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Auto mechanic Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed, retired and wheelchair-bound Hollywood director. Gavin's beautiful daughter Nicky catches Leo's eye, so he offers... See full summary »

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Harvey Hart

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James Bridges (teleplay), Helen Nielsen (story)
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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Vera Miles ... Nicky Revere
John Carradine ... Gavin Revere
James Farentino ... Leo Manfred
Buck Taylor ... Dancer Smith
Leonard Yorr Leonard Yorr ... Bill Wagner
Virginia Aldridge Virginia Aldridge ... Susan Revere
Horace Brown Horace Brown ... Harry (as Capt. Horace Brown)
Nick Borgani Nick Borgani ... Sam Gread
Vince Williams Vince Williams ... Our Hero
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Auto mechanic Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed, retired and wheelchair-bound Hollywood director. Gavin's beautiful daughter Nicky catches Leo's eye, so he offers to drive her home where he meets Gavin. Gavin, distrusting, warns Leo to stay away from Nicky. Leo is persistent and eventually Nicky falls in love with him. But when Gavin learns about their marriage plans, he fears Leo only wants her for their money. To convince the director of his true intentions, Leo takes out a life insurance policy for fifty thousand dollars with the payoff going to Nicky. Gavin agrees, and the marriage plans continue. Shortly before the wedding, however, Leo makes the fatal mistake of insulting one of Gavin's movies entitled "Death Scene," and the old man changes his mind about the wedding. Not willing to give up Nicky over a quarrel, Leo wheels Gavin to an empty swimming pool to stage an "accidental" death, but his plan goes awry. Written by alfiehitchie

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English

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8 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The music score for this TV episode by the famous Bernard Herrmann was among the last work he wrote for Hitchcock, even if it was not directed by him. After collaborating on many projects of Hitchcock's, the two had a serious falling out over the movie score for "Torn Curtain", which Hitchcock rejected as too gloomy. Herrmann would go on to compose some of his best work in the next ten years for directors like Truffaut and Scorsese but he never worked for Hitchcock again. See more »

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Hitchcock's hour adds Hollywood history
1 September 2009 | by millerman_annieSee all my reviews

the episode of "death Scene" has a bonus of Hollywood history tossed in in keeping with the overall spirit of the show. the ever impressive mansion used is none other than the formal home of the late great Marion Davie's and has been used a number of times (most notably, the godfather)when ever one wants to capture the old spirit of tinsel town. the other contribution is that capt. Horace brown who appears as a bit part in the auto garage was in fact a former resident of the Davie's manor,having been her only husband from 1951 till her death ten years later. she and hear st never married,but he lived there in his declining years till his death in 1951. just to be familiar with this information somehow casts a rather haunting atmosphere on the proceedings in the episode, that you might think, could there be ghosts at work to help things out???


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