Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 22

The Return of the Hero (2 Mar. 1958)

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Sgt. Andre is a returning veteran from the French-Algerian war. He heads home to his estate with his crippled friend Marcel. Marcel lost his leg saving Andre's life. Along the way Andre ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Andre Doniere
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Therese
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Corp. Marcel Marchand
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Uncle Fernaud
Michael Granger ...
Francois
Luis Van Rooten ...
Leon
Karen Scott ...
Cherie
Victor Varconi ...
Count d'Auberge
Iphigenie Castiglioni ...
Countess d'Auberge
Karen Lenay ...
Jeanette (as Caren Lenay)
Gloria Castillo ...
Lili
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Sybil Delamont
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Sgt. Andre is a returning veteran from the French-Algerian war. He heads home to his estate with his crippled friend Marcel. Marcel lost his leg saving Andre's life. Along the way Andre falls for a beautiful girl Teresa even though he is already engaged to be married. Marcel and a good web of lies help Andre out of his problem. Written by Anonymous

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This is a simple story of an embittered man who sits at the end of a bar. He has been to war and seems edgy and depressed. Despite the loving attention he gets from a young woman, he seems to be totally absorbed in self pity. We are asked to understand his standoffishness and accept his ennui. There is a lot of byplay at the bar, including a bet arranged by a comrade at the bar. Our hero has hopes to be done with the war and return home; however, his friend is to be included in his plans. Things do go haywire, but I will not reveal what happens. The strength of the episode is a low key performance, framed by the bar. Our man sits pretty much with his back to the bar and gives reasons why he wants no attention. The conclusion was obvious from the beginning. A lesser effort.


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