One in this fantasy/science fiction anthology series, hosted by Roald Dahl. In this episode, there has been a death in the offices of Ventry and Bayle, Importers. John Ventry has apparently taken his own life, and his partner, Nicholas Bayle, flashes back to the events leading up to Ventry's death. Bayle remembers telling Ventry about a major discrepancy in the firm's checking account, calling in an outside auditor to check the books, discovering that Ventry's name was signed on all the questionable checks, and confronting Ventry with this information. In the end, Ventry and Bayle discover that a partnership is very difficult to dissolve. Includes commercials and a promo. Commercials include the Limelighters for L&M cigarettes.

Cataloged in memory of Reuben Joseph, who shared this with his son.


  • DATE: April 7, 1961 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:21
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:61547
  • GENRE: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Drama, fantasy/science fiction
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - L&M cigarettes^TV - Promos - "Masters Golf Tournament"


  • David Susskind … Executive Producer
  • Jacqueline Babbin … Producer
  • Fred Wardenburg … Associate Producer
  • Marc Daniels … Director
  • Phil Reisman … Writer
  • Luening, Ussachevsky, Dockstader … Music (Misc. Credits), Electronic Music by
  • Robert Cobert … Music (Misc. Credits), Original Music by
  • Roald Dahl … Host
  • Paul Tremain … Announcer
  • Frank Overton … Cast, Nicholas Bayle
  • Collin Wilcox … Cast, Ellie
  • Bernie West … Cast, Mr. Alvord
  • Herbert Voland … Cast, the Superintendent
  • Larry Haines … Cast, the Radio Announcer
  • Ray Walston … Cast, John Ventry
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