In "Five Buck Tip," Karl Swenson stars as a man who must convince prison officials he is on Death Row because his twin stole his identity.
As the episode opens, Marks flies into town to attend the execution of his identical twin brother, Tom. First, he goes to a bar called The Blue Hour and meets Tom's girlfriend, Jackie. They have a few drinks and then go over to the prison for the execution. Jackie can't work up the courage to see Tom, so Mark goes alone.
The guard tells him that his brother has been pretending to be mad. He has been trying to convince everyone that he is really his twin and that there has been a mistake. No one believes Tom is crazy, so execution is staying on schedule.
Mark goes into the cell to talk his brother...Tom knocks him out and switches their clothes. Now, Mark is on Death Row with just an hour to live and he can't convince anyone of his true identity!
"Five Buck Tip" was written by Harold Swanton and produced/directed by William N. Robson. Karl Swenson starred. Also appearing were Henry Blair, Ken Christy, Jack Kruschen, Cathy Lewis, and Jerome Thor. This episode aired on February 23, 1958.
This story was supposedly first presented on Inner Sanctum as "The Deadly Double" but that episode is lost.
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