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Tales of the Unexpected

The Umbrella Man (Season 2, Episode 11)
TV Episode | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

An elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person, who needs it to shield them from the rain. In the process, a mix-up with the umbrellas means that he exposes a ...See moreAn elderly con-man works a scam whereby he steals an umbrella from a rack in a public building and sells it to another person, who needs it to shield them from the rain. In the process, a mix-up with the umbrellas means that he exposes a couple who are cheating on the woman's husband and leads to fisticuffs. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Roald Dahl (story) | Ronald Harwood (dramatisation)
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Updated May 10, 1980

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May 10, 1980 (United Kingdom)
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7 cast members
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John Mills
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John Carson
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John Rees
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Ratings Breakdown

7.1 / 10 | 114 votes