William Eliot Vaughan is a millionaire who finds out he is completely broke.




Episode cast overview:
Marvin Miller ...
William Eliot Vaughan
Jennifer Lea ...
Nurse Meg Andrews
Robert Gothie ...
Bill Marsden
Lewis Martin ...
Robert Vaughan
Helen Kleeb ...
Evelyn Vaughan
Adrienne Marden ...
Mrs. Howard Marsden
Paul Frees ...


William Eliot Vaughan is a once wealthy millionaire who finds out he is completely broke. He isn't paying his bills, the only thing he owns is the mansion he built and lived in for 30 years. And his financial adviser is urging him to sell that. After learning of his true financial condition, Vaughan suffers a heart attack. He recuperates at home, and all his money greedy relatives come to visit, waiting for him to die off so that they can inherit his estate. Not yet knowing that their sick but wealthy relative hasn't a cent. Michael Anthony comes by to give Vaughan the million dollar certified check, but is unable to get anywhere near him due to the strict Nurse who, following doctors orders, will not allow her patient to be disturbed with non-relative visitors. When Vaughan's relatives learn from the Butler that Vaughan is broke, they all decide to leave Vaughan to die alone in his poverty. Except for one of Vaughan's visiting relatives, his nephew, who is falling in love with ... Written by Marc Solomon

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22 October 1958 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Marvin Miller (Michael Anthony) has a very large role in this episode as he has a particularly difficult time reaching the recipient of the million dollar gift and isn't able to bestow the check until the final few minutes of the program. See more »


Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate garden, to find Tipton, whose body is concealed from the viewers by a huge garden statue, observing a large caged bird] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, look at our new little pet.
Michael Anthony: It's a vulture, isn't it, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, a vulture. This one's from Africa, but we have them in America, too.
Michael Anthony: They're certainly ugly, aren't they?
John Beresford Tipton: As ugly as the qualities they symbolize: Greed, voracious, eagerness for life to end so their feast may begin. Sometimes, they're so greedy, they ...
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