Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 7 Episode 34

The Twelve Hour Caper

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 29, 1962 on CBS

Episode Recap

Herbert J. Wiggam works at an investment firm for Sylvester Tupper. Tupper treats him employees like slaves. Knowing that a $565,000 bond is about to arrive, Herbert and two other disgruntled employees decide to steal it. The plan is to hide the bonds in the garbage can until the police leave. The plan goes awry; however, when one of the police officers knocks over the garbage can, the plot is not foiled; however, an old cleaner arrives just in time to scoop up the papers and takes them out with the trash. Later, Herbert arrives at the airport. He is headed for South America. He arrives with the cleaner who is, in fact, his mother.