The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 3, Episode 25

The World's Oldest Motive (12 Apr. 1965)

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A philandering husband decides to improve his situation by having his overweight and frumpy wife killed. When he tells his girlfriend about the plan, she is outraged, and he desperately tries to stop the murder.

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Alex Morrow
Linda Lawson ...
Fiona McNiece
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Richard Schausak
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Angela Morrow
Dee J. Thompson ...
Miss Rice
Joseph Mell ...
Jamieson
Susan French ...
The Cleaning Woman
Kai Hernandez ...
The Hatcheck Girl
Shawn Michaels ...
The Drinker
Syl Lamont ...
The Waiter
Tom J. Stears ...
The Taxi Driver (as Tom Stears)
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A philandering husband decides to improve his situation by having his overweight and frumpy wife killed. When he tells his girlfriend about the plan, she is outraged, and he desperately tries to stop the murder.

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Cheating husband looks to get rid of wife
3 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Alfred Hitchcock episode was directed by Harry Morgan who starred in Dragnet and M*A*S*H on TV. The story deals with a husband (Henry Jones) who is married to Kathleen Freeman. On the side, the man has a mistress (Linda Lawson). After the mistress tries to pressure him to end their relationship, he then comes across a man who specializes in disposing of problems. He decides to pay the hit man (Robert Loggia) to do the job of getting rid of his wife. He tells the mistress about his plans to get rid of his wife and she becomes enraged and tells him to stop the plan. What he doesn't realize is that he has been the victim of a long planned con. The mistress and the hit man leave with his money and the husband is left to ponder about how he was tricked and what a fool he was.


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