Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 39

The Dangerous People

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 23, 1957 on CBS

Episode Recap

Mr. Jones and Mr. Bellefontaine wait for a train at a train station. Both of them have heard that a dangerous lunatic has escaped from a local asylum and each suspects the other of being the lunatic in disguise. They grow more paranoid and worried. A policeman arrives and both try to convince him that the other is the lunatic. The policeman says that the madman has just killed a policeman and has stolen his uniform. Jones and Bellefontaine realize the policeman is really the lunatic in disguise. A struggle ensues and hospital guards soon subdue the crazed man. Meanwhile, the two "normal" men apologetically explain to one another that they thought the other had to be the crazy one, and each has a good excuse for his strange behavior. As they are taking him away, the psychotic says that he is fearful of the two men, and can't wait to get back to the institution "where it is safe."
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