|Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead|
|Cornelia (Agnes Moorehead) & Lizzie (Lenita Lane)|
Cornelia and Lizzie go into the city to do some errands. The women stop at Zenith City Bank. While speaking with bank vice president and head cashier Victor Bailey (Michael Steele), Cornelia mentions she has rented "The Oaks." Bailey is shocked because the estate's owner is his boss, Zenith Bank President John Fleming (Harvey Stephens). Fleming said he would never lease or rent "The Oaks" again. Cornelia tells Bailey that the house was leased to her by his nephew Mark Fleming (John Bryant) who never mentioned it. Once again, Cornelia expresses that she is not afraid to be at "The Oaks."
|Cornelia & Lizzie head to the bank|
|John Fleming(Harvey Stephens) & Dr. Wells (Vincent Price)|
|Lt. Anderson (Gavin Gordon)|
|Cornelia and Judy (Darla Hood)|
The request convinces Mark that Uncle John probably did steal the million dollars. He wants the money for himself. Mark decides to sneak into the mansion while the women are dining. Mark finds a secret compartment behind a grandfather clock in the living room. But Mark is not alone, "The Bat" is also in the house and kills Mark. Cornelia, Dale, Lizzie, and Judy hear the grandfather strike while in the dining room. However, the clock has not worked since Cornelia leased the house. They go to investigate and notice the clock has been moved. The women move the clock to discover the secret room. They also discover Mark's dead body!
|Mark Fleming(John Bryant)|
|Lt. Anderson, Dr. Wells, and Cornelia standing over the body of Mark Fleming|