Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

Season 1 Episode 2

The Man From the South

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Aired Unknown May 05, 1985 on NBC
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The Man From the South
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A man proposes a weird deal: To win a sports car, a down and out gambler must light his lighter 10 times in a row, or lose his finger.

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  • My all-time favorite episode, both the original version as well as this re-make.

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    My all-time favorite episode due to such an OFFBEAT idea of the DISMEMBERMENT of one's little finger gambled on lighting your cigarette-lighter ten times in a row. At first, I was going to say AMPUTATION but an Amputation takes place in a hospital but in Hitchcock's case, it's done by a meat-cleaver so it's a DISMEMBERMENT. Never thought that worrying about losing one's little finger could create such suspense!



    In one startling way, this Re-make surpasses the original version in the way the hand is shown. In the original version, when the gambler's Wife shows her hand with the several missing fingers, she has a Glove on. But in this Re-make, there is NO glove. So the gruesomeness is all the more ghastly!moreless

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