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Design for Loving 

In a near future, a drone seeks escape from his dull job, and his wife's constant demands. Charles Brailing longs to chuck it all and fly down to Rio a la Fred Astaire. Sharing his dilemma ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Stevens

Writer:

Ray Bradbury (story)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Norman Lloyd ... Charles Brailing
Marian Seldes ... Lydia Brailing
Elliott Reid ... Tom Smith
Barbara Baxley ... Anne Smith
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Storyline

In a near future, a drone seeks escape from his dull job, and his wife's constant demands. Charles Brailing longs to chuck it all and fly down to Rio a la Fred Astaire. Sharing his dilemma with another middle age crazy hubby, Brailing purchases an answer which should satisfy all parties, even the lovely Lydia - an android duplicate. Written by David Stevens/Kralon

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1958 (USA) See more »

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Shamley Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place in 1985. See more »

Goofs

As Tom Smith reads aloud the "Marionettes, Inc." business card, he refers to the "1965" model as weather-resistant. But in the shot of the card minutes later, the year is printed as "1985." See more »

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Version of The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Marionettes, Inc. (1985) See more »

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A Lot Happened in 1965
7 July 2013 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is based on the Ray Bradbury story "Marionettes,Inc." which I used to teach to my students. Bradbury actually wrote the screenplay. It tells of two unhappy men. One is adored by his wife, to the point of suffocation. The other claims to be hated by his wife, although he is unwilling to give her even a modicum of affection. Mr. Brailing purchases a robot, an exact likeness of himself, so his wife will think that he is home while he is actually going to Rio. He keeps his likeness in a box in the basement and uses a dog whistle to call him. Anyway, he decides to cut his friend in on the action, knowing how insufferable his life is. Well, the problem is that this sort of knowledge isn't always exclusive to one party and the fireworks start. Of course, the story is about as sexist as can be. The women in many of these fifties things are portrayed as needy or conniving or emasculating. This is no exception. A pretty ordinary episode.


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