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Heart of Gold 

A convicted robber is released to the family of one of his cell mates, against the better judgment of his parole officer.


Robert Stevens


James P. Cavanagh (teleplay), Henry Slesar (story)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Mildred Dunnock ... Martha Collins
Darryl Hickman ... Jackie Blake
Nehemiah Persoff ... Ralph Collins
Edward Binns ... Mr. Brown
Len Lesser ... Thug
Cheryl Callaway Cheryl Callaway ... Little Girl


Jackie Blake is released from prison after serving time for a bank robbery. A friend from prison arranges for Jackie to stay with his mother. Jackie does this and is accepted into the convict's family. Gradually, his attitude toward life changes. He gets a job and is quite content. Later, he learns that the family's hospitality was merely a front. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) See more »

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Show Me the Money!
21 June 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This story reminded me of some of those Outer Limits episodes where the character was doomed from the beginning, based on a circumstance over which he had little control. The young man in this story was along for the ride when a huge amount of money was stolen. Since that day it was thought that he knew the location of the fortune. You see, the money was never found and now he is out of prison. He makes the mistake of accepting a room from the mother of one of his cellmates instead of going to a halfway house for parolees. Nehemiah Persoff plays the blue collar brother of the other prisoner who tortures the young man, making his life miserable. He even sends a couple of toughs to nearly beat the young man to death. We would like to see him succeed, but the deck is really stacked and there's still all that money. This is a pretty good episode and worth the time.

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