The Alfred Hitchcock Hour/A Piece of the Action

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A Piece of the Action
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 20, 1962
Teleplay by Alfred Hayes
Based on a story by
Oliver H.P. Garrett
Directed by Bernard Girard
Produced by Norman Lloyd

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A Piece of the Action is the first episode of the first season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Starring: Gig Young (Duke Marsden), Martha Hyer (Alice)

Co-Starring: Gene Evans (Krutcher)

and Robert Redford (Chuck)

with Nick Dennis (Danny), Raymond Bailey (Allie Saxon), Roger De Koven (Nate), Kreg Martin (Smiley), Jack Sahakian (The Gambler), Ralph Smiley (The Waiter), Dee J. Thompson (Kelly), Robert Reiner (Pete)

Uncredited: Alfred Hitchcock (Host)


Plot Overview

An investment counselor who doubles as a professional gambler wants to give up poker for good in order to save his marriage, but when he discovers that his younger brother is following in his footsteps, he returns to the game to teach the kid a valuable lesson.



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