The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 3, Episode 9

Triumph (14 Dec. 1964)

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Two new missionaries, the Spragues, arrive at the Fitzgibbons' medical mission in the Indian jungle. John Sprague is a physician and Lucy a nurse. Mary Fitzgibbons suspects that they were ... See full summary »

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Brother Thomas Fitzgibbons
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Mary Fitzgibbons
Maggie Pierce ...
Mrs. Lucy Sprague
Tom Simcox ...
Brother John Sprague
Than Wyenn ...
Ramna
Tony Scott ...
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Two new missionaries, the Spragues, arrive at the Fitzgibbons' medical mission in the Indian jungle. John Sprague is a physician and Lucy a nurse. Mary Fitzgibbons suspects that they were sent to check up on them, and that they want the mission for themselves. Thomas Fitzgibbons is not medically competent, and Mary must perform difficult procedures for him. When John leaves to attend to a cholera outbreak, Thomas takes Lucy for an evening canoe ride on the river. They discuss philosophy and her beauty. Mary sees them together, and becomes jealous. Early in the morning, she grabs a scalpel and enters Lucy's bedroom. A piercing scream resounds. A messenger is sent to inform John of his wife's sudden death from cholera. He rushes back, but the Fitzgibbons have gone down-river for several days. He asks the Indian employees to help find the grave of his wife, which was hidden to prevent the spread of cholera, because he suspects that she was not a cholera victim. When he opens the coffin, ... Written by Lew Amack

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Ed gets romantic, doesn't really work
22 July 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

Ed Begley has several scenes here as an impassioned lover type at heart. He actually handles this pretty well despite severe miscasting. The Jungle atmosphere is well done and especially well photographed. There is a long early sequence on a boat at night that is beautiful to look at.

But it's true the twists don't really hold up once you know what is going on and the final fade out is almost totally baffling despite some repeated shots and off camera lines to try to help it. It's kind of a mess this episode really, starting with the title that seems to have nothing to do with the show, and a lot of it is slow melodrama. It doesn't feel like a Hitchcock episode, to its credit it feels like a feature, but one that doesn't add up. The sum is less than the total of the parts.


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