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The Case of the Prodigal Parent

Lorraine Stevens is fighting off the advances of the owner of the import-export company where she works, Philip Larkin. Later that evening she is asked to pick up something at the Alcorn Jewelers store. The owner is unaware of what she is to pick up and suggests she make a phonecall to find out. She calls Philip Larkin and while the phone rings we see Philip Larkin dead in his home. Standing over him is Joseph Harrison who wipes off his fingerprints from the telephone and leaves. When his fingerprints are found on the gun case of the murder weapon he is accused of the murder.

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  • Originally Aired June 7, 1958
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Network CBS
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Name Type Role
Seeleg Lester Writer
Gene Wang Writer
Virginia Field Guest Star
Fay Wray Guest Star
John Hoyt Guest Star
Chet Stratton Guest Star
Nancy Kulp Guest Star
Andra Martin Guest Star
Terry Becker Guest Star
Herbert Rudley Guest Star
Ann Doran Guest Star
Morris Ankrum Guest Star
Arthur Marks Director