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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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Joe Saunders
Charles Davis ...
Sam Saunders
Frederick Worlock ...
Gus Harrison (as Frederic Worlock)
Pamela Light ...
George Pelling ...
Mr. Schiller
John Trayne ...
1st Sergeant
Dan Sheridan ...
Second Sergeant


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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2 June 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


[first lines]
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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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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