Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Inspector Fernack asks Simon to watch over an old friend who's carrying $200,000 worth of postage stamps, but the friend is killed, and the stamps stolen.
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Saturday 9 June 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2); it first aired in Altoona Saturday 14 July 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10), in San Francisco Wednesday 1 August 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Saturday 4 August 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City Tuesday 28 August 1956 on WOR (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Thursday 13 September 1956 on KHJ (Channel 9), in Memphis Monday 17 September 1956 on WHBQ (Channel 13), and in Chicago Thursday 20 December 1956 on WBKB (Channel 7).
Are you sure you robbed everybody?
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: All the new guests - all except Mr. and Mrs. John Harper.
Simon Templar: Who are they? How did you skip them?
Clarence 'Pearly' Gates: They checked out an hour before they got here. He got a telegram he was gonna be a grandfather or somethin'.
Simon Templar: Are you ...
When Simon sends the note to meet him by the big Joshua tree, it's a physical impossibility. Palm Springs is in the Sonoran Desert of So Cal and Joshua Trees are only found in the Mojave Desert.
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