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Strange Bargain (1949)





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Jeffrey Lynn plays a bookkeeper who fails in his attempt to get a raise from his employer (Richard Gaines). The boss explains that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy, and that he is planning to kill himself. He offers Lynn $10,000 if Lynn will make the suicide look like murder so that the boss' family will collect on his insurance policy. Lynn agrees--and finds himself the fall guy in a complicated fraud scheme. Much of the footage of Strange Bargain showed up as flashbacks in a 1989 episode of TV's Murder, She Wrote. By removing the original happy ending, the TV installment allowed Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) solve the mystery of the boss' murder--and to exonerate the long-imprisoned bookkeeper, played again by Jeffrey Lynn! Also appearing on this remarkable Murder She Wrote were Lynn's surviving Strange Bargain costars Martha Scott and Harry Morgan.


Martha Scott
as Georgia Wilson
Jeffrey Lynn
as Sam Wilson
Harry Morgan
as Lt. Richard Webb
Katherine Emery
as Edna Jarvis
Richard Gaines
as Malcolm Jarvis
Henry O'Neill
as Timothy Herne
Walter Sande
as Sgt. Cord
Michael Chapin
as Roddy Wilson
Arlene Gray
as Hilda Wilson
Raymond Roe
as Sydney Jarvis
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