The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 2, Episode 23

A Matter of Murder (3 Apr. 1964)

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A notorious but ethical auto thief and his gang steal a Rolls-Royce, unaware that the trunk contains the body of a woman who was murdered by her husband.

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Himself - Host
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Sheridan Westcott
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Enid Bentley (as Patricia Crowley)
Patrick McVey ...
Police Lieutenant
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Philadelphia Harry
Howard Wendell ...
Mr. Flagstone
Than Wyenn ...
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Lewis Charles ...
Lopez
Jordan Grant ...
Al
Paul Potash ...
Vinnie
Tyler McVey ...
Capt. J. X. Doran - Chief of Police
Marc Rambeau ...
Weldon
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Harv (as Calvin Bartlett)
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A notorious but ethical auto thief and his gang steal a Rolls-Royce, unaware that the trunk contains the body of a woman who was murdered by her husband.

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Obviously, the Silver Rolls Royce is a completely different motorcar than the black one from the earlier part of the program. The black one was never painted silver. The tires on the "painted" vehicle were whitewalls on the black car, and then all black on the silver motorcar. See more »

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After the car is painted, it is driven before it has time for the paint to dry. See more »

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Darren McGavin and Telly Savalas
23 December 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"A Matter of Murder" is a black comedy of errors, guest starring Telly Savalas as Philadelphia Harry, leader of a small group of car strippers, who get more than they bargained for when they make off with a car belonging to Sheridan Westcott (Darren McGavin), who has just murdered his shrewish wife and hidden the corpse in the trunk, while checking the nearby lake for the proper depth to dump the body. Not panicking, Westcott tells the police that his wife was in the stolen car, victim of a kidnapping and still alive, while Harry realizes that the best way to get rid of their problem is by installing the stolen vehicle in Westcott's own garage. In cahoots with his wife's pretty young niece (Pat Crowley), Westcott gives the car a makeover before abandoning it on a lonely deserted road, where Harry's gang unwittingly steal it a second time! Forging a ransom note to throw the police off the track, Westcott withstands a search of his home, threatening a possible lawsuit, which might actually succeed unless Harry can find another way to avoid a murder rap. Pat Crowley was best remembered for her starring role in television's PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, and Darren McGavin, Kolchak himself, was well cast against type as the arrogant killer.


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