John Smith, an orphan turned transient, was accused of the murder of a friend who was also a bum and sent to prison for life. He is set free when it is discovered that his arresting officer... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Sam Larsen
... Erle Stanley Gardner
... Harry Steeger (as Carleton G. Young)
... Dr. LeMoyne Snyder
... Raymond Schindler
... Alex Gregory
... Marshall Houts
... Park Street Jr
Than Wyenn ... John Smith
... Warden Avery
... Carl Halsted
... Capt. Briggs
... Webster (as Olan E. Soule)
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John Smith, an orphan turned transient, was accused of the murder of a friend who was also a bum and sent to prison for life. He is set free when it is discovered that his arresting officer beat a confession out of him. Eventually the man John was with at the time of the crime is found and his name is finally cleared for good. Written by Anthony Durrant

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Crime | Drama

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20 December 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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John Smith was an alias of Wilhelm Meyer, the man responsible for sending Adolf Beck to prison, in a classic case of mistaken identity. See more »

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Although he is depicted as having been an orphaned American citizen, John Smith has a heavy Germanic accent. See more »

Quotes

Warden Avery: Will you talk to him, Sam?
Sam Larsen: Warden, what could I say to him now?
Warden Avery: His only chance lies in a reinvestigation of the facts of his case. Your group is set up to do the job. I wish you'd try.
Sam Larsen: Do you have any real indication that he might be innocent?
Warden Avery: Nooo, but would a man spend twenty-two years saving pennies for his transcript if he were guilty?
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