Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 5, Episode 14

Graduating Class (27 Dec. 1959)

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Laura Siddons is a newly hired instructor in Europran literature at a girls college. Initially, she is nervous and ill-at-ease, but over time learns more about her students and is ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Laura Siddons
Gloria Barnes
Julia Conrad
Robert H. Harris ...
Ben Prowdy
Sheila Bromley ...
Madge Kennedy ...
Mrs. Barnes
Josie Lloyd ...
Vera Carson
Julie Payne ...
Gloria's Friend
Mr. Barnes


Laura Siddons is a newly hired instructor in Europran literature at a girls college. Initially, she is nervous and ill-at-ease, but over time learns more about her students and is particularly impressed with one of them, Gloria Barnes. She also becomes friendly with her neighbor, Ben Prowdy and finally agrees to have dinner with him. When she sees Gloria entering a night club one evening she imagines the worse but is relieved when Gloria presents her with a reasonable explanation. When she shares Gloria's secret with Prowdy however, she learns there is a heavy price to pay. Written by garykmcd

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27 December 1959 (USA)  »

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A Below Average Grade for Graduating Class
1 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Miss Siddons is the new European history teacher at an all-girl college, and she is a bit shy at first. However, she quickly sorts out who the slackers are and who the model students are, and forms a particularly close bond to one girl named Gloria. Her perception of Gloria is altered when she witnesses her accompanying an older man into a night club and struggles to maintain an appropriate relationship with both Gloria and next door neighbor Ben Prowdy.

This episode is very awkward, and much of that awkwardness comes from the way in which the story is presented. Too much time is spent setting up the premise and some of the events which promise mystery and intrigue are quickly resolved and revealed as misunderstandings. The lessons revealed through the story of Miss Siddons - "don't judge a book by its cover" and "choose your friends wisely" - are taught haphazardly and result in a muddled story that is sometimes quite boring and ultimately a little bit confusing and unbelievable.

It takes an awful lot of time to tell this story which is actually pretty simple, and although the lessons to be taught are fine ones, this is really not one of the better episodes of season five.

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