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Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat 

Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. ... See full summary »

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Alfred Hitchcock

Writers:

Halsted Welles (teleplay by), Roald Dahl (based on a story by)
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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Audrey Meadows ... Mrs. Bixby
Les Tremayne ... Dr. Fred Bixby
Stephen Chase ... The Colonel
Sally Hughes Sally Hughes ... Miss Putney
Howard Caine ... Pawnbroker Employee
Maidie Norman ... Eloise
Bernie Hamilton ... Dawson
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Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. Before returning home, he gives her a gift of a fur coat - along with a letter saying that they won't be seeing each other anymore. Mrs. Bixby decides to pawn the coat but her elaborate scheme to explain the coat to her husband doesn't quite go as planned. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This was the first episode broadcast on NBC. See more »

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[introduction]
Alfred Hitchcock - Host: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a new season of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents". As has been our custom, we shall present homey stories of an unusual nature. We shall continue to give the little man, or woman, his due. When crime is occasionally dealt with, it will be crime as practiced by ordinary people, like the fellow next door. I think that by spring, a large number of you will be thinking of moving. There is one aspect of this program which has changed. If you...
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A Maupassant short story
30 January 2016 | by cheryl-rixonSee all my reviews

This is not the normal Hitchcock episode, Audrey Meadows is married to a bland and stingy dentist, He does not appear to be particularly mean-spirited. She escapes from him once a month to be with her wealthy lover who appreciates her. He gives her a gift to end the relationship, and the story revolves around the fate of this gift.

There is an air of lost dreams and stifled hopes of people trapped in unfulfilling relationships. The plot moves along steadily and it only becomes apparent what is going to happen at the very end.

I seem to have rated this episode higher than most viewers as I got into the atmosphere of the story from the very beginning, and had recently seen a number of episodes which did not involve the black humour, or elements of murder or death present in most episodes.

It was not particularly slow moving or leisurely, and did move along in a very gentle way.


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