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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Man from the South


"Man from the South" was originally broadcast on 03/Jan/1960 as part of the fifth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The story was later refilmed for Roald Dahl's UK TV series "Tales of the Unexpected".


An out of his luck gambler is intrigued when a man makes an unusual bet. If the gambler can ignite his lighter ten times in a row, the man will give up his costly convertible. If, however, the lighter fails, the gambler must give up the little finger of his left hand. A girl and another gambler watch as bet starts. After the gambler manages to light his lighter seven times in a row, the bet is called off after the intervention of the a woman who claims to be the man's wife. She claims that the convertible is hers and that her husband has nothing to bet since she has already won everything he owns. As the woman reaches for the car's keys the gambler notices that her left hand has only one finger and a thumb. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9082.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Five - Universal (USA, 2012)
Amazon (USA)
NTSC 1.33:1

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