Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Act of Faith (1962)

Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This episode marks a rare foray into television by famed mystery writer Eric Ambler. George Grizzard plays a starving author named Alan Chatterton, who hopes that he can persuade established novelist Ralston Temple (Dennis King) to finance Chatterton's latest book. Though Chatterton turns out to be a grade-A jerk, Temple agrees to loan him one thousand dollars on "spec" -- and continues pouring money into the project. Will Temple's faith in Chatterton be justified or is he just throwing good money after bad?