Escape's "Danger at Matecumbe" begins at the Miami city limits. There we meet a guy named Joe, who has just been politely escorted to the edge of town by the police. He is a bit down-on-his-luck and the police would like him to go elsewhere. As Joe is hitching his way north of Miami, he has a chance encounter with a famous author named William Res. Suddenly, his luck changes. Mr. Res offers Joe a job making personal appearances for him, but it requires returning to Miami. Joe accepts because he needs the money and because he is fascinated by Mr. Res' girlfriend, Henda.
Not long after he starts his new job, Joe realizes he hasn't just taken on all of the author's perks, but all of his problems as well.
This episode aired on March 24, 1950.
(Image from author's collection)