The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Season 3 Episode 9


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 14, 1964 on CBS

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  • An elderly doctor and his wife working in India get help from a couple of missionaries but wife plans on killing them.

    A funny gag at the beginning that has Alfred dressed up as a butcher of sorts. He says a fortune teller told him to open a butcher shop. He opens up the meat locker and, we see two bodies hanging. Alfred jokes that he likes to have his meat “dressed”.

    Anyways, this episode was ok. It dragged a bit, but a couple of interesting points. The elderly doctor’s wife was clearly a dominative woman. She was the boss here. She also seemed to be (since she was also a missionary) a bit of a religious fanatic.

    The old doctor eventually gives hints to the nearly thirty years younger woman, Julie, that he is in love with her. That was a bold statement at the time but common for men to do.

    The twist at the end was done well. Julie’s husband when he learns that she might be dead at the hands of these people gets into a rage that has sad consequences in the end.

    I liked it overall. The whole contradiction of these religious characters brings up points of hypocrisy. The acting was decent. It was decent.