In "The Thimble," an artist appears to die from a heart attack, but her daughter believes that it was murder.
As the episode opens, Miss O'Neal storms into the office of assistant district attorney, Charles Morgan. She tells him that he needs to stop her mother's funeral...now....because her mother was murdered! But, no one believes her.
When asked why her mother didn't leave her estate to her, Miss O'Neal explains that it was never an option...because she is insane.
Since the treating physician had refused an autopsy at the time of death, the assistant district attorney now has reason to investigate...
"The Thimble" was based on a story by novelist and attorney Eleazar Lipsky, who is most well known for the 1947 film Kiss of Death. Televison/radio screenwriter Allan Sloane adapted the story for radio.Television and Broadway actor Whitfield Connor starred. Also appearing were Joe Di Santis, Teri Keane, Paul McGrath, Danny Ocko, Jane Rose, Maurice Tarplin, and Ruth Tobin. This episode aired on November 22, 1959.
(Image of Whitfield Connor from Aveleyman.com)