Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 15

The Big Switch

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jan 08, 1956 on CBS

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  • A gunman pays a big price for the perfect alibi.

    Sam's a hit man out to settle the score with a woman who broke his heart. He agrees to pay a buddy – the owner of a bar – a hefty price in order to purchase an airtight alibi for the murder. Through an unusual twist of fate, the hit man still needs an alibi, but not the one for which he paid.

    A treat for all Hitchcock fans, this episode has not only the anticipated surprise ending, but also great dialogue and very likeable characters. The main character, despite his sinister occupation, has a soft side and as well as a comical assessment of situations that one can't help but find endearing. His would-be victim is a clever dame in her own right, and it's impossible to feel anything but remorse when come-uppance is demanded
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