Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 1 Episode 26

Whodunit

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 25, 1956 on CBS
7.3
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Arthur (a mystery writer) is allowed to return from heaven to relive his last day on Earth in order to find the identity of his murderer.

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  • Amusing.

    6.0
    I'm so used to the serious episodes that I enjoy... but this was rather funny and a nice change of pace.



    I actually enjoyed the campiness of the fog machine, tacky Angel costumes (with what looked like elemetary school cut outs of wings) and the floating cloud chair & harp.



    The "mystery" itself was kind of lame, but seeing what an jerk the guy was and how everyone had a reason to kill him was sort of amusing.



    The sort of self-referential "wink" at the end of the episode was not something I expected in a 50's show.



    NOTE: There is a stereotypical subservient Asian servant, but FOR ITS TIME, it's not too racist.moreless
Amanda Blake

Amanda Blake

Carol Arlington

Guest Star

Jerry Paris

Jerry Paris

Wally Benson

Guest Star

Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee

 

Guest Star

John Williams (II)

John Williams (II)

Alexander Arlington

Recurring Role

Alan Napier

Alan Napier

Wilfred

Recurring Role

Philip Coolidge

Philip Coolidge

Talbot

Recurring Role

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    • (Opening narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: (Banging a gavel.) Quiet please. Good evening, fellow necromaniacs. I'm glad so many of you could come. I should explain that the word has nothing to do with necking. I'm awfully sorry, I haven't time to explain it now. You'll just have to look it up in the dictionary. As you know, we are not allowed to present our play unless we have a quorum. Tonight, We're concerned with those three little words: Who done it. When our story opens the more sordid details are safely out of the way. For the hero of tonight's Grand Guignol is already quite dead.

    • (Closing narration)
      Alfred Hitchcock: Well, Why they would go to heaven is certainly a mystery to me.(Talking about mystery writers.) After she had assisted her husband out of this veil of tears, Mrs Arlington sought solace in a quick marriage to Mr Benson. And they lived happily ever after. He in the state penitentiary, and she at the woman's detention home where she found a very nice job in the mail room. Vincent, of course, became filthy rich. which reminds me that we were to hear from the Committee on Ways and Means. However, they were unable to attend. They didn't have the money for the bus fare. In which case, I declare this meeting adjourned.

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