Of course there is an Alfred Hitchcock TV episode with a somewhat related plot. Anyone remember the one with Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre? SPOILERS FOLLOW.
Lorre eventually convinces McQueen to bet a finger against Lorre's car that he can't get his lighter to work ten times in a row. The police interrupt the bet, which is just as well. McQueen's lighter eventually fails, and the car isn't even Lorre's--it belongs to the three-fingered woman.