Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 5 Episode 9

Dead Weight

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Nov 22, 1959 on CBS
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A robber attacks a man and his lover, however, the criminal ends up being killed.

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  • A slick advertising man turns the tables on a mugger and locks him in the trunk of his car. But how will he explain the presence of his mistress in the car to the police, or to his wife?moreless

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    The double standards of a well-heeled adman are examined in this sardonic story. An adulterous tryst atop Mulholland Drive is interrupted by a thief with a switchblade; but when the victims turn the tables on this proletarian felon, their concern is less with handing him over to official justice than with concealing their canoodling. The executive doesn't blanch at murder, and the cops don't seem too bothered that a man has been killed; but there's a sting in the tail-end which suggests that a suspicious wife can be more trouble than a mugger. Joseph Cotten, as the adman, could fit snugly into an episode of Mad Men.moreless
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Joseph Cotten

Courtney Masterson

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Inspector Salva

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Don Gordon

Don Gordon

Rudy Stickney

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    • Hitchcock: (closing narration) Private enterprise should be encouraged, but I think Mr. Eldridge was carrying it a bit far. There was one further development, however. It seems Mr. Eldridge also had a suspicious wife...and he too had been followed the preceding night.

    • P.I. Elleridge: (to Masterson) For the past five days I've been working on a routine case for a suspicious wife. It was routine until last night. (drops switchblade onto the desk in front of him, to Masterson's disbelief) I thought before I made a report to your wife, and the police, it would be mutually profitable if you and I discussed it first.

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