A married man finds his beautiful mistress murdered and flees without reporting it, only to become the victim of blackmail.

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George Maxwell
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Mavis Maxwell
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Alva Hardwicke
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Sam Kirby
Alice Backes ...
Martha Hinchley
Alice Frost ...
Eda Faye Hardwicke
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William
Paulene Myers ...
Celeste
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George Maxwell takes a cab for a late-night meeting with his old girlfriend, showgirl Adele Beaumont, only to discover that she is dead. The next morning her murder is front-page news. The cab driver, Sam Kirby, remembers Maxwell, because he couldn't break a $20 bill. Kirby comes to his office, and makes a blackmail demand. He tells his wife Mavis about the threat, and she tells him to set up a meeting with Kirby at the house. When she offers Kirby a molasses cookie, she pulls a pistol from the plate, and kills Kirby. George and Mavis plant Kirby's body in a new rose tree bed. Then Mavis reveals that she killed Adele. Next morning in his office, his secretary, Ms. Hinchley, asks for a raise, and for more personal attention. She has a tape recording of Maxwell's conversation with Kirby, because Mavis' father, company president Alva Hardwicke, put a bug in the office. Maxwell immediately calls his wife, and tells her to prepare the garden for another bed of roses. Written by Lew Amack

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22 May 1964 (USA)  »

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Both lead actors are "Star Trek" TOS alums: Torin Thatcher in "The Return of the Archons"; and, Kathie Browne in "Wink of an Eye." See more »

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Sam Kirby: I like Covington better than Slidell, for fishing, but it is more expensive.
Sam Kirby: One thousand dollars a month will be enough, to start.
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Crazy Credits

In the onscreen ending credits for this episode, the character played by Bill Walker is mistakenly listed as "Sam", though in the episode he is clearly called William (which IMDb has him correctly listed as). Sam is actually the first name of George Lindsey's character. See more »

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typical but solid episode, good hour long episode
2 July 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

A smoothly done formula episode of the series. And when the formula works this well why complain? The opening 15 minutes seem very routine and the lead character is unsympathetic and all the characters seem clichéd but this is all part of the plan in James Bridges good screenplay. I've not read the story it's from so don't know where all the twists and ideas come from but they work.

Wicked and clever are the words here to describe the appeal. The show is well produced and well tracked with Herrmann music from other episodes and there is one very effective shock well done by the usually overlooked director Leacock. Torin Thatcher isn't very convincing as a southerner but it's a supporting role so, oh well.

Amusing and very unpolitically correct opening Hitchcock bit with a blunderbuss.


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