The 20th Century-Fox Hour

Deadline Decision

Season 2, Ep 13, Aired 3/20/57
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  • Episode Description
  • Ben Macready son of John Macready owner and editor of the "Hollisfield Herald" has been asked by Police Chief Swanson to keep a lid on a kidnapping of Jimmie Elgin son of the Bank Manager George Elgin under wraps for 18 hours. Ben agrees, however his father doesnt and goes ahead with the story. The townspeople turn on Macready when it is learned that the river was dragged and a body was found. Fearing the worst, Macready embarks on a mission to capture the kidnapper. Offering him money for the story and trapping him only to discover that little Jimmie is alive and is exchanged for the reward. The police are able to arrest the kidnapper.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Sterling

    Host (1956-1957)

  • Leo Lieberman

  • Lloyd Ahern

  • Lewis Allen

  • Peter Packer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Conversation at the barbershop between John Macready and Parkman.) Parkman: He can have my turn Angelo, I don't like the smell in here. Macready: Just a minute Parkman: Take your hands off me. Macready: I'd like to know exactly what you think you have against me. Parkman: Don't ask me, ask the cops, ask Bill Smythe of the Star, he's got it all here in plain black & white, if that don't tell ya, you can go ask the Elgins, if you got the guts to.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode aired in syndication on TV Hour of Stars as "The Man Who Couldn't Wait".

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