By Henry Slesar
Henry Slesar wrote greater than forty tales that have been selected for the vintage tv express, Alfred Hitchcock Presents.Irony, no longer suspense, is the main aspect within the nineteen tales by way of Slesar provided during this assortment. whereas irony usually turns out a derivative of cynicism, Anatole France known as it "the final part of disillusion." For Hitchcock and his writers, irony, not only suspense, was once the root of storytelling, besides its consistent partners: humor and pity.Hitchcock first noticed Slesar’s paintings in Ellery Queen’s secret journal. the tale, entitled "M Is for the Many," grew to become an episode referred to as "Heart of Gold." A lonely, orphaned younger guy simply out of criminal calls at the kinfolk of his cellmate. They "adopt" him and he's satisfied for the 1st time in his life—until he learns that their kindness is directed towards checking out the place his cellmate concealed the cash he stole.In his advent Henry Slesar says, "Hitchcock regularly liked an exceptional funny story. He additionally liked a great tale. i have not wanted a extra fulfilling commendation than the truth that he beloved those during this book."
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Joe walked closer and the man wheeled about. For a moment, he caught Joe's eyes and made a mute appeal for help. But there was nothing Joe could do for him; the man stumbled forward and fell in a clumsy heap on the sidewalk. Joe stared, numbed by surprise. He knew the man was sick, maybe dead, but he didn't want to take part in the drama; he had his own troubles. He walked forward slowly, looking around at the unresponding brownstones that lined the avenue, hoping for signs of someone who would take the responsibility out of his hands.
We know who this man is, and his name's not Horine. His name's Capper, Sonny Capper. " "It's our job, to know men like Sonny. He was one of the slickest pickpockets in the East, until that bum heart of his gave out. Now would you mind coming upstairs, Mr. Helmer? " Page 29 Party Line (published title: "The Deadly Telephone") Aired: May 29, 1960 Teleplay by Henry Slesar Directed by Don Taylor Starring: Judy Canova, Arch Johnson, and Ellen Corby Mrs. Parch was labeling preserve jars in the dining room when the telephone rang, and she paused in her labors to count the identifying rings.
He took out a cigar, but just to roll it in his fingers. "Old Mrs. Grimes put her place up for sale five years ago, when her son died. She gave me the job of selling it. I didn't want the jobno, sir. I told her that to her face. The old place just ain't worth the kind of money she's asking. I mean, heck! " The fat man swallowed. "Fifty? " Page 13 "That's right. Don't ask me why. It's a real old house. Oh, I don't mean one of those solid-as-a-rock old houses. I mean old. Never been de-termited.
Death on television: the best of Henry Slesar's Alfred Hitchcock stories by Henry Slesar