Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 24

The Avon Emeralds (22 Mar. 1959)

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Scotland Yard is tasked with ensuring that the recently widowed Lady Gwendolyn Avon doesn't smuggle an expensive necklace known as Avon emeralds out of England. Most of her late husband's ... See full summary »

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Scotland Yard is tasked with ensuring that the recently widowed Lady Gwendolyn Avon doesn't smuggle an expensive necklace known as Avon emeralds out of England. Most of her late husband's estate was given up in death taxes and the police are sure she could sell them at a premium abroad. Inspector Benson is tasked with ensuring the jewels' safekeeping but when they are stolen from the hotel safe, it appears Lady Avon has a perfect plan. Written by garykmcd

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8 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had trouble with this one because it had that slick 1950's kind of "charm" to it. Don't get me wrong. I like charm, but the people are so shallow and smug, I didn't care about them. This is about an effort to smuggle invaluable emeralds out of the country and not face the consequences involving taxes and theft. It is quite predictable and has few surprises. Roger Moore is so cheeky as to be tiresome. I never really like him as an actor, but that's beside the point. He is the character he plays in nearly every setting. Even though he does a good job, I didn't have much empathy or feeling for him or his consort. This is more slickly produced than some of the more pedestrian episodes but pretty plain in every way.


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