Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 2, Episode 35

The West Warlock Time Capsule (26 May 1957)

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Taxidermist George Tiffany has domestic trouble when his wife's visiting brother Waldren overstays his welcome.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
George Tiffany
Louise Tiffany
Sam Buffington ...
Russell Thorson ...
Dr. Rhody (as Russ Thorson)
Charles Watts ...
Mayor Herbert Ayers
James Stone ...
Customer (as James F. Stone)
James Philbrook ...
Horse mover


George Tiffany is not just a taxidermist -- he's an artist. And his work is good enough that the city is accepting his unique donation. He's stuffing Napoleon, a horse that was the city park's chief attraction for many years. Napoleon will be stuffed with a time capsule to be opened one-hundred years hence -- in 2057. If only George's private life were going as well as his professional life. Written by J. Spurlin

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26 May 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Customer: Well, I know Harry's gonna like it, George. And when some of his friends gets a look at this, I bet you get their business, too. If they ever hunt up this way.
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A Good Day for Taxidermy!
17 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know who Sam Buffington was, but in this episode he is the master of selfishness, gluttony, and insensitivity. He is the object of our hatred from the moment he enters the home of Henry Jones, a master taxidermist. Henry is working on a recently deceased horse. The town council is going to plant a time capsule in the horse to be opened in a hundred years. The story shows the misery caused by this freeloader. He is so demanding and so cruel that he literally ruins the health of his sister. When he is confronted, he talks about how badly her absence has caused him stomach trouble. He browbeats Henry about his sensitivity and how he needs him to prepare a meal for him. Well, I won't spoil anything but if you are at all on top of your game, you can probably guess the result. The fun in this is to see the portrayal of the brother in law. If I could have made my way through the TV screen, I would have throttled him myself.

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