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Nothing Ever Happens in Linvale 

A sheriff investigates the disappearance of the wife of a man who has been acting suspiciously.


Herschel Daugherty


Richard Levinson (teleplay), William Link (teleplay) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Gary Merrill ... Harry Jarvis
Phyllis Thaxter ... Mrs. Logan
Fess Parker ... Sheriff Ben Wister
George Furth ... Charlie
Robert P. Lieb Robert P. Lieb ... Dr. Wyatt
Burt Mustin ... Mr. Bell
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ... Al
Cathie Merchant ... The Receptionist
Sam Reese Sam Reese ... Henry, The Barber
Robert Roter Robert Roter ... The Boy
Martine Bartlett ... Mrs. Bergen


A sheriff investigates the disappearance of the wife of a man who has been acting suspiciously.

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Release Date:

8 November 1963 (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?


The deputy says the suspect went into Bell's Hardware. The sign says that it is Linvale Hardware. See more »


Mrs. Logan: Last night Mr. Jarvis went out in his garden and started digging.
Harry Jarvis: Digging?
Mrs. Logan: Can you think of any reason why he would do that?
Harry Jarvis: Only one and I'm not sure I like it.
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Classic Premise
1 August 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Classic premise—in a sleepy town a wife goes missing while a nosy neighbor spies the husband digging in the back yard. She contacts the sheriff and his eager deputy who investigate. The husband seems cooperative, but is he really. So what's going on and where is the wife.

It's a fine cast—powerhouse actor Merrill as the husband, series favorite Thaxter as the neighbor, and a towering Parker as Daniel Boone, oops!, I mean as the sheriff. Together, they make the storyline doubly interesting. Plus, Merrill didn't have to bother shaving for several days. It's also a classic Hitchcock ending that I didn't see coming. Still, I could have done without the very last twist, which could have been saved for Hitch's epilogue. But I guess that's a matter of taste. Anyhow, the narrative is an imaginative version of a classic premise and should not be passed up.

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