In "The Clock and the Rope," a man makes a date, gets in a fight with his date's ex, and winds up being convicted of murder.
As the episode opens, Henry Gilford describes how his problems began, why it is that he doesn't like to be indoors, why he hates clocks...
It had all started when he made a date with a girl who frequented the gas station where he worked. They had agreed to meet late the following evening, but she drove off before Henry could get her name.
When Henry arrived to meet his date the next night, her angry ex was there also, and a fight was already in progress. Henry had to knock the man out to protect himself and Henry's date told him to leave before her ex woke up. He did, and two hours later, the cops picked him up on suspicion of murder. Unfortunately for Henry, the girl disappeared, and the police didn't believe his story.
Now Henry has been convicted of murder, and the only thing that can save him is the girl. Will she reappear, or will he hang?
"The Clock and the Rope" was written by Louis Pollack and produced/directed by William Spier. Jackie Cooper starred as Henry Gilford. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Wally Maher, Junius Matthews, John McIntire, Paul McVey, Joseph Kearns, Lester Jay, Elliott Lewis, and Jack Kruschen. This episode aired on December 5, 1947.
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