Gerald Musgrove shoots and kills a night watchman while stealing $100,000 from a bank. On the street nearby, while eluding police, he meets elderly Emmy Rice, and befriends her. Since he is... See full summary »

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(as Joseph Newman)

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(teleplay), (short story)
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Alfred Hitchcock - Host
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Gerald Musgrove
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Miss Emmy Wright
Diane Sayer ...
Milly Musgrove
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Mrs. Goldy
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Mrs. Jones
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Officer Petrie
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The Plump Lady
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The Junk Collector
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The Gas Company Man
Lew Brown ...
The 1st Policeman
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The Intern (as John Alonzo)
Len Hendry ...
The Night Watchman
Joe DeAngelo ...
The Pedestrian (as Joe De Angelo)
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Gerald Musgrove shoots and kills a night watchman while stealing $100,000 from a bank. On the street nearby, while eluding police, he meets elderly Emmy Rice, and befriends her. Since he is on parole, he must launder the loot, so he stows it in some of Emmy's old magazines. Gerald then prods impoverished Emmy into writing a will, awarding all money found in her apartment to himself. He tries to murder Emmy three times, but she survives, and arranges for the arrest of Milly Musgrove for attempting to gas her to death. Gerald is apprehended too, when he realizes that Emmy gave all her magazines to a junk collector, and blurts admissions of guilt. Emmy, however, kept one magazine in cold storage, containing all of the purloined bills. Written by Lew Amack

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10 April 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Emmy Rice owns stock in the Allied Gas Corporation, which also provides her with propane for her stove - the one used by Gerald and Milly Musgrove in their attempt to asphyxiate Emmy via propane poisoning. See more »

Soundtracks

Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland
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Written by Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman
Sung by the townsfolk
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Roddy McDowall and Ruth McDevitt
25 April 2012 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Gentleman Caller" stars the marvelous Roddy McDowall, equally fine on the small screen as on the big one, playing bank robber Gerald Musgrove, escaping with 100,000 dollars, but shooting dead the unseen guard. He and his wife Milly (Diane Sayer) split up to meet later, while Gerald hides out in the open, singing with a group of elderly people while clutching his booty the whole time. Catching his eye is the lonely Emmy Rice (Ruth McDevitt), who compliments him on his singing, and eventually invites him over for dinner. The apparently absent minded Emmy seems like the perfect patsy for a place to stash his hidden loot, her apartment housing a huge collection of old magazines piled high to the ceiling. Roddy McDowall had been honing his adult acting skills on television, and had only recently revived his screen career, one of the best loved performers in Hollywood history. He would return for one more HITCHCOCK, "See the Monkey Dance."


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