In "Thieves Fall Out," Gene Kelly stars as a wartime black market dealer in desperate need of money.
As the episode opens, Art Kramer is in trouble. He promises more than he can deliver and owes lots of money around town. Now, his phone is ringing off the hook, but his secretary gives everyone the brush off. Art has no money, and the profits that he was expecting this month, were lost when a truckfull of black market meat was hijacked. A bookie named Kinelli visits him asking for money, but Art sends him away.
Art then goes to the monthly meeting of his fellow black market associates. He watches Sam, the boss, give everyone his take for the month, but Art gets nothing. Sam suggests that Art take a rest and offers to let him stay at his home in Connecticut. McPhale, a fellow business associate, agrees. He has a country house about four miles away from Sam's place.
Art suddenly agrees to go, and rides the train up to Connecticut with the cash-laden McPhale. When they arrive at McPhale's home, Art kills him and takes off with his money!
He then walks over to Sam's house...
But, what Art doesn't know is that Kinelli got there before him.
Kinelli had gone to Sam's house to rob the safe, but killed Sam in the process.
So, Art tries to frame Kinelli for McPhale's murder...while Kinelli tries to frame Art for Sam's murder...
"Thieves Fall Out" was written by Robert L. Richards and produced/directed by William Spier. Gene Kelly starred. Also appearing were Hans Conried and William Johnstone. Joseph Kearns narrated as the "Man in Black." This episode aired on November 16, 1943.