Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 3

De Mortuis

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 14, 1956 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • [Closing Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: And so, just like many a Hollywood movie star, Irene Rankin was immortalized in concrete. But Professor Rankin was not so fortunate. He remarried, his crime was later discovered, and he paid the supreme penalty. I have asked one of the actors to come out after the show, for I want to congratulate him on a splendid performance and I'm sure you do, too. (walks over to a cage with a rat in it) He played the most ferocious of the rats, a characterization that was quite departure for him. Offstage, he is entirely different, you can see. He's a family man, never seen in the nightclub…he's just like a fellow who lives next door to you. (rat squeaks and Hitchcock addresses him) Thank you. We have another story, but I'm afraid there isn't time enough to present it. We'll have to do it next time. Until then, good night.