In "The Big Shot," a baby-faced engineer takes a job with an illegal mining operation in Mexico.
Quinn soon discovers that his new engineer is qualified for the job but touchy about his youthful appearance. Very touchy.
Quinn already has his crew mining a rich vein of gold quartz up in the mountains, and Morton's job is to set up a stamping mill. Their objective is to quickly mine the gold and then quietly smuggle it of Mexico. The trick is, that they have to do this without the locals, the bandits, or the government discovering their operation.
"The Big Shot" was based on a story by Brett Halliday and adapted for radio by Lawrence Goldman. Burt Lancaster, in the first of his two appearances on Suspense, starred as Charlie Morton. Also appearing were Gerald Mohr and Cathy Lewis. This episode aired on September 9, 1948.
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