In "The Ten Grand," Lucille Ball plays a woman whose purse is snatched and then returned with someone else's money inside.
As the episode opens, Gigi Lewis narrates her experiences about the night her purse was stolen. She was standing outside of Lindy's restaurant on Broadway savoring the idea of T-bone steak smothered with onions. With nothing more than subway fare in her purse, savoring the idea was all she could afford.
Down in the subway, Gigi was about to go through the turnstyle, when suddenly, her purse was stolen! She screamed for help, and a big commotion followed. Later, her purse was returned to her by a man in the crowd.
When she opened her purse and reached for her nickel, she found a big wad of cash instead! Was this the answer to Gigi's prayers? Or, had she gotten herself into trouble?
"The Ten Grand" was written by Virginia Radcliffe and produced/directed by William Spier. Lucille Ball starred. Also appearing were Harry Lang, Patrick McGeehan, and John McIntire. This episode aired on June 22, 1944.