A chronic gambler, pretending he has cancer, sells chances on the hour of the day he will die at $10,000 apiece. The winner gets all 24 tickets. The gambler actually doesn't have cancer (he has Lou Gehrig's disease, ALS, instead), and plans to commit suicide at an appointed time so that a specific person will get the money. But as the gambler talks to his doctor outside a party, the doctor is gunned down and the gambler is forced to take his fatal drug. The gambler's corpse is then placed in a car and driven to a remote location, where the hot sun makes it impossible to tell the exact time of his death. The killer then works on eliminating the others who bought a chance, and figuring out to whom the gambler planned to leave the money.
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An analog watch shows it's 11:50. But from the inside of the party location, although the drapes are closed, it is clearly daylight. In a few moments, when the first murder occurs, Dan says it was 12:10 a.m. and it is pitch black outside. See more
Det. Steve McGarrett
The dumbwaiter? That went out with Bulldog Drummond!