Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Human Interest Story (1959)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Steve McQueen was already well into the first season of his own TV Western, Wanted: Dead or Alive, when he appeared in this memorable episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. McQueen is cast as newspaper reporter Bill Everett, who at the behest of his editor (Tyler McVey) heads to a corner bar to interview a curious fellow named Howard Wilcox (Arthur Hill). It seems that Wilcox has been telling anyone who will listen that he is actually a Martian, and that the planet Mars is planning a full-scale invasion of Earth. Alas, Wilcox's wild story proves to be his undoing, thanks to some "inside-the-beltway" information already in Bill Everett's possession.