When a prince who is well known as a playboy takes a sudden romantic interest in a shy, plain housewife, everyone is baffled and fascinated.

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Leora Dana ...
Irene Cole
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Himself - Host
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Prince Burhan
Enid Markey ...
Cecelia
Alan Hewitt ...
Howard Cole
Walter Kingsford ...
Col. Blair
Ralph Clanton ...
Randall Burnside
Roxanne Arlen ...
Donna Dew
Rudolph Anders ...
Cafe Host
Joan Dixon ...
Jealous Girl
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A well-known author is visiting Palm Beach, and he meets some old friends. He tells them that he will be writing his next book about Prince Burhan, a noted playboy from India, who will be arriving that evening. Also staying at the resort are Howard and Irene Cole. Howard spends most of his time with a young actress, and the others are baffled by Irene's tolerance. When the prince arrives, he surprises everyone by spending all of his time with the plain-looking Irene, and by insisting that he is in love with her. Before long, Prince Burhan tells Irene that if she does not divorce Howard in order to marry him, he will kill himself. Written by Snow Leopard

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27 May 1956 (USA)  »

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Mild, but Entertaining
29 January 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Admittedly this is not the most gripping of Hitchcock entries. Mostly, scenes center around a wealthy watering hole where the jet-set congregates; that is, when they're not aboard a yacht or some such. Fortunately casting supplies a number of colorful types to establish interest, especially lively old gossip Cecilia (Markey). Plain-looking Irene (Dana) doesn't appear to fit in with the sophisticates; nonetheless, she is a wealthy heiress whose husband pays her no attention while squiring around one bimbo after another. Poor Irene appears too defeated to care. So why suddenly does wealthy playboy Prince Burhan (Bergerac) start romancing this wallflower when other women fall at his handsome feet.

All in all, it's a fairly tame episode, minus the usual Hitch dark mood and menace. Still, the characters are entertaining, along with a rather satisfying conclusion, thanks to that fine actress, Leora Dana, and what turns out to be a subtle setup.


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