In "The Long Shot," George Colouris stars as a gambler who takes a cross-country ride in the hopes of changing his luck.
As the episode opens, Kelly Ramond, professional gambler, is being questioned by the police. He tells them that he took his chances at getting away with murder. It was a long shot...but sometimes those pay off. If only he hadn't been caught by a smart cop in Nevada, it all might have worked out...
Kelly explains that ten days earlier, he was alone and penniless in New York after a run of bad luck at the horses. He then noticed an ad in the paper, requesting a traveling companion on a cross-country trip to San Francisco. The ad requested that the applicant be an Englishman, specifically from London.
Kelly needed to get out of town, so he applied for the job. Fortunately, Mr. Walter Hendricks, the man who placed the ad, decided that Kelly was just the right person to accompany him on his urgent business trip.
The arrangement seemed to work out well, but Mr. Hendricks only wanted to discuss London. Kelly was bored, but after discovering the reason why Mr. Hendricks need to take this trip, he realized that there might be a better way to make some quick money...
"The Long Shot" was written by Harold Swanton and produced and directed by William Spier. George Colouris starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns and Wally Maher. This episode aired on January 31, 1946.
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