Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Shopping for Death (1956)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Retired insurance salesmen Mr. Fox (Robert H. Harris) and Mr. Shaw (John Qualen) are of the theory that the hotter the temperature, the more likely people are to commit murder. Upon making the acquaintance of the nagging Mrs. Shrike (Jo Van Fleet), Mr. Fox and Mr. Shaw are convinced that she is doomed to die at the hands of her henpecked husband (Mike Ross), and thus attempt to save her from this fate. The results are a bit surprising, not to mention slightly surreal. "Shopping for Death" is the first of several Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes based on the works of Ray Bradbury; in this case, the source material is Bradbury's short story "Touched by Fire."