Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This episode marks a rare foray into television by famed mystery writer Eric Ambler. George Grizzard plays a starving author named Alan Chatterton, who hopes that he can persuade established novelist Ralston Temple (Dennis King) to finance Chatterton's latest book. Though Chatterton turns out to be a grade-A jerk, Temple agrees to loan him one thousand dollars on "spec" -- and continues pouring money into the project. Will Temple's faith in Chatterton be justified or is he just throwing good money after bad?