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The Avon Emeralds 

Scotland Yard is tasked with ensuring that the recently widowed Lady Gwendolyn Avon doesn't smuggle an expensive necklace known as Avon emeralds out of England. Most of her late husband's ... See full summary »

Director:

Bretaigne Windust

Writers:

William Fay (teleplay), Joe Pidcock (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Roger Moore ... Inspector Benson
Hazel Court ... Lady Gwendolyn Avon
Gertrude Flynn ... Aunt Catherine Sedley
Alan Napier ... Sir Charles Harrington
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Mr. Saunders
Richard Lupino Richard Lupino ... Ives
Barry Harvey Barry Harvey ... Police Sergeant Hodges
Louis Mercier Louis Mercier ... Commissionaire Jouin Clement (as Louis G. Mercier)
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Scotland Yard is tasked with ensuring that the recently widowed Lady Gwendolyn Avon doesn't smuggle an expensive necklace known as Avon emeralds out of England. Most of her late husband's estate was given up in death taxes and the police are sure she could sell them at a premium abroad. Inspector Benson is tasked with ensuring the jewels' safekeeping but when they are stolen from the hotel safe, it appears Lady Avon has a perfect plan. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1959 (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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Sometimes It Works
8 June 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I had trouble with this one because it had that slick 1950's kind of "charm" to it. Don't get me wrong. I like charm, but the people are so shallow and smug, I didn't care about them. This is about an effort to smuggle invaluable emeralds out of the country and not face the consequences involving taxes and theft. It is quite predictable and has few surprises. Roger Moore is so cheeky as to be tiresome. I never really like him as an actor, but that's beside the point. He is the character he plays in nearly every setting. Even though he does a good job, I didn't have much empathy or feeling for him or his consort. This is more slickly produced than some of the more pedestrian episodes but pretty plain in every way.


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