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Who Needs an Enemy? 

Eddie Turtin discovers that his friend and business partner, Charlie Osgood, has fraudulently defalcated at least $60,000 from their company, and warns him that if he does not repay the ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Morgan

Writers:

Arthur A. Ross (teleplay), Henry Slesar (story)
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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Steven Hill ... Charlie Osgood
Joanna Moore ... Danielle
Richard Anderson ... Eddie Turtin
Dee Carroll Dee Carroll ... The Woman
Paul Baxley Paul Baxley ... The Man
Wally Rose Wally Rose ... The 2nd Man
Barney Phillips ... The 1st Detective
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Eddie Turtin discovers that his friend and business partner, Charlie Osgood, has fraudulently defalcated at least $60,000 from their company, and warns him that if he does not repay the money promptly, criminal charges will be pressed that should result in a 35-year prison sentence. Charlie concocts a plan with his girlfriend Danielle to fake his death, placing a dummy in public view on a pier. The dummy appears to jump suicidally, then a violent explosion destroys the body. Charlie and Danielle plan to abscond with $89,000 stowed in a company filing cabinet. But the best laid plans often don't go as planned. Written by Lew Amack [spoiler removed]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Eddie and Chalie's partnership is named Edward Turtin & Charles Osgood, International Brokers, and is located in room 311 of an office building. See more »

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Spoofs Cinderella (1950) See more »

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sometimes grating sometimes funny
4 July 2013 | by HEFILMSee all my reviews

The Murray music pushes too hard in this episode trying to make some visual jokes work but kind of flattening them. The basic story is good, the ending is funny, but the best part of the show may well be the opening scene with Anderson confronting his friend with a gun. It's a tense scene and Anderson is terrific in it. Anderson also has one of the best scenes when he's giving the eulogy--it's sort of like the scene in a later Pink Panther film with Dreyfus eulogizing Clouseau.

In all Anderson, who got so well know as Steve Austin's boss, is the real spark to this show, getting to show very different sides to himself.

Yes the director is HARRY MORGAN of M.A.S.H and dragnet fame and of wife beating infamy late in life. He does an OK job there is one nice dolly shot, aided by an optical effect. Otherwise he might be to blame for some of the comedy that doesn't work, though a good amount of it does. The lead character seems kind of flat as played by Steven Hill. Though the seemingly thankless role of the "dumb blonde" played by Joanna Moore comes off surprisingly well. There are several familiar faces from other shows of the era all of whom do well in small parts. It just seems if the show had been treated, on all levels, as more of a dark comedy--rather than the yuk yuk kind, it might have really worked better as a whole.

Nicely timed final shot leaves a better impression than the whole episode does.


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