Maynard finds a purse containing $512 and eagerly awaits the day six months later when he can claim the money, but two con men see in Maynard an easy mark to make them some easy money.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Police Sergeant
Joey Faye ...
Willy Frymass
Alfred Montcalm
Harry Jackson ...
Officer Dugan
Girl in Park
Girl in Park
Steffi Sidney ...
Girl at Party
Homer Garrett's Hollywood Square Dancers ...


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 Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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22 November 1960 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Homer Garrett's Hollywood Square Dancers were featured in this episode. They toured with the The Roy Rogers Show (1951) in the 1950s. See more »


Written by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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