Married Courtney Masterson and his girlfriend are parked at a lover's lane when a young thug tries to rob them. Courtney overpowers the thief and wants to turn him over to the police but is afraid the resulting publicity might tip off his wife to his extra-marital affair. In the end, he decides to set the thief free, but things don't quite go as planned and he shoots the thug. Courtney manages to convince the police that the shooting was an accident. It turns out however, that he has much to worry about.Written by
Another quite nice episode of our beloved Hitchcock's 'half hour' - and with a very competent cast (with first and best of all, of course, Joseph Cotten) that makes the age-old story of a married man being caught with his girlfriend, and his horror of any kind of publicity, seem rather fresh and intriguing - and entertaining, with some unusual twists in the real Hitchcock style...
First of all, the 'sinful' couple, Cotten and his girlfriend, are caught in the middle of the night on a lonely parking lot by a simple crook who wants to rob them, but then the tables are turned, and the crook ends up in the car's trunk - but what are they supposed to do with him now?? Well, the girlfriend's got an idea there; but it doesn't turn out the ideal solution after all - or does it...? Hitch himself will tell us in the end...
Nicely played and directed, solid TV crime entertainment; not one of the very best episodes of the series, but nevertheless worthwhile watching for friends of good old-fashioned crime drama with a touch of Hitchcock genius!
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