When a husband fakes being a victim of a robbery to hide his gambling loses, the police still produce a suspect.



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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock - Host
Irving Randall
Joyce Meadows ...
Frances Randall
Sam Buffington ...
Police Lieutenant
David Carlile ...
Buzz Martin ...
William Kruse ...
Card Player (as William D. Kruse)


After Irving Randall loses his weekly paycheck in a poker game with friends from work, he can't bear to tell his wife the truth so he tells her he was mugged on his way home. The tale gets complicated when she insists that he report it to the police. The police subsequently inform however him that they have arrested the mugger and return his money to him. It's only the next day when he finally figures out exactly what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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10 May 1959 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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How Much Did He Pay for that Suit?
20 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a previous reviewer put it, "At least we don't know where it's going." This is the simple story of an elaborate cover-up by a young man who has been taken to the cleaners by his boss on poker night. The young couple is living hand to mouth and this is a devastating situation. Traveling through a tough part of the city, the young guy pretends he is mugged, hoping to convince his wife that this was how he lost his money. He tears up a really nice suit (another expense in the offing) and dirties himself up. Of course, eventually the police get involved as well as a young delinquent who, obviously, has no inkling why he is being brought in, other than his history. The story is about guilt and life lessons. It's also about love and forgiveness and second chances.

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