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Wet Saturday 

Mr. Princey's daughter has just murdered the schoolmaster. A murderess in the family? That won't do. It's up to Mr. Princey to frame someone else for her crime.


Alfred Hitchcock


Marian B. Cockrell (teleplay) (as Marian Cockrell), John Collier (story)


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Princey (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
John Williams ... Capt. Smollet
Tita Purdom Tita Purdom ... Millicent 'Millie' Princey
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Princey
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... George Princey (as Jerry Barclay)
Irene Lang Irene Lang ... Jane


Mr. Princey's batty daughter, Millicent, has just killed the schoolmaster, with whom she was in love, when she found out he had gotten engaged to another woman. A murderess in the family? That won't do. Mr. Princey has a shallow dimwit for a son and a wife who, whatever her other qualities, is no good when it comes to covering up a murder. Mr. Princey takes it upon himself to keep Millicent out of prison or the madhouse. Good luck is on his side when Captain Smollet stops by for a visit. Captain Smollet, it seems, has just as much a motive for murder as Millicent. Written by J. Spurlin

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Release Date:

30 September 1956 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Shamley Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Williams (Captain Smollet) and Jered Barclay (George Princey) will also appear together in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: I Killed the Count: Part 1 (1957) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents: I Killed the Count: Part 2 (1957). See more »


Captain Smollet says that he is leaving because the rain had stopped. However, rain can still be seen out the window and heard under the dialogue. See more »


[first lines]
Alfred Hitchcock: [lying on a shelf with a tea set] Oh, good evening. I'm so glad you found me. As you can see, our, uh, new quarters are rather modest, but we like the location and thought the change might do us good, also. And now, if you don't mind, I would like to indulge in an old American custom. No matter how busy they are or what the surroundings may be, Americans never omit this quaint ritual. If you don't care to join me, I think you'll find our play is about to begin on one of the lower ...
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Version of Tales of the Unexpected: Wet Saturday (1984) See more »

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They Should Have Buried the Daughter
30 October 2008 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Sometimes an episode seems so dumb. Of course, before long you come to realize that the whole thing was done tongue in cheek. This is about the crazy frenetic daughter of a wealthy family. She has murdered her "lover," a schoolmaster and now the family has to deal with it by covering it up. As far as basic morality goes, there's not much to go around in this presentation. They eventually invite a beloved family friend and decide to set him up for the crime. Meanwhile, the daughter, who gyrates and howls, continues to make outrageous statements, bothering everyone. If you want a primer on overacting, watch this. Still, she steals every scene she's in. Don't take this one very seriously and you'll enjoy it a lot more.

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