|Plot||:||+ CBS Pacific net. "Windfall". Sponsored by: Signal Oil. A man finds a corpse with no identification, except a checkbook showing a balance of $104,000! A "Whistler" broadcast with the same story title used on the show three years previously, but with a complete different plot. Sometimes it’s hard to believe what a difference a few days can make in a man’s life or even less than that, an hour or even a minute because fate can move in a split second. Take the case of Robert Bradley for example. If you happened to wander in to the Silver Dollar Buffet down on Third Street any afternoon prior to this afternoon in September 1944, any afternoon during the racing season you would have seen him there a thin pale nervous young man with a hand full of form charts and a cigarette hanging from the corner of his mouth. Yes you would’ve seen Robert Bradley and probably have forgotten him that is unless he owed you money as he did most of the bookmakers in San Francisco. But at 11:44 on the night of September 6th 1944 fate turned a wheel, the steering wheel of an automobile speeding along the road, which skirts the cliffs overlooking the sea. In seconds Robert Bradley changed from a nobody in to a somebody… The man stood at the railing of the Jefferson Bridge looking over the rails hesitant undecided. In a way it was a foolish move on the other hand he didn’t know. He finally made up his mind, put his foot on the rail and then stopped suddenly at the sound of steps. A half minute later he made up his mind, disappeared over the side. It was a good gamble the hat he’d seen on the ground near the bridge timbers was nearly new. He smiled to himself started to try it on and then saw something in his tracks that stopped him frozen. Not six feet away was the battered body of a man sprawled on the ground near one of the bridge stanchions. He paused for a minute thinking then moved quickly to the body and searched the pockets. He wasn’t lucky this time there was no money no identification not even a pocket-handkerchief and then as he stumbled for a nametag inside the hat he discovered something else tucked under the sweatband was a slim black covered checkbook. He just had time to stuff it in his pocket when the sound of steps on the bridge above told him the strolling officer had returned. There was only one thing to do he called the officer over. And that’s how it began with a dead man and a checkbook with stubs that showed a bank balance of over $100,000, which he considered a windfall…|
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