In "The Power of Hammer," a jungle guide is hired to take a government official into the remote kingdom of a cruel bully.
Sam Kerrigan is an American working as a guide/hunter in the Belgian Congo. As the episode opens, he drinking too much and muttering to himself even more. As Kerrigan is leaving his favorite bar, he is taken into custody by government officials. The local inspector has been given orders by the Belgian government to take Benjamin Hammer, an embezzler and murderer, into custody. The problem is that Hammer has set himself up as a king, deep in the jungle, and the inspector needs a guide to help find him. Kerrigan warns the inspector to stay away, but in the end, he is forced to lead them into Hammer's kingdom.
"The Power of Hammer" was written by Antony Ellis and Gil Doud. Norman MacDonnell produced and directed. Harry Bartell starred as Sam. Also appearing were Edgar Barrier, Vivi Janiss, Stan Waxman, Ann Morrison, Jack Kruschen, Lou Krugman, and Don Diamond. This episode aired on October 15, 1950.
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