Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1, Episode 21

Safe Conduct (19 Feb. 1956)

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An American journalist meets a soccer star while traveling behind the Iron Curtain, but then is arrested as a suspected smuggler.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Mary Prescott
Jan Gubak
Professor / Captain Greisham
Officer (as Peter Van Eyck)
Train Conductor
Konstantin Shayne ...
Customs Officer
Ralph Manza ...


American journalist Mary Prescott is returning from a trip to a Communist state behind the Iron Curtain, traveling with a letter of safe conduct from that nation's President. Riding on the same train is Jan Gubak, captain of the country's soccer team and a national hero. Gubak visits the journalist in her compartment, asks her to dinner, and later persuades her to take a watch across the border for him, telling her that he plans to sell it to pay for an operation for his sister. She is then shocked when, at the border, Gubak himself reports her as a smuggler. She undergoes interrogation, while trying to determine whether there is anyone she can trust. Written by Snow Leopard

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19 February 1956 (USA)  »

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This is the first time that Werner Klemperer and John Banner appeared together, either in television or film. See more »

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The Threat Is Always There!
9 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode deals with that interesting feeling that one gets when traveling under the threat of a government that could arbitrarily detain or arrest someone. Will they accept your passport? Will they identify you as an undesirable? That's what happens here. As she travels in such a location, an American reporter finds herself at the mercy of some pretty scary characters. She is duped by a young soccer player and finds herself under arrest. She is strong, but she knows that she really has little power other than a lot of bluster. She also feels betrayed. This is cold war stuff with an element of spy drama. It builds suspense well and has a satisfying conclusion. Note that there is a contingent of "Hogan's Heroes" characters: John Banner (Sergeant Schultz) and a supposed researcher, Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink). This is a well done little fifties drama.

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