An oily hero quickly makes himself unwelcome - even harder to dispose of, until he crashes his hosts' car & mashes a neighbor's wife. The unemployed stranger saved the life of a young boy, ... See full summary »

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John Mitchell (as MacDonald Carey)
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Ray Roscoe
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Sally Mitchell
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Eve Sherston
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George Sherston
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An oily hero quickly makes himself unwelcome - even harder to dispose of, until he crashes his hosts' car & mashes a neighbor's wife. The unemployed stranger saved the life of a young boy, whose grateful parents welcomed the recently discharged vet into their seaside home. Written by David Stevens

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According to Mark Hamill, Bill Mumy said that when he was being mischievous on the set of this episode, Alfred Hitchcock confronted him and said "Young man, if you continue to behave this way, I shall be forced to nail your feet to the ground". Mumy was well-behaved for the duration of production. See more »

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Suspenseful, but Needs Better Solution
13 February 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

We know something's wrong with the glibly handsome Ray Roscoe (Sterling), but what. Nonetheless, he's saved prosperous Mitchell's (Carey) son's (Mumy) life, so now Mitchell takes in the footloose Ray as a house guest, soon discovering that was a mistake.

It's a suspenseful entry with nice guy Sterling making effective use of his charming persona. My guess is Sterling's part was written specifically for him. The story's upshot is not very persuasive, but getting there is more than half the fun. Carey's suitably sturdy as the school owner, along with wife Mc Kay. Good to see fine utility actor Swenson, along with King Kong's Robert Armstrong picking up a payday. It's not top-notch Hitch since the solution really is a stretch. Yet, the plot provides a typical Hitchcock guessing game that compensates for a lot.


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