A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
1/3/1960 Man From The South
January 3, 1960. Alfred Hitchcock. Roald Dahl. Steve McQueen. Peter Lorre.
How's that for a line-up?
On this day Alfred Hitchcock Presents offered "Man From The South," based on a short story by Roald Dahl. McQueen plays a gambler who meets a strange man (Lorre, of course) who offers a bizarre bet: If McQueen's cigarette lighter lights ten times in a row, he wins the man's car; if it doesn't Lorre will cut off the gambler's finger. Creepy? Oh yeah...