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An Out for Oscar 

Mousey bank teller Oscar Blenny, a guest at a desert casino, is enamored with Eva, a seductive casino hostess, who's happily juggling 2 male co-workers. With the sinister Bill she's ... See full summary »

Director:

Bernard Girard

Writers:

David Goodis (teleplay), Henry Kane (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Henry Silva ... Bill Grant
Linda Christian ... Eva Ashley
Larry Storch ... Oscar
John Marley ... Mike
George Petrie ... Rogers
Myron Healey ... Peter Rogan
Rayford Barnes ... Ronald
David White ... Detective Burr
Alan Napier ... Mr. Hodges
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Mousey bank teller Oscar Blenny, a guest at a desert casino, is enamored with Eva, a seductive casino hostess, who's happily juggling 2 male co-workers. With the sinister Bill she's conniving to ripoff the casino. When her boss discovers she's two-timing him, their confrontation turns violent and she kills her boss. Realizing that Oscar's just outside, she screams, so schlemiel Oscar can corroborate her damsel-in-self-defense tale. The casino owner limits the publicity damage, by firing Eva and exiling Bill, who drops Eva cold, to Mexico. Eva cadges a ride to L.A. with Oscar and soon they are wed. When Oscar is nominated for a promotion, slovenly drunken Eva is a big liability, especially when Bill resurfaces in L.A. Does Eva kill Bill, will Bill reveal all about Eva, or will Oscar decline the award? Written by David Stevens

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Bill Grant is using both hands to tie his necktie, while standing behind Eva Ashley and Oscar as they talk. When the camera cuts to Eva as she says, "Because I made it my business to find out," Bill Grant can be seen on the right side of the screen, still using both hands to tie his necktie, but now with a cigarette in his mouth. He is still using both hands to tie his necktie in the following shot, but the cigarette has disappeared. As the scene progresses, Bill Grant sits on a couch and begins to smoke a fresh cigarette. A few moments later, he lights the cigarette that he has already been smoking in the previous shot. See more »

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Don't Mess With The Wrong Guy
25 March 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Excellent entry that sustains interest all the way through. Slutty Eva (Christian) bludgeons one of her two lovers, and needs a quick way out of town. Mousy bank teller Oscar is immediately smitten, and together they marry and escape. But, of course, Eva has no intention of being the good wife, especially when former other lover Bill (Silva) shows up. So what's going to happen to poor meek and mild Oscar. Then again, being Hitch, you know things aren't always as they seem.

Is that really the buffoonish Storch from the infamous F Troop, playing Oscar. I'm still in doubt, but I guess miracles do happen. He's about as repressed in his role here as he is clownish as Cpl. Agarn in the 1965-67 series. Still, he pulls it off persuasively. And what guy wouldn't fall for the beauteous Eva. You just know she's going to victimize the little guy. Then factor in the sinister looking Silva as a master manipulator, and you've got a terrific triangle. But what really impresses me is the ending. Only Hitch's revolutionary transposing of the law triumphant from on screen to his epilog could get away with that soul-satisfying last scene, where justice, I think, triumphs over law. Anyhow, in my book the entry's a series essential.


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