Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 39

The Dangerous People

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 23, 1957 on CBS
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  • Strangers in a train station - do they have anything to fear more than fear itself?

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    Paranoia is at the core of this beautifully-handled episode. Essentially, it's a two-hander, a chance for a virtuoso double-act by lead actors Albert Salmi and Robert H. Harris. Each man knows that a killer is on the loose, someone who might be mistaken for an ordinary commuter. Salmi and Harris don't know each other, there's nobody else around and each man is a little... jumpy. Or is it nervousness? Might one of them be feigning a display of nerves to cover twitchy psycho signifiers? You won't have too much difficulty in working out where this segment is going, but getting there is very satisying.