In "The Long Night," an escaped lunatic holds the occupants of a farmhouse hostage and demands their money.
As the episode opens, Betty Lou Meeker is working in the kitchen when her husband, Vern, comes in from the fields. He wants to know who called, who visited, and where she went that day. Betty Lou then asks him to lend her money for a coat, and he refuses. Vern tells her that he isn't a rich man, but Betty Lou thinks he must have money tucked away somewhere.
Later, a patrolman comes by and warns them to stay indoors because a lunatic has escaped from the local asylum. He tells them not to let anyone else in, but shortly afterwards...there is a knock on the door. Then, another knock on the door...
"The Long Night" was written by Walter Black and produced/directed by Paul Roberts. Ellen Burstyn, Bill Adams, and Sam Gray starred. Also appearing were Charlotte Manson, Herb Duncan, and Walter Black. (Ellen MacRae (later Burstyn) was married to director Paul Roberts.) This episode aired on January 10, 1960.
(Image of Ellen MacRae (Burstyn))