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Coins on Television - Alfred Hitchcock episode with 1922 silver dollar

WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

The television program "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" was a crime-mystery series which ran on the CBS Television network from 1955 to 1962.

The episode "Don't Interrupt" from 1958 featured a 1922 Peace silver dollar.

Mary and Larry Templeton along with their son Johnny are passengers on a cross-country railroad train.


Johnny likes to talk and when another passenger tells a story Johnny interrupts too many times. Johnny's father offers him a silver dollar if he can keep quiet for 10 minutes.


Johnny sees something outside the train window and wants to say something but he keeps seeing the coin which gets larger through the episode.


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  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,022 ✭✭✭✭✭

    thats cool

  • TurtleCatTurtleCat Posts: 4,583 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Twilight Zone episode has peace and morgan dollars in a slot machine. Episode was made when this was common in casinos.

    Also the episode “Penny for your thoughts” showed a SLQ among others.

  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always enjoyed both Hitchcock and Twilight Zone.....I always watch the Zone marathons, but Hitchcock doesn't come on until 1AM. So I don't get to see too many of them anymore. Jeepers, it's better TV than whatever else is on, sticking it on at 1 is ridiculous.

  • Joe_360Joe_360 Posts: 1,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 29, 2021 2:12PM

    Here you go..

    Cast and Crew
    Alfred Hitchcock — cast: Host.
    Chill Wills — cast: Mr. Kilmer.
    Cloris Leachman — cast: Mary Templeton.
    Biff McGuire — cast: Larry Templeton.
    Peter Lazer — cast: Johnny Templeton.
    Scatman Crothers — cast: Timothy, the Waiter.
    Jack Mulhall — cast: Conductor.
    Roy Glenn — cast: Bartender (as Roy Glenn Sr.)

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There used to be a thread here about movies/TV shows with coins in them.... Have not seen it bumped in a long time. Cheers, RickO

  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 5, 2021 10:38PM

    we used to have our Jewish Passover seders at my grandparents. When I was nearly 8 years old in 1961 i was with my older sister and my younger first cousins who were both females. we both got to search for the afikomen which was our Jewush hunt for the hidden matzoh which must have been our Jewish version of searching for the hidden easter eggs.

    my grandfather gave each of his grandkids a bright uncirculated 1878-S Morgan silver dollar but the winner of the search was usually me so I got TWO of them! They were often still available at the local banks at face value. but to a 7 plus year ols kid with an weekly allowance of 10 cents, a whole dollar was a fortune!

    I was so enthralled with putting these silver dollars in my small hands that this is what got me started collecting coins.

    i have now been collecting coins since 1961...now for 60 years!

    A Collectors Universe poster since 1997!
  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was watching Hitchcock Presents yesterday and in the closing, Alfred mentioned the "greatest coin collector of all"...he then said it was the government - collecting coins in the form of taxes!!!!!

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