Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Guest for Breakfast (1958)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This episode may well have been one of the inspirations for the darkly humorous 1994 theatrical feature The Ref. The constant quarrelling between Jordan and Eve Ross (Scott McKay, Joan Tetzel) is only briefly interrupted when a fugitive criminal named Chester Lacey (Richard Shepard) invades their home. As Lacey holds the couple hostage, their endless bickering begins to wear on his nerves. Ultimately, as a means to keep them quiet, Lacey tries to play marriage counselor for the Rosses -- an ironic turn of events, considering the reason that Lacey became a fugitive in the first place.