In "The Sure Thing," a man bets everything on a fixed horse race...and then regrets it.
As the episode opens, Phil comes to collect his winnings from his bookie, Marty. Phil has been winning regularly, and the syndicate has noticed. They want him to come to work for them, but Phil refuses. He doesn't need their help. He claims that he wins regularly because he knows the horses. Phil tells Marty that when he wins enough money, he'll buy his way into the syndicate.
Not long afterward, Phil gets a chance to accelerate that plan. When he learns about a fixed race, he puts his money on the horse he knows will be a "sure thing." But, is it?
"The Sure Thing" was written by Ross Murray and produced/directed by Norman MacDonnell. Hy Averback starred. Also appearing were Clayton Post, Julie Bennett, Jerry Hausner, Jan Arvan, Lou Krugman, Charlotte Lawrence, and Peter Leeds. This episode aired on November 11, 1954.
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