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"Suspicion" A Touch of Evil (1958)

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Halsted Welles (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
17 February 1958 (Season 1, Episode 19)
A man with an invalid wife plots with an old girlfriend to have his spouse murdered. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Harry Guardino ... Larry Gennaro

Audrey Totter ... Marie Farrell

Bethel Leslie ... Marguerite Gennaro

John Carradine ... Raphael
Jacqueline Mayo ... Anna Rossi
Luis Van Rooten ... Papa Rossi (as Louis Van Rooten)
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Mama Rossi
David Armstrong ... Tom
Jim Johnson ... Delivery Boy
Gene Roth ... Captain

Al Freeman Jr. ... Dock Worker

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Brahm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
E.J. Kahn Jr.  magazine article (uncredited)
Halsted Welles  teleplay

Produced by
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bill Mosher 
Art Direction by
John Meehan 
Set Decoration by
George Milo 
Makeup Department
Jack Barron .... makeup artist
Florence Bush .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (as Willard Sheldon)
Sound Department
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (as Richard Tyler)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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Harry Guardino and John Carradine, 31 December 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

SUSPICION was director Alfred Hitchcock's first attempt at an hour long anthology format, broadcast during the third season of ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, five years before expanding his namesake to THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR. It debuted with the only Hitchcock-directed episode "Four O'Clock," and lasted only one 42 episode season, the main difference being no host. "A Touch of Evil" boasts a fine cast but proves to be a middling entry, ending not with a bang but a whimper. Larry Gennaro (Harry Guardino) is in love with young Anna Rossi (Jacqueline Mayo), but her parents disapprove because he is married to a sweet yet ailing wife, Marguerite (Bethel Leslie). As much as they like and respect Larry, they cannot condone his mistreatment of Marguerite, and forbid him from seeing Anna any more. Larry owns a New Orleans lingerie boutique next to a repair shop run by Raphael (John Carradine), whose flirtatious sister Marie Farrell (Audrey Totter) would apparently do anything for Larry. In dreaming up ways to dispense with Marguerite, Larry tries to absolve himself of all guilt during a dinner engagement with Marie and her brother: "if you take a big evil and divide it up, so that a little bit of it rubs off on everybody, then nobody would be guilty of a big evil, right?" (hardly the same as making the H-bomb that leveled Hiroshima). For a fee of $300, Raphael is intrigued by the challenge of making a bomb that can be set to explode at a specific time, and with Marie delivering it Larry figures everything will work out in his favor. One wishes that the climax would prove just as explosive, but the buildup certainly doesn't lack interest. John Carradine enjoys a fair amount of screen time, hunched over and looking thoroughly guilty, Bethel Leslie as sympathetic as possible as Larry's unsuspecting spouse.

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