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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - The Second Wife


"The Second Wife" was originally broadcast on 26/Apr/1965 as part of the third season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.


Martha Hunter is a middle aged woman who has just moved into the rundown and not well-heated home of her new husband Luke, whom she met through a mailing correspondence program. Martha is Luke's second wife and she grows worried after finding out that his previous wife, who was also a mail correspondence, died of "food poisoning" while on vacation with Luke. Martha is even more fearful when she finds a coffin-like box and sees her husband digging in the basement. When Luke suggests that they go on vacation, her tension skyrockets. Prior to their departure, Luke insists that Martha go down to the basement. A terrified Martha pulls a gun and kills Luke. She then takes a look down in the basement, and discovers that her husband had installed a new furnace as a Christmas present. (TV.com)

DVD Releases

The following official DVD releases contain this episode:

9094.gif The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Complete Third Season - Madman Entertainment (Australia, 2013)
PAL 1.33:1

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