Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 11

And the Desert Shall Blossom (21 Dec. 1958)

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A killer on the run demands help from 2 cantankerous Western prospectors, when his car breaks down near their remote shack. The old couple already face eviction unless they can demonstrate ... See full summary »

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A killer on the run demands help from 2 cantankerous Western prospectors, when his car breaks down near their remote shack. The old couple already face eviction unless they can demonstrate that they are homesteading, but in a patch of Nevada desert which can barely support a juniper tree, how can they ? Written by David Stevens

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Turd Blossom
22 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this is one of the weaker episodes in the series.

First, the premise is a little strained: two old-timers have to grow a rose bush within a month to avoid being kicked off their land. The story proper begins when an East Coast crook arrives, needing transportation to Reno, 47 miles away. He flashes money around and bullies them. The problem is, there's practically no tension involved in his scene. What happens, happens. It's there just to set up the ending.

And the twist/joke ending isn't worth it. "It's a muracul," the sheriff says twice, but it plays rather flat (and we could see it coming).


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