Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 7 Episode 4

Cop for a Day

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 31, 1961 on CBS

Episode Recap

Phil and Davey are two stick-up men who get into trouble when Davey shoots a bank messenger during a hold up. There is a witness to the crime and when the messenger dies, Phil realizes that they now face a murder charge. He is determined to eliminate the witness. He devises a plan, but refuses to tell Davey about it. Phil disguises himself as a police officer and manages to bluff his way past the guards at the witnesses' apartment. He kills the witness and makes a successful escape. Later, when he returns to his hideout, he is shot by Davey, who mistakes him for a real cop that is coming to arrest him.