Good Evening, and get ready to "Hold Your Breath," because tonight I've got another great installment of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" for you! This tale was written by one of the master's of the short story, the great Robert Bloch, so you know it's going to be a little bit more than twisted!
It's the year 1962, and Season 7, Episode 39 was titled........
............"The Sorcerer's Apprentice!" The only thing it has in common with the Mickey Mouse version in Disney's "Fantasia," is the name, and.......failure!
David J. (Carnival Rock) Stewart is "Sadini the Great", a cheap two bit magician!
The kid's name is Hugo, and when he comes to, he is a bit startled by what he think he sees!
Hugo is completely convinced that the faces that are staring down at him are the face of an Angel and the face of The Devil!
The finale to Sadini's act includes the cutting in half of his wife with a huge saw blade, a great trick that's been around for years!
I love this shot of the crowd of mesmerized audience members!
I told you Hugo is a little slow, and he starts to freak out watching this, but George explains to him that it's just a trick!
"Tah - Dah!!"
George figures out how they can use the kid to get rid of Sadini for good, but of course it ends up backfiring on him!
With the might of the magic wand comes great power!
After he stabs Sadini, Hugo decides to do the 'cut the woman in half' trick, but there's one slight problem!