Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Number Twenty-Two

Season 2, Ep 21, Aired 2/17/57
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  • Episode Description
  • A petty crook clashes with a hardened criminal in a jail cell.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    Host

  • Joel Murcott

  • Evan Hunter

  • Robert Stevens

  • Rip Torn

    Steve Morgan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Shows how criminals are made.

    By doug-o, Jul 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • [Closing Narration] Alfred Hitchcock: Ocassionally in our series we touch on a subject that is far too real to be made the butt of my usual flippant remarks. Tonight's story of juvenile delinquincy is certainly a case in point - and we have presented it with the hope that it might in some small way throw a little light on what has become a serious national problem.

    • Skinner: Listen, kid, get out of here while you can! It's no picnic and I'm a guy who knows!

    • Skinner: Your rap a felony? Steve: Yeah. (looks at him and sneers) What's yours? Sleeping one off on a park bench? Skinner: On top of him in a split second, with Steve's arm in a hold) Get smart with me, kid, and I'll break your arm! Steve: (wincing in pain) I was just asking! Skinner: Well, then ask. Don't be a wise guy.

    • [Opening Narration] (Hitchcock is standing alone in a police line-up.

      Narrator: This is a police line-up. Here, desperate criminals who have been brought to bay appear before the detective force and are questioned by the chief detective. Listen. Detective: (to Hitchcock) Take your hat off. Name, Hitchcock comma Alfred. Height, five foot six. Weight, prisoner refuses to make a statement. Here's his record: 1940, picked up on suspicion; 1942, Spellbound; 1944, Notorious; 1955, Rear Window; 1956, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Anything to say, Hitchcock? Hitchcock: Well, sir, I know it ain't a great record, but I'll try to do better. Detective: Better? Do you call this latest charge doing "better?" Appearing on television? Hitchcock: I'm sorry, sir, but my family was hungry. Detective: Take him away. Hitchcock: Wait a minute, sir. You've got the wrong man. Don't you want to see a sample of me work? Detective: Okay. Here's what we found on him when we picked him up.

    Notes (2)

    • Russell Collins was 60 years old when this episode aired, but his character gives his age as 49 years old.

    • Rip Torn would appear again in season six's episode, "The Kiss-Off."

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