A elderly woman is locked in an air tight safe, with one of her cats, by her niece's fiancée when she discovers he is a forger.



(teleplay), (story) (as Patrick Quentin)


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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Patricia Collinge ...
Don Chastain ...
Pamela Curran ...
Edit Angold ...
Danny Gardino ...


Bruce Richmond marries Lorna, niece of wealthy Adelaide Snow. Lorna must wait another year for her inheritance, so Bruce forges several checks from Adelaide's account to cover his gambling debts. When Adelaide finds out, Bruce locks her in her home's walk-in safe (which has a limited air supply), and tells Lorna that her aunt went to Connecticut to visit a friend for the weekend. Lorna accepts his explanation, but wonders who is taking care of Adelaide's cats. Written by Lewis O. Amack

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14 April 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Address on Adelaide Snow's check shows 199 Central Park West. When Hillary comes to pick her up, the address by the door is 615. See more »

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7 May 2015 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Superior Hitch, tight, suspenseful, and ironical. Wastrel son-in-law Bruce (Chastain) has forged checks against his mother-in-law (Collinge) to pay a gambling debt. Now she's found him out and wonders what to do since it's a family matter. Meanwhile likable daughter Addie (Walter) knows nothing about what's going on. So what's Mom going to do, and maybe more importantly, what's a desperate Bruce going to do.

It's a real nail-biter once the suspense kicks in. Actor Chastain is new to me with not many credits (IMDB). Still, he's quite good here as a no-goodnik schemer whose sweat almost shows. Also, Walter's lovely with lots of décolletage, and catch their bedroom scene in swim clothes that I'll bet pushes the TV envelope even for 1964. Collinge is a long-standing Hitch favorite, especially for TV. Here it's easy to see why. Plus I like the irony with the blowing scraps of paper. Anyway, it's an hour that doesn't disappoint, with the great George Macready picking up an easy payday. Meanwhile, I'm suddenly off to give my cats a big bowl of goodies.

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