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The Night the World Ended 

A newsman plays a joke on a homeless man by showing him a fake article that says the world is going end that night, but the prank has deadly results.

Director:

Justus Addiss

Writers:

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (teleplay), Fredric Brown (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Russell Collins ... Johnny
Harold J. Stone ... Mr. Halloran
Edith Barrett ... Felicia Green
Robert Ross Robert Ross ... Ned
Bart Burns ... Nick the Bartender
Joseph Marr Joseph Marr ... Security Guard (as Joe Marr)
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... Joe
Clark Howat ... Jim, a Bar Patron
Robert Ellis ... Reporter
Henry Corden ... Boarder
Harry Shearer ... Street Kid
Billy Miller Billy Miller ... Street Kid
Charles Herbert ... Street Kid
Michael Ross ... Timothy (as Mike Ross)
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A newsman plays a joke on a homeless man by showing him a fake article that says the world is going end that night, but the prank has deadly results.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1957 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Painful Joke
16 June 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is about sick people, a whole series of them. From the cruel jokester who has no respect for the feeling of even the most helpless to the poor man who is ultimately victimized by him. The man is a raging alcoholic who can't even carry on for a few minutes without a drink. He has been duped into thinking the world is going to end in about three hours. The circumstances are incredibly stupid and it seems almost impossible that one could be so incredibly dense. He makes poor use of "the last moments of his life." He is unable to even accept the kindness of a stranger without a drink. He terrifies the woman. He also breaks into a sporting goods store to help fulfill the dreams of a few poor street waifs. Unfortunately, by modern standards, he could be put in jail for endangering children. The jig is finally up and what happens is pretty predictable. The episode just stretches reality a bit too far.


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