In "Catch Me if You Can," Jane Wyman stars as a wife who murders her husband and then unravels while searching for the incriminating evidence he left behind.
As the episode opens, Margo Weatherby and her husband, Phil, are alone in a remote Colorado mountain inn. The hour is late and there is no one around for miles. She has put sedatives in his milk and now waits for him to sleep...so she can...
But Phil doesn't go to sleep...instead he informs Margo that he took those suspicious pills that she gave him last week and hid them with a note. Then, he called his detective friend, Rocky Rhodes, and asked him to come to the lodge! Margo protests at his lack of faith in her, but Phil is convinced that she wants to kill him to end their marriage. He knows that Margo feels trapped because he is ill. So, Phil asks her for a divorce, and she demurely agrees. Then, when Phil finally falls asleep, she follows through on her plan and kills him. That way, she gets everything!
Margo thinks it will be easy to find those missing pills before Detective Rocky Rhodes arrives, but Phil hid them well. While she frantically searches, a number of unexpected guests show up at the inn looking for shelter. Are they really lost? Or, is one of them Detective Rocky Rhodes?
"Catch Me if You Can" was based on the the 1948 novel of the same name by crime writer Patricia McGerr (1917-1985) and adapted for radio by Sylvia Richards. Anton M. Leader produced and directed. Jane Wyman starred. Also appearing were Frank Lovejoy and Raymond Burr. This episode aired on February 17, 1949.
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