In "Murder of Aunt Delia," Van Heflin stars as a hitch hiker who tries to take over the identity of the driver who picks him up.
As the episode opens on a hot August day, Dort Sharples is hitchhiking along highway 70 in Arizona. A black sedan stops and picks him up. The driver is going to Santa Barbara and offers to take Dort to Los Angeles if he will share the driving.
On the way to Southern California, Dort learns that his travelling companion, Glendon Brailey, is going to Santa Barbara to see his rich Aunt Delia for the first time in many years. Dort thinks that, given the circumstances, he could pass himself off as Brailey.
How hard could that be?
"Murder of Aunt Delia" was written by Lou Huston and directed by Norman MacDonnell. William Spier produced. Van Heflin starred. Also appearing were Verna Felton and Howard McNear. This episode aired on November 10, 1949.