Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests them and attempts to extort money from them. The more sophisticated and civilized vacationers from the Big Apple protest their innocence. But the worse they protest, the more the charges, cost & beatings inflicted by Officer Chandler and the entire town of corrupt rednecks becomes. Even Mrs. Adams sincere attempts to mollify the highway robbery patrol doesn't work. How more bad can it get? Yet, the "victim" Mr. Adams, as well as his wife, are not who they appear to be...
Did You Know?
Hitchcock's intro is alluding to the game show scandals where shows such as "Twenty-One" were caught feeding answers to contestants. In August 1958, "Dotto" was caught fixing, and ratings plummeted on game shows, leading to several cancellations. Congressional hearings on this topic were held in the summer of 1959, ultimately leading to major changes in the code of conduct. See more