Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 6, Episode 19

The Landlady (21 Feb. 1961)

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Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash... See full summary »

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Billy Weaver
Patricia Collinge ...
The Landlady
Laurie Main ...
Wilkins
George Pelling ...
Bert
Barry Harvey ...
Tom
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Jill Livesey ...
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Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash of burglaries. Billy however sees an advert in a window for a room to let and finds that his prospective landlady to be quite pleasant, offering a nice room at a very reasonable price. He is perplexed however when she later mentions that two other gentlemen are also staying in the house. He has never seen nor heard of them before, so just who are these two men? Written by garykmcd

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Wickedly delicious
14 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is as creepy and unsettling an episode of AHP as this show ever presented. A young man arrives in a small English village and takes u residence in a rooming house run by a sweet little old lady. In the course of events, she mentions two other tenants whom the young man seems to recall by name, but is not sure why. Plus, he never sees them going in or out. Soon enough, we discover what the landlady is up to, but by then, it's too late for our hero. Dean Stockwell of "Blue Velvet" and "Quantum Leap" fame is the naive young man, and Patricia Collinge plays the landlady. Collinge appeared in three other AHP episodes, by the way. A great finale, macabre to say the least, from the pen of the master of the macabre, Roald Dahl, whose many wicked little stories were very popular on several early TV anthology shows.


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