During a brief train stop, George disembarks to call a wife and arrange a two-day rendezvous. When he returns to his booth, a stranger provokes him into conversation. George reveals where ... See full summary »

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Joseph M. Newman (as Joseph Newman)

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Lewis Davidson (from a teleplay by)
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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ... Stranger
Roddy McDowall ... George
Patricia Medina ... Wife
George Pelling George Pelling ... Conductor
Shari Lee Bernath Shari Lee Bernath ... Little Girl
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During a brief train stop, George disembarks to call a wife and arrange a two-day rendezvous. When he returns to his booth, a stranger provokes him into conversation. George reveals where he lives, but the stranger claims to reside at the same location. After George gets home, the stranger arrives and begins to dig a grave. The stranger leads George to believe that the grave is for him, because George has been cheating with his wife. The stranger shows George a letter signed by George that was in the wife's possession. George demonstrates that it was not his handwriting, and they realize that the wife wants them both dead. The stranger suggests that when the wife arrives, George should loosen her wheel, so that she will have a fatal accident when descending from their mountain road. The car crashes. The stranger now denies that he is the husband, and suggests that he is just another of the wife's lovers. He advises George to bury the evidence of their crime and fill in the grave, then... Written by Lewis Amack

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Near the opening, there is a shot of a train pulling into a station. The picture has been "flopped" - all the signs are backwards. See more »

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George: Two whole days. Count them. Two.
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Roddy McDowall and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
3 January 2012 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

"See the Monkey Dance" is a static, dialogue heavy episode that benefits from the casting of always reliable Roddy McDowall, playing London businessman George, en route to a weekend rendezvous with his married lover (Patricia Medina, Mrs. Joseph Cotten). Traveling by train, George is confronted by a mysterious stranger (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), who challenges the unsuspecting George, who is first baffled, then increasingly terrified as he soon learns that this man just might be the jealous husband of his beloved. Once the stranger begins digging a grave outside the trailer where George awaits his lover, he decides to try to pacify his nemesis before she arrives. None of the talk really adds up to much, but both actors spar very well. Zimbalist, former star of 77 SUNSET STRIP, was shortly to begin the long running series THE F.B.I. (perhaps better known today as the father of Stephanie Zimbalist).


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