Heavily indebted Charlie Raymond is hired to accompany a British visitor on a trip across the USA, and looks for a way to take advantage of his employer.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Charlie Raymond
Walker Hendricks / English Jim
Gertrude Hoffman ...
Margaret Stoddard
Matthew Kelson
Frank Gerstle ...
Police Sgt. Mack
Charles Cantor ...
Tommy DeWitt
Tim Graham ...


Down on his luck and heavily in debt, Charlie Raymond reads a newspaper advertisement asking for a native Londoner who is willing to accompany a British visitor on a trip from New York to San Francisco. He meets with Hendricks, the man who placed the ad, who agrees to hire him for the trip. As they drive across the country, Hendricks talks and incessantly asks questions about London, as Charlie grows increasingly bored. Charlie is just about to run off and leave Hendricks on his own, when he discovers his employer's reason for going to San Francisco, and sees an opportunity for himself. Written by Snow Leopard

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27 November 1955 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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It's a Shifty-Eyed Lawford
3 April 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Except for the talky middle, the entry olds interest throughout. Englishman, gambler Charlie Raymond (Lawford) is flat broke and fleeing New York from a bookie he owes money to. So he pretends to be respectable by hiring on with English gentleman (Williams) who needs companionship while driving to San Francisco. On the way, Charlie discovers his companion is set to inherit a fortune by simply turning up at an attorney's office in Frisco and verifying his identity. So the wheels start turning on more than just the car.

It's really a Lawford showcase as he manages the shifty-eyed schemer in fine fashion. Catch how subtly he reacts to his companion's endless ruminations on life in London. We know there's more going on than meets the eye since this is Hitchcock. But what. Stay tuned. And, oh yes, don't look for any shapely girls in his male exclusive 30-minutes.

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