Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 6 Episode 19

The Landlady

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Feb 21, 1961 on CBS
9.4
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The Landlady
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A bank clerk secures accommodation at an apparently uninhabited rooming residence run by a peculiar old woman.

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  • Why is the landlady so very accomodating and so very anxious that young Weaver should stay at her quiet house? And where are those two other guests she keeps talking about?moreless

    8.0
    Roald Dahl's very brief - but peculiarly horrible - short story is adapted to television with some difficulty. Although the story itself is actually rather shorter than the usual running-time, occupying somewhat less than twenty minutes, it has to be padded with an irrelevant new sub-plot about a burglar to take up the first few minutes. Our suspicions that the Dean Stockwell character will prove to be the man responsible (which would at least make his ghastly fate a sort of punishment) prove unfounded. Stockwell uses the same very posh English accent he used the previous year in "Sons And Lovers", whilst the emphasis on taxidermy in the story's later stages must have reminded a 1961 audience of "Psycho".moreless
Dean Stockwell

Dean Stockwell

Billy Weaver

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Patricia Collinge

Patricia Collinge

The Landlady

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Laurie Main

Laurie Main

Wilkins

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George Pelling

George Pelling

Bert

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Barry Harvey

Barry Harvey

Tom

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