In "The Great Train Robbery," Fred MacMurray stars as a man who takes a chance on improving his life through crime.
Walter Beaumont lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, Bess. For the last sixteen years, they have struggled to get by but hope that one day their circumstances will improve. Walter gets tired of being short on money.
One day, cousin Eugene arrives and talks Walter into taking a trip to Reno. Bess thinks they are going fishing in Lake Tahoe, but Eugene has bigger plans that involve robbing a train. Walter agrees to the plan. He believes that his bland appearance makes him nearly unidentifiable and that gives him confidence that their plan can't fail.
"The Great Train Robbery" was written by Richard Pedicini and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis. Fred MacMurray starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Paula Winslowe, Hy Averback, and Jerry Hausner. This episode aired on April 13, 1953.