The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 3, Episode 19

Wally the Beard (1 Mar. 1965)

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After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Larry Blyden ...
Walter Mills / Philip Marshall
Noreen Kimberly
Berkeley Harris ...
Katherine Squire ...
Mrs. Adams
George Mitchell ...
Lee Bergere ...
The Detective
Dave Willock ...
The Wig Salesman
Elizabeth Harrower ...
Mrs. Jones
Leslie Perkins ...
Lucy Jones
John Indrisano ...
The Bartender


After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back her ring, breaking their six-week engagement. Walter walks past a custom wig shop, and enters. Soon he is persuaded to buy a $250 human hair toupee and beard. He stops at a bar and overhears Noreen and Curly talking about sailing. He tells them that he is Philip Marshall, an expert yachtsman who has sailed the Caribbean and around the world several times. Noreen tells Curly that it is 5:15, and he is late for an appointment. When Philip and Noreen are alone, he offers to teach her how to sail. He then goes home to his room and board walk-up, where the manager, Mrs. Adams, confronts him. He identifies himself as Philip, and says that he is a friend of Walter. In his room, he looks out the window, and sees Curly watching him. He removes his wig and beard. The next morning, Mrs. Adams tells Walter that ... Written by Lewis Amack

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Larry Blyden, a 1960s TV actor mostly appearing in comedy shows, here gives an outstanding dramatic performance as a bald, bland computer nerd named Walter who yearns for a better life. He transforms himself with a wig and false beard into Philip, a devil-may-care mystery man who soon attracts a gorgeous blonde (Kathie Browne). He eventually gets himself into a world of trouble when his bearded, bewigged alter ego is accused of having done away with Walter. This is both a comedy and drama, with a fine twist ending. The whole episode falls on Blydwn's shoulders, and he is superb in his Jekyll-Hyde role. It's also nice to see a 1960s sow deal with adult subjects, one of which is that the gorgeous blonde is very much married!

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