Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 23

The Right Kind of House (9 Mar. 1958)

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A revengeful woman puts her house up for 5 times its market value, with a plan to catch the man that murdered her adult son.

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Mr. Waterbury
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Michael Grimes
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Mr. Waterbury in interested in buying a high priced house. Sadie Grimes, the house's owner, invites Waterbury in for a drink. She says the price is nonnegotiable. The place has strong sentimental value for Sadie: her son was killed there over a mysterious bag that has since never been found. She believes the bag contained money which is hidden somewhere in the house. Waterbury says he will buy the house despite its inflated price. Sadie accuses him of being her son's murderer. Waterbury confesses that he is the murderer, but he slumps over dead. His drink had been poisoned. Written by Anonymous

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An older man arrives in a small town. He begins by driving out to view some dilapidated property. A smile settles on his face and he heads back to town. Cut to a less-than-attractive real estate office with an agent that fits right in. When our hero asks about buying the property, there is a pregnant pause. It seems the old woman who lives there has a huge asking price for the property, and the idea of his going out there seems fruitless. When he visits the owner, she tells him that unless he comes up with the outrageous price, she is not interested. Soon she tells a tale of a son who obviously went bad, got himself into big trouble, and was killed inside the house. The conclusion is very satisfying and quite "Hitchcockian." This episode keeps us engaged all the way through, the acting is quite good, and it makes good use of the format.


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