In "Easy Money," Jack Carson stars as a husband who wishes to rid himself of his famous wife... one way or another.
Paul is a down-on-his luck piano player who wants to rise above his circumstances. His girlfriend, Ellen, wants to marry him, but he has turned her down numerous times. Finally, Paul admits to her that he is already married. His wife is Martha Leighthrop, an author known for her books about the secrets of world politics. He hasn't seen Martha in 14 years, but she is currently in town, and he plans to ask her for a divorce.
When Paul visits his estranged wife, he finds that she has changed. She is paranoid and suspicious, and she has no interest in giving him a divorce. Paul decides that to be free of Martha, death must part them.
"Easy Money" was written by Sydney Renthal and produced/directed by William Spier. Jack Carson starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Elliot Lewis, and Paul Frees. The name of the actress who played Martha isn't given. (The sound effects for the pet macaw in this story are almost as bad as those for the kitty cat in "The Lucky Lady.") This episode aired on November 7, 1946.
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