In Escape's "Bloodbath" a business partnership unravels into a deadly competition.
Five Americans travel deep into the Andes mountains of Peru to search for a vein of uranium ore. As they had hoped, they do find a fortune in uranium. Their plan was to divide the claim five ways, but greed swiftly takes over. Soon they are in a race to return to civilization and claim the land, but the tricky part is getting out of the jungle alive.
Mosquitos, pium flies, bloodsucking carapato ticks, snakes, vampire bats, and piranhas are some of the dangers they have to survive. Vincent Price narrates most of the story and listening to him describe the critters of the Peruvian jungle is entertainment in itself.
"Bloodbath" was written by Academy award winning screenwriter James Poe and starred Vincent Price. The combination of the two was an effective one. Suspense's "Rave Notice" and Escape's "Three Skeleton Key" also featured Vincent Price in a James Poe story. Wally Maher, Ted de Corsia, Paul Frees, and Tony Barrett also appeared. This episode was produced and directed by William N. Robson and aired on June 30, 1950.