In "Will You Make a Bet with Death" a young man bets his life against the $25,000 his uncle promises him if he can escape being murdered.
The episode opens on a summer day on Coney Island where Betty Andrews, having already been on all the other rides, buys a ticket for the haunted mill ride. She doesn't believe it will deliver the thrill the barker promises, but as it turns out, she is wrong.
After she gets into the boat, she is suddenly joined by someone else! His name is Bob Pendrall, and he informs her that he is being followed by a man who wants to kill him. Well, Betty doesn't like that--but she doesn't want to let him go, either.
So, Bob and Betty sneak out of the boat and into one of the darkened displays inside of the haunted mill. There, he explains how he made a bet with his uncle that could cost him his life or earn him twenty five thousand dollars. With only five hours left to go, he will soon know how the bet turns out...
"Will You Make a Bet with Death" was written by John Dickson Carr, produced by William Spier, and directed Marx Loeb. Michael Fitzmaurice played Bob Pendrall, Leslie Woods played Betty, and Nicholas Joy played John Destri. Also appearing were Ted de Corsia and Charles Slattery.
(Image of Michael Fitzmaurice)