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The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The World's Oldest Motive (Season 3, Episode 25)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A philandering husband decides to improve his situation by having his overweight and frumpy wife killed. When he tells his girlfriend about the plan, she is outraged, and he desperately tries to stop the murder.
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Updated Apr 12, 1965

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Apr 12, 1965 (United States)
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1 win

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12 cast members
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Alfred Hitchcock
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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Henry Jones
Alex Morrow Alex Morrow   See fewer
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Linda Lawson
Fiona McNiece Fiona McNiece   See fewer
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Robert Loggia
Richard Schausak Richard Schausak   See fewer
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Kathleen Freeman
Angela Morrow Angela Morrow   See fewer
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Dee J. Thompson
Miss Rice Miss Rice   See fewer
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Joseph Mell
Jamieson Jamieson   See fewer
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Susan French
The Cleaning Woman The Cleaning Woman   See fewer
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Kai Hernandez
The Hatcheck Girl The Hatcheck Girl   See fewer
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Shawn Michaels
The Drinker The Drinker   See fewer
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Syl Lamont
The Waiter The Waiter   See fewer
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Tom J. Stears
The Taxi Driver (as Tom Stears) The Taxi Driver (as Tom Stears)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.7 / 10 | 108 votes