"The Shanghai Document" was written for Escape by the husband and wife writing team of John and Gwen Bagni. In total, they wrote seven witty and adventuresome episodes of Escape, including the brilliant "Treasure Incorporated." (The other episodes written by the Bagnis were The Sure Thing, Maracas, Border Town, Danger at Matecumbe, and The Man Who Stole the Bible. )
As the episode opens, an American newspaper correspondent named Tony Dehner is stuck in Chongqing, China. He wants to buy passage to Shanghai on a river steamer, but he can't get a ticket. His attempt to rent a boat lands him in a local hospital where he meets an American lady doctor named Jane Roma. She bandages up his wounds and promises to help him get to Shanghai.
True to her word, the following day Jane provides him with a ticket to Shanghai on a river steamer. Why would someone he just met be so helpful? Could it be that the "Shanghai Document" that everyone is looking for has something to do with it?
"The Shanghai Document" was produced and directed by William N. Robson. John Dehner played Tony and Joan Banks played Dr. Jane Roma. Also appearing were Ben Wright, William Conrad, Benson Fong, and Charles Lung. This episode aired on April 21, 1950.
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