A lonely woman who waited years to marry the man she loves, finds out a horrible secret about why he stalled for so long.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Helen Brewster
Philip Pryor
Pat (as Pat Hitchcock)
Helen Conrad ...
Mrs. Beasely


A lonely woman is anxious to marry her long-time fiancé, whose mother she's never even met. She waited through his military service in the Korean War, the mother's illness, all the while worried that her younger, wealthier fiancé will find someone who's his equal. How long must the less educated woman wait to move from her small, furnished apartment to his family's mansion - and why the delay ? Written by David Stevens

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15 February 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Alfred Hitchcock's daughter Pat makes her only fourth season appearance in this episode, appropriately enough playing a character named Pat. See more »

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Barbara Bel Geddes does another fine performance on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" in the episode "The Morning of the Bride"
31 July 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

When this one begins, Hitch is standing with a ball and chain clamped on one of his legs and holding a mallet on his other side saying, "Good evening, this is one of the most difficult and frustrating game of croquet I've ever played." The actual story begins as Helen Brewster Pryor (Barbara Bel Geddes) flashes back to when she was just dating her now-husband Philip (Don Dubbins) as he was just going to Korea. They've just known each other for four months and she has yet to meet his invalid mother. Unfortunately, this would go on for years even after Philip goes on to a job in a publishing house. But she's finally going to meet her now that she's living in her mansion...Another fine performance of Ms. Bel Geddes with Dubbins matching her. The ending may or not surprise you if you know about some of Hitch's work. By the way, he's not the director of this one, instead it's Arthur Hiller who would eventually do his own Hitchcock tribute when he made Silver Streak some 17 years later. So on that note, "The Morning of the Bride" ep of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" is well worth a look. P.S. The role of Helen's housekeeper was played by Hitch's daughter Pat Hitchcock.

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