Suspense's "Blood is Thicker" tells the story of a man, his rich girlfriend, and her suspicious cousin -- and how they all went on a yacht race together.
Mike Farley intends to marry the beautiful and wealthy Vanessa Evans. For the last two months they have spent their weekends on her yacht, and now she has asked him to be a part of her crew for the Honolulu Race.
Mike agrees, because he doesn't think anyone will notice that his sailing skills aren't what he claims. Unfortunately for Mike, it isn't long before someone does notice. Vanessa's cousin, Hugh Guthrie, knows that Mike isn't the gentleman sailor that he pretends to be.
As William N. Robson will explain in the intro to the episode, the setting for this story is the Transpacific Yacht Race. Started in 1906, this renowned yacht race is still run annually from Los Angeles to Honolulu. The story was written by Sam Pierce, who was an official news correspondent for the Transpac.
"Blood is Thicker" was produced and directed by William N. Robson . Radio, movie, and television actor Everett Sloane starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Lawrence Dobkin, Sam Pierce, and Bill Quinn. This episode aired on July 5, 1959.
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