A older husband becomes very disenchanted with his wife at their new beach house, and has a devious plan for her.



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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock - Host
Keith Hollands
Elsa Hollands
Mr. Miley
Susan Davis ...
Arnold Lessing ...
Officer Raymo
Dancer (Apollo)


Keith Hollands finds a beach house for lease, but his wife Elsa hates it. Nevertheless, Keith tries to convince the previous owner to sell. Elsa sees beautiful Rachel strolling in the surf, but doesn't know that Rachel is the object of her husband's desire. Keith digs a trench in the cellar, ostensibly to eliminate dampness. Soon three policemen arrive... Written by Lewis Amack

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12 October 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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would have been better at 30 minutes
7 March 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

The story and ending are a bit thin for a full hour long program--I know it's not really an hour with commercials removed but you get my meaning. The story is pretty straight forward and at this length you have a bit too much time to get ahead of what's going to happen. Some scenes just kind of go on past the point where you "get it" especially some dancing scenes. It is however nicely produced, more than a usual amount of real on location beach house footage and very well acted. It does feature a Bernard Herrmann score that adds layers of meaning to the wife's lonely existence in scenes with her alone sort of moping around the house that otherwise would just be silent filler material. Kennedy is especially good at being an aging want-to-be Hip character without it being cartoonish. He's a rather sad character and his wife's refusal to be anything but old also makes her interesting. You side with who you should but you kind of see each character's point of view too. All this helps make it drama rather than a cheap TALES FROM THE CRYPT type formula affair.

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