In "The Day I Died," Joseph Cotten stars as a murderer who makes the mistake of asking his wife to hide him.
Welles Gallaway was stealing from his law practice. He stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, but now he is broke. Welles doesn't have an answer to his troubles, but he goes up to his cabin with a revolver to figure it out. He doesn't bother to ask his wife, Leslie, to come because she is in love with another man.
Once there, his law partner, Red Tuttle, arrives and they fight. Soon, a kerosene lamp is knocked over and the cabin catches fire. Welles grabs his revolver and shoots Red.
When the authorities find the cabin, they assume the dead man inside is Welles, but it isn't. He has found his way back home, and he intends to hide until he can collect his life insurance money. The problem is Leslie, having once treated her so badly, can Welles trust her to help him?
"The Day I Died" was written by television writer Ken Pettus and Lou Scofield. Anton M. Leader produced and directed. Joseph Cottenstarred. The names of the supporting actors are not given. This episode aired on June 30, 1949.
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