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"Alfred Hitchcock Presents" The End of Indian Summer (1957)

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2: Episode 22 -- With their murderous backgrounds unbeknownst to each other, an engaged couple who have done away with 6 spouses between them may just be a perfect match.


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James P. Cavanagh (teleplay)
Maurice Baudin (story)
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Original Air Date:
24 February 1957 (Season 2, Episode 22)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host

Steve Forrest ... Joe Rogers

Gladys Cooper ... Marguerite Gillespie

James Gleason ... Howard Fieldstone
Kathleen Maguire ... Mrs. Rogers

Philip Coolidge ... Sam Henderson
Hal K. Dawson ... Graham (as Hal Dawson)
Ned Wever ... Saunders
Mason Curry ... Desk Clerk

Hope Summers ... Maid
Mickey Kuhn ... Bellhop (as Mike Kuhn)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Robert Stevens 
Writing credits
James P. Cavanagh (teleplay) (as James Cavanagh)

Maurice Baudin (story) (as Maurice Baudin Jr.)

Produced by
Joan Harrison .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Reggie Lanning (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward W. Williams 
Art Direction by
John J. Lloyd  (as John Lloyd)
Set Decoration by
Ralph Sylos 
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (as Hilton Green)
Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (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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The Computer Would Have Caught It!, 14 June 2013
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Very ordinary episode. The insurance company has paid out two claims to a widow whose husbands have died shortly after the honeymoon. Foul play is suspected but cremation has done its job and now she is about to be married again. I don't know what the laws were, but an insurance company wouldn't have to issue a third life policy if they did not want to. The agent who sold the original policies is sent with his wife to do surveillance on the old gal. She is pretty good at all this, but, of course, there is a likely third victim, a nice old man who meets our agent. What do you do? There is a Hitchcock twist at the end which is fairly satisfying and pretty predictable.

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