Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1, Episode 22

Place of Shadows (26 Feb. 1956)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A young man tries to insinuate his way into a monastery, in order to gain revenge on a thief whom he blames for ruining his life.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Father Vincente
Sean McClory ...
Brother Jared
Ray Clements
Joe Downing ...
Floyd Unser (as Joseph Downing)
Everett Glass ...
Brother Charles
Harry Tyler ...
Train Ticket Agent
Steve Mitchell ...


A young man is picked up at a train station, taken to a nearby monastery, and met by Father Vincente, who is in charge of the monastery. The visitor introduces himself as Mr. Unser, and asks to see a friend named Rocco who is temporarily being cared for by the monks. But the priest realizes that the visitor is not Unser, but rather Clements, who blames Rocco for robbing him and ruining his life. Knowing that Clements has come for revenge, the priest returns the money that Rocco stole from him, but refuses to let him see Rocco. The priest urges Clements to forgive Rocco, but the young man remains consumed by hatred and anger, and persists in his efforts to gain revenge. Written by Snow Leopard

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26 February 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Revenge is Not Always Sweet!
9 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gangster has been badly injured and is being cared for in a monastery. While there, a young man played by Mark Damon comes, determined to get back some money that was taken from him. He also blames the man for the death of his father, who died, ashamed of his son. There is a third party, a small time crook. Much of the story reveals that the young man has roots in the Catholic church and the Abbott tries to convince him that what he is doing is wrong. Another monk says, "If you look into the face of a man you have killed, you will never be the same again." The young man decides to depart after observing vespers and having a bit of his youth tug at him. Unfortunately, there is a third man after the money, and things get complicated. The weakest thing in the episode is a quick decision made by police officer, Claude Akins. Just a bit too convenient. That aside, it works pretty well.

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