Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 14

The Morning After (11 Jan. 1959)

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A married businessman keeps his naive young mistress in an apartment, assuring her with costly gifts that he will marry her as soon as he can secure a divorce from his harpy wife. The young woman's mother is not so easily persuaded.

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A mother, distraught about her daughter's affair with a married businessman, confronts him in his office. She has been told for a year that he's working on gaining his freedom from his wife so he can marry the young woman. The middle-aged executive won't waver from his story, but can't persuade the righteous mother to stop interfering. Written by David Stevens

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Chickens Come Home to Roost
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Dorothy Provine's mother is pretty formidable. She never wavers in her realization that Robert Alda is a slime ball that is getting his jollies with the pretty blonde while stringing her along. She is herself quite dense and falls for the big jerk. He, of course, is used to his wife's money and there is no chance that he will actually seek a divorce. Enter Mom who has to either watch her daughter be manipulated and eventually cast aside or take action. Naturally, she is an adult living with her mother and the old lady really has no business meddling. But off she goes, confronting him in his office, but he believes he parries her, using all that charm and snake oil. Robert Alda played this role very well (I always thought that he and Leslie Nielson could have been twins). The conclusion is one of the most satisfying of all the episodes.


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