In "The Silver Frame," an ex-con gets involved in a plan to frame the district attorney.
As the episode opens, Steve Gates has just been released from prison after serving over two years. He says he was framed, but no one believes him except Lestor, the newspaper reporter waiting outside for him. Lestor tells Steve that the D.A. has been framing a lot of people lately and offers him a chance to get even.
The plan is to set up a murder scene and have the D.A. make a fool of himself by pinning it on Steve. Then, the murder victim will suddenly reappear alive and well. For this, he earns a grand and lends credibility to his claim of innocence.
It's a plan that is sure to work. What could possibly go wrong?
"The Silver Frame" was written by William Spier and produced/directed by William N. Robson. Charles McGraw starred. Tracey Roberts and Daws Butler also appeared. This episode aired on February 2, 1958.
(Image from Charles McGraw: Biography of a Film Noir Tough Guy )