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Rate: Episode 1 - Wet Saturday
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Unread postPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Episode 1 - Wet Saturday



ORIGINAL BROADCAST: September 30, 1956
STARRING CAST: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, John Williams, Tita Purdom, Kathryn Givney, Jered Barclay & Irene Lang
WRITERS: Marian B. Cockrell (teleplay) & John Collier (story)
DIRECTOR: Alfred Hitchcock

Mr. Princey is the father of a girl who has just killed her schoolmaster with a croquet mallet. Princey tries to find a way to protect the family name and prevent his daughter from being charged. Princey located a man who would be a perfect scapegoat, Smollet. Princy takes Smollet to the schoolmasters body and draws a gun on him. He gives him two choices: go along with Princey's scheme that makes it look like he committed the murder or be shot on the spot. Smollet chooses the former. Princey makes it look like Smollet committed the crime. He then tells him to keep his mouth shut. Smollet leaves and Princey calls the police. He reports that a murder has just taken place.


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Here is one I never really liked from the onset.

It just appeared slow, and was kind of a mess, not to mention Tita Purdom was unlikeable to the point where I just could barely sit through it.


Now how often do you see me drag one down like this???


3- On the strength of Williams and Hardwicke alone.


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I've got to respectfully disagree with you on this one, my friend. Williams and Hardwicke are both absolutely brilliant (as usual) and I really dug the story. Also, the fact that the master himself directed this segment only helped enhance the atmosphere. I gave it a nine, as it is one of my favorites of the season.


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Cyril The Thrill wrote:
I've got to respectfully disagree with you on this one, my friend. Williams and Hardwicke are both absolutely brilliant (as usual) and I really dug the story. Also, the fact that the master himself directed this segment only helped enhance the atmosphere. I gave it a nine, as it is one of my favorites of the season.



I need to rewatch this one again then, as I remember being severely hungover when I saw it.
I do remember not liking the lead girl "Tita Purdom".

But Williams is always good, and Hardwicke isn't bad either, in pretty much anything for that matter.


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I wasn't blown away by this season's opener, but I enjoyed it enough to slap a '7' to it.

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I do remember not liking the lead girl "Tita Purdom".




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Maybe I exaggerate, but I remember her shreiking half her lines and covering her head and tilting to the side repeatedly. In a way, I shouldn't criticize that, because that's probably just how someone who's committed some "crime of passion" WOULD act for the next hour, so maybe it deserves points for realism. But on the other hand, that's why I usually watch murder FICTION instead of the documentaries and docu-dramas. I have no need for great realism.


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Personally, both those damn Princey kids were worthless wastes of oxygen. If Hardwiche was really thinking, he would have killed both his kids long ago, had bastard kids with his mistress and hoped they turned out better. But, alas, that isn't the story presented here.

All in all, a decent story that was fun to watch how it progressed. A very stereotypical British minor gentry portrayal that seemed right out of an Agatha Christie story.

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An 8 from me. I first saw the story on 'Tales of the Unexpected' in 1984 (by the same title).

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An 8 from me. I first saw the story on 'Tales of the Unexpected' in 1984 (by the same title).


MrRSerling - I notice you have been watching some of the AHPs.
You seem to be watching them in "bunches", nothing wrong with that, as thats what I used to do.

Question - you seem to know of alot that are "redone" in the 80's, in either "Tales of the Unexpected", or I would think the newer AHP series.
I don't really know as much about the ones that have been redone, but I would like to know about all the ones that are "re-envisioned".

If you happen to have a list, or can gather the names, it would be a good reference for us here.

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I'm literally viewing the DVDs while I'm 'working from home' and I literally started Season 2 this morning. If I find more, I'll let you know in each episode. I'll probably compile a list as and when I finish watching them :)

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I didn`t like it. I think the actress playing the daughter was a terrible actress. Even John Williams couldn`t save it. Pity. 1.

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This is a disappointing start to Season 2. I liked the performances of Hardwicke and Williams, but the way that the story wrapped up, supplimented by Hitchcock own summary, was a bummer. Unless I missed something...

My Rating: 3 - Fair

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