In "The Steel River Prison Break," Jeff Chandler stars as a prisoner who makes a daring escape during a flood. This episode is supposedly based on actual events, but Suspense doesn't give us specific details, so it is difficult to narrow down the source of this story.
Bragg knows exactly what happens during a flood evacuation because he grew up nearby. So, he tells them not to worry. He has a new plan.
The following night, when the waters rise, the prisoners have to be moved to another facility, but Bragg and his pals overwhelm the guards and make a break for it. Their plan is to make it to Bragg's mother's house and hide there with her help.
Is that a plan that will work?
Suspense presented this story a second time on July 27, 1958. William N. Robson produced and directed. Bartlett Robinson starred. Also appearing were Eddie Firestone, Jerry Hausner, Jack Moyles, Barney Phillips, Norm Alden, and Sam Pierce. This episode aired on July 27, 1958.
(Image of Jeff Chandler 1955)