In "The Search for Isabel," a man tracks down the previous owner of his telephone number and finds the woman of his dreams.
As the episode opens, Mr. Richard Brown has just had a telephone installed in his new apartment. When the phone rings, he is happy to get his first call...but it isn't for him. The caller wants to talk to Isabel LaRue. Mr. Brown explains that he doesn't know her but that she must be the previous owner of his phone number.
As the days go by, the calls for Isabel continue and most of them are from men. In his mind, he envisions her as the perfect woman. Why else would she have so many gentlemen callers?
Mr. Brown becomes obsessed, but it isn't until Isabel gets a threatening phone call that Mr. Brown finally decides to find her.
When he does, will Isabel be everything that he has envisioned?
"The Search for Isabel" was written by Richard Bodra. This story was first presented on The Clock on April 22, 1948, but that episode is not available. William Spier produced and Norman MacDonnnell directed. Red Skelton starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Cathy Lewis, Edwin Max, Sidney Miller, Alan Reed, and William Conrad. This episode aired on November 3, 1949.
(Image of Red Skelton)