Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 25

Flight to the East (23 Mar. 1958)

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A complex mystery, this Hitchcock mystery begins with an American reporter, his companion, and a young woman sitting together on a flight out of Nairobi. The reporter, Ted Franklin, tells ... See full summary »

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A complex mystery, this Hitchcock mystery begins with an American reporter, his companion, and a young woman sitting together on a flight out of Nairobi. The reporter, Ted Franklin, tells his story of betrayal and the unjust execution of an Arab-French arms dealer who allegedly sparked a tribal uprising in Kenya. Franklin is convinced of the man's innocence, but as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the woman has a very personal stake in the drama and that Franklin may not be what he claims to be. Written by Edie Nahoy

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Overly Dense Storyline
30 June 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Needlessly complex storyline that's also awkwardly told. The narrative is anchored in a conversation between Cutts and Merrill aboard a flight to Cairo, but keeps cutting to flashbacks as reporter Merrill explains a court case he was involved in. The many details of the case are somewhat confusing, plus filming separate versions of the same event from two different standpoints (Merrill's & Cutt's) doesn't help. The dual versions is a novel concept for 50's TV, but in this context simply compounds the basic problem. Then there's the expected payoff that's both weak and implausible.

Frankly, I'm surprised the script passed muster with the producers. There may be some good plot ideas lurking somewhere in the screenplay, but unfortunately they're buried by the crowded storyline. At least, Cutts is lovely to look at and Merrill is a persuasive actor. Otherwise it's a disappointing entry.


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