Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Man from the South

Season 5, Ep 15, Aired 1/3/60
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  • Episode Description
  • An intriguing bet is accepted by an out-of-luck gambler.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Host

  • Edward W. Williams

  • Roald Dahl

  • William Fay

  • Norman Lloyd

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • If you lost your little finger, would you really miss it?

    By orswel, Mar 17, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Alfred Hitchcock: (Opening Narration) (standing at a gambling booth) Good evening, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the land of two-dollar windows and quarter-horses. Racing has been called the sport of kings, but here at the two-dollar window, I've men relatively few of them. (turns to see a man placing a bet for 'Show') Well, apparently, there's no business like 'show' business. And speaking of 'shows', we have one following the next race. Those of you who wish to bet me still do so. Naturally, I can't give you any tips, but there's one entry that has been timed at just one minute flat. (a bell rings as Hitchcock looks off-camera) Ah, there he is now. (looks through binoculars as we fade to commercial)
      Alfred Hitchcock: (Closing narration) Now you know how Venus de Milo got the way she is. By the time the poor old girl won an automobile, it was impossible for her to drive it. Of late, there's been a great deal of talk about 'pay-television.' Actually, most of us already have it. And here is the gentleman who makes us pay. (fade to commercial) I'm not sure what to say. That last commercial left me completely underwhelmed. Perhaps I should simply bid you adieu until next week when my, um...sponsor and I shall return with another story. Good night.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode is based on the short story "Man from the South" by Roald Dahl. This story was first published in Colliers (1948).

    • 1959 Emmy Nomination: This episode garnered Edward W. Williams an emmy nomination for Outstanding Acievement in Film Editing for Television.

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