In "The Bet", Lee J. Cobb stars as an artist who gets involved with a woman who wants him to kill her husband.
As the episode opens, Scott Turner tells us that he is a haunted man. A man who almost fell into the darkness a year ago..or maybe he is in the darkness now. He's not sure. These sorts of things don't usually happen to people like him.
His problems began the day he arrived in Port of Spain,Trinidad. He first met Mrs. Ada Barton in an antiquities shop when she came to collect her purchase, a statue of the Shiva, Hindu god of destruction. She told him that she likes destruction. She told him, "That's the kind of woman I am".
He should have known better than to get involved...
"The Bet" was written James Nelson and Donald S. Ryeson. William Spier produced and directed. Lee J. Cobb starred. Also appearing were Cathy Lewis, Wally Maher, and Elliot Lewis. This episode aired on November 8, 1945.
(Image of Lee J. Cobb)