The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1, Episode 29

The Dark Pool (3 May 1963)

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After an adopted son drowns, a strange woman arrives claiming to be the boy's birth mother and proceeds to blackmail the adoptive mother.

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Dianne Castillejo
Anthony George ...
Victor Castillejo
Madlyn Rhue ...
Consuela Sandino
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Lance Hawthorn
Eugene Iglesias ...
Pedro Sanchez
Doris Lloyd ...
Andrina Gibbs
John Zaremba ...
The Coroner
Isobel Elsom ...
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Walter Woolf King ...
Senator Hayes
Eva Novak ...
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Bess Flowers ...
Mrs. Pradanos
Paul Bradley ...
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After an adopted son drowns, a strange woman arrives claiming to be the boy's birth mother and proceeds to blackmail the adoptive mother.

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Soap Opera
26 May 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

An early episode in the Hour Long version of the Hitchcock TV series produced by the frequently uneven Joan Harrison. It's well acted--by the female lead-- but is really just a soap opera type story. Though the kick off of the episode is the death of a child but even that is mostly treated as melodrama. Jack Smight--who made some good features--doesn't bring much to the show style-wise. The only real filmic sequence, involving a drinking montage, is almost laughable. The photography and stock music are also unremarkable. This just isn't really very much like anything Hitchcock related, no suspense sequences or sense of menace--other than a few campy looks from the villain of the piece. The whole thing has a high "skip it" factor of this episode. The hour long shows got much better than this.


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