Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 34

Martha Mason, Movie Star

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 19, 1957 on CBS
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Mabel believes that she looks like a famous movie star, and wants to be treated like one.

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  • A housewife dreams of becoming a movie star. When her husband refuses to see as such and grant her a divorce, she's had enough and plans to get rid of him.moreless

    7.5
    A fairly routine story of a spouse killing their significant other. However, this one for the most part is played for laughs.



    First is the housewife who looks anything but a movie star (reminds me of a little bit of Ethel from I Love Lucy) who wants to be treated like one. Maybe in her younger year she was an attractive beauty but those years are long behind her.



    To mount her misery and dismay that she won't be a movie star, she has a rather useless, annoying husband. He's fat, old, and won't grant her a divorce.



    Eventually she murders him and then through a very stupid twists gets caught. For 1950s this might have been daring as these type of storyline started to become popular especially the murder of your husband or wife.



    It's not a terrible routine just a rather routine one. However, as I said it's funny for the most part.moreless
Judith Evelyn

Judith Evelyn

Mabel McKay

Guest Star

Clare Carleton

Clare Carleton

Bernice

Guest Star

Karen Norris

Karen Norris

Cora

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Robert Emhardt

Robert Emhardt

Henry McKay

Recurring Role

Rusty Lane

Rusty Lane

Police Detective

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    • [Closing Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (still in his space gear) Poor Mabel. I'm afraid she just didn't have a green thumb. That concludes tonight's entertainment. Next time, we shall be back with another story. Meanwhile, I'm off to another planet. I've always been curious about Venus.

    • {Opening Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (steps down from a space craft, wearing an astronaut's helmet) Good evening. I've been on Mars, where I went to the opening of a new television station. It's all part of a scheme to take the best of our cultural advances to the Martians - or, uh, "Martinis" as they prefer to be called. They are highly educated, and my attempt to educate them was quite successful. Within a matter of minutes, they were able to spell out "Earth Man Go Home" using my two companions to form the letters. It was very gratifying. As you have doubtless already guessed, tonight's play is entitled "Martha Mason, Movie Star."

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