroused by Ms. Douglas' lack of genuine concern for her unconscious husband and he launches an all-out effort to apprehend her. Aware that she is being pursued, the scheming Louise deserts the truck driver at her first opportunity and is able to steal a car from yet another would-be romantic interest in a bold attempt to elude Dan's unrelenting pursuit. Written by
$53,000 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $418,000 in 2009. See more »
When Dan arrives at the hospital to check on the condition of Frank Douglas, he refers to Douglas as "Mr. Lawson". See more »
For the most part, the wild, the reckless, the foolish driver is encountered on the road after sundown. But occasionally the Highway Patrol meets up with one in broad daylight. And sometimes, upon apprehending a reckless driver, the Patrol finds more than it bargained for.
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What a solid albeit unspectacular acting career Jeanne Cooper has had. I remember seeing her on several Perry Mason television shows and of course, her decades on the soap The Young and The Restless - a show that my mother never misses. Cooper is so good at playing the cold, two-timing femme fatale. In this episode she talks her husband into stealing money and her lover into knocking the husband out and taking the money. What a gal! This Louise Douglas is so cold that Mathews is suspicious and checks into her background more throughly. Knowing that Mathews is hot on their trail, Louise dumps the boyfriend and picks up another guy. Good show - mostly because of Cooper.
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