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The Twelve Hour Caper 

Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he ... See full summary »

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Mike Marmer (story), Harold Swanton (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Dick York ... Herbert Wiggam
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall ... Miss Pomfritt
Wendell Holmes Wendell Holmes ... Sylvester Tupper
Gage Clarke ... Frisbee
Charles Carlson Charles Carlson ... Lawrence Westbrook
Ned Wever Ned Wever ... Hargis
Kreg Martin ... Webster
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Brand (as Tom Bellin)
Andy Romano ... The 2nd Officer
Robert Reiner Robert Reiner ... The Airport Clerk (as Bob Reiner)
Lillian O'Malley Lillian O'Malley ... The Cleaning Woman
Ernest A. Losso Ernest A. Losso ... The Messenger (as Ernest Losso)
Don Durant ... Lowe

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Storyline

Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he will not be getting the head cashier position as that will going to another employee, who just happens to be his wife's favorite nephew. Wiggam goes ahead with an elaborate plan to steal $500,000 in bearer bonds that are scheduled for delivery late on a Friday afternoon. He's planned everything down to the minute - but has he forgotten one important factor? Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Miss Pomfritt's name is a reference to pomfrit, which is French for chip or French fry. See more »

Goofs

When Wiggam (Dick York) is planning the heist in the park, he states that the map on the checkerboard is of the office and personnel at '10 minutes to 4 on almost any Friday morning.' The heist is actually at the end of the day. See more »

Quotes

Herbert J. Wiggam: Shall we synchronize our watches, Gentlemen?
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Nice little episode
14 May 2018 | by talonjensenSee all my reviews

I liked this episode, the 22 minutes or so that are available in a 30 minute show does not leave much time for development, but this one is intentionally misleading with Wiggam's facial expressions, building up some tension. Wiggam has been passed over for promotion after 11 years and so decides to take an alternate career path when an opportunity presents itself. The manner in which the bearer bonds end up in the building seems also intentionally misleading, almost accidental.

Regardless, the ending is predictable mostly because we have seen so many similar episodes from Hitchcock or Serling. I did have a couple other possible endings in mind and I would have rated this episode higher if it had been more of a surprise.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1962 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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