Edmund Lacey runs a lonely hearts magazine where people respond to ads in it. One particular ad has been placed by a woman who says she inherited a considerable fortune and is quite good looking. She receives volumes of replies but has not responded to any of them. Lacey contacts Paul Drake to help determine who she is saying the postal service is concerned he may be abetting fraud. Paul is able to compose a letter that does get a response that Lacey intercepts. His real desire is to have the con man Charles Barnaby make contact with her to swindle her. On the other end she is looking for the man who she blames for the death of her sister. Barnaby makes contact saying he is land poor with money needed to finish drilling for oil on his property. He falls for the heiress Marylin Clark who is indeed quite beautiful. He decides to cut Lacey out of most of the profits while at the same time his female partner Delores Coterro becomes jealous of the beautiful Marylin. When Barnaby dies from ...
Did You Know?
Early in this episode, there is a scene in Paul Drake's office and there is a framed drawing of Dick Tracy on his desk. See more
In an apparent unsuccessful murder attempt, one character shoots at another, firing six shots from a five-chambered revolver without reloading. Later, Perry comments that only five shots were fired. See more
He's here, lover.
Edmund Arthur Lacey
Who do you think? Box 96.