Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 37

Decoy

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 10, 1956 on CBS
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Gil tries to confront the husband of his song-writing partner. After being conked on the head, he wakes up to find the husband dead and a gun in his hand. He tries to clear his name of the murder.

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  • A man goes to confronts his lover's husband but ends up being suspected of murder.

    9.5
    A lover and his married girlfriend want to get together but the woman's abusive husband poses a problem.



    When the woman tells her that her husband is being physically abusive, he goes to confront him with disastrous results. The lover, Gil, gets knocked on the head and when he comes to he sees husband dead. But who is the murderer?



    Excellent episode, the familiar lover with married husband/wife angle is all too familiar but here they've managed to make into an interesting murder mystery.



    The main character turns into a crime detective trying to solve the murder. This episodes uses voice over narration a lot to sketch out the main scene and Gil's own thoughts. It works very well since this is a crime detective type of story.



    The ending was pulled off well. It's not a predictable episode at all even by today's standards.



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Cara Williams

Cara Williams

Mona Cameron

Guest Star

David Orrick McDearmon

David Orrick McDearmon

Ben

Guest Star

Jack Mullaney

Jack Mullaney

Dave Packer

Guest Star

Robert Horton

Robert Horton

Gil Larkin

Recurring Role

Philip Coolidge

Philip Coolidge

Detective

Recurring Role

Harry Tyler

Harry Tyler

 

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    • (Opening Narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: (looking at audience through giant-sized magnifying glass) Good evening. I'm examining for fingerprints on the inside of your television screen. Very unusual. They're all thumbs. That's it! They must have been left by your television repairman. (looks through magnifying glass again) You know, I could use this to watch television. I have a twenty-seven-inch set with an eight-inch screen. It also has an adjustment for color. The adjustment consists of a palette of brush and the viewer simply fills in the numbered squares. It takes a very deft hand. Tonight's tale is provocatively captioned "Decoy." Do I peak you? I hope so. A program host should always be a good "peaker." In watching this program, I want you to pay particular attention to the three ballet ladies, who dance in the final scene, because one of these young ladies has since married a type of Englishman…and her fate is now quite well known.

    • (Closing Narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: About that scene I mentioned. We ran overtime and had to cut it at the last minute. I'm sure you don't mind. It had nothing to do with the story, but it was a lot of fun making it. Good night.

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