The show was sponsored by Anacin, but Bing Crosby opens with a plug for his sponsor, Chesterfield.
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After the usual opening scene of murder, Mike Clancey and Mr Keen have a visitor, Mrs Crane, she has a story to tell about her employer that was gunned down. The weepy housekeeper tells how she discovered the body in the well, and shot through the heart. She is afraid to go to the cops because they’ll think she did it.
Mrs Crane was going to be discharged after ten years of service, and removed from her inheritance of $20K in his will. There’s also the matter of a missing nephew who stands to inherit the estate. It’s no match for Mr Keen to locate the nephew, and a ddiferent story emerges about the housekeeper and her daughter. The old man wanted to marry her daughter, Mrs Crane didn’t like the idea. The daughter comes on the scene and casts light on friction between dear uncle henry and his nephew, Paul. Who can be believed?
As if there isn’t already enough shady characters crawling through this mystery, a rival land owner makes an appearance.
The landowner, Jasper, owns the farm where the wel is located. Is his threat of revenge for an earlier offense strong enough to put the blame of the murder on him? Skeletons keep marching from closets as the dirt is slung deep. Is Jerry Springer hiding in here somewhere? Mr Keen has the clues he needs, and he sets the stage to get the conclusive proof he needs to put the finger on the killer.
In true mystery detective fashion, he exposes the killer and how all the clues fit together.