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...

You can see it here.

1 comment:

  1. A buddy of mine and I were riveted to the screen watching this episode in the mid-80' lost none of it's power to grip!