In "The Bullet," Elliot Lewis plays an ex-con who is insanely jealous of his wife's success, and Ida Lupino stars as his long-suffering wife.
Then, we flash back to how their problems started. Harry, just recently released from a three year prison stint, came home to find that his wife, Ruth, was a changed woman. She had taken over his business while he was incarcerated and increased company profits drastically. Now they were able to afford a nice home, new car, a cook, etc.
Harry appreciates her efforts but now he wants her to go back to the kitchen. Ruth doesn't like that arrangement and neither does the company. Harry becomes increasingly hostile and violent towards his wife, until he reaches the point of wanting to kill her.
Will the two of them find a way to overcome their differences? (Who knows? This episode concludes with an awkward ending.)
"The Bullet" was written by Larry Marcus. Produced by William Spier and directed by Norman MacDonnell. Ida Lupino starred as Ruth Martin and Elliot Lewis played Harry. Also appearing were William Conrad, Hans Conried, John Dehner, and Sidney Miller. This episode aired on December 29, 1949.
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