In "The Tramp" an undesirable ship is hijacked by three murderous crew members.
As the episode opens, The Lace Wing is sitting in a Liverpool dock. Three men stand looking over the tramp steamer, and they are not impressed. Still, they need to find a ship that no one will miss, then hijack it, and sail to Dominica. The Lace Wing appears to be just what they need.
Because the ship lacks a sufficient crew, they have no problems being hired by the drunken captain. Arthur Jennings is taken on as mate and his two associates become the chief engineer and second officer.
The captain spends most of the trip in a stupor, but when he does wake up, he realizes that the ship is off course. He confronts the three men, and they throw him overboard. Unfortunately, one of the other crew members saw what happened to him. Can the three mutineers keep him quiet?
"The Tramp" was written and directed by Antony Ellis. Ben Wright starred as Jennings, Jay Novello as Gowdy, and Charlie Lung as Winkle Jones. Also appearing were Tudor Owen, Alec Harford, Lou Krugman, and Charles Davis. This episode aired on March 1, 1953.
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