Season 1 Episode 11

The Wrecker

Aired Sunday 6:30 PM Dec 01, 1957 on ABC

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  • A somewhat dark departure from the usual formula.

    This is one of the more suspenseful and serious episodes, as well as a departure from the usual "stranger comes to town" format. (It is also notable for its complete lack of women.) This is because it is based on a novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. Brothers Bret and Bart get involved in the auction of a mysterious derelict ship, which they end up buying for little more reason than to follow a hunch. The plot thickens as Bart has the ship made seaworthy and sails away from San Francisco with a shady (and rather creepy) captain and a mysterious crew member with a hidden agenda. The dialog between the two brothers is, as always, sharp and funny, but the overall mood is relatively dark for the show. Overall, a fine installment in an interesting series.