Escape's "The Derelict" is a tale of four people adrift on a ghost ship in the Indian Ocean.
As the episode opens, Cora Moore describes her current situation. She explains that she was a dancer working in Singapore when she boarded a ship bound for Egypt. A few days into the journey, a monsoon ended their voyage, and now Cora is one of four shipwrecked survivors drifting in a life boat. Henry Von Keatman, Mike Bullman, and Lu Wah are her companions.
Soon they see a three-masted schooner sailing toward them. When they board it, however, they find the ship empty except for two skeletons and a fortune in gold. The four of them agree to split the gold when they reach civilization, but secretly, not everyone wants to keep that agreement.
"The Derelict" was adapted by Larry Roman from a story by Victor Schwarz. Charlotte Lawrence played Cora. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Ben Wright, and Charlie Lung. This episode aired on April 26, 1953.
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