The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1, Episode 31

Run for Doom (17 May 1963)

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A young doctor continues to date a beautiful showgirl in spite of warnings that her 3 previous marriages ended badly for her past husbands.

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Episode cast overview:
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Himself - Host
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Dr. Don Reed
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Nickie Carole
Scott Brady ...
Bill Floyd
Carl Benton Reid ...
Horace Reed
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Dr. Frank Farmer
Lew Brown ...
David Carson
Robert Carson ...
Mulloy
Gail Bonney ...
Sarah
Jackie Russell ...
The Waitress
Jon Shepodd ...
Curtis Cane
Barry Cahill ...
The Chief Petty Officer
Patricia Crest ...
The Teller (as Patricia Krest)
Audrey Swanson ...
Cathie Taylor ...
The Singer
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"Our love affair was too hot" coos lounge singer Nickie, heating up quickly when young Dr. Reed beckons her to his table. Her menacing combo leader Floyd warns the handsome physician off, but keeps his cool - his "boomerang baby" returned after each of three brief, lucrative marriages. The news that she's giving the physician's huge diamond a trial run (just to make Floyd jealous), kills Dr. Reed's father. Because naive Dr. Reed zooms from struggling to loaded, Nickie seizes his proposal. On their honeymoon voyage Nickie has a fling with an army officer, and when her drunken, seasick cuckold stumbles into them, their fight ends with the lover overboard. Blackmailing her husband for murder seems to deal Nickie an unbeatable hand. Dr. Reed looks ready to chuck in his cards, but the jilted pianist is hard to back off. Written by David Stevens

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During the opening song in the lounge, the band calls themselves a "trio", and only three musicians are visible (piano, sax, bass), but you can clearly hear drums in the song being played (although no drummer is present). See more »

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Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
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Written by Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams
Performed by Cathie Taylor
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Two Great Performances Worth Watching
23 October 2008 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

Diana Dors is terrific, absolutely sexy and a fine actress. She is a great Hitchcock femme fatale. It is surprising he never starred her in a film. John Gavin is great too. Considering how stiff he was in Spartacus and Psycho, this role is a revelation. Sometime between 1960 and 1962 when this was made, he must have learned to act. He actually seems relaxed and there's real chemistry between him and Dors. It is too bad Sean Connery came back to play James Bond instead of giving Gaven a chance. He might have been great. The story of a doomed love affair isn't much, but it does have a nice ironic and unexpected ending.


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