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A handsome, young defendant severely wounded by police in a robbery which left a rookie cop dead, is hospitalized under tight guard. When older, plain Nurse Hatch takes charge of his care, ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Coleman

Writers:

Clark Howard (short story), Gilbert Ralston (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Colleen Dewhurst ... Nurse Ellen Hatch
Tom Simcox ... Jerry Walsh
Joe De Santis ... Jake Martinez
Don Stewart ... Gabe Greely
Don Marshall ... Joe Chandler
Richard Bull ... Dr. Michaels
Rayford Barnes ... George Clark
Laurie Mitchell ... Pinky
Carol Brewster Carol Brewster ... Mabel Cramm
Peggy Lipton ... Mary Winters
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A handsome, young defendant severely wounded by police in a robbery which left a rookie cop dead, is hospitalized under tight guard. When older, plain Nurse Hatch takes charge of his care, he sincerely maintains his innocence and paints the police as victimizing him, pleading he won't make it to trial alive. Her no-nonsense patient care demeanor backs off the police, and the young man builds a personal relationship with her. As she melts, the strengthening prisoner works to gain her help in escaping. Written by David Stevens

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Talky until the Payoff
27 March 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

An episode like this strikes me as a matter of taste. The plot's a familiar one—a handsome crook flirts with his dowdy nurse to escape confinement in a hospital after being shot in a robbery. We know what his blandishments amount to from the outset, so the only question is how she will deal with it. At the same time, events seldom leave the hospital room or corridors, so there's no entertainment for the eye. What the 60-minutes does have is powerhouse actress Dewhurst who embodies a plain yet disciplined woman whose feelings are clearly repressed over a lifetime. It's a good ironical ending that may come as a surprise, though getting there is pretty well drawn out. But to me the best part is that subtle wrinkle that comes at the very end. It's inspired and turns the entire contest on its head. So don't let it slip by.


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