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Ride the Nightmare 

A perfect couple's content suburban world is interrupted by a telephone threat ("I'm going to kill you") against the cocksure husband. His past misdeeds unravel his new life, terrifying his unknowing wife.

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host
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Christopher Martin / Christopher Phillips
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Helen Martin
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Adam
Jay Lanin ...
Fred
Richard Shannon ...
Steve
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Mrs. Anthony
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Bill, the Neighbour (as Olan Soulé)
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A perfect couple's content suburban world is interrupted by a telephone threat ("I'm going to kill you") against the cocksure husband. His past misdeeds unravel his new life, terrifying his unknowing wife.

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29 November 1962 (USA)  »

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Not just another 'past catches up with former criminal' plot...
11 August 2014 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" for quite a while seems to resemble classic Noirs and gangster movies, where a former criminal who's gone straight for years is suddenly being confronted with his past deeds, which upsets the neat little suburban idyll he's built up with his sweet young wife - murder threats and blackmail from his former 'associates' - but, as always with Hitch, be prepared for some VERY unexpected twists!!

A wonderful thriller, with an outstanding performance by Hugh O'Brian, and a literally breathtaking finale - and upsetting all the rules of 'law and order' which were absolutely binding at the time for movies and especially TV shows; and which NO one but Hitch would have been able, and allowed, to break...


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