Alfred Hitchcock Presents: One More Mile to Go (1957)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Run Time: 26 min.
Starring: Alfred Hitchcock, David Wayne, Louise Larabee, Norman Leavitt, Steve Brodie
About the film:
Sam Jacoby has his wife’s corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight.
The award-winning anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, although he directed a relatively small number himself. One More Mile to Go is one of them, and originally aired April 7, 1957.
Story by F.J. Smith with teleplay by James P. Cavanagh, writer of 15 episodes including the Emmy Award-winning Fog Closing In. The show adapted the episode from Martin Brooke’s story published in the April 1956 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
Though there was no formal connection between magazines like EQMM or Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (founded in 1956) and the television series, stories from the magazine were sometimes adapted by the show, and some writers worked in both mediums. From Hitchcock himself: “I don’t want to appear disloyal to television, but I think reading will be good for you.”Hitchcocktober 2020