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The Case of the Empty Tin

Doris Hocksley is shown a personal newspaper ad in a Los Angeles newspaper for locating the daughter of Adam Hocksley and providing proof of same. A friend, John Lowell, suggests she pursue the idea to prove she is the rightful heir to Adam Hocksley estate. Alan Neil is the nephew of Elston Carr, the executor. He meets Doris Hocksley and suggests they work together, for a price, to convince the executor. Later that evening Elston Carr is found dead in his home by Rebecca Gentrie, the secretary. She locks the door to the room to keep whoever is inside from escaping and calls the police. The police open the door to find Doris Hocksley. She is accused of murder when they find her fingerprints on the murder weapon.

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  • Originally Aired March 8, 1958
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Network CBS
  • On Other Sites IMDB
Name Type Role
Seeleg Lester Writer
Mary Shipp Guest Star
Benson Fong Guest Star
Otto Waldis Guest Star
Bert Holland Guest Star
Anthony Jochim Guest Star
Warren Stevens Guest Star
Olive Deering Guest Star
Toni Gerry Guest Star
Frank Wilcox Guest Star
Andrew V. McLaglen Director