Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Cheap Is Cheap (1959)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Singer-comedian Dennis Day is herein cast against type as miserly Alexander Gifford, who after coming into a huge sum of money secretly deposits the cash in five different banks to keep it a secret from his wife, Jennifer (Alice Backes). Alas, she does find out, and tells him that she will divorce him unless she's allowed to freely spend the money. Planning to have his wife murdered, Alexander balks when he discovers that most professional hitmen charge an exorbitant fee -- so he decides to cut corners by pulling off the dirty deed himself.