Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 36

Father and Son (2 Jun. 1957)

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London, 1912. Shop owner Joe Saunders refuses to lend money to his son Sam, who is anxious to win over a cheap showgirl.

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Joe Saunders
Charles Davis ...
Sam Saunders
Frederick Worlock ...
Gus Harrison (as Frederic Worlock)
Pamela Light ...
Mae
George Pelling ...
Mr. Schiller
John Trayne ...
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London, 1912. A man who runs a small shop may get drunk too much. And he may not have been the best father in the world. In fact, his 35-year-old son has proved to be worthless. Can't keep a job. Always borrowing money from his father and not paying it back. But Joe Saunders is going to do right by his son just this once: he's not going to lend him any more money. The boy will have to get it on his own. The trouble is, Sam Saunders needs the money to persuade a cheap showgirl to run off with him. And he'll do anything to get it. Meanwhile, an old friend pays Joe a late-night visit. Written by J. Spurlin

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The show opens with the words "London 1912" over a foggy street scene of London. A woman is walking down the sidewalk in a knee length dress, correct for the 1950s, but not for 1912. See more »

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Sam Saunders: What's this supposed to be for?
Joe Saunders: Well, you said you had to have some more money.
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Sub-par
12 February 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Slender, character-driven episode. Elderly Edmund Gwenn has a shiftless middle-aged son Charles Davis who mooches money to support himself. Gwenn finally runs out of patience and refuses any more money. Desperate to hook up with gold-digger Pamela Light, Davis faces a moral dilemma involving his father.

The entry headlines Gwenn, but it's really Davis getting the screen time and he performs well in what's really a thankless role. The material seems lacking in typical series suspense, with a rather weak payoff, and erratic story-line. I get the feeling it served mainly as a payday for the 80-year old Gwenn and the 70-year old Worlock, two veterans of the British cinema. In my book, it's a sub- par entry in a generally superior series.


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