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The Diamond Necklace 

A jewelry firm casts out the last of a family who've been employees for 117 years, and the company won't hire the last of the line because she's a woman. Faithful service goes unrewarded ... See full summary »

Director:

Herschel Daugherty

Writer:

Sarett Rudley (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Claude Rains ... Andrew Thurgood
Betsy von Furstenberg Betsy von Furstenberg ... Thelma
Alan Hewitt ... George Maynard
Stephen Bekassy Stephen Bekassy ... Dr. Anton Rudell
Selmer Jackson ... Henry
Peter Walker ... Jewelry Salesman
Dorothea Lord ... Jessica
Norman Dupont Norman Dupont ... Jewelry Salesman (as Norman DuPont)
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A jewelry firm casts out the last of a family who've been employees for 117 years, and the company won't hire the last of the line because she's a woman. Faithful service goes unrewarded when her father is given a week to finish up, but he'll show how much he'll be missed by selling the firm's most expensive gem by his last day of 37 years service. Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1959 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Don't Mess with Old Guys
11 October 2011 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Long-time, loyal employee Thurgood (Rains) is let go as part of a modernizing move at Maynard's fashionable jewelry store. He's crushed but has no alternative. Wanting to go out on a triumphal note, he sells a valuable necklace to a high-class doctor's wife. Then the trouble starts.

Nothing special, just good solid Hitchcock. Rains, of course, was one of Hollywood's most commanding actors. Here, however, he's uncharacteristically meek and mild as the dutiful head salesman, showing his versatility. Von Furstenberg is all perky coyness, appropriate for a pampered high-fashion wife. The upshot itself is not too surprising but carries an unexpected little fillip. An entertaining, if unexceptional, 30- minutes.


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