In "Fly by Night," Joseph Cotton stars as a man framed for murder and on the run from the law.
As the episode opens, Mickey Manning has been kept awake by the police for seventy-two hours in order to sign a confession. They believe he murdered his business partner, Leo Garvin, and they have a witness named Venutti, who saw Manning the night of the murder. Manning signs the confession, but as they are on their way to the courthouse, he escapes from the police.
First, he asks for help from his wife, but gets none. Next he turns to her cousin, an attorney named Charles Borden, who does offer to help.
Then, Manning visits the office of Venutti, only to find a drunken woman and Venutti's dead body. Next to Venutti's body, he finds his own gun.
Who killed Leo Garvin and Venutti, and why do they want to frame Manning?
"Fly by Night" was written by George Fass and Gertrude Fass and adapted for radio by Morton Fine and David Friedkin. Elliott Lewis produced and directed. Joseph Cotten starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Tom Bernard, and Jeannette Nolan. This episode aired on September 28, 1950.
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