Groucho Marx is at Jack's house playing a strenuous game of checkers until Jack has to get to the studio. The cast presents the murder mystery play, "The Gilroy Murder Case," or "He must have been a Sword Swallower, because it was an inside job."
The Screen Guild Theater presents their version of The Maltese Falcon, the story of murder and betrayal in the hunt for a priceless statue of a bird. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre.
Archaeologists are astonished at the discovery of an Egyptian tomb marker on a farm...in South Africa. The team finds and descends into the tomb, but become trapped, and their only way out is to swear a promise to the spirit of the tomb.
Paladin is hired by a man afraid for his daughter who keeps trying to return to a mountain were she once disappeared for a week. Paladin learns from the superstitious townsfolk that there's a strange half-man half-bear beast haunting the mountain.
A man waiting on Death Row for murder is aided in his escape by a women he's never met. The man becomes afraid of the woman and tries to get away from her, but she appears wherever he tries to hide, and he suspects her of using Black Magic.
Continuing his Valentine's Day tradition, Fibber is writing a nasty letter to his old vaudeville pal Fred Nitney that he's been quarreling with for years. After Fibber sends his letter, he receives Fred's letter of apology with gifts, and has to stop his own letter.
Charlie and Edgar hitch up the trailer and go on vacation, stopping at a trailer park run by Jack Benny. Gary Crosby sings "But Not For Me'. Professor Kirkwood discusses how to make money at home with his 'Print it Yourself Kit'. Special guest F. W. Hodge, expert on the American Indian.
Jack's birthday is coming up, so Mary gives Jack a present and reads a poem. Kenny bought Jack some candy. Rochester tells Jack he's received a polar bear for his birthday. In honor of Valentine's Day, the cast performs "Love finds Annie Hardy," or "It's About Time."
Charlie asks Bergen for money, but instead gets a lesson in inflation, and a story of King Midas. Guest Basil Rathbone lets Charlie help him solve a Sherlock Holmes case by tracking down a monstrous killer.
Fed up with Fibber's old suit, Molly arranges to have a new one made. Fibber doesn't want to spend so much for the suit, so the tailor agrees to give him one for free if Fibber sends him new customers.