Worried that their Aunt Rosalie doesn't really like them, brothers Paul & Henri set out to get their hands on her fortune any way they can.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Paul Tallendier
Aunt Rosalie
Henri Tallendier
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Walter Kingsford ...
Percy Helton ...
Marie Tallendier
Jack Chefe ...


Henri and his brother Paul attend the reading of their uncle's will, and learn that their Aunt Rosalie inherits everything, but that after her death the two nephews are to share the income from the estate. The excitement of the two brothers is tempered by their present lack of resources. Rosalie has little regard for either of her nephews, and she determines to outlive them both. Paul decides to win over his aunt, and he soon moves in with her. The two brothers then look for a way to kill her without arousing suspicion. Written by Snow Leopard

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11 March 1956 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Solid Hitch
19 February 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

When someone rich dies on Hitchcock Presents, you just know the heirs will start scheming. Here it's brothers Paul (Hatfield) and Henri (Coolidge). So when old Aunt Rosalie inherits the dead uncle's fortune, nephew Paul charms his way into her home where the old lady lives alone with her cook. Trouble is she blossoms now that she's got convivial company. As a result, she may live another twenty years. So what will the clever brothers do now.

Hatfield's perfect as the elegantly grasping brother, while hawk-nose Coolidge, a Hitch favorite, sort of hangs unattractively around. There's pretty good suspense as we wonder how Paul will handle the situation. Then too, Natwick's Aunt Rosalie is no push-over, so Paul better figure out something good. Still, it's classic Hitch done with a lightly humorous touch (the talking parrot). So be prepared for a delicious slice of irony (no pun intended with the ending).

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