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Jimmy Valentine's Gamble
('O. Henry classic')
A professional thief goes on the straight and narrow after finally tiring of a life on the run. However, an unexpected crisis surfaces in his life and he must exercise his old skills to perform one last heist.

Air Dates:
First Run - January 16, 1977
Repeat - August 7, 1977
Repeat - September 22, 1979
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CBS RADIO MYSTERY THEATER, “Jimmy Valentine’s Guilt,” starring Robert Dryden and Paul Hecht, with E.G. Marshall, host. O. Henry’s classic story about the reformation of America’s most famous safecracker, Jimmy Valentine. Jimmy Valentine, whom O. Henry met while both were serving time in an Ohio penitentiary, is released and returns immediately to his chosen profession -- safecracking. Pursued by the feds, he lands in the small town of Elmore, Ark., and prepares to rob its only bank. But when he meets the bank president’s daughter, Annabelle, Jimmy decides to go straight. He opens a shoe store and becomes engaged to Annabelle, hoping, mistakenly, the feds will never find him. CAST: O. Henry.................ROBERT DRYDEN Mike.........................Court Benson Jimmy Valentine............PAUL HECHT Ben Price..................Ken Harvey Annabelle Adams...............Catherine Byers ADAPTED BY: Sam Dann

A safe cracker on the lamb goes straight and becomes a leading citizen. He risks it all when a crisis makes him exercise his old skills for one last operation.

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