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Safety for the Witness 

A milquetoast gun shop owner witnesses two hoods murdering a witness from another crime in 1927 Chicago and is afraid he will share the same fate.


Norman Lloyd


John De Meyer (story), William Fay (teleplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Art Carney ... Cyril T. Jones
Robert Bray ... Lieutenant Flannery
James Westerfield ... Commissioner Cummings
Mary Scott ... Nurse Copeland
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Dan Foley (as Karl Davis)
George Greco George Greco ... District Attorney (as George Greico)
James Flavin ... Joe Felix
Doris Lloyd ... Gun Store Customer
Dorothea Lord ... Hospital Cashier
David Fresco ... Hotel Desk Clerk


How long can a witness to another witness being gunned down survive in the Roaring 20s U.S. ? The trigger-men are prized customers of eyewitness no. 2, timid gunsmith Cyril T. Jones who withstands 3 bullets from his clients. Jonesy stalls while hospitalized, pretending he can't talk, whenever the law tries to interrogate him. Written by David Stevens

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Release Date:

23 November 1958 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In tribute to his previous Honeymooners character, the Art Carney character Jones mails the elephant gun to his customer Mrs. Jefferson Crawpit, c/o Mrs. "Norton" Finch, Topanga, California. See more »


The Art Carney character mistakenly refers to the Commissioner as Lieutenant, then 20 seconds later refers to him correctly as Commissioner. See more »


Hospital Cashier: [Referring to Jones] That's a nice mam, a nice little man, I bet you 8 to 5 he doesn't last to Tuesday.
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Wait, it's over?
18 August 2019 | by imdb-6252See all my reviews

That's what I said to my wife when it was over. I'm a huge Art Carney/Honeymooners fan. Carney was dull and the plot was barely existent. That only interesting thing about it was when he wrote a check to the hospital What a stinker!

PS can't be any spoilers. There is nothing to spoil. Skip this one, trust me.

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