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Fatal Figures 

A meek bored man wants to feel important, so he commits increasingly serious crimes ranging from theft to eventual murder.


Don Taylor


Robert C. Dennis (teleplay), Rick Edelstein (story)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
John McGiver ... Harold George Goames
Vivian Nathan Vivian Nathan ... Margaret Goames
Ward Wood Ward Wood ... Police Sgt. McBaine
Nesdon Booth Nesdon Booth ... Shopkeeper


Harold Goames comes across a book of crime statistics and learns that the most select class of criminals in the country is made up of murderers. He immediately decides to join that class and murders his sister Margaret. His dream of joining the class of murders does not come true because police mistakenly rule that the sister died of natural causes. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

20 April 1958 (USA) See more »

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Fatal Figures 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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Did You Know?


After Harald George Goames has stolen a car, he corrects the car theft statistics in his almanac with a ballpoint pen. However, in the next shot, the statistics page can be seen again with the page uncorrected. See more »


Harold George Goames: Suicides... sixteen thousand and eight.
[loads gun as camera pans away]
Harold George Goames: Sixteen thousand and NINE!
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I'm confused...
18 July 2018 | by vnash85829See all my reviews

Wouldn't figures for 1957 be published in 1958? So his crimes would have been included on the 1958 totals (published 1959). Maybe I don't understand 1950's almanac....

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