Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 21

Number Twenty-Two

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 17, 1957 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A petty crook clashes with a hardened criminal in a jail cell.

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  • Shows how criminals are made.

    This is a very good episode. Good to watch for anyone considreing comitting a crime.

    Rip Torn plays the lead role well, an individual who commits a petty crime that turns into a major crime. His cell mate, Russell Collins, who appeared in many other TV shows such as the TWILIGHT ZONE and other HITCHOCKS, tries to talk him into cooperating and not getting into further trouble.

    This is one of the reasons why I like to watch ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS.

    It\'s too bad the show isn\'t on a leading TV network anymore, now that the so-called \"classic\" TV LAND network decided to ditch most of the \"oldies\" and play mostly a crappy blend of 70s and 80s TV shows.

    Bring back the good times, TV LAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!moreless
Rip Torn

Rip Torn

Steve Morgan

Guest Star

James Nolan

James Nolan


Guest Star

Peter Leeds

Peter Leeds


Guest Star

Russell Collins

Russell Collins


Recurring Role

Ray Teal

Ray Teal

Chief of Detectives

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • 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.

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