A Thief in the Dark
Cast & Crew
A troupe of fake spiritualists traveling with a carnival are crooks on the side. Professor Xeno, a mystic, kills a "rich old bunny" for a case of jewels, while Ernest, the newest recruit, falls for Elise, the granddaughter. Ernest relents after his first job and turns hero by exposing Xeno as the murderer. Xeno meets his end when the jewel case, wired for burglars, blows up in his face when he opens it.
Some sources credit Albert Ray and Andrew Bennison as coauthors of the story, while others credit Albert Ray and Kenneth Hawks.