The Man From the South was the 168th episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. It originally aired on January 3, 1960.


A strange man approaches a young couple at a bar, and offers the man an unusual wager: if the man can light his ciggarette lighter ten times in a row without missing, he will win a brand new convertable. If he loses, the stranger will chop off one of his fingers. Against his better judgment, the young man agrees.


Background InformationEdit

Neile Adams and Steve McQueen were married at the time this episode was filmed.

Film ConnectionsEdit

Peter Lorre appeared in Secret Agent and the original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)