Take another tour through the Black Museum, with Orson Wells as your guide through the instruments of death. Roll the clock back to 1947 where parents worry about their son after he returne from the war. Dad is upset that his son can’t hold down a job, but he treats him like he’s still an irresponsible teenager. Instead of the respectable job that dad hooked George up with, he runs into a friend on the street, and a life of robbery is begun. The challenge of pulling of crime jobs appeals to the thrill seeking George. Sneaking through security measures in the still of the night, dodging the cops, and even resorting to murder to avoid being caught.
A rift between the thieves turns George against his brothers in crime. Revenge is planned by the injure George. George steals away Brenda, and kills his tormenter. Time goes by, but eventually his ill gotten gains run out, and he goes to his dad for a loan to keep from getting deeper into trouble. To cover his tracks after the scuffle with his dad, George has killed both of his parents, and stole any money he could find.
He didn’t cover his tracks very well. Brenda has long sjspected something isn’t right. Scotland Yard is soon at his door, and the evidence is undeniable. The desperte George panics and has no problem trying to kill the cop. Bad move. Orson gives a brief overview of how the cops so easily traced George by using the car he took from his dad, and shares the fate of George after being taken into the hands of the law.
PS: It isn’t uncommon for post war vets to loose interest in the mundane life of a good steady job. After the adrenaline pumping dangers of war, some find life hard to deal with. Some fall out of society, and drift. Others, like George, seek thrills whether legal, or not. It takes a bit of understanding on the part of family members, and employers. Not to mention work on the part of the vet to make the conscious effort to blend back into the world, while making room for those thrill seeking hobbies in a legal way.