In "The Flame," Cornell Wilde plays a pyromaniac who tries to help a friend. This is one of Suspense's "taken from life" stories.
When he returns home, his sister, Mary Lee, is waiting for him. She asks Andy if he would be willing to help in their friend's store. Andy doesn't have many friends and he does have a lot of free time...so he agrees. Their friend's wife is in the hospital and her condition is serious.
Later, when Andy really thinks the situation through, he realizes that it would be even more helpful if he set a fire. That way, his friend could collect the insurance money.
Will Andy's plan work? Is he clever enough to get away with it?
"The Flame" was written by Richard Pedicini and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Cornell Wilde starred. Also appearing Cathy Lewis, Sidney Miller, Joseph Kearns, Harry Bartell, Charles Calvert, and Bert Holland. This episode aired on October 15, 1951.
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