In "Overdrawn," a bored bank employee steals a briefcase full of money and runs away to San Francisco. Suspense presented a number of episodes about wayward bank employees, but what makes "Overdrawn" interesting is that it was adapted for radio by Blake Edwards.
As the episode opens, Mr. Farley explains that he has been a bank teller for seventeen years because he has patience. Lots of patience. He also has a "perfect crime" scenario worked out in his head, but in order for it to play out, the bank would have to be held up by gunmen. So, he waits.
Finally, one day, while Mr. Farley is training a new employee, the bank is held up by gunmen! During the confusion, Mr. Farley then flings the contents of his bank drawer into his briefcase. No one appears to have noticed, and Mr. Farley leaves for the day with a briefcase full of cash and the exultation of having committed a flawless crime. But, did he?
"Overdrawn" was written for Suspense by Robert Platt (?) and adapted by Blake Edwards. Elliott Lewis produced/directed and Dick Powell starred. Also appearing were Dick Crenna, Mary Jane Croft, Norman Field, Edwin Max, Joseph Kearns, and Benny Rubin. This episode aired on May 31, 1951.
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