While in the park with Dobie, Maynard stumbles across a ladies' purse containing $512. Usually the most honest person in the world, Maynard believes the money should be rightfully his. Dobie is able to convince him to turn the purse and its contents over to the police. The police tell him that the purse and money will be his if no one claims it within six months. It ends up being the longest six months in Maynard and the police officers' lives, as Maynard goes into the station every day within that six month period to check if the purse has been claimed. On the eve of Maynard getting the money, he decides to throw a lavish party for his friends who all know about the purse and money. The money for the party had been advanced by Herbert, who expects Maynard to be generous after the fact. The day of the party coincides with the release of Willy and Alfred, two cons who saw Maynard come into the police station every day, who know most of the story behind the purse, and who plan to ... Written by
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The $512 found by Maynard in 1960 had the same purchasing power as $3,970 in 2012. See more