The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 3, Episode 1

Return of Verge Likens (5 Oct. 1964)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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After his father is murdered by a politician who gets away with it, a young man becomes determined to get revenge.



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Verge Likens
Robert Emhardt ...
Riley McGrath
Jim Boles ...
Sheriff Reynolds
William Bramley ...
Fred Starcher
Robert Barrat ...
Stoney Likens (as Robert H. Barrat)
Charles Seel ...
Rush Sigafoose
Aunt Ida Maye
June Walker ...
Aunt Mary Jane
Cathie Merchant ...
Mary Masterson
Sam Reese ...
Wilford Likens (as Sammy Reese)


Corrupt political boss murders the rebel father of 2 young men. The older brother faces difficult choices: swallow his pride to keep up the hardscrabble Appalachian farm & care for his developmentally disabled brother, or risk a quick death seeking retribution. When the older brother quietly leaves town to attend school, the arrogant boss is confident he's in the clear - no school offers a major in revenge, right?. Written by David Stevens

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5 October 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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My favorite AHH episode so far. The modern count of Monte Cristo.
21 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story grabs you in emotionally right from the start.

The performance given by all the actors are stellar, especially Peter Fonda, who does an impressive job with the southern accent and Sammy Reese, the slow brother who turns out to be a very likable and sympathetic character.

The characters are well written. The story takes you on an emotional roller coaster with a bang at the end. The twist is clever yet not at all obvious, with some red herrings along the way.

This is more splendid than most of the Hollywood blockbusters I have seen in the recent years.


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