When watching early 1950s television shows one must sometimes make allowances for the fact they represent their times and that attitudes have changed. The hot tempered Latin character is a long standing stereotype which can occasionally be amusing but in this episode it is irritating and unpleasant. A Latina novelist has one lover, one admirer, and one husband who has tracked her down to NYC. The novelist is played by Katy Jurado. This episode aired the same year as High Noon, a movie in which she gave a much acclaimed performance. She must have hated doing this television show. Hans Conried as the admirer gave his usual overblown performance. The novelist's husband, dressed in a military uniform, is laughable. Then to the second stereotype - that of the pretty ditsy wife who is unreasonably jealous of every nice looking woman her husband meets. This stereotype also gets old fast. And finally, the ending to this episode which was suppose to be humorous was in fact quite callous given the murder that had taken place earlier in the show. I think it safe to say that I didn't care much for this show.
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