Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Gentleman from America (1956)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A short story by once-notorious novelist Michael Arlen is the basis for this episode, in which a pair of British practical jokers place a bet with visiting American Howard Latimer (Biff McGuire) that he won't be able to spend an entire night in a supposedly haunted mansion. Though he does not scare easily, Latimer is aghast when he is seemingly confronted by the "ghost" of a young murder victim named Julia. Two years pass before Latimer again crosses paths with the men who made the bet -- and the results aren't pretty. An earlier version of "The Gentleman from America" was released in the U.K. as the 1948 theatrical feature The Fatal Night.