In "Too Many Smiths," Hume Cronym is a man desperate to steal a large cash prize from the winner of a toothpaste slogan contest.
As the episode opens, Charles Richard Wallingford is under arrest for murder, but he is so hysterical, that the police have brought him to the hospital. As the doctor tries to calm him down, Wallingford rambles on about how "she made a fool of me."
It all began when Wallingford, a porter in an office building, found a memo in an executive's office about the winner of the Century toothpaste slogan contest. The memo announced Pat Smith to be the lucky recipient of the $25,000 prize. Wallingford then realized that he knew that Smith had won--but Smith didn't! That gave Wallingford the inspiration to get to Smith before the winner was announced.
What goes wrong with Wallingford's inspiration, and how does end up hysterical?
"Too Many Smiths" was written by Arthur L. Gray and produced/directed by William Spier. Hume Cronyn starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, William Johnstone, Elliott Lewis, Wally Maher, and Joseph Kearns. This episode aired on June 13, 1946.
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