Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 33

Post Mortem (18 May 1958)

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Steve and Judy Archer are having money problems. When Judy's first husband Harry died of a heart attack, Judy collected on a large insurance police Steve sold him. Judy and Steve were then ... See full summary »

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Steve and Judy Archer are having money problems. When Judy's first husband Harry died of a heart attack, Judy collected on a large insurance police Steve sold him. Judy and Steve were then married and Steve quit his job, but later squandered most of Judy's money. The couple discovers that Harry bought a winning Sweepstakes ticket. Unfortunately, the winning ticket is in his pocket and he is buried six feet under. Judy wants to dig up the corpse, but Steve doesn't. Judy gets help from a reporter who digs up the body and finds the ticket. Later the reporter reveals himself as an insurance detective. He believes Harry was murdered, possibly by Steve. Later while Judy is in the bath, Steve returns and takes the winning ticket. He throws an electric heater in the bathtub. Judy screams and Steve runs, right into the arms of the waiting police. Judy emerges from the bathroom unharmed. The detective removed the fuse so she was not electrocuted. As Steve is led away by the police, Judy takes ... Written by Anonymous

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Well Told and Great Fun!
6 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a nicely structured classic short story. It reminds me of the ones I would find in a short story collection purchased from a book club in Junior Hight. It involves a rather fragile marriage between a recently widowed woman (quite attractive) and her rather serious husband. She lives in a nice house, though it has its shortcomings. She wants a heated bathroom, but he keeps bringing up the future and the investments he has made. He wants her to look at the big picture. They are living partly on the money from an insurance policy her first husband had. When the former, a rather irresponsible man with a gambling addiction, wins the Irish Sweepstakes and a 133,000 dollars, post mortem, the couple begins to search for his ticket. Of course, it was buried with him in his favorite blue suit. What I liked about this episode is that the wife is much more practical in many ways and goes about getting the ticket back in a safe, legal way. However, the husband has his own agenda, and that's where the fun starts. The neat thing is that there are several twists and turns along the way, and there is a really satisfying conclusion.

By the way, at one point I predicted that the husband would light a cigar with the winning ticket by accident. He talked about telling off his boss and using a ten dollar bill to light a cigar. I'm glad I was wrong.


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