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Bull in a China Shop 

A handsome homicide detective is befriended by four old ladies who invite him for tea and proceed to play out a variation of Arsenic and Old Lace for his benefit.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Sarett Rudley (teleplay), C.B. Gilford (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Dennis Morgan ... Dennis O'Finn
Estelle Winwood ... Miss Hildy-Lou
Elizabeth Patterson ... Miss Bessie
Ellen Corby ... Miss Samantha
Ida Moore ... Miss Birdie
Joe Downing Joe Downing ... Kramer--Detective (as Joseph Downing)
Paul Maxwell ... Lab Technician
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A handsome homicide detective is befriended by four old ladies who invite him for tea and proceed to play out a variation of Arsenic and Old Lace for his benefit. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1958 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not Exactly a Sewing Circle
25 January 2012 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

A Handsome police detective is called next door to investigate mysterious death among four pixilated elderly ladies.

In my book, it's a delightful entry, with delicious tongue-in-cheek. Catch big-eyed Miss Hildy (Winwood) roll those coquettish orbs as she lets handsome O'Finn (Morgan) in the front door. So, their little ruse has worked, but what about the dead lady all laid out in the parlor in her best finery. The four giggle and carry on like school girls. So what's the gentlemanly O'Finn to do with a dead body and a set of highly unusual suspects. This is the series at its dark humor and offbeat best, with no less than a wild ending.


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