Escape's "This Side of Nowhere" tells the story of a pilot who accepts an offer to fly a dangerous woman across the border to Mexico. It isn't one of Escape's best, but it isn't one of the worst. It lands just somewhere in the middle..and that seems to fit the mood and ending of this episode.
The story opens in Willing, Kansas, as a pilot named Gannett lands his plane in an empty field. He has come to town to sell short rides to the locals but soon gets an offer from Phyllis, a hotel guest, to make a trip to Wichita. Phyllis doesn't want to wait around for the bus.
Gannett accepts her offer, but when they are on en route to Wichita, Phyllis then asks him to take her to Mexico. Gannett refuses, but she uses a gun to change his mind. She needs to get to Torreon, and Phyllis is determined to make Gannet take her there. He warns her that they will be traveling over some rough country, but she isn't concerned.
As it turns out, she should have listened to Gannett's warning. While flying over that rough country, their plane runs into trouble and they land...somewhere in Coahuila, Mexico.
"This Side of Nowhere" was written by Antony Ellis and directed by Norman MacDonnell. William Conrad starred as Gannett and Virginia Gregg as Phyllis. Don Diamond played Esteban. Also appearing were Lou Krugman and Ralph Moody. This episode aired on December 3, 1950.
(Image of Virginia Gregg from Wikipedia )