John and Gwen Bagni wrote some of Escape's better episodes and if you like their style of dangerous adventure stories, then you will like "The Sure Thing." In this story a ship's doctor from a fancy cruise boat responds to a call for help from a schooner off the coast of Cuba. What he finds onboard is an "accident victim" with a terrible leg injury. The doctor can see that the man was shot but the other people on the boat aren't being honest about what happened. The doctor realizes he is in trouble when he discovers that the schooner is not headed to Havana but to some other location. What does the wounded man have that is so valuable? It doesn't take long for this doctor to figure it out and make the most of it.
This story was performed a second time on January 17, 1950. The second version was also produced and directed by William N. Robson. This version starred Anthony Ross as the doctor. Also featured were Jeff Corey, Fay Baker and Ian Wolfe.
(Map of Cuba from Wikimedia Commons )