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The Baby-Blue Expression 

A beautiful, simple minded blonde changes her mind, after conspiring with her boyfriend to kill her rich, loving husband.


Arthur Hiller


Helen Nielsen (teleplay), Mary Stolz (story)


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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall ... Mrs. Barrett
Peter Walker ... Philip Weaver
Richard Gaines ... James Barrett
Lennie Weinrib ... Harry (as Leonard Weinrib)
Edit Angold Edit Angold ... Helen
Chet Stratton Chet Stratton ... Raymond
Liz Carr Liz Carr ... Lotte
Frank Richards ... Party Guest
Charles Carson ... Party Guest


A beautiful young blonde married to a much older man is mistress to one of his office co-workers. The boyfriend is captivated by Poopsie's "baby-blue expression," but stretched by her expensive tastes, so he plots to kill the husband, with just a little of her help. Written by David Stevens

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Release Date:

20 December 1960 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Opus 21 can be heard as Mrs Barrett walks along sidewalk. See more »


Shadow of a boom mic and operator can be seen in the mirror (25:00) See more »

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Courtesy Can Kill
21 May 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Young Mrs. Barrett (Marshall) has a 100-watt body and a 10-watt brain, but she's also the pampered wife of an older business tycoon (Gaines) who also happens to have a handsome assistant (Walker). Naturally, 3 into 2 won't go, so hubby is not long for this world if only the intellectually-challenged missus can figure out how to mail a letter.

Marshall does a good kittenish version of Marilyn Monroe, and it's amusing to watch her figure out what a "smarmy" letter is like. I'm sort of surprised the screenplay didn't play up retrieving that incriminating letter more than it did. There's real suspense in post office red tape that keeps getting in the way. Nonetheless, her cocktail party diversion is a well acted and humorously scripted hoot with its decadent Manhattan types. No mayhem or chills here, just a good straightforward story topped off by the expected delicious twist.

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