In "The End of the String," a costume jeweler successfully steals a million dollar necklace but then discovers he is stuck with an item he can't sell.
As the episode opens, a parcel containing a strand of pearls worth a million arrives in the office of Sam Hiler, fine jeweler. He brags about the necklace to his friend, Mark Hendricks, who also has an office in the building. Sam opens the package only to find...eight cubes of sugar inside. What happened to the pearls? No one can figure that out. The pearls, sent by registered mail, were stolen from a sealed package.
As it turns out, Mark does know, because...he is the one who stole the necklace! He confides in Miss Cummings, Sam's assistant, and the two of them set out to make a fortune from the sale of the pearls. The problem is that neither of them can come up with a buyer...
"The End of the String" was written by David Williams and produced/directed by Antony Ellis. Stacy Harris starred. Also appearing were Benny Rubin, Mary Jane Croft, Jack Kruschen, and James Nusser. This episode aired on January 17, 1956.
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