A mother of three notices that her baby son fascinates the lady renting a room in her home.

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Alfred Hitchcock - Host
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Mrs. J. A. Williams / Vera Brandon
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Louise Henderson
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Grace
Alice Backes ...
The Policewoman
Willa Pearl Curtis ...
Katie (credited as Hassie)
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Mrs. McFarland
Jackie Russell ...
Sandra
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Miss McGuiness
Sally Smith ...
Marjorie Henderson
Jennifer Gillespie ...
Celia
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Harriett Henderson (as Annette Ferra)
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A mother of three notices that her baby son fascinates the lady renting a room in her home.

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TV-PG
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8 March 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The McFarland Motel shown is actually the Universal Studio's Universal City guest artist bungalows, one of which was actually occupied by Alfred Hitchcock. See more »

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Slow-Motion Suspense
14 July 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Good slow-motion episode where suspense builds gradually over the hour. We know Vera's (Kelly) off-center, but how much of a menace is she. Then again, maybe she's just a forlorn middle-age woman seeking consolation in another woman's (Rowland) baby. Vera takes a room in Louise's house, and things seem ordinary except for the unusual amount of attention Vera pays to Louise's baby son. She even sneaks the baby out of the house while Louise is away. Looks like Vera's up to something, but what.

Given the circumstances, both main actresses low-key it. Kelly never really acts like an emotional loony, while Rowlands generally suppresses her growing concern. Since it's Hitchcock, we know there's a build-up to something, without knowing exactly who or what. The narrative may dawdle at times, but never drags. Note a really unusual bit of casting—unless I missed something, there's not a single man appearing anywhere during the 60-minutes! It's all the fairer sex on screen--so guys, be sure to tune in. In my book, it's a good, if unspectacular, bit of Hitchcock.


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