Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 15

A Personal Matter (18 Jan. 1959)

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Murderer hiding out on a failing mine operation, is discovered by the chief engineer. Both are stuck in this remote area of Mexico for 6 weeks until the company owner's plane returns. With ... See full summary »

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Murderer hiding out on a failing mine operation, is discovered by the chief engineer. Both are stuck in this remote area of Mexico for 6 weeks until the company owner's plane returns. With the contract almost up, the accused killer was brought in to spur the dig, in return for refuge. He keeps a gun trained on the engineer, though the engineer assures the hunted man he empathizes with him. Opportunities to kill each other in the shaft are rife, but the fugitive's work is turning the project around. Written by David Stevens

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More Like an Adventure Series Entry
7 December 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Two engineers quarrel over a Mexican tunnel project.

The real star of this entry is the special effects. Since most of the action takes place in a rickety tunnel, mishaps happen and are very well staged. We know something is unrevealed about the two rival engineers, so things are not as straightforward as they seem. But what is it.

Rather sad to see authentic war hero Wayne Morris (Bret), knowing he would die prematurely within a year. Still, he and Joe Maross (Joe) play off one another very convincingly, carrying a show that otherwise seems better suited to an action series than to Hitchcock. It's a decent half-hour, more a tribute to its two leads than to the rather tepid payoff.

(In passing—if Anna Navarro (Marie) is still a nurse down there, then I've got a bad cold and am heading south right away!)


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