Isobel Elsom (backseat) in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Diplomatic Corpse

Isobel Elsom (1893 - 1981)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Ladies in Retirement (1941) [Leonara Fiske]: Strangled with a shawl (off-camera) by Ida Lupino while Isobel is sitting at the piano; we only hear the sound of the struggle after Ida comes up behind her. Her body is not shown afterwards.
  • Over-exposed (1956) [Mrs. Payton Ridege]: Dies of a heart attack during her birthday celebration at a nightclub.

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Back for Christmas (1956) [Hermonie Carpenter]: Bludgeoned to death with a lead pipe by John Williams in a cellar; we only see a close-up of John as he brings the pipe down, followed by a scene of him finishing up and burying her.
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Diplomatic Corpse (1957) [Mrs. Tait]: Dies of a heart attack while riding in the car with George Peppard and Mary Scott; George and Mary don't realize she's dead until they try to wake her up after arriving in Mexico.

Notable Connections[edit | edit source]

  • Ex-Mrs. Maurice Elvey (director)
  • Mrs. Carl Harbord (widowed)
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