When her husband goes away on a business trip, Mary Summers is all alone in her house--and gripped with a nameless fear. Then an escaped mental patient breaks in.

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Mary Summers lives in a constant state of fear--fear that threatens to become panic when her husband goes away on a business trip for a week. She's all alone in a large house when she hears a crash near the back door. Soon she's face to face with the man who has just broken in--a man she soon realizes is an escaped mental patient. Written by J. Spurlin

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7 October 1956 (USA)  »

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Mary Summers: No.
Arthur Summers: Don't worry. It won't go off. I know how to handle a gun.
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Sometimes you feel like a nut!
30 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A scriptwriter needs to play fair. There is something really lacking in this episode. If you are going to deal with mental problems, you need to lay a foundation for it. Just being afraid and upset isn't enough. A woman finds herself facing a threat and even though she is petrified of life, she latches on to her potential assailant. I suppose she understands him and pities him, but it just doesn't wash. The husband isn't a bad sort and he really cares about her. Again, we need some glimpse into the psyche of this lady and it isn't really forthcoming. She seems a bit too well adjusted when the intruder comes, even at the start and that's why it fails.


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