Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 2

Fog Closing In

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 07, 1956 on CBS

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  • Who is more dangerous - an escaped mental patient or a lonely housewife?

    A very Hitchcockian notion, albeit a familiar one to admirers of this series - danger tends to come less from the officially-designated scary people than from the ordinary-seeming ones, the ones like you and me. Phyllis Thaxter is the unappreciated housewife whose coded cries for help are ignored by her unfeeling husband, and George Grizzard is the lonely, mentally-disturbed escapee with whom she is confronted. Who's the real danger - and to whom? No prizes for guessing, but the ferocity at the end has an exemplary suddenness. Finishing things off, Hitch mentions offhandedly that conventional morality was eventually served, something that censorship required him to do increasingly as this series continued - but you won't believe him for a minute and he doesn't want you to.