Edmund Lacey runs a lonely hearts magazine where people respond to ads in it. One particular ad has been placed by a woman who says she inherited a considerable fortune and is quite good looking. She receives volumes of replies but has not responded to any of them. Lacey contacts Paul Drake to help determine who she is saying the postal service is concerned he may be abetting fraud. Paul is able to compose a letter that does get a response that Lacey intercepts. His real desire is to have the con man Charles Barnaby make contact with her to swindle her. On the other end she is looking for the man who she blames for the death of her sister. Barnaby makes contact saying he is land poor with money needed to finish drilling for oil on his property. He falls for the heiress Marylin Clark who is indeed quite beautiful. He decides to cut Lacey out of most of the profits while at the same time his female partner Delores Coterro becomes jealous of the beautiful Marylin. When Barnaby dies from ...
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Paul Drake has a secretary named Margo in this episode. See more
Richard Crane who plays Mr. George Moore is clearly not comfortable with the glasses he's wearing in this portrayal. Someone who's worn glasses for any time at all. Doesn't fiddle with them as much as the Moore character does. Especially in the first half of story. He nervously touches the frames without taking them off. See more
He's here, lover.
Edmund Arthur Lacey
Who do you think? Box 96.