William Gargan, the affable actor from 1930s and 40s movies, stars in this early television detective story as private detective Martin Kane. In this one, Kane is hired by one of the beneficiaries of the will of an elderly inventor was has been murdered. The episode's title gives the motive away and provides a good clue as to who the murderer is. Oh, well. This episode must have been aired live as a couple of the actors, including Gargan, stumble with the dialog a bit and correct it and move on. Sponsored by a tobacco company (both pipe tobacco and cigarettes - all of brands I'd never heard of), it is fascinating how the commercials are interwoven with the storyline. The best performer was Loring Smith as Capt. Evans. He's an actor I've never heard of but evidently he was a well respected and well known stage actor.
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