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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - The Gentleman from America


"The Gentleman from America" was originally broadcast on 29/Apr/1956 as part of the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Howard Latimer makes a bet with two Englishmen that he can stay alone for one night at the Hurstwood Manor, a notorious haunted house. Latimer is given a candle, a match, a loaded gun and a book that explains the ghostly history of the manor. An escaped lunatic once broke into the house, beheaded a young girl named Julia, and caused her sister to go insane. In the house, Latimer sees the ghost and fires at it without results. Several years later, the two Englishman meet up with Latimer to tell him it was all a hoax. Latimer suddenly tries to strangle one of them. An attendant from an asylum from which Latimer escaped restrains him. Latimer has gone insane, wanting only one thing: to avenge the death of his "sister" Julia. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9050.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (UK, 2005)
9052.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (USA, 2005)

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