Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 6 Episode 29

A Pearl Necklace

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 02, 1961 on CBS

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  • Old man marries young woman to relive his youth, then when he dies the woman does the same.

    The Alfred Hitchcock show wasn't just a suspense show it was also was a show about human behavior and routines.

    Depending on the episode, some stories were more interesting than others. This one was a rather routine story about bitterness, revenge, and money. In short, it's a rather uninspired story with no surprises.

    Story starts with an old man proposing a young woman named Charlotte to be his wife. The old man offers her eleven million dollars to be his wife. She ponders her offer with her boyfriend Mark.

    The years go by and to her shock the old man actually lives for a while five years to be exact.

    Then one day the young woman now middle aged discovers her boyfriend cheating on her. She now decides to cut him of the big paycheck awaiting her. However, this doesn't stop her from getting back at him. She takes a liking to his son and at the end in a rather incestcious move marries the son. Yuck.

    Like I said, it's not much of a surprise, the characters are unlikable but as a analysis of human behavior it's a classic.