Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British Dead Man's Chest comes to us from Merton Park Productions, the folks responsible for the long-running "Edgar Wallace" B-series. The story bears a striking resemblance to Fritz Lang's 1956 thriller Beyond Reasonable Doubt. To prove the fallability of circumstantial evidence, reporter John Thaw fakes the murder of a colleague. He then plants all the clues to point to himself. So just guess who really dies, leaving Thaw in the lurch?
Britain, corpse, criminal, death, evidence, evidence-circumstantial, fake, investigation, journalism, killing, missing, murder, reporter, scheme, show, victim, weakness