Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 25

There Was an Old Woman

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 18, 1956 on CBS



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  • Quotes

    • Frank: Look, that old dame…she's lived long enough anyhow.

    • (Opening narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: Good evening. I have a request for those of you who are not watching television. Please turn on your set. I'm sure I look much worse in the flamboyant technicolor of your imagination than I do in the austere black and white of television. Thank you. I'm sure that's much better. Although it may still be one color too many. Black and white are very fitting this evening. As a matter of fact, we considered edging the entire picture in black, but we gave that up. It would have been decidedly unfair to those of you with very small picture tubes. Or narrow imaginations. Tonight's fable is about Monica Laughton. A nice little old lady with a penchant for funerals. You should learn more about Miss Laughton after our sponsor gives this brief but heartfelt eulogy on behalf of his product.

    • (Closing narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: Ah, well, as the French tell us, "C'est la mort." I thought rat poison was charmingly appropriate, didn't you? After all, "sweets to the sweet" and I can think of no better time to segue into our next theme. After which, I'll segue back to you. (Commercial break than back to Alfred Hitchcock.) The opinions expressed by my sponsor are his. Those of you who wish, may join us again next week. When we'll be back with another play. Good night.

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