In "Quiet Desperation," an employee in a rut takes a chance on stealing his way into a better life.
As the episode opens, Homer Bigelow decides to change his situation. His existence has become an endless routine, and he wants to break free to live a life of adventure. His opportunity comes at work, when he overhears the bank manager describing the plans of his friend, Mr. Vale. He intends to dodge the currency control laws in England by sending his daughter to America to sell negotiables.
Homer had planned to spend the next week on vacation, but when he gets the opportunity to meet Hester Vale and intercept the assets, he takes it. His vacation arrangements make it easier to hide what he is really up to.
Can Homer get away with his plan to steal the negotiables, fake his own death, and move out West? Or will his own desperation get the better of him?
"Quiet Desperation" was written by George and Gertrude Fass. William Spier produced and directed. Walter Abel starred as Homer. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Wally Maher, William Johnstone, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on August 7, 1947.
(Image of Walter Abel from Wikipedia)