"Seeds of Greed" is a story about two men obsessed with retrieving a fortune in pearls from a sunken ship.
The story begins in a port city, off the coast of Borneo. There, Kenneth Brown is wasting his life in the bars on the waterfront. One day he meets Lee, a pearl merchant who wants to hire him to command a ship that he has just bought. Lee is particularly interested in Brown because he needs someone who can operate the sonar equipment.
Brown is in need of money, so he takes Lee up on his offer. A few days later they head off on an expedition to salvage a treasure of pearls at the bottom of the ocean. The only thing standing in the way of success is their mistrust of each other and their greed.
"Seeds of Greed" was written by Freud A. Nelson and produced/direct by William N. Robson. Gary Merrill played Brown and Ben Wright (the English character actor) played the role of Lee the Chinese pearl merchant. This episode aired on December 27, 1949.
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