Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 5 Episode 15

Man from the South

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jan 03, 1960 on CBS

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  • If you lost your little finger, would you really miss it?

    Roald Dahl's famous story about a gambling addict who collects severed human fingers is done just about as well as you could want in this version. A young Steve McQueen, getting very near stardom, plays a fellow whose efforts to impress a girl with his posh cigarette lighter leads him into coversation with a slightly strange foreign gentleman, the "man from the south". Peter Lorre has a wonderful time playing this affable oddball with a manic gleam in his eye. Can the lighter light every time, ten times in a row? Sure, says McQueen. But is he prepared to bet his little finger - against a new sports car - to prove this? An extra twist in the last moments may send you to bed trembling...