Good suspense show that should have been around for several more seasons. It was a half hour anthology series hosted by Herbert Marshall.
April 16,1952 episode: “Split Second” w/Neville Brand and Veda Ann Borg – The show starts with Herbert Maley (Neville Brand) jumping off a bridge into the East River. The Herbert Marshall narration wonders what was going through his mind the split second he jumped and headed for the water. Flashback
Maley is in the dressing room of nightclub dancer Georgia (Veda Ann Borg). She tells him he’s a loser but he insists things will change. He’s a bonded messenger for a purchasing company. The next day his boss tells him to deliver 43-thousand dollars in cash to the bank.
He gets on the subway and goes to another bank and buys a safety deposit box for ten years and signs the card with a phony name. He puts the cash in the box and takes some for himself. He then heads for his apartment house and hides the key in the basement. That night he and Georgia do the town. At sunrise they go to the midspan of the Queensboro Bridge. A cop comes by and Maley turns himself in. He gets five years.
While in prison he sees a newspaper article that his apartment house is being torn down. He gets Georgia to visit him and tells her to get the key. Now his time is done and he’s out. He goes to Georgia’s dressing room and after a few minutes of hesitating to give him the key she turns it over and they head for the bank.
It’s the same clerk. He asks to go in and open the box. Too bad there’s something he forgot.
Real good episode that should be seen again.