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Alfred Hitchcock Presents

A Personal Matter (Season 4, Episode 15)
TV Episode | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A failing mine operationi in the Mexican hills had claimed is latest 'victim'; the project's current engineer's had it. Just then, a car pulls up, with 2 occupants; one's the mine's financier. The other gentleman's an associate of his. ...See moreA failing mine operationi in the Mexican hills had claimed is latest 'victim'; the project's current engineer's had it. Just then, a car pulls up, with 2 occupants; one's the mine's financier. The other gentleman's an associate of his. With the mine needing only 5 more weeks of drilling, and the engineer about to quit, the desperate financier has no options, and asks his associate to help make the engineer stay. He will; on one condition. The man's plan? Have the financer drive off, right then, leaving the engineer stuck there...as well as the financers' associate stuck.With no options for at least 5-6 weeks, the engineer begrudgingly agrees to continue the work. That night, the engineer hears a news report, which tells of the murder of a building project official in southern California. The kille? The project's engineer, who managed to escape, and headed south - to Mexico. Fearing for his life, the engineer tries to make a quick exit, but the financers' associate comes in, brandishing a gun. The 2 agree to a truce, albeit a temporary one; till the job's completed, the engineer doesn't have to fear the associate killing him, and he'll continue to do his work. But after the job's completed, it's anyone's guess what'll happen. Written by David Stevens See less
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Writers
Brett Halliday (story) | Joel Murcott (teleplay)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Jan 18, 1959

Release date
Jan 18, 1959 (United States)

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Alfred Hitchcock
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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Wayne Morris
Bret Johnson Bret Johnson   See fewer
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Joe Maross
Joe Philips Joe Philips   See fewer
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Frank Silvera
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6.8 / 10 | 186 votes