The Walter Winchell File

Season 1 Episode 5

The Boy From Mason City

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Oct 30, 1957 on ABC

Episode Recap

Survivors of a shipwreck are brought ashore by the Coast Guard. Among them is Josef Novotny, a Hungarian patriot who was forced to flee his native land when the Soviets crushed Hungary's attempt to free itself from their sphere of influence in 1956. Hysterical from both his past and the events of the shipwreck, Novotny grabs a gun and begins firing from a harbor building. Peter Rakosi, a young paramedic and fellow ethnic Hungarian, attempts to dissuade and disarm Novotny.