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Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Don't Come Back Alive


"Don't Come Back Alive" was originally broadcast on 23/Oct/1955 as part of the first season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.


Frank and his wife Mildred are in need of cash as they are approach retirement. He thinks up a scheme where his wife will disappear for seven years. He will have her declared legally dead so that they can collect her insurance money. They set their plan in motion. A detective who thinks Mildred has been murdered promises to find the body and send Frank to prison. He relentlessly pursues Frank for seven years. Finally, two days before the seven-year time limit is up, Mildred reappears but emerges as a much changed woman. She doesn't want to be with Frank anymore and has only shown up for the money. Her enraged husband kills her. Frank buries her in the rose garden, then the next morning leaves to collect his money. The detective is waiting outside, and offers to hoe Frank's garden as it seems to be in disarray. Frank grimaces as we are left to believe the detective is about to find her body and charge Frank with murder. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9050.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (UK, 2005)
9052.gif Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season One - Universal (USA, 2005)

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