Join Johnny Dollar on an exotic trip to the tropics. If it’s not a case of insurance fraud, his company may need to pay out after a missing man has encountered a band of canibals as their guest of honor. Johnny fights the tropical heat as he takes a river boat into the interior of the island. If he’s lucky, Johnny will find his man, if not he may just end up as the next banquet for the canibals. But if that’s not enough there’s plenty of shady white men who stand in his way, and a dame in a sarong to pull at Johnny’s heartstrings.
As Jack and the cast make their appearances, they talk about how well the show went last week. Mary enters, and Jack talks about their date the night before. Mary shares secrets about Jack, and his ice skating ability. Kenny sings, So Help Me.
Jack announces the play, which Rochester will be helping with. With all the parts assigned, and joking around finished Phil plays a tune.
The play is based on a popular film of the same name. In an army camp in a tropical jungle, Dr Benny fights against Yellow Fever as he tries to save the lives of soldiers. Will he figure out that mosqitos might be involved in the deadly disease? Or just lay out the jokes about bravery, soldiers, and medical related things? Wow, those are some pretty tough mosquitos.
An adventure in the Caribbean, and of merchandise, and of boats. Escape on this tour of the islands in this tropical paradise.
Opportunities for welth and treasure are abundant for those who are willing to go after them. In the beauty of the islands also holds murder and horror. Things grow more wearisome when gun runners, revolutionaries, voodoo, and more is tossed into the mix.
Modern conveniences were unheard of in times before the 19th century. For instance, ice was only a seasonal feature, and an unimaginable luxury in the tropics, until the Ice King.
A Boston man sailed to the tropics, and marveled that the natives there had no concept of ice, or what it might be. During one frosty New England winter he gathered tons of ice to sail it to the West Indies. In March 1806, the people in the West Indies were first introduced to a crazy American, and his boat load of ice. A government sized load of red tape needed to be cut thro9ugh before anybody could experience the mysteries of the cold stuff, but with the heat time is running out before his shipment melts away.
Though the unique substance was celebrated, it would take building better ice houses to keep his profits from melting away. He did lose money on that first shipment, but over the course of time the ice king managed to have a productive livelihood in his new found business.
A pair of smartly dressed women might appear as they would in any city in America, but the two we look in on in this tropical diner discuss the matter of how to poison a victim. How is the right way to go about it, and make it look like an accident? What if an irrational fear can be used to cause the same kind of death? Can the power of suggestion do that?
Just mentioning the possibility of a snake in the house is enough to drive her husband up a wall. Will she actually need to go through with acquiring the venomous snake from the woman in the village? Why would she even want to kill her husband? We learn that she was a mail order bride for the man in his distant jungle paradise. Now she is tired of being under his thumb, and little more than a trophy to him.
As the fake sightings of snakes increase, and work for maximum affect in his jumpiness, her chance has come. Now it’s time to plant the real viper, and let nature do it’s work. Will her set up work? has she thought of everything? The snake could be a viper, or it might be a harmless one that just looks like one. Will the power of suggestion cause a death without actually involving poison, or venomous snake bites?