A confrontation concerning nonpayment between young subcontractor Brian Meeker and general contractor Arthur Morgan comes to blows and Morgan is knocked unconscious. Preston (Morgan's foreman) arrives as Meeker is leaving the scene and takes advantage of the opportunity to steal $12,000 from Morgan's open wall safe. Dan Mathews moves quickly to apprehend Meeker based on an assault charge, but finds that physical evidence implicates Preston as the thief. Morgan is initially dubious, but is ultimately convinced of Preston's guilt and withdraws all charges against Meeker. Dan and his officers travel to the construction yard to arrest Preston and find themselves in a tense confrontation high above a cement mixer. Written by
21 October 1957 (USA)
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Preston stole $12,000.00 from Morgans wall safe. In 1957, $12,000.00 had the same buying power as $102,836.96 in 2016. Annual inflation over this period was about 3.71% See more
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