Alfred Hitchcock Presents: There Was an Old Woman (1956)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A young Charles Bronson is cast as con artist Frank Bramwell, who in concert with his equally larcenous wife Lorna (Norma Crane) intends to fleece a wealthy old eccentric named Monica Laughton (Estelle Winwood), who has a habit of hanging funeral wreaths on her door when she believes that someone in her largely imaginary "family" has died. Upon inveigling their way into Monica's home by posing as her kinfolk, the conniving couple learns that the old lady is even more delusional than ever, imagining all sorts of nonexistent relatives and household pets. One thing Monica hasn't imagined, however, is that plate of delicious-looking cookies in the kitchen, which Frank and Lorna eagerly devour....