Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 31

The Night the World Ended (28 Apr. 1957)

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A news man plays a joke on a homeless man by showing him a fake article that says the world is going end that night, it has deadly results.

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Himself - Host
Russell Collins ...
Johnny
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Mr. Halloran
Edith Barrett ...
Felicia Green
Robert Ross ...
Ned
Bart Burns ...
Nick the Bartender
Joseph Marr ...
Security Guard (as Joe Marr)
Ned Wever ...
Joe
Clark Howat ...
Jim, a Bar Patron
Robert Ellis ...
Reporter
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Boarder
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Street Kid
Billy Miller ...
Street Kid
Charles Herbert ...
Street Kid
Michael Ross ...
Timothy (as Mike Ross)
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Halloran plays a practical joke on a man named Johnny. He shows him a fake newspaper with a headline reading "World to End Tonight --- 11:45 P.M." Johnny believes the headline and decides to live it up. He gets into trouble and shoots someone. A few minutes before 11:45 he sees the real headline and realizes that he has been tricked. Johnny finds Halloran and shoots him. The reporter dies at 11:45. Written by Anonymous

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A Painful Joke
16 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is about sick people, a whole series of them. From the cruel jokester who has no respect for the feeling of even the most helpless to the poor man who is ultimately victimized by him. The man is a raging alcoholic who can't even carry on for a few minutes without a drink. He has been duped into thinking the world is going to end in about three hours. The circumstances are incredibly stupid and it seems almost impossible that one could be so incredibly dense. He makes poor use of "the last moments of his life." He is unable to even accept the kindness of a stranger without a drink. He terrifies the woman. He also breaks into a sporting goods store to help fulfill the dreams of a few poor street waifs. Unfortunately, by modern standards, he could be put in jail for endangering children. The jig is finally up and what happens is pretty predictable. The episode just stretches reality a bit too far.


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