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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