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The Pearl Necklace 

"The Pearl Necklace" is an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents starring Alfred Hitchcock, Hazel Court, and Ernest Truex. Howard Rutherford is a very rich, elderly gentleman. Out of the blue, he proposes to his young secretary, Charlotte Jameson. He tells her that he is not in good health and that she will ... See full summary »

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... Himself - Host
... Charlotte Jameson Rutherford
... Howard Rutherford
... Mark Lansing
... Billy Lansing
David Faulkner ... Older Billy Lansing
Diane Webber ... The Other Woman
Shirley O'Hara ... Nurse
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Howard Rutherford is a very rich, elderly gentleman. Out of the blue, he proposes to his young secretary, Charlotte Jameson. He tells her that he is not in good health and that she will inherit his entire $11 million fortune. Charlotte initially dismisses the idea but her fiancé, Mark Lansing, thinks that a one year delay is very little to pay given the size of Charlotte's potential inheritance. Charlotte eventually marries Howard, who turns out to be in far better health than he let on. Every year on their wedding anniversary Howard gives her a beautiful pearl to add to her ever-growing collection. When Howard finally dies on their 25th wedding anniversary, Charlotte plans on re-marrying but it's not Mark that she has in mind. Written by garykmcd

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2 May 1961 (USA)  »

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When Charlotte throws her (usually delicate) wine glass into the fireplace. A shattering glass sound isn't heard. Instead, it sounds more like a large (and thick) jelly jar, that if it broke at all. Broke into large pieces that clatter around in the fireplace. And even when Rutherford later throws his wine glass into the fireplace. The sound is more like a hammer hitting anvil. See more »

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Better than expected
19 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

This episode was much better than I expected, the writing is good, the acting even better (for the time) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The ending is very predictable once you are slightly over half way through the episode, but it was still nicely done and worth watching.

No writer today would write something like this where some characters seem "happy enough" with their choices without feeling great mental anguish or socially acceptable justice. But, the main amoral character does get lampooned in the end.

The ending actually struck me as comical justice and made me smile in spite of being not entirely "politically correct".


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