Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 2 Episode 35

The West Warlock Time Capsule

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 26, 1957 on CBS
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A taxidermist uses his art to dispose of his brother-in-law.

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  • What's really inside the West Warlock Time Capsule? Only George the taxidermist knows - and it won't be opened for a hundred years, so he isn't too worried anyone will find out...moreless

    8.5
    Although it could have been plotted with a bit more elegance - the character of Waldron, the awful scrounger brother-in-law, is underdeveloped - this is an enjoyable standard episode, very typical of the series and featuring a predictable, but delightful, pay-off. Henry Jones, a marvellous character actor much admired by Hitchcock (who used him unforgettably in "Vertigo", as the coroner), is splendidly funny as the long-suffering taxidermist who finally loses his temper with his brother-in-law and finds the perfect method of being rid of him. Mildred Dunnock isn't given enough to do as his wife, but still demonstrates her great skill. Good fun.moreless
Mildred Dunnock

Mildred Dunnock

Louise Tiffany

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Russell Thorson

Russell Thorson

Dr. Rhody

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Charles Watts

Charles Watts

Mayor

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Henry Jones

Henry Jones

George Tiffany

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    • Louise Tiffany: Now, George, Waldren's always been a bachelor. You know that!
      George Tiffany: Smart fellow. (his wife hits him with the newspaper).

    • [Opening Narration]
      Alfred Hitchcock: (standing next to a mounted deer head) Good evening, television watchers. Tonight's mask is entitled, "The West Warlock Time Capsule" - the tale of a timid taxidermist. This gives me the excuse to exhibit this prize of mine (gestures towards the deer) and to discuss taxidermy. I feel that I know quite a bit about stuffed animals. After all, it takes one to know one. This I shot myself. You see, deer poaching is one of my hobbies. It took only two shots. The first one hit a bearded old man wearing a ridiculous red suit and riding in a sleigh. I'm having him stuffed, too. It probably sounds silly to you, but I'm sentimental that way. But enough of this. Here, in a moment, is "The West Warlock Time Capsule."

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