In "Salvage," Van Johnson plays a pilot hired to help retrieve a fortune in gold from the bottom of the ocean.
Danny Connor's troubles began when he received an unexpected visit from his former girlfriend, Gloria. Her husband, Wendell H. Davis, wanted to hire a pilot, and she suggested that Danny would be right for the job. Her husband's company planned to search for sunken treasure in the Carribbean, and they needed a pilot to scout the waters by plane.
Danny accepted the job but soon realized he had become involved in more than he had agreed to. Now, he is at sea on an old, badly-equipped ship that belongs to his ex-girlfriend's shady husband..."What sense was there to taking a job like that? No sense."
"Salvage" was written by Sidney Renthal, produced by William Spier, and directed by Norman MacDonnell. Van Johnson, in the third of his five appearances on Suspense, starred as Danny Connor. Joseph Kearns played Wendell H. Davis. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Sam Edwards, and William Conrad. This episode aired on April 6, 1950.
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