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 Post subject: Murder Me Twice
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:26 pm 
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Episode: 126 - Murder Me Twice


Original Air Date: December 7, 1958
Starring Cast: Phyllis Thaxter, Tom Helmore
Writer(s): Irving Elman {Based on a story by Lawrence Treat}
Director: David Swift

During a cocktail party at her home, Lucy Prior is hypnotized and recalls that she killed her husband with a pair of scissors 100 years prior.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Me Twice
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This was a nice incorporation on a popular theme during the 50s - reincarnation/past life regression. Of course, this is done with the usual Hitchcock flair.

Given the age and countless reissues of this story over the past half century, it shouldn't surprise anyone as to its familiarity and outcome - but it's done really well here. Phyllis Thaxter is just engaging to watch as Lucy Prior/Nora Evans. Tom Helmore turns in a solid performance as well. The story never truly meanders and stays true to the course of the tale.

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Me Twice
Unread postPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 3:58 pm 
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Now we return to a more intriguing storyline. Again, nice casting job. A solid showing on how to get away with murder.

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 Post subject: Re: Murder Me Twice
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Admittedly,it is with some bias that I comment on this episode. In other words, reincarnation is one of my favorite subjects so even if the episode is bad, I would still like it. But in trying to look at it as impartially as I can, I feel that it's a good episode. Reason is due to the unusual cleverness of the murder. Seen in that light, I would think that even a viewer who is not a reincarnation-buff would still be intrigued by the episode.


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 Post subject: Re: Murder Me Twice
Unread postPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Maybe I haven't seen it enough times, but I've never understood the motive for the killing at the end.

Another good anthology show episode about reincarnation is a ONE STEP BEYOND episode called "WHO ARE YOU?" Being a ONE STEP BEYOND story, it's taken from a story about real people.
I'm sure the reincarnation part of it has been "disproved," but I usually take any "debunking" of a paranormal story with a grain of salt. And either way, it's an interesting episode.


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