Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre - "Escape into Jeopardy" (1965)

In this episode of the Chrysler Theater drama series, James Franciscus plays Larry Martin, a convicted felon who "escapes" from prison at the behest of US Army Intelligence. US Intelligence wants Martin to recover counterfeit plates that he has buried in France. The Nazis want to obtain these plates in order to flood neutral countries with phony dollars. In exchange for a full pardon, Martin agrees to recover the plates. Jocelyn Lane plays Gabrielle, a local Frenchwoman who provides Martin with a hiding place and reluctantly aids him in his mission. Werner Klemperer (later to star as Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes) plays Colonel Wertha of the SS.