It’s Christmas and George gets a letter from a new client-a department store Santa Claus that wants him to solve the mystery of a missing electric train. But when Brooksie disappears, the case takes a more serious turn.
When Pat Novak gets the wrong bundle at the laundry, he tries to switch with the man who was given his shirts. Novak is knocked out and wakes up next to a dead body. Par for the course, Hellman suspects him of murder.
Original Air Date: April 9, 1949
You’re not going to make any more headway than a hummingbird in a wind tunnel.
Novak (to Hellman): You couldn’t track down a live bear in a telephone booth.
Hellman: I’ll make a try on you, Mister. And when I’m through there’ll be enough to put you in that gas chamber.
Novak: They could save money and do the same thing.
Novak: They can lock me in the same closet with you.