The audition show for this long running, popular series. Johnny Dollar was a different kind of detective. He was actually a freelance investigator for insurance companies. He was always on the go to make sure insurance claims were valid.
Today he is checking into the matter of Milfred Brooks. Mr Brooks is a man claiming to be suicidal, and if he goes through with it, the insurance company could be out millions. Why is he suicidal? The mob is after him.
Johnny’s mission is to keep him alive. to do so, Johnny drags the rich man along with him. He gets to the root of the problem. This won’t cramp Johnnies swanky, sophistocated style will it?
When Milfred turns up missing, Johnny touches base with the cops. No bodies yet, just the man;’s coat left on a ferry. The hunt is on. Johnny makes a tour of the night club scene, and tracks down the guy who stands to gain from the insurance policy. Details unfold, and the key players find themselves in an abandoned warehouse. Hey, where else would it be?
The mystery is told, even the twist ending. Now all that’s left is to turn the bad guys over to the cops. But what about Johnny’s client, the insurance company? He explains it all in his expense account.