Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 31

The Night the World Ended

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Apr 28, 1957 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Good show.

    You have to see this series. And this is one of the good ones to watch.
    This episode has an ironic ending.

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • It's true what they say about payback.

    Russell Collins comes to the screen in the role of a simple, harmless drunk named Johnny, who becomes the butt of a laugh for a cruel practical jokester by the name of Halloran (Harold J. Stone). In a bar, Halloran sets up Johnny to believe that the world is coming to an end that night and gets the laugh of his life when the old man leaves the pub terrified. Johnny, however, doesn't find the joke funny at all, especially when it yields deadly results.
    This is Hitchcock at his finest, with characters so real they couldn't have been made up, a plot that heightens our suspense with each passing minute, and the twist at the end leaving us eager for "another story."