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Anyone for Murder? 

James Parkerson is a professor and dean of psychology. He places a classified ad in the newspaper offering to help husbands and wives who want to be relieved of their spouses, ostensibly to... See full summary »

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Leo Penn

Writers:

Jack Ritchie (short story), Arthur A. Ross (teleplay) (as Arthur Ross)
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Episode cast overview:
Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself - Host
Barry Nelson ... Dr. James Parkerson
Patricia Breslin ... Doris Parkerson
Richard Dawson ... Robert Johnson (as Dick Dawson)
Edward Andrews ... Bingham
Richard X. Slattery ... Detective Barker
Robert Jacquin Robert Jacquin ... Mr. Conelley, Editor
Grant Woods ... The Man At The Bar (as Grant Lockwood)
David Fresco ... The Waiter
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James Parkerson is a professor and dean of psychology. He places a classified ad in the newspaper offering to help husbands and wives who want to be relieved of their spouses, ostensibly to conduct research. The editor calls him into the newspaper office for a meeting with a police detective, who suspects him of offering murder for hire. The ad is discontinued, but he receives 20 responses. The first responder is Bingham, a real hit man, who wants all of Parkerson's referrals. The second responder is Robert Johnson, with whom Doris Parkerson is having an adulterous affair. Bingham plans to kill Mrs. Parkerson, but Johnson gets in the way. Written by Lew Amack

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English

Release Date:

13 March 1964 (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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Edward Andrews plays a murderer. Three years before this episode, Andrews starred in the Thriller episode A Good Imagination in which played another murderer. What makes his roles of murderers interchangeable in fact he wore gloves in both episodes to commit murders is that both involves a cheating wife. However unlike the Thriller episode, the cheating wife in The Alfred Hitchcock episode is one that is not married to the Andrews character. See more »

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Barry Nelson and Edward Andrews
18 April 2012 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Anyone for Murder?" is a black comedy featuring Barry Nelson as psychology professor James Parkerson, who posts an experimental notice in the paper about helping married couples eliminate their significant others. Once he informs the police about his intentions, he answers the first respondent, a Mr. Bingham (Edward Andrews), who wants to pay the professor for all 20 letters he's received, intending to carry out each murder for a price. Meanwhile, Parkerson's wife Doris (Patricia Breslin) has been carrying on for the past six months with a young man, Robert Johnson (Richard Dawson), who balks at continuing at the same pace, offering to hire Parkerson to kill Doris' husband, without knowing that he has actually tried to get Parkerson to kill himself. The professor turns to Mr. Bingham to murder Johnson, and everything goes wrong from that point. It doesn't quite hold up till the end, but the wonderful cast keeps it afloat. As he previously did in 3 episodes of THRILLER, Edward Andrews, a fine comic actor, again proves to be an underrated villain, while Richard Dawson, shortly before his initial fame on HOGAN'S HEROES, was just beginning his career, with two features and three TV episodes behind him.


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