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Dear Uncle George 

A neighbor's letter about an unfaithful wife disturbs an advice columnist.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman (as Joseph Newman)

Writers:

James Bridges (teleplay), Richard Levinson (story and teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Self - Host
Gene Barry ... John Chambers / Uncle George
John Larkin John Larkin ... Simon Aldritch
Patricia Donahue ... Louise Chambers
Dabney Coleman ... Tom Esterow
Robert Sampson ... Sgt. Duncan
Brendan Dillon ... Sam (as Brendan Thomas Dillon)
Charity Grace ... Mrs. Weatherby
Jimmy Joyce Jimmy Joyce ... Fingerprint Man
Joseph Trapaso Joseph Trapaso ... Policeman
Alicia Li Alicia Li ... Bea
Lou Jacobi ... Lt. Wolfson
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A neighbor's letter about an unfaithful wife disturbs an advice columnist.

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1963 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Lt. Wolfson as played by Lou Jacobi was an early representation of the Lt. Columbo character which was later created by the writers Link and Levinson. See more »

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Average Hitch
3 December 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Average Hitch which means better than most everything else from the time. Lovelorn advice columnist (Barry) finds out from nosy advice-seeker that his wife is cheating. Confronting her, he loses his cool and whacks her. The cops think they've got the culprit when a friend (Coleman) turns up after the killing with incriminating evidence on him. But is he really the one cuckolding Barry.

There's some padding here, but it's smoothed over with good acting from Barry, especially. Catch Lou Jacobi as the first incarnation of a Columbo-type detective (IMDB), replete with frumpy raincoat and un-cop like mannerisms. Must say I didn't recognize Dabney Coleman in a straight role; that is, before he perfected his smarmy egotists on shows like Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Buffalo Bill. Overall, the episode is more interesting than suspenseful, but will hold you till the end, which may be a stretch but still manages Hitch's trademark irony.


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