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The Children of Alda Nuova 

"The Children of Alda Nuova" is an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents starring Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Carson, and Stefan Schnabel. Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language, and has visited most of the tourist sites in ... See full summary »

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... Himself - Host
... Frankie Fane
... Siani
Thano Rama ... Paolo
Lidia Vana ... The Old Woman
... The Cripple
Carlo Tricoli ... Man in the Village
Christy Cummins ... Gina
Raymond Cavaleri ... Giulio
Raymond Giarrusso ... Cesare (as Ray Giarrusso)
Vicente Padula ... The Waiter (as Vincent Padula)
Christopher Dark ... Ainsley Crowder
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Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language, and has visited most of the tourist sites in Rome itself. A fellow American suggests that he rent a car and visit some old ruins just a short drive from the city. When he gets there he finds the villagers unfriendly, and a large group of teenagers that constantly follow him around. He quickly realizes that he may be in trouble, but it may also be the case that he gets what he deserves. Written by garykmcd/edited by canadazbest

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5 June 1962 (USA)  »

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Ainsley Crowder has no lenses in his eyeglasses. This was common with most glasses worn by actors working in this series. Only sunglasses were immune, for obvious reasons. See more »

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14 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

The set is poorly done, the acting a little below average for many of the characters and no real twist at the end, so I was a little disappointed in this episode. I also didn't feel the conflict or tension building to a resolution.

This episode is titled "The Children of Alda Nuova", but, as is stated at the end, it is about "high school children".

I know that these short episodes are sometimes a challenge, but this one is all about karma or someone getting what they deserve. This theme has been done much better in other episodes and other shows. If I were teaching film students I would use it as an example of what not to do.


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