There are lots of things to be happy about today.
For instance, Open Culture unearthed Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s dark short story “Man from the South” starring a young Steve McQueen who makes a wager for a convertible. Also starring a hatchet and several severed pinky fingers.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents ran from 1955 to 1962 and featured stories from several famed writers, including John Cheever. The “Man from the South” episode was AHP‘s most popular episode. This particular story of Dahl’s was adapted to television and movies a few times and also inspired Tarantino’s segment from 1995’s Four Rooms.