Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 22

The End of Indian Summer

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 24, 1957 on CBS

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  • Old Mr. Fieldstone and the delightful Mrs. Gillespie are keen to get married. But which one is planning to murder the other?

    The focus of this episode is squarely on the insurance investigator, played by Steve Forrest, who is convinced that the pleasant Mrs. Gillespie has made a habit of bumping off her husbands (rather like the real-life George Joseph Smith, the "brides-in-the- bath murderer"). This is perhaps a mistake, for we have too much time, as we follow his discoveries, to spot holes in the story and to wonder why no-one ever got suspicious of this lady before. However, when veteran character actor James Gleason turns up as her new intended, the episode shifts focus and ends with a stylish twist - you'll quickly guess why Mr. Fieldstone is so intent on matrimony, but it's a charming denouement all the same.