Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 22

The End of Indian Summer (24 Feb. 1957)

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An insurance investigator and his wife look into the case of Mrs. Gillespie, who has been widowed twice -- and has twice enjoyed windfalls from her husbands' life insurance.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Joe Rogers
Marguerite Gillespie
Howard Fieldstone
Kathleen Maguire ...
Mrs. Rogers
Philip Coolidge ...
Sam Henderson
Hal K. Dawson ...
Graham (as Hal Dawson)
Ned Wever ...
Mason Curry ...
Desk Clerk
Mickey Kuhn ...
Bellhop (as Mike Kuhn)


Joe Rogers takes his wife to a small town called Oxport. They are there on business, though not the business they're pretending to be on. Rogers is an insurance investigator, and he wants to check up on one Mrs. Gillespie. She has had two husbands so far, and each died on the wedding trip. And each was insured with Rogers's company for $50,000. Written by J. Spurlin

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24 February 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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The title refers to Indian summer, the informal expression given to a period of sunny, warm weather in late October or early November, after the leaves have turned following an onset of frost but before the first snowfall. See more »


[first lines]
Henderson: [on the phone] All right, all right. You don't have to shout. There's nothing wrong with my ears. Anyone can make a mistake. No, I am not gonna fire him. Not yet.
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Double Indemnity with a twist
12 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A woman takes out a large insurance policy on her husband, who dies shortly afterwards. Everything seems above board, but the senior claims investigator for the insurance company smells a rat. Sound familiar?

This story clearly owes a lot to Double Indemnity, though it is not as deadly serious.

Joe Rogers' reputation is on the line as he is sent to re-investigate the "femme fatale" who has buried two husbands and made $100,000 in the process.

We follow Joe on his journey of discovery. Not a journey of dark psychology, complex plot turns, or even comedy, but one that leads to a satisfying conclusion...

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