Designed to free you from the four walls of today, for a half hour of high adventure. You are prisoner in the mountain retreat of the richest man in the world, but knowing that the only escape from this haunting experience will be death.
Two young men are bragging. One about how rich he is, and the other skeptical of him. The rich guy takes the other home to prove that he does indeed have the biggest diamond in the world. Flaunting wealth in every detail, he leads his friend to his remote, and secluded retreat that comes close to rivaling that of Richie Rich, or Scrooge McDuck. The place is so secret that the family has made sure that even the government doesn’t show it on the maps.
It would border on the comical if it didn’t have one dark secret. The place is one that even the stray person who stumbles upon it is “dealt with” and never heard from again. The stray hiker or hunter is captured. An overflying airplane may land, or even be shot down if necessary, and the piolot never heard from. Though the rich family is polite and smiling, at least on the surface.
The rich man has a daughter who falls in love with this newcomer, and he thinks she’s the most beautiful person he’s ever seen. More dark secrets are revealed. Is our young hero in danger of being the next prisoner on the mountain? Maybe even worse? Can it really be that these overly wealthy and isolated people, are so fearful of outsiders, and losing their wealth? The dad of the family sometimes thinks it might be just as well if he could have remained poor and happy, but he is stilll prepared to defend his possessions. Even to the death. Hey, that isn’t an atom bomb in there is it?
PS: Also aried on March 27, 1949 as a run of weekend specials.