In "Sell Me Your Life" a suicidal man is saved from a bridge by a rich woman looking for trouble.
As the episode opens, Joe Bland is in police custody. He is suspected of murdering Mr. Boudin, but he denies it. Joe tells the police there is no point in explaining what happened because they won't believe him. The lieutenant tells him to try. So, Joe begins his explanation...
Hours earlier, he had been on top of the Grand Street bridge ready to jump. Joe was certain that he would take the blame for his co-worker's embezzling, so he decided to end his life. It was then that a woman drove by and stopped. She refused to let him take his own life and offered to help.
She believed his story about being framed for a crime he didn't commit--even though he had already gone to prison twice before for crimes he didn't commit. She believed in him.
Now, Joe is facing the death penalty. Will he be able to convince the police he was the victim of a set-up?
"Sell Me Your Life" was written by Emile C. Tepperman and produced/directed by William Spier. Lee Bowman starred. Also appearing were Wally Maher, John McIntire, Joseph Kearns, and Lurene Tuttle. This episode aired on February 15, 1945.
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