Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 15

Crackpot (6 Jan. 1957)

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A Good Samaritan helps a newlywed couple with a flat tire. But when the groom accidentally dirties the man's suit, the stranger reveals himself to be a dangerous crackpot.

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Biff McGuire ...
Ray Loomis
Robert Emhardt ...
Moon
Mary Scott ...
Meg Loomis
Michael Fox ...
Sergeant Carpenter
Phil Garris ...
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Mr. and Mrs. Loomis are two newlyweds who have recently endured a family tragedy and are now having bad luck on their honeymoon. Their car has a flat tire -- and so does the spare. A stranger named Mr. Moon passes by and fixes the tire. But this Good Samaritan proves to be a crackpot. Mr. Loomis trips and falls onto Moon, dirtying his white suit. The man becomes enraged and threatens to kill him, before driving off. Later, the couple arrive at their hotel. And they realize their bad luck has gotten worse when the crackpot is in the suite right next to theirs. Written by J. Spurlin

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[first lines]
Ray Loomis: Oh, what about that, huh?
Meg Loomis: What about what?
Ray Loomis: You get a honeymoon once in your life, and I have to get a flat tire.
Meg Loomis: Do you mean me, darling?
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Honeymoon with Moon
15 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first episode of 1957. A newlywed couple is stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. An older man named Moon drives by to help, but quickly flashes a dark side.

We've seen the three leads before. Character actor Robert Emhardt, young Biff McGuire (still acting in 2013) and the short-haired brunette Mary Scott had more than a dozen series appearances among them. Emhardt has the most interesting role here as he more or less stalks the young couple.

The episode is tense, mysterious and, I have to say, not especially realistic, but sometimes that's the price you have to pay.


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