Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1, Episode 9

The Long Shot (27 Nov. 1955)

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Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Charlie Raymond
Walker Hendricks / English Jim
Gertrude Hoffman ...
Margaret Stoddard
Robert Warwick ...
Matthew Kelson
Frank Gerstle ...
Police Sgt. Mack
Charles Cantor ...
Tommy DeWitt
Tim Graham ...
Virginia Christine ...


Down on his luck and heavily in debt, Charlie Raymond reads a newspaper advertisement asking for a native Londoner who is willing to accompany a British visitor on a trip from New York to San Francisco. He meets with Hendricks, the man who placed the ad, who agrees to hire him for the trip. As they drive across the country, Hendricks talks and incessantly asks questions about London, as Charlie grows increasingly bored. Charlie is just about to run off and leave Hendricks on his own, when he discovers his employer's reason for going to San Francisco, and sees an opportunity for himself. Written by Snow Leopard

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One of the best episodes of season 1
14 September 2009 | by (Bodø, Norway) – See all my reviews

I like this episode very much. I think it has: Great acting, twist and a good interesting story. I was very surprised by the twist in this episode. I liked the twist, but i will not say when it happens in the episode.

As you may know, frequently cast in Hitchcock's films and this TV-series, it stars the British actor John Williams. Who was in at least 10 episodes of this series. I like him as an actor. I think he is great. He doesn't disappoint me in this episode. I also think Peter Lawford did well. One could think that it was Alfred Hitchcock who directed this. I mean by the interesting story and twist. So, i recommend this episode very much.

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