4 user

The Dusty Drawer 

A professor is convinced his boarding housemate (a bank teller) stole $200 from his bank deposit, the teller vehemently denies it. He wants his money back, and employs a series of pranks to challenge the tellers' sanity - but to what end?


Herschel Daugherty


Harry Miles Muheim (story) (as Harry Muheim), Halsted Welles (teleplay)


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Dick York ... Norman Logan
Philip Coolidge ... William Tritt
Wilton Graff ... Mr. Pinkson
J. Pat O'Malley ... Colonel Binns
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Merrell
Charity Grace ... Mrs. Bradford
Edgar Dearing ... Lewis
Barry Brooks Barry Brooks ... Toy store salesman


Norman Logan and William Tritt both live in the same boarding house. Tritt is a teller at a local bank and Logan is a professor, who is convinced that Tritt cheated him out of $200 on a deposit he made almost a year ago. Since that time Logan has been harassing Tritt, attempting to get him to admit to the theft, but to no avail. Logan then hatches a plot to challenge Tritts' sanity, and discredit him in the eyes of the bank manager. Logan accidentally discovers an unused, virtually hidden drawer in the desk used for seated transactions at the bank, and as Tritt comes to help him with his bonds, the light bulb over Logans' head has switched on, and he races out to get what he needs to put his plan into action - he buys a fake gun, returns to the bank, and demands $10,000 from Tritt, but by the time Tritt has raised the alarm, Logan has slipped the gun into the hidden desk drawer. He continues upping his antics with the increasingly rattled teller, until Logan is satisfied with the ... Written by garykmcd/edited by canadazbest

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis







Release Date:

31 May 1959 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Old York
26 November 2013 | by Archbishop_LaudSee all my reviews

This is Dick York's second appearance on AHP (three more to come). In his first, he played a wise guy. This one seems a little more natural for him. I have to say, he really gives me a Jim Carrey vibe.

In a bit of period detail, we have two men (with jobs, nonetheless) living in a boarding house. York wants to get his vengeance on a stuffy bank teller. We only hear about and don't see the original transgression, and I think this is what made me sympathetic to the bank teller. The revenge goes too far, but we are also made to see that York's character has no selfish motive beyond that. The story also seems unrealistic, the way the gun is handled.

Ultimately, it plays for kicks, and is fairly effective at that. By Season 4, AHP risked repeating itself, and this episode at least isn't guilty of that.

3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed