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Maria 

While drunk, Leo Thorby buys what he thinks is a chimp. His wife Carol is outraged when she finds out he spent $500 and wants him to get his money back. Both of them are shocked to find out... See full summary »

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

John Collier (teleplay), John Wyndham (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Norman Lloyd ... Leo Thorby
Nita Talbot ... Carol Thorby
Edmund Hashim ... El Magnifico
Merry Anders ... Lena
Kreg Martin ... Benny
Marjorie Bennett ... The Elderly Woman
Doug Carlson Doug Carlson ... The Roustabout
Venus de Mars Venus de Mars ... Maria
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While drunk, Leo Thorby buys what he thinks is a chimp. His wife Carol is outraged when she finds out he spent $500 and wants him to get his money back. Both of them are shocked to find out that the chimp is actually a woman, Maria, in a monkey suit and Leo thinks he has found the perfect circus act. Maria can sketch but only paints what she sees and when Leo sees a sketch of his wife kissing the lion tamer, he immediately jumps to conclusions. Little does he realize it's all part of Maria's plan to get rid of Carol. When he gets rid of Maria, she plots her own revenge. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Revenge is sometimes successful
26 April 2018 | by talonjensenSee all my reviews

It is interesting to me, with Hitchcock, some characters get away with murder and some don't, but, you really never know until you listen to the ending dialogue.

For this episode to work you need to suspend some disbelief as the mask used is not very realistic. But, the writing and acting was good enough even though Maria seems a little stilted at times when talking (no pun intended).

SPOILER: I did enjoy Hitchcock implying at the end that Maria went to France, improved her art and became Toulouse-Lautrec (a very short artist).


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