Breakdown (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Cynical movie producer Mr. Callew (Cotten) fires a long-time employee on the phone and scoffs at his crying. Callew later gets into a car accident and is completely paralyzed. He is robbed and left for dead and ignored by everyone. Just when Callew is about to be declared legally dead, he saves himself at the last minute by getting the mortician's attentions with his tears.
Supporting cast: Raymond Bailey as Ed Johnson, Forrest Stanley as Hubka, Harry Shannon as Dr. Harner, Lane Chandler as Sheriff, James Edwards as Convict, Marvin Press as Chessy, Murray Alper as Lloyd, Mike Ragan as Escaped Convict, Aaron Spelling as Road Worker, Harry Landers as Coroner, Elzie Emanuel as Black Escaped Convict, Ralph Peters as Coroner's Assistant, Richard Newton as Ambulance Driver, Jimmy Weldon as Guard