Alfred Hitchcock Presents – Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty (S3E18)

This was brutal.

It is 1907 and Millicent Bracegirdle is going to Paris to bring her sister back to England.

ahpbracegirdle01Just so much to dislike — the older woman in the lead, the score, the relentless voice-over, the English accents, the French accents.  Normally, none of that would bother me, but it just piles up.

Then we get a voice-over in an extended scene with the unattractive old woman in the tub where we are treated to as much skin as 1958 TV would allow.  She claims to be 45 in the voice-over, but the actress is really 53.  F***n’ actors, man.

ahpbracegirdle02After her bath, she mistakenly enters the wrong room and is trapped in there with a dead man.  So to top things off, this is the same premise as an episode from just three weeks ago.

Except this time we get the high-larity of an old woman hiding under the bed or in the closet and some jaunty komedy music.

Just a really dreadful episode worthy of no more discussion.


  • AHP Deathwatch:  All dead, maybe of embarrassment.

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