02 Oct 1955Description ▼
Carl and Elsa Spann have moved into a trailer park in California, after Elsa suffered a nervous breakdown. She is adjusting well to a more peaceful lifestyle, after her rigorous training as a ballerina. But then Carl comes home from work to find Elsa shocked and traumatized after a man assaulted her in the trailer. The police investigate, but find little to go on. Carl becomes increasingly angry about what has happened, and he is determined to kill the man responsible, if he can find him.
09 Oct 1955Description ▼
Musician Kim Stanger returns to his hometown, but is troubled by a vague premonition that something is wrong. Indeed, his friends and family seem quite uncomfortable to see him. He particularly wants to see his father, but he learns that his father is dead. His family tells him that his father died of a heart attack while playing tennis four years ago, but Kim finds a number of discrepancies in the details they give him. He insists on finding out what really happened, even when everyone seems determined to stop him from learning the truth.
3Triggers in Leash
16 Oct 1955Description ▼
Although the bad weather means that she might not have many customers to cook for, Maggie sends Ben out to do some chores. After Ben leaves, Del comes in, and begins to act strangely. When Ben returns with a load of firewood, Del suddenly draws a gun on him. Ben then goes into town, while Maggie fixes a meal for Del. Soon afterward, when Red comes in, both men prepare to draw their guns. They tell Maggie about a bitter argument during a poker game the night before, and tell her to get out of the way while they settle things. Maggie begins desperately to try to stop them from shooting at each other.
4Don't Come Back Alive
23 Oct 1955Description ▼
Frank and Mildred Partridge are struggling with their finances. Frank has just landed a new job, but it won't start for another month. As they try to make light of their situation, Frank gets an idea. He persuades his wife to disappear for seven years, so that she can be declared legally dead in order to collect on their life insurance policy. She reluctantly agrees, and moves away under an assumed name. They plan to meet each other regularly, but an insurance investigator becomes suspicious of her absence, and thinks that Frank has killed her. Left almost entirely on her own, Mildred comes to prefer her new way of life.
5Into Thin Air
30 Oct 1955Description ▼
Diana Winthrop and her mother arrive in Paris, where a World Exposition is taking place. Mrs. Winthrop had started to feel very tired during the journey, so after they check into their hotel, Diana calls for a doctor. After examining Mrs. Winthrop, the doctor sends Diana in his carriage to his own home, where his wife prepares a medication. A number of things seem odd to Diana, but things become much more worrisome when she returns to the hotel. The desk clerk does not remember her, her signature has disappeared from the hotel register, someone else is occupying her room, and her mother has completely disappeared.
06 Nov 1955Description ▼
Dan has just been released from prison, and Lois is terrified. While he was behind bars, Dan's brother was shot and killed while trying to escape from the police, because Lois had told the police where he was hiding. Everyone whom Lois asks for help knows that Dan holds her responsible, and will not help her. So Dan confronts her in her room alone, prepared to kill her no matter how hard she begs for mercy. Dan is then baffled when Lois tells him to go ahead, since she is in despair and has nothing to live for.
13 Nov 1955Description ▼
Mr. Callew, a demanding businessman, is resting by the beach when he receives a telephone call from a recently discharged employee. The man is in tears, but the unyielding Callew shows no sympathy, and hangs up on him. Later, when Callew starts to drive home, his car runs off the road at a construction site. When he comes to, Callew is paralyzed. Several persons come by, but he is unable to communicate with them, so they think he is dead. Fully aware of his predicament, he becomes increasingly terrified.
8Our Cook's a Treasure
20 Nov 1955Description ▼
Shortly after having a quick breakfast with his wife and the new cook whom they have recently hired, Ralph Montgomery suffers a bad attack of indigestion, and continues to have trouble afterward. Later, he reads a newspaper story about a housekeeper who has poisoned several of her employers, and who is still at large. Ralph begins to suspect the worst, and he takes a cup of cocoa from the kitchen to a chemist, in order to have it analyzed.
9The Long Shot
27 Nov 1955Description ▼
Down on his luck and heavily in debt, Charlie Raymond reads a newspaper advertisement asking for a native Londoner who is willing to accompany a British visitor on a trip from New York to San Francisco. He meets with Hendricks, the man who placed the ad, who agrees to hire him for the trip. As they drive across the country, Hendricks talks and incessantly asks questions about London, as Charlie grows increasingly bored. Charlie is just about to run off and leave Hendricks on his own, when he discovers his employer's reason for going to San Francisco, and sees an opportunity for himself.
10The Case of Mr. Pelham
04 Dec 1955Description ▼
Mr. Pelham consults a doctor about a series of troubling incidents. Recently a number of his acquaintances have claimed to have seen him in places where he could not have been. The doctor suggests that there must be another man with a strong resemblance to Pelham. But it soon becomes obvious that the other man is also deliberately impersonating him - even to the point of using Pelham's apartment as his own.
11 Dec 1955Description ▼
Stanley Crane is working at his grocery when Mrs. Verber comes in with a badly bruised face. Stanley's wife Dorothy believes that Mr. Verber hits his wife, and is having affairs with other women. Back at home, the Cranes hear the Verbers having a violent argument in the apartment above theirs. The next day, when Mr. Verber is missing, and soon afterward a detective starts poking around the apartment building, the Cranes can't help suspecting the worst.
12Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid
18 Dec 1955Description ▼
Petty thief Harold 'Stretch' Sears has served several prison sentences, and is again out on parole. He is given a job as a department store 'Santa Claus', but his cynical nature makes the job difficult. Miss Webster, who arranged the job for him, keeps trying to encourage Sears, but only succeeds in irritating him. As Sears does his best to get through the holiday season, he notices a bad-tempered boy who keeps coming to the store, arguing with him that there is no Santa Claus, and stealing small items from the store. Fearing for the boy's future, Sears feels an odd impulse to do something for the boy.
13The Cheney Vase
25 Dec 1955Description ▼
Lyle Endicott is a smooth manipulator, but he's not smooth enough to save his job at a Manhattan art museum. And his talent doesn't seem to have gotten him anywhere in life. "Why not just once can something go right for me?" he wonders. Luck finally seems to shine on him when he overhears his boss, Mr. Koether, talking to one of the museum's patrons, Martha Cheney, an invalid who uses a wheelchair. She and Koether call each other by their first names, but their friendship isn't enough to persuade Miss Cheney to sell him the famous Cheney vase. Lyle realizes the heirloom is worth a lot of money -- money that can be his if he manages to insinuate himself into the old woman's life.
14A Bullet for Baldwin
01 Jan 1956Description ▼
Mr. Stepp has just been fired from Baldwin, King & Co., and he goes to see Baldwin one more time to plead for his job. When Baldwin refuses to discuss it, Stepp takes a gun from his desk drawer, returns to Baldwin's office, and shoots him to death. After wandering the streets aimlessly, Stepp decides to go back to his lodgings to wait to be arrested. Instead, he is awakened by a telephone call from Baldwin's secretary, asking why he is not at work. When Stepp arrives at the office, Baldwin is alive and well, and everyone acts as if nothing is out of the ordinary. The baffled Stepp even gets his job back.
15The Big Switch
08 Jan 1956Description ▼
Chicago, 1920: Gangster Sam Dunleavy has just returned to town, and is visited by Al, a former childhood friend who is now a police officer. Al knows that Sam's girlfriend has just dropped him, and he warns Sam not to try anything violent. But Sam does plan to kill his ex-girlfriend, and he knows he needs an alibi. He sees his friend Barney, who promises to give him a perfect alibi for $2500. They work out the details, and Sam returns to Barney's place later to put the plan into action. But Al also shows up, so Sam knows that the plan must work perfectly.
16You Got to Have Luck
15 Jan 1956Description ▼
A dangerous convict has escaped from the state penitentiary, and the alarm has gone out. The convict finds a house where a young wife is currently alone, waiting for her husband to return. He enters her kitchen, and threatens her with a knife. He listens to the radio to see how the search for him is coming, and then starts to give her orders.
17The Older Sister
22 Jan 1956Description ▼
One year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Borden were brutally murdered in their home, and it is widely believed that their daughter Lizzie committed the crimes, even though she was tried and acquitted. Lizzie and her sister Emma are still living in the same home, but Emma now plans to leave on a vacation to rest her nerves. The sisters' housemaid Margaret is also planning to leave, to avoid being alone with Lizzie. As Emma and Margaret discuss their plans, a woman arrives at the door, and introduces herself as a newspaper reporter. Emma desperately tries to get the visitor to leave, but the pushy reporter insists on questioning Emma about all of the details of the murders, bringing Emma to a state of near hysteria. In the midst of their confrontation, Lizzie herself comes down the staircase, and immediately takes control of the situation.
18Shopping for Death
29 Jan 1956Description ▼
Two retired insurance salesmen have been visiting the scenes of accidents and crimes, feeling that they have a responsibility to learn why such things happen. One of them has found an aggressive, hostile woman whom he considers to be a prime candidate for a personal disaster. On a blisteringly hot day, the two follow her as she does some shopping, and watch as she antagonizes several persons. After some discussion, they decide to take a chance on helping her, and they go up to her apartment to talk to her.
05 Feb 1956Description ▼
A year ago, Mr. Sloane lent Ralph the money he needed to develop and market a new invention, in return for 50% of the profits. Now Sloane calls Ralph to ask for his share, but Ralph has spent all of his earnings on his attractive, materialistic wife. When Sloane insists on payment, Ralph kills him in a park and takes his wallet, expecting to recover the IOU he had written. But the murder is witnessed by a vagrant, who also recovers the IOU in Sloane's cigarette case. The vagrant and a friend come to confront Ralph, demanding heavy payment in return for their silence.
20And So Died Riabouchinska
12 Feb 1956Description ▼
A dead man is found in the basement of a theater, and a detective comes to investigate. He learn that the deceased had been seen near the theater asking for Fabian, the ventriloquist. As the detective questions Fabian in his dressing room, a voice comes from the box in which Fabian's female dummy is stored. When the dummy, Riabouchinska, continues to talk, the detective is annoyed, thinking that the ventriloquist is trying to be funny. But the detective humors him and 'talks' to the dummy, and he soon learns about a web of tensions involving Fabian, his wife, and his manager. Much of the tension concerns the dummy - and there is also a connection with the dead man.
19 Feb 1956Description ▼
American journalist Mary Prescott is returning from a trip to a Communist state behind the Iron Curtain, traveling with a letter of safe conduct from that nation's President. Riding on the same train is Jan Gubak, captain of the country's soccer team and a national hero. Gubak visits the journalist in her compartment, asks her to dinner, and later persuades her to take a watch across the border for him, telling her that he plans to sell it to pay for an operation for his sister. She is then shocked when, at the border, Gubak himself reports her as a smuggler. She undergoes interrogation, while trying to determine whether there is anyone she can trust.
22Place of Shadows
26 Feb 1956Description ▼
A young man is picked up at a train station, taken to a nearby monastery, and met by Father Vincente, who is in charge of the monastery. The visitor introduces himself as Mr. Unser, and asks to see a friend named Rocco who is temporarily being cared for by the monks. But the priest realizes that the visitor is not Unser, but rather Clements, who blames Rocco for robbing him and ruining his life. Knowing that Clements has come for revenge, the priest returns the money that Rocco stole from him, but refuses to let him see Rocco. The priest urges Clements to forgive Rocco, but the young man remains consumed by hatred and anger, and persists in his efforts to gain revenge.
23Back for Christmas
04 Mar 1956Description ▼
Herbert is digging in his basement when his wife Hermione calls him upstairs to eat. She thinks he is making a wine cellar, but he is really planning to kill her and bury her in the basement. At lunch, Hermione goes over all the arrangements she has made for a business trip to California that they are about to take together. Several friends then come over to visit, and after they leave, Herbert looks for the opportunity to put his plan into practice.
24The Perfect Murder
11 Mar 1956Description ▼
Henri and his brother Paul attend the reading of their uncle's will, and learn that their Aunt Rosalie inherits everything, but that after her death the two nephews are to share the income from the estate. The excitement of the two brothers is tempered by their present lack of resources. Rosalie has little regard for either of her nephews, and she determines to outlive them both. Paul decides to win over his aunt, and he soon moves in with her. The two brothers then look for a way to kill her without arousing suspicion.
25There Was an Old Woman
18 Mar 1956Description ▼
Elderly Monica Laughton greets the milkman, and tells him that another relative of hers has passed away. The milkman then stops at a cafeteria, where he discusses Miss Laughton's wealth and eccentricity with the man at the counter. The conversation is overheard by Frank Bramwell, who then plans to visit Miss Laughton with his wife, so that they can rob her. When they reach her home, they are shown into an empty parlor, where she introduces them to a number of imaginary relatives, and shows them an open, empty coffin. Fearing that she is insane, Lorna Bramwell wants to leave, but Frank sees the situation as an even better opportunity than he'd hoped for - and he is not above using force to get what he wants.
25 Mar 1956Description ▼
Recently deceased mystery writer Alexander Arlington appears before the recording angel in heaven. All goes well until he learns that his death was a murder, rather than a heart attack, as he had imagined. He receives permission from the angel to live his last day over again, so that he can find out who killed him. Back in his home, he relives a bitter fight with his assistant, and is certain that the assistant is the murderer. But when his nephew makes some threatening statements, and then he catches a glimpse of his wife warmly kissing a male friend, he starts to realize that almost everyone he knows has a motive for killing him.
01 Apr 1956Description ▼
Mrs. Crabtree's health is poor, and Mr. Crabtree is out of work, having been let go from his job because his personnel manager thought he had become too old for the work. He receives a call from an employer to whom he had written, and the employer sends his secretary to discuss the job with Crabtree. He begins working in a private office, reviewing financial information and writing reports, but he is baffled by his employer's secretive nature. Then one day he arrives at the office to find his employer waiting for him, with a most unexpected assignment.
28Portrait of Jocelyn
08 Apr 1956Description ▼
Mark Halliday takes his wife to an art gallery, to show her a painting he has purchased for their first anniversary. But instead of the painting he had seen, he is given a portrait of his first wife Jocelyn, who disappeared five years ago. Both he and his new wife are shocked and upset, so Halliday shows the portrait to Jocelyn's brother, who locates the artist for him. When Halliday goes in search of the artist, he encounters further coincidences and confusing developments, suggesting that Jocelyn is living very close by.
29The Orderly World of Mr. Appleby
15 Apr 1956Description ▼
Mr. Appleby's antique shop is losing money, because he is so fond of the best items that he refuses to sell them to anyone. A representative from a supplier visits the shop, and tells Appleby that he must pay his bill within two weeks, or else the supplier will reclaim his inventory. Appleby's wife has a moderate endowment, but she will not help him, so he kills her and makes it look like an accident. He gets away with it, and marries a wealthy woman whom he had met in the shop. But he soon learns that she knows all about him, and has made careful arrangements to protect herself.
22 Apr 1956Description ▼
Karen wakes up in an unfamiliar bed, with a hangover that's even worse than usual. She knows that by getting drunk again she has once more broken her promise to her boyfriend Jeff. Then she realizes that her hand is bandaged and badly injured, and she struggles to remember what happened the night before. She had gone to a party with Jeff, but she felt uncomfortable and lonely, and had started to drink. She tries to piece together the rest of the night, but all she can remember is being angry and drunk.
31The Gentleman from America
29 Apr 1956Description ▼
In 1940, a rich American named Latimer is visiting a club in England. Sir Stephen, a gambler deep in debt, befriends Latimer in the hope of winning some money from him. With the help of his friend Derek, Sir Stephen tells Latimer about a ghost that supposedly haunts a manor home that Sir Stephen owns. The ghost is supposed to appear and threaten anyone who tries to spend the night in a certain room of the house. Latimer agrees to bet 1000 pounds that he can make it through the night, and they agree on the terms. Latimer suspects that the two Englishmen plan some sort of trick, and he prepares himself accordingly.
32The Baby Sitter
06 May 1956Description ▼
A detective questions baby-sitter Lottie Slocum about the murder of Clara Nash, for whom Lottie had been working. Lottie exasperates the detective by her aimless chatter and her undisguised excitement. After the detective leaves, she tells a friend about the night of the murder. Lottie disliked Clara, who was separated from her husband and was seeing another man. Lottie is so vocal in her disapproval of Clara, and in her affection for Mr. Nash, that her friend wonders whether Lottie was somehow involved. Later, Lottie is threatened by the dead woman's boyfriend. She herself hopes that the situation will give her an opportunity to get closer to Mr. Nash.
13 May 1956Description ▼
Clint is determined to marry Ellie, the county's schoolteacher, and he is building a house for them to live in. But Ellie is not interested, and she tells him that she has just become engaged to another man. Clint is enraged, and when he meets Ellie's fianc?, he kills him with an ax. He decides to hide in the bell tower of Ellie's schoolhouse, since he thinks no one will look for him there. He also likes the idea of being close to Ellie, so that he can have the chance to strike back at her too.
34The Hidden Thing
20 May 1956Description ▼
When a young man sees his fianc?e struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, he is inconsolable. When questioned by the police, he is unable to remember anything that he saw, even though he wants very much to have the driver caught. A week later, he is visited by a stranger who claims he can help. The visitor tells him that his own son died in the same way, and he offers to help the young man to remember the license plate number that he saw, by using special memory recall methods. It's not clear, though, what the visitor's motive for helping might be.
27 May 1956Description ▼
A well-known author is visiting Palm Beach, and he meets some old friends. He tells them that he will be writing his next book about Prince Burhan, a noted playboy from India, who will be arriving that evening. Also staying at the resort are Howard and Irene Cole. Howard spends most of his time with a young actress, and the others are baffled by Irene's tolerance. When the prince arrives, he surprises everyone by spending all of his time with the plain-looking Irene, and by insisting that he is in love with her. Before long, Prince Burhan tells Irene that if she does not divorce Howard in order to marry him, he will kill himself.
03 Jun 1956Description ▼
Paula Hudson purchases a mink coat on a tip from her hairdresser. She later finds out it is stolen. The police question her and she says she bought it from a fashion model. When the police question the hairdresser and the model, both deny any knowledge of the fur. Paula later meets with a man to discuss the fur. She discovers that he is the man who stole the mink. He know wants it back. Paula refuses to give it to him. Later, the police tell that they have arrested the thief and his two accomplices: the model and the hairdresser.
10 Jun 1956Description ▼
Secretly in love with a married singer, Gil Larkin learns that she is being abused by her husband. Confronting the man in his office, Gil is knocked unconscious, only to awaken and learn he's being framed for the husband's murder - and must now discover who is really behind the crime.
17 Jun 1956Description ▼
Ellen and Steve live in a New York neighborhood that is being terrorized by a strangler known only as the Creeper. Ellen wants a new lock for her apartment door in order to be safe. She becomes more paranoid until a locksmith arrives. As the locksmith begins work, Steve calls. He tells Ellen that the Creeper has been using his job as a locksmith to get into the homes of his victims. The news comes a little too late as the Creeper attacks Ellen and begins to strangle her.
24 Jun 1956Description ▼
After his boss tells him the firm is close to bankruptcy, Dick Paine agrees to work for half pay. Dick is nagged by his wife Beth into standing up for himself. He goes to his boss and demands the money he has not been paid. His boss refuses to give him the money and Dick must resort to murder.
30 Sep 1956Description ▼
Mr. Princey's batty daughter, Millicent, has just killed the schoolmaster, with whom she was in love, when she found out he had gotten engaged to another woman. A murderess in the family? That won't do. Mr. Princey has a shallow dimwit for a son and a wife who, whatever her other qualities, is no good when it comes to covering up a murder. Mr. Princey takes it upon himself to keep Millicent out of prison or the madhouse. Good luck is on his side when Captain Smollet stops by for a visit. Captain Smollet, it seems, has just as much a motive for murder as Millicent.
2Fog Closing In
07 Oct 1956Description ▼
Mary Summers lives in a constant state of fear--fear that threatens to become panic when her husband goes away on a business trip for a week. She's all alone in a large house when she hears a crash near the back door. Soon she's face to face with the man who has just broken in--a man she soon realizes is an escaped mental patient.
14 Oct 1956Description ▼
Professor Rankin's two buddies want to take the prof out fishing. But he doesn't seem to be home. They see that coffee is percolating, figure he's about to come back any minute, and wait for him. Meanwhile, they gossip about his wife. Much younger than the prof. A dish, they call her. She's also--though they don't use the word--a slut. Bud tells the story of the time she let a truck driver pick her up. Wally tells the story of the time she hit on him. They're just about to leave when they hear him down in the cellar. He's filling in a hole. The two men begin to suspect there's more in that hole than just cement.
4Kill with Kindness
21 Oct 1956Description ▼
Katherine Oldham sees a homeless man in the park, feeding the pigeons. He looks perfect. Her brother, Fitzhugh, his mind either on a bird or his butterfly collection, absent-mindedly agrees. She brings the old man inside and feeds him some stew. The man dimly suspects something is wrong when the eccentric brother blurts out something about killing and substitutes and insurance. But his benefactors seem so nice. And they even give him a new suit of clothes--Fitzhugh's clothes. And they let him spend the night. He may have spent his last night on a park bench--or anywhere else.
5None Are So Blind
28 Oct 1956Description ▼
Seymour Johnston is a vain, silly man, but that's not how he sees himself. Nor does he see himself the way his late father did--as a man who couldn't be trusted with a large inheritance, a man who needed to make his own way in the world. That's why Seymour's father left all his money to his sister, Seymour's Aunt Muriel. Of course, once she is dead, the money will all go to him. But the middle-aged Aunt Muriel does not seem destined to die any time soon. In the meantime, how will Seymour keep his antique shop going? More important, how will he be able to enjoy any of the finer things in life? When Seymour, reduced to eating in a diner, finds a wallet someone had dropped, the answer comes to him immediately.
04 Nov 1956Description ▼
New York, 1910. In a poor neighborhood, a heat wave is making everyone weary and truculent. Meanwhile, Mr. Birch is renting a basement flat for his fianc?e, Edwina. She was his sweetheart twenty years ago; now, thanks to a newspaper advertisement she placed, the two have found each other again. He wants everything to be perfect for her arrival, which means, among other things, a dozen roses. She loved roses. It strikes him as a bad sign when he breaks the vase the roses were to go in. The first real sign of trouble is seeing Edwina herself. She's still a beautiful woman and every bit the lady she always was. But she doesn't come alone. She arrives with a bundle in a baby blanket. This first shock gives way to more unpleasant surprises and mysterious behavior from the woman he hopes, at long last, to marry.
11 Nov 1956Description ▼
Georgie Minnelli confronts Lucky Moore, his old childhood enemy, for interfering in his pinball machine racket. Georgie waves a gun in Lucky's face, but Lucky isn't intimidated. A cop named Larkin has just been made lieutenant, and Larkin vowed long ago that if either of these hated rivals turns up dead, the other had better have a good alibi. Georgie couldn't possibly get away with it. But Lucky has pushed Georgie too far and his old enemy shoots him dead anyway. Now the young gangster is desperate for an alibi. But getting one won't be easy.
8Conversation Over a Corpse
18 Nov 1956Description ▼
Cissie Enright is not exactly thrilled with the idea of poisoning Mr. Brenner, the real estate man. But her sister, Joanna, insists that it's the only way. Otherwise, he is going to take the house from them. Cissie reluctantly poisons the tea. Mr. Brenner arrives with no idea what is in store for him. But things don't go as Joanna or Cissie had planned either.
9Crack of Doom
25 Nov 1956Description ▼
In the club car of a New York-Chicago streamliner, Mason Bridges adamantly refuses his friends' request to join him in the next car for a game of penny-ante. One of the friends presses him about this refusal, and Mason tells him a story of the time he had unwittingly become a thief. Years before, he was an office manager for a real-estate firm. An unpleasant business associate named Sam Klinker gives him $10,000 to put in the company safe--and then invites him to a no-limit game of poker. Circumstances conspire to bring Mason Bridges to the brink of ruin. And a single card will make all the difference.
02 Dec 1956Description ▼
Gil Dalliford has an unnaturally close relationship to his father, whom he calls by his first name, Jonathan. "Every important moment of my life is a moment I had with Jonathan," he says. But after eighteen years of being a widower, Jonathan finds he's ready to settle down with a new wife. Before Gil even meets her, he declares his everlasting hatred for her. And that hatred only intensifies after his father dies. Of a heart attack, the doctor said. But Gil suspects foul play.
11The Better Bargain
09 Dec 1956Description ▼
Louis Koster is a middle-aged mobster, now running a more-or-less legitimate business and enjoying a beautiful young wife. That is, until he suspects his wife of having an affair. A mousy little private eye confirms it. Now the only thing Louis "The King" Koster has left to do is hire Harry Silver. Silver is the best hitman in the business, but his price may come too high.
12The Rose Garden
16 Dec 1956Description ▼
The cab driver taking Mr. Vinton to his destination is surprised to see he has business with Miss Julia Pickering and not her sister, Miss Cordelia. Miss Cordelia, aka Mrs. Welles, has her sister under her thumb. He's even more surprised to find that Miss Julia has written a book that Mr. Vinton wants to publish. When Mr. Vinton arrives at the elderly sisters' magnolia-scented Louisiana mansion, he's the one surprised, finding that the house perfectly matches the one Miss Julia had described in her story. As a guest in the house, he finds old furniture carved with lion's heads, brass cherubs, a stone bench in a rose garden -- all things from the book. Mr. Vinton's mind becomes troubled as he wonders how much the rest of Miss Julia's murder mystery might be true.
13Mr. Blanchard's Secret
23 Dec 1956Description ▼
The kooky Babs Fenton's imagination is a great asset when writing murder mysteries. But it does not foster peace and harmony in the home, especially not when she has an unimaginative corporate lawyer for a husband. Her overstimulated mind begins working on her new next-door neighbors, the Blanchards, when she realizes she's never seen Mrs. Blanchard. And Mr. Blanchard seems less than eager for her to pay a call. Has Mr. Blanchard, a high school teacher and former university professor, murdered his wife?
14John Brown's Body
30 Dec 1956Description ▼
John Brown and Company makes furniture and has been a solid business for years. But young Harold Skinner wants to shake things up and make modern furniture. John Brown will have none of it. Soon Harold meets John Brown's wife, an attractive woman in her 30s, who married for money -- though she denies it. Unlike her husband, she's excited about Skinner's modern ideas and wants to help him. Especially after the two of them become lovers. Harold comes up with a "wonderful horrible idea" to get John Brown out of the way: convince him he's losing his mind.
06 Jan 1957Description ▼
Mr. and Mrs. Loomis are two newlyweds who have recently endured a family tragedy and are now having bad luck on their honeymoon. Their car has a flat tire -- and so does the spare. A stranger named Mr. Moon passes by and fixes the tire. But this Good Samaritan proves to be a crackpot. Mr. Loomis trips and falls onto Moon, dirtying his white suit. The man becomes enraged and threatens to kill him, before driving off. Later, the couple arrive at their hotel. And they realize their bad luck has gotten worse when the crackpot is in the suite right next to theirs.
16Nightmare in 4-D
13 Jan 1957Description ▼
Harry Parker in apartment 4-D reads a lot of pulp fiction and watches a lot of late-night TV. That lends an air of inauthenticity to the story he tells his wife in the morning about what happened at two A.M. It seems the blonde in 3-D needed him to play Sir Galahad. At two A.M., she has a man in her apartment. And he's dead. "Miss Elliot, I can't get involved in a murder," says Harry. "I'm a married man." But it isn't long before he finds himself helping her take the corpse down to the basement. Was the whole thing a dream?
17My Brother, Richard
20 Jan 1957Description ▼
Martin Ross is a district attorney with a fighting chance at his party's nomination for governor. But Martin's brother, Richard, wants him to have more than a fighting chance. So, as the other candidate takes a shower at his country club, Richard walks in with a gun and a silencer and walks out with one less bullet. The sheriff calls Martin and tells him the news of the murder. Later, he has a suspect: the victim's teenage caddy. But Martin already knows his brother is the real murderer. And Richard takes Martin's wife hostage to ensure than no one else finds out.
27 Jan 1957Description ▼
Sgt. Rockwell is an honest cop, but $50,000 is enough to tempt even someone like him. He's transporting a prisoner on a passenger train. The man is Stephen Fontaine, a thief with the silver tongue of a devil. As the sergeant leafs through a magazine about sports cars, Fontaine tells Rockwell that a pickpocket on the train has put an envelope in Rockwell's jacket pocket. Rockwell checks, and sure enough it's there. Inside the envelope is a key. Fontaine tells the sergeant what it opens, where to get in and what's inside. $50,000. All the sergeant has to do is let his prisoner escape.
19A Bottle of Wine
03 Feb 1957Description ▼
The Judge and Wallace Donaldson sit in the former's drawing room, drink amontillado and have a painfully civilized conversation. What makes it painful, on both sides, is that young Mr. Donaldson is about to take away the old judge's young, beautiful wife. The tense meeting is not made more relaxing by the Judge's quotations from Aristotle and Plato. It's even less relaxing when the Judge takes out his pistol.
10 Feb 1957Description ▼
When a friend moves to San Francisco, Carl and Annette Borden agree to take her Great Dane, Cassandra. Carl gets along wonderfully with the dog, but the beast doesn't seem to take well to Annette. Carl is a writer, Annette an artist who works with clay. She's also an artist in the kitchen, where some serious domestic trouble is about to begin. Meanwhile, Cassandra lives up to her name.
17 Feb 1957Description ▼
Young Steve Morgan seems almost happy that he's been arrested and taken to jail. Now, maybe the guys at the pool hall will take him seriously. He just hopes that when his stick-up hits the papers, it doesn't come out that he used a toy gun. His cell-mate, much older and much more experienced, warns him against being too cocky. Jail is serious. And the next day's line-up will prove it. The kid doesn't pay attention. But it won't be long before Steve Morgan's flippant remarks begin to catch in his throat.
22The End of Indian Summer
24 Feb 1957Description ▼
Joe Rogers takes his wife to a small town called Oxport. They are there on business, though not the business they're pretending to be on. Rogers is an insurance investigator, and he wants to check up on one Mrs. Gillespie. She has had two husbands so far, and each died on the wedding trip. And each was insured with Rogers's company for $50,000.
23One for the Road
03 Mar 1957Description ▼
Charles Hendricks is happy. At home, he has a doting wife. On business trips, he has a doting mistress. Things only become difficult for him when his wife finds his mistress's cigarette lighter. She's not a jealous woman and makes little of it. But that first clue to his infidelity leads to another. And finally she knows. Unknown to him, his wife takes a trip to meet the other woman. She pretends to be collecting old clothes. But her real goal is far more sinister.
24The Cream of the Jest
10 Mar 1957Description ▼
Charles Hanover Gresham is a broken-down old actor whose bar tab is so steep the bartender won't even serve him another drink. Gresham learns that the playwright, Wayne Campbell, is auditioning actors for a new play. He begs Campbell for a part, but his old colleague has no use for this unreliable has-been. Gresham resorts to blackmail. Since Campbell won't give him a part, he demands an "annuity" or he'll reveal Campbell's secret past. Campbell has another idea.
25I Killed the Count: Part 1
17 Mar 1957Description ▼
Inspector Davidson from Scotland Yard is a little too sure of himself. As he investigates the murder of Count Victor Mattoni, nothing goes according to his expectations, beginning with the maid whom he tries to console before realizing she's quite calm about the whole thing. That morning, she discovered the count sitting in a chair and lying quite still. She assumed he passed out from too much drink, but upon closer examination it seemed he had a bullet hole through his temple. The count didn't put the bullet there himself, which means it's up to the inspector and the eager young officer Raines to find out who did. Several suspects pass by, and with each discovery, the whole business gets more mysterious. Parts two and three of the story follow this episode.
26I Killed the Count: Part 2
24 Mar 1957Description ▼
Inspector Davidson's murder investigation is not going as smoothly as he would have hoped. He now has two confessions: one from Lord Sorrington and another from the American, Bernard K. Froy. (Davidson is rather hoping the American did it). Both confessions are equally plausible. But only one person could have killed the count. Davidson is undaunted by this mystery -- even when a new revelation makes the case more vexatious than ever. Part two of a three-part story.
27I Killed the Count: Part 3
31 Mar 1957Description ▼
Inspector Davidson continues to investigate the murder of Count Mattoni. The dark clouds of mystery finally begin to part, but not before he receives a fourth confession to the count's murder. Final part of a three-part story.
28One More Mile to Go
07 Apr 1957Description ▼
In the midst of a heated quarrel, a man lifts up the fireplace poker in his hand and brings it down on his wife, who drops to the floor. She's dead. The man puts her body in the trunk of his car and drives off, hoping to find somewhere to dispose of it. If he thought his wife was a nag, she'll seem like sweetness and light compared to a motorcycle cop, who stops him and insists he fix his broken taillight.
14 Apr 1957Description ▼
Manny Cole is a hit-man for Mr. Williams. He kills a man for messing up a jewel robbery. When she finds out about the murder, Manny's girlfriend accuses him of murder. She threatens to go to the police. Mr. Williams orders her killed. Manny tries to do this, but she is later accidentally killed. Manny is rewarded by Mr. Williams. He becomes his right hand man, until he is killed by another hit-man sent to Mr. Williams.
30The Three Dreams of Mr. Findlater
21 Apr 1957Description ▼
Ernest Findlater dreams about a South Sea island and a girl he meets there named Lalage. Lalage develops a scheme to help Findlater kill his real life wife. On the night of the planned murder, Findlater discovers that his wife is already dead. She died of natural causes.
31The Night the World Ended
28 Apr 1957Description ▼
Halloran plays a practical joke on a man named Johnny. He shows him a fake newspaper with a headline reading "World to End Tonight --- 11:45 P.M." Johnny believes the headline and decides to live it up. He gets into trouble and shoots someone. A few minutes before 11:45 he sees the real headline and realizes that he has been tricked. Johnny finds Halloran and shoots him. The reporter dies at 11:45.
32The Hands of Mr. Ottermole
05 May 1957Description ▼
A murderer has been strangling people in the London fog. A reporter manages to continually make it to the crime scene before the police.
33A Man Greatly Beloved
12 May 1957Description ▼
Hildegard Fell is a precocious young girl, who is good at chess and good at telling stories. She has one to tell us, as a matter of fact. It's about a crusty old man named John Anderson, who just moved into the small Massachusetts town where she lives. Her father, the minister; her pretty mother; her friend, Mrs. Whiteford, a would-be medium; and Clarence, Mrs. Whiteford's nephew, all have a part in the story, too. It seems Mr. Anderson is a recluse and rather hard-hearted. He won't allow the church to hold their annual charity bazaar in his garden. Hildegard manages to win him over. And she learns a very interesting secret.
34Martha Mason, Movie Star
19 May 1957Description ▼
Plain, dull, middle-aged Mabel McKay deludes herself into believing that she bears a striking resemblance to glamorous movie star Martha Mason. The indolent Mabel suddenly conks her solid, devoted husband with a hammer, and buries him in their garden which he tended with care. Mabel covers up the murder, but will people believe the note she fakes that her equally dull husband felt he was totally unworthy of her magnificence, so he impulsively ran off with a lesser woman ?
35The West Warlock Time Capsule
26 May 1957Description ▼
George Tiffany is not just a taxidermist -- he's an artist. And his work is good enough that the city is accepting his unique donation. He's stuffing Napoleon, a horse that was the city park's chief attraction for many years. Napoleon will be stuffed with a time capsule to be opened one-hundred years hence -- in 2057. If only George's private life were going as well as his professional life.
36Father and Son
02 Jun 1957Description ▼
London, 1912. A man who runs a small shop may get drunk too much. And he may not have been the best father in the world. In fact, his 35-year-old son has proved to be worthless. Can't keep a job. Always borrowing money from his father and not paying it back. But Joe Saunders is going to do right by his son just this once: he's not going to lend him any more money. The boy will have to get it on his own. The trouble is, Sam Saunders needs the money to persuade a cheap showgirl to run off with him. And he'll do anything to get it. Meanwhile, an old friend pays Joe a late-night visit.
37The Indestructible Mr. Weems
09 Jun 1957Description ▼
Mr. Weems is supposedly near death. Some of his lodge brothers have invested in a cemetery and are in needs of customers. They make a bargain with Weems. They will pay Weems fifty dollars a week for the rest of his, presumably, short life if he agrees to buy the first plot. They hope that others following Mr. Weems's lead will also buy plots. Unfortunately, the men discover that Weems is a bit more resilient than any of them thought.
38A Little Sleep
16 Jun 1957Description ▼
Barbie Hallem is a bored rich girl, who drinks too much, parties too much and flirts outrageously with any man she meets. And there's no reason to think she stops at flirting, even though she has a boyfriend. But her boyfriend is a drip. He won't punch out a guy when he sees her kissing him. The dullard even tries to take her home when she gets drunk at a party. What she wants to do is go up to the mountains and stay at the cabin her uncle left to her. The boyfriend tries to tag along, but she manages to abandon him at the side of the road. Before the night is over, she'll wish desperately she had just gone home.
39The Dangerous People
23 Jun 1957Description ▼
Two men wait at a train station. One is an accountant. The other is a lawyer. A siren wails periodically. It seems a maniac has escaped from the local mental hospital. The police haven't caught him yet. So, who knows if the maniac will come charging into the waiting room? In fact, who knows if he isn't already there?
1The Glass Eye
06 Oct 1957Description ▼
While cleaning out the apartment of his dead sister Julia, Jim Whitely comes across a strange glass eye and tells to his wife the story of how his sister acquired it. Julia had fallen in love with a famous ventriloquist named Max Collodi. She had been to all his performances and had sent letters requesting to meet him. One day, Max agreed to meet her. She arrived to his hotel room and found him sitting in darkness with his small dummy George. As they talked, Julia tried to touch Max. She screamed as his body fell to the floor and one of his glass eyes fell rolling on the carpet. George stood up and angrily asked her to leave. It was Max who was the dummy and George was the ventriloquist.
2Mail Order Prophet
13 Oct 1957Description ▼
One day, Ronald Grimes receives a letter from a Mr. Christianai who says he can predict the future. The letter correctly predicts the outcome of an upcoming election. More letters follow and through gambling, Grimes acquires a large amount of money. A final letter from Christianai asks for a contribution. Grimes gives it quite willingly. Later Grimes finds out that Christiani was a fraud. He was really a con man who sent out thousands of letters half of them predicting one kind of outcome, and the other half predicting another. Grimes was luck: he got the right predictions time after time.
3The Perfect Crime
20 Oct 1957Description ▼
An arrogant detective, Charles Courtney, prides himself on never having committed a single mistake in his long and distinguished career. He keeps a shelf of labeled mementos from each of his cases. On the shelf there is an open space and a blank tag for what Courtney calls "The Perfect Crime". One day a defense lawyer stuns Courtney when he confronts him with evidence that the detective helped convict an innocent man who has since been executed. Courtney kills the lawyer, bakes him in a pottery kiln, and places the vase in the open space on his shelf as a memento to his perfect crime.
4Heart of Gold
27 Oct 1957Description ▼
Jackie Blake is released from prison after serving time for a bank robbery. A friend from prison arranges for Jackie to stay with his mother. Jackie does this and is accepted into the convict's family. Gradually, his attitude toward life changes. He gets a job and is quite content. Later, he learns that the family's hospitality was merely a front and that they took him in only to find out where he hid the stolen money from his bank job.
03 Nov 1957Description ▼
Donald Mason is a married professor who wants to end a romance with one of his students. He stops by while she is babysitting. He tries to end the relationship, but she threatens to expose him. He kills her and leaves a witness: the screaming baby she was watching. Later, Mason runs into the infant in a carriage on the street. At the sight of him the baby screams and cries. Haunted by the child's screams, Mason gives himself up. Later, however, he discovers that the baby has only been around women his entire life. It screams whenever any man comes near.
6Reward to Finder
10 Nov 1957Description ▼
John Gaminsky finds a wallet containing a lot of money. He sees an ad in the paper asking for its return. His wife tells him to give the wallet back, but John lies to her and tells her he already did so. When she sees the ad again, she realizes he kept the cash for himself. She gives him a choice: either let her shop at an expensive store or she'll call the police. John opts for the former. When she goes on a buying spree, however, he realizes there is not enough to share. His wife comes to the same conclusion.
7Enough Rope for Two
17 Nov 1957Description ▼
Joe Kedzie is released from prison after committing a robbery. Only Joe knows where the money is hidden: at the bottom of a mine shaft out in the desert. Maxie and Madge find Joe when he goes to retrieve the money. He agrees to cut them in. Maxie gets greedy and Joe shoots him. Unfortunately, he also puts a hole in their only canteen. Joe lowers himself down the mineshaft with a rope to retrieve the money. He ties the money to the rope and sends it up. When he tries to climb out, Madge cuts the rope and he falls and breaks his leg. Madge tries to get away, but discovers that Joe has the keys to the truck.
24 Nov 1957Description ▼
Gerald Daniels is granted a last request on the eve of his execution. He asks for a typewriter. He writes a letter to a newspaper that recounts his criminal career. In the letter he explains how he once murdered a waitress who was trying to blackmail him, how the D.A. convicted her ex-husband of the crime, and how the man had been executed. He writes that he, now, is in the same position: he is going to be executed for a crime he did not commit. Before his death, he wants to testify that the D.A. is not only a sloppy prosecutor, but also a murderer.
9The Young One
01 Dec 1957Description ▼
Janice is a beautiful 17 year old who longs to be free from the influence of her guardian Aunt May. She also wants to get out of the small town she's in. She asks her boyfriend Stan to marry her so that they can run away. Since he doesn't have a job, he keeps putting of the marriage. Janice do something herself. She meets a man named Tex and lures him home for a drink. When she hears a car outside she starts fighting with Tex. She rips her clothes and knocks over furniture. A policeman who sees Janice with Tex enters the house. Upon entering the house, he discovers Aunt May's body. Janice tells the policeman that Tex killed her. The policeman accepts the girl's story. Then, however, Stan arrives. Having gotten a job he had come by the house to take Janice away. He found Aunt May's body lying in the spot where Janice left it after pushing her down the stairs.
10The Diplomatic Corpse
08 Dec 1957Description ▼
Evan Wallace and his wife Janet take Janet's wealthy mother on an sightseeing trip to Mexico. Janet's Mother suddenly dies in the back seat of their car. They cover the body and stop at a caf? for a soothing drink. When they return, they discover that the car has been stolen. Since they need the body to claim their inheritance, they hire a detective. The detective eventually finds the body at a funeral home. He says he will ship the body to Los Angeles for a small "fee". The Wallac'es agree and pay him. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, a doctor pronounces the body dead but he notes that the body is not that of a woman, but an old Mexican Man.
15 Dec 1957Description ▼
A plumber is blackmailing several suburban housewives. When he confronts his latest victim, Margot Brenner, he runs into a dead end. She catches onto his scam and uses his own method to bring him to down.
12Miss Paisley's Cat
22 Dec 1957Description ▼
Miss Paisley adopts a stray cat. She names him Stanley. Stanley sneaks into the room of the violent tempered Mr. Rinditch. He tells Miss Paisley to keep the cat out of his room, but she fails. The cat sneaks into his apartment and Rinditch kills it. When Miss Paisley finds out, she grabs a knife to kill Rinditch, but she has second thoughts. She sits down and falls asleep. In the morning she wakes up wearing different clothes. The knife is also missing. She discovers that Rinditch has been stabbed to death and that a janitor has been charged with the crime. She is convinced she is the murderer but the police don't believe her. The janitor is later convicted and executed. Miss Paisley then discovers Stanley's collar. She remembers the murder. She did kill Rinditch and threw her bloodstained clothes and knife into a river. She now does the same thing with Stanley's collar so that no one can trace the crime to her.
13Night of the Execution
29 Dec 1957Description ▼
D.A. Warren Selvey learns that he's on bad political ground because of his low conviction rate. He decides to vigorously prosecute a man named Rodman. He wins the murder case and Rodman is sentenced to die. After the sentence, however, Selvey meets a man named Barnes who claims to have committed the crimes. Selvey is now being considered a candidate for Congress. Fearing the repercussions of having convicted an innocent man, Selvey frightens Barnes into silence. The night Rodman is to be executed, Barnes shows up and urges Selvey to call the governor. Selvey refuses and in an ensuing struggle Barnes is killed. Selvey's political ambitions are ruined. Days later Selvey learns that Barnes was a fake. He was a crazy retired judge who would study the evidence of a case and then confess to the crime.
05 Jan 1958Description ▼
Eddie Slovak meets an old Army buddy named Pete who once saved his life. He intends to repay his friend. He offers him money for a business, but Peter refuses. Eddie tries to talk to Pete's wife Louise. Louise falls for Eddie and the two become romantically involved. Eddie eventually kills her. Later he explains to Pete that he did him a favor since she was cheating on him. Pete calls the police and Eddie is arrested. Pete goes to see Eddie's girlfriend and explains that their plan worked. Louise is dead and Eddie is out of the way. Now, the two of them can be together.
12 Jan 1958Description ▼
At an officer Christmas part Shelley calls Tony and tells him he must get a divorce and marry her. She threatens to tell his wife about her if he doesn't. After the party, Tony comes to Shelley's office. When she threatens him again, he stabs her. He tries to leave the office but discovers that the door is locked. He finds the keys but uses the wrong one and jams the door. He tries other ways, but they all fail. Eventually he hears some carolers outside on the streets below. He writes a note and using the keys to weigh it down, he drops it out a window. The keys prove too heavy and the note sinks into the snow.
19 Jan 1958Description ▼
Sylvia is a young woman who is contemplating suicide. Her ex-husband Peter married her for money. When her father discovered this, he forced him to divorce her. Sylvia is in touch with Peter and wants him back. Peter calls her father and tells him that he will stay out of her life for a price. Sylvia's father tells her about his blackmail scheme. She tells him that she bought a gun to use on Peter if they did not get back together. She goes to her room alone and his followed by her father who fears she might kill herself. When he comes in, she shoots him saying that he never let her live her own life.
26 Jan 1958Description ▼
Tommy Greer is a crime buff who decides to commit a motiveless murder in order to confuse the police. He selects his victim from a phone book at random. He tracks him down and kills him but his "perfect crime" is unraveled by modern crime-fighting techniques.
18Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
02 Feb 1958Description ▼
Millicent Bracegirdle is a sheltered old woman who decides to go to Paris. Her visit does not turn out well when she accidentally enters the wrong hotel room and gets locked inside with a notorious murderer.
09 Feb 1958Description ▼
Eldon Marsh is a physically weak man whose wife is stolen by a much larger man, named Wayne Phillips. He sets about a revenge that results in a rooftop confrontation with Wayne. The match seems uneven, but Eldon has an equalizer: a gun.
20On the Nose
16 Feb 1958Description ▼
Fran is a housewife addicted to gambling. Her bookie threatens to tell her husband if she doesn't pay up a loan by five o'clock that afternoon. She needs to raise 25 dollars fast. She manages to scrape up five dollars and then tries to shoplift the rest. She is caught by a store detective. As they drive off in his car the detective listens to her story and offers her twenty dollars in exchange for a little romance. She refuses and the car crashes. She flees the scene of the accident but accidentally leaves her purse and the money. She returns home and is surprised to have her purse returned by the police. It now contains twenty dollars which they found in the car and assumed was hers. She now has enough money to pay off the loan. After her husband calls to say that he must go to Chicago on business, Fran calls her bookie. Instead of paying him the money she tells him to put twenty-five dollars on a horse named Chicago Flyer.
21Guest for Breakfast
23 Feb 1958Description ▼
Jordon and Eve Ross are a married couple who are constantly fighting. Their latest argument is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a wanted murderer named Lacey. He holds them captive all night. Lacey ends up being an effective marriage counselor. Through the night he convinces the couple to amend their differences. All of this is despite the fact that Lacey is wanted for murdering his wife and her lover.
22The Return of the Hero
02 Mar 1958Description ▼
Sgt. Andre is a returning veteran from the French-Algerian war. He heads home to his estate with his crippled friend Marcel. Marcel lost his leg saving Andre's life. Along the way Andre falls for a beautiful girl Teresa even though he is already engaged to be married. Marcel and a good web of lies help Andre out of his problem.
23The Right Kind of House
09 Mar 1958Description ▼
Mr. Waterbury in interested in buying a high priced house. Sadie Grimes, the house's owner, invites Waterbury in for a drink. She says the price is nonnegotiable. The place has strong sentimental value for Sadie: her son was killed there over a mysterious bag that has since never been found. She believes the bag contained money which is hidden somewhere in the house. Waterbury says he will buy the house despite its inflated price. Sadie accuses him of being her son's murderer. Waterbury confesses that he is the murderer, but he slumps over dead. His drink had been poisoned.
16 Mar 1958Description ▼
Lucia meets and falls in love with a man named Allen Bliss at a party that is a celebration of her engagement to another man; John St. Rogers. She decides to break the engagement. She later discovers that Allen is already married. The lovers decide to go for a ride in a sailboat to discuss their plans. They are subsequently lost in the fog and are never seen again.
25Flight to the East
23 Mar 1958Description ▼
Ted Franklin is a reporter who is assigned to cover the trial of an Arab leader accused of murder. His stories about the Arab leader's guilt win him international acclaim. When his stories begin to stress the Arab's innocence he loses his prestige. When the Arab is found guilty and executed, Frank is fired and humiliated. Later, Franklin's past is revealed: he killed a German general and stole a number of war souvenirs. Franklin finds himself in the news again, but this time he is on the receiving end.
26Bull in a China Shop
30 Mar 1958Description ▼
A handsome homicide detective is befriended by four old ladies who invite him for tea and proceed to play out a variation of Arsenic and Old Lace for his benefit.
06 Apr 1958Description ▼
A bookie asks womanizing tennis player Walter, who's short on cash, to look up an inactive, high-rolling client. Walter discovers the old gambler died when his sailboat sunk, leaving his beautiful young widow with little money. Sparks fly between Walter and the widow, when he finds out the gambler (Raymond Bailey, The Beverly Hillbillies' banker) placed bets 3 months after the accident.
28Lamb to the Slaughter
13 Apr 1958Description ▼
Mary Maloney is a devoted wife and an exceptional housekeeper. One day, her husband, the police chief, announces that he wants a divorce because he has met another woman. Mary is quite angry and kills him with a blow from a frozen leg of lamb. She calls the police and provides and alibi for herself with the story that she'd been out to the store when the murder took place. The investigating officer, Lieutenant Noonan, is further frustrated when he cannot to find the murder weapon. Knowing of the long and hard hours spent looking into the case, Mary invites Noonan and the other investigators for a bite to eat. They dig into Mary's leg of lamb and Noonan still thinking about the missing murder weapon says "For all we know, it might be right under our very noses."
20 Apr 1958Description ▼
Harold Goames comes across a book of crime statistics and learns that the most select class of criminals in the country is made up of murderers. He immediately decides to join that class and murders his sister Margaret. His dream of joining the class of murders does not come true because police mistakenly rule that the sister died of natural causes.
27 Apr 1958Description ▼
Paula Frayne's husband Norman is a chronic worrier who shows her little attention. When an old friend of Norman's shows up and shows too much interest in Paula, Norman becomes difficult. Paula becomes convinced that Norman no longer loves her and moves out of the house. She was wrong, however. Norman really loves her and threatens murder to prove it.
31The Festive Season
04 May 1958Description ▼
Charlie Boerum has been carrying on a long standing feud with his sister Celia because he believes that she killed his wife. When the family lawyer shows up on Christmas Eve to make an attempt to reconcile the two, he discovers that they are still squabbling. He also discovers that they are also planning each other's murder.
11 May 1958Description ▼
No one wants to listen to a polite, but persistent elderly man, Mr. Johnson, who has a strange theory about the recent "stocking murders" of three young women. His theory? That the third murder was committed by a copycat killer. First the old man, arming himself with a phony name, goes to the police, getting an audience with the very lieutenant who led the investigation, and the lieutenant dismisses his theory, but not before briefly conceding the point that the prime suspect, already in custody, confessed to only two of the three murders (having nothing to lose, it would seem, by confessing to the third). Next, Mr. Johnson, using another alias, seeks and finds a newspaper reporter, who is boozing it up with a floozy - by chance, the very reporter who covered the story, and Mr. Johnson and his ideas are not only dismissed once again, but the condescending bartender practically throws the old man out the door. Finally, at wit's end, Mr. Johnson, no longer hiding behind a false name, consults with a priest and seems to be on the verge of confessing something horrible himself. After all, he seems to know way too much about the life of the last murder victim. Still, the well-meaning priest finds the old man is guilty of nothing more than an unseemly obsession with a tabloid story. The police must know what they're doing, don't they? Feeling utterly ignored, Mr. Johnson goes home to his wife, and even she chides him for "thinking about things too much."
18 May 1958Description ▼
Steve and Judy Archer are having money problems. When Judy's first husband Harry died of a heart attack, Judy collected on a large insurance police Steve sold him. Judy and Steve were then married and Steve quit his job, but later squandered most of Judy's money. The couple discovers that Harry bought a winning Sweepstakes ticket. Unfortunately, the winning ticket is in his pocket and he is buried six feet under. Judy wants to dig up the corpse, but Steve doesn't. Judy gets help from a reporter who digs up the body and finds the ticket. Later the reporter reveals himself as an insurance detective. He believes Harry was murdered, possibly by Steve. Later while Judy is in the bath, Steve returns and takes the winning ticket. He throws an electric heater in the bathtub. Judy screams and Steve runs, right into the arms of the waiting police. Judy emerges from the bathroom unharmed. The detective removed the fuse so she was not electrocuted. As Steve is led away by the police, Judy takes the winning ticket from him.
34The Crocodile Case
25 May 1958Description ▼
Jack Lyons is interrogated by the police. He accidentally reveals himself as a murderer when he identifies a crocodile dressing case and the initials engraved on it. Since the initials were engraved on it shortly before the murder and fell off during the murder, only the killer and victim could have known about them. Jack is promptly arrested.
35Dip in the Pool
01 Jun 1958Description ▼
William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of twenty four hours. William gains some inside information when he learns that the ships is going to slow down to avoid an upcoming storm. Unfortunately the storm passes and the ship continues to speed on its course. He decides to force the ship to slow down by throwing himself overboard. He figures that when word gets out of someone going overboard the ship will slow down to get him. He picks out a witness and jumps overboard. The witness doesn't say a word. She's mentally ill and does not alert anyone to Williams plight.
36The Safe Place
08 Jun 1958Description ▼
George Piper is a bank teller and gambler. One day, a gambler named Victor arrives at the bank and makes a large withdrawal. Later, George visits Victor and kills him. He takes Victor's money and hides it in a secret place in his teller's cash drawer at the bank. The police question George, but clear him of any wrongdoing. George's boss, however, fires him. He demands the key to the crash drawer where George hid the money in order to give it to George's replacement.
37The Canary Sedan
15 Jun 1958Description ▼
Laura Bowlby is a psychic who wants to visit her husband in Hong Kong. She is picked up by a chauffeur in a black sedan. Laura Bowlby says she does not like the color and would prefer a canary yellow one instead. This remark shocks the driver since the car was once canary yellow before a recent paint job. Inside the car, Laura begins to hear a woman's voice. The voice tells Laura about a passionate affair. Laura longs for such passion in her life because her husband James is quite unromantic and cold. After some research, Laura find the grave of the woman who has been talking to her. She looks at the gravestone and is unpleasantly surprised to see the initials of the dead woman and the initials of her own husband, James.
38The Impromptu Murder
22 Jun 1958Description ▼
A woman who once accused Henry Dow of a crime enters the town and he invites her to stay with him and his sister. She tells Henry that she is carrying a large amount of money since she is planning an investment. Henry kills her for the money and dumps her body into the river. Henry then attends a dedication ceremony held on a bridge overlooking the river. When a body floats by, Henry is asked to identify it as the missing Miss Wilkinson. Without really looking at the body, he says it isn't her. A police detective asks Henry's sister to identify the body. Before she can have a look Henry confesses to the murder. Unfortunately for him, the body wasn't Miss Wilkinson's at all. It was someone else.
39Little White Frock
29 Jun 1958Description ▼
Colin Brackner is an elderly actor who invites a playwright Adam Longsworth and his wife over to dinner. During dinner Colin talks about a long lost love. The tale deeply effects both Adam and his wife practically reducing them to tears. Colin reveals that the tale is a deception. Recognizing the talent needed to pull off such a deception, Adam invites Colin to be part of his new production.
05 Oct 1958
12 Oct 1958Description ▼
Radio warns of a mental patient escaped from a hospital into a severe New Mexico blizzard. At the rail-stop near the sanitarium, a huge, old cowboy boards the train & calms a rattled family with tall tales of the West, as the besieged train grinds to a halt. Totally entranced is the family's young boy, dressed as a gunslinger. Is the patient the old cowpoke ?
19 Oct 1958
4The Crooked Road
26 Oct 1958Description ▼
Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests them and attempts to extort money from them. The more sophisticated and civilized vacationers from the Big Apple protest their innocence. But the worse they protest, the more the charges, cost & beatings inflicted by Officer Chandler and the entire town of corrupt rednecks becomes. Even Mrs. Adams sincere attempts to mollify the highway robbery patrol doesn't work. How bad can get it get? Yet, the "victim" Mr. Adams, as well as his wife, are not who they appear to be...
5The $2,000,000 Defense
02 Nov 1958Description ▼
Facing the death penalty for murdering his wife's lover, Mark Robson guarantees his lawyer $2 million if he gets him off, as a guilty verdict looks increasingly certain. Robson claims the gun fired accidentally, though the safety catch was on, but a ballistics expert testifies: that's impossible.
6Design for Loving
09 Nov 1958Description ▼
In a near future, a drone seeks escape from his dull job, & his wife's constant demands. Charles Brailing longs to chuck it all and fly down to Rio a la Fred Astaire. Sharing his dilemma with another middle age crazy hubby, Brailing toys around in his basement workshop to supply an answer which should satisfy all parties, even the lovely Lydia - an android duplicate.
7Man with a Problem
16 Nov 1958
8Safety for the Witness
23 Nov 1958Description ▼
How long can a witness to another witness being gunned down survive in the Roaring 20s U.S. ? The trigger-men are prized customers of eyewitness no. 2, timid gunsmith Cyril T. Jones who withstands 3 bullets from his clients. Jonesy stalls while hospitalized, pretending he can't talk, whenever the law tries to interrogate him.
9Murder Me Twice
07 Dec 1958Description ▼
At a house party, Lucy Prior allows herself to be hypnotized by Miles Farnham. While under his spell, she claims to be a woman living in 1859 and in the process of describing what she did, picks up a pair of scissors and kills her husband. In looking into the case, the coroner determines that in 1859 a woman did just as Lucy described but is suspicious that this could be a sham. At the inquest, Miles suggests that he hypnotize Lucy, with unexpected consequences.
14 Dec 1958Description ▼
Blanche Herbert invites Iris Teleton to tea at a posh restaurant. Blanche and Iris' husband Oliver have been having an affair for some time and she now wants Iris to grant her husband a divorce. Iris flatly refuses but it appears that she too once had an affair, a fact that Blanche is obviously prepared to use to her advantage. Iris is determined not to let her husband go free and sets out to ensure that neither he nor his lover ever spend time together again. Little does she realize exactly what her husband is up to.
11And the Desert Shall Blossom
21 Dec 1958Description ▼
A killer on the run demands help from 2 cantankerous Western prospectors, when his car breaks down near their remote shack. The old couple already face eviction unless they can demonstrate that they are homesteading, but in a patch of Nevada desert which can barely support a juniper tree, how can they ?
12Mrs. Herman and Mrs. Fenimore
28 Dec 1958Description ▼
Poor widow Billy Herman plans to speed the demise of the wealthy uncle who lives with her in Boston. A comely new female boarder quickens the hearts of both the niece and the elderly misanthrope. The new tenant, a struggling actress, is perfect casting for the crucial role in the gaslight era murder melodrama the niece has plotted for so long.
13Six People, No Music
04 Jan 1959
14The Morning After
11 Jan 1959Description ▼
A mother, distraught about her daughter's affair with a married businessman, confronts him in his office. She has been waiting for a year that he's working on gaining his freedom from his wife, so he can marry the young woman. The middle-aged executive won't waver from his story, but can't persuade the righteous mother to stop interfering.
15A Personal Matter
18 Jan 1959Description ▼
Murderer hiding out on a failing mine operation, is discovered by the chief engineer. Both are stuck in this remote area of Mexico for 6 weeks until the company owner's plane returns. With the contract almost up, the accused killer was brought in to spur the dig, in return for refuge. He keeps a gun trained on the engineer, though the engineer assures the hunted man he empathizes with him. Opportunities to kill each other in the shaft are rife, but the fugitive's work is turning the project around.
16Out There - Darkness
25 Jan 1959Description ▼
Miss Fox is a wealthy widow who lives alone with her dog, Vanessa. She has an arrangement with one of the building employees, Eddie McMahon, to walk Vanessa but when he asks her for a $50 loan, she refuses. When she walks Vanessa on Eddie's day off, she is mugged and is robbed of her wedding ring. She identifies Eddie as her attacker, though he strongly denies any involvement. A year after being incarcerated for the crime, the police locate her missing ring and the perpetrator of the crime. Eddie is released and gets his old job back but also has something special in mind for Miss Fox.
01 Feb 1959Description ▼
Jan Manning is having serious financial problems. She runs a dress shop but sales are down and she doesn't have her late husband's knack at purchasing, the end result being that she has too much inventory. One of her suppliers, Mel Reeves, has a solution: he needs only to hire someone to break in to the shop through the skylight and set it on fire allowing Jan to collect on her insurance policy. But when the shop burns down, Jan tells the insurance investigator what happened, only to be told that no one broke into the shop but that she is nonetheless responsible for setting the fire herself.
18The Last Dark Step
08 Feb 1959Description ▼
Brad Taylor is a real-estate entrepreneur who is engaged to Janice Wright. Unbeknownst to her, Brad is still seeing an old flame, Leslie Lenox, a writer. Leslie doesn't take Brad decision to stop seeing her very well, particularly as she has been paying all of his bills for quite a long time. Leslie makes it very clear that should Brad not drop Janice, she will do everything in her power to ensure he never marries her. Seeing no other way out, Brad decides get rid of Leslie permanently, but is in for a surprise when he gets home to find two detectives waiting for him.
19The Morning of the Bride
15 Feb 1959Description ▼
A lonely woman is anxious to marry her long-time fiancÃ©, whose mother she's never even met. She waited through his military service in the Korean War, the mother's illness, all the while worried that her younger, wealthier fiancÃ© will find someone who's his equal. How long must the less educated woman wait to move from her small, furnished apartment to his family's mansion - and why the delay ?
20The Diamond Necklace
22 Feb 1959Description ▼
Jewelry firm casts out the last of a family who've been employees for 117 years - the company won't hire of the last of the line, because she's a woman. Faithful service goes unrewarded when her father is given a week to finish up, but he'll show how much he'll be missed via selling the firm's most expensive gem by his last day of 37 years service.
01 Mar 1959Description ▼
John Manbridge likes the good things in life, including betting on the horses. With no real means of support, he's taken to forging cheques in his cousin, Felix Manbridge's account. Felix knows what is going on and warns his cousin that should it happen again, he would have no option but to prosecute. In any event, Felix reminds him that with his own current state of ill-health, John will soon inherit everything. John decides to accelerate the process, not realizing that Felix has decided to do the same, with unintended consequences.
22The Right Price
08 Mar 1959Description ▼
Jocelyn and Mort Barnhardt are married but are also business partners who bicker constantly about who contributes more to the business. One night, their home is broken into and the burglar goes about methodically looking for their valuables. When Mort investigates, he finds a chatty crook who offers him a deal: if they work together, they can get a nice fat insurance settlement in the bargain. Mort doesn't have much that's valuable so he proposes that the burglar kill Jocelyn. It doesn't quite go as planned however.
23Ill Take Care of You
15 Mar 1959Description ▼
John Forbes own a used car lot and business has been very slow. He only has one employee, whom he calls Dad, and has always assured him that no matter what, he will always take care of him. John's real problem is his extravagant wife who has just told him that she will be going on an expensive trip. When the opportunity presents itself, he takes care of the matter in a decisive way and with Dad's assistance, covers up his deeds. As the police bear down on him, John must determine who he will take care of first.
24The Avon Emeralds
22 Mar 1959Description ▼
Scotland Yard is tasked with ensuring that the recently widowed Lady Gwendolyn Avon doesn't smuggle an expensive necklace known as Avon emeralds out of England. Most of her late husband's estate was given up in death taxes and the police are sure she could sell them at a premium abroad. Inspector Benson is tasked with ensuring the jewels' safekeeping but when they are stolen from the hotel safe, it appears Lady Avon has a perfect plan.
25The Kind Waitress
29 Mar 1959Description ▼
Thelma Tompkins is a waitress in a hotel restaurant. She's a good waitress and has always been kind to old Mrs. Mannerheim who eats in the restaurant every evening. Thelma is shocked when Mrs. Mannerheim tells her that she is her closest friend and has left her a considerable legacy in her will. In the interim, she gives Thelma a brooch. Over the following months, Mrs. Mannerheim becomes ever more demanding and Thelma's musician boyfriend Arthur suggests that maybe the time has come for the old lady's demise to accelerated somewhat. Thelma poison's her tea but without any obvious effect. Thelma takes matters into her own hands and the subsequent coroner's inquiry reveals some interesting information about the poison she was using.
26Cheap Is Cheap
05 Apr 1959Description ▼
Alexander Gifford has to be the cheapest skinflint on the planet. He chides his wife for leaving a light turned on and he reads his neighbors newspaper rather than buy his own. When his wife discovers he has bank accounts totaling $33,000 she starts spending money on herself and he decides he has to do something about it. He tries to hire a hit man, but recoils when he's told that the fee would be $500. The hit man refers him to a chemist to buy poison, but again recoils at the cost. He decides to find a low-cost way to proceed, but even when he's successful is taken aback when the doctor tells him that the funeral will likely cost at least $160. Even with that, he finds a way to avoid the costs.
12 Apr 1959Description ▼
A writer must spend a night in a wax museum's murderer's gallery, to make good a gambling debt knowingly paid with a bad check to a testy Englishman. The museum's owner is so obsessed with the accuracy of his replicas, he's as scary as they are. Especially so to the magazine writer from the U.S., who's already facing deportation or a stretch in a London gaol.
28The Impossible Dream
19 Apr 1959Description ▼
Oliver Mathews was once a major movie star, but is now an over-the-hill has-been with only limited movie roles and with few fans. He's also being blackmailed by Grace Dolan whose daughter once had an affair with Mathews. He's now broke and decides to get rid of Dolan but finds that his personal assistant Miss Hall, who is infatuated with him, saw him commit the deed. Her price for not going to the police is to make her one dream come true.
03 May 1959Description ▼
John Bedford is suspected of being the murderer of his wealthy aunt, Miss Ferguson, but the police are unable to break his alibi. Now, exactly two years after the crime, a retired Scotland Yard investigator named William Brent, puts together a plan that he hopes will make the nephew confess. Brent invites the young man to a dinner in the home that once belonged to the late aunt, and secretly hires an actress to pretend to be the ghost of the dead woman. Everyone at the dinner is in on the scheme, and when the apparition appears, no one claims to see anything - but Bedford, that is.
30A Night with the Boys
10 May 1959Description ▼
After Irving Randall loses his weekly paycheck in a poker game with friends from work, he can't bear to tell his wife the truth so he tells her he was mugged on his way home. The tale gets complicated when she insists that he report it to the police. The police subsequently inform however him that they have arrested the mugger and return his money to him. It's only the next day when he finally figures out exactly what is going on.
17 May 1959Description ▼
Naomi Shawn is unhappily married. Her husband Arnold, a successful defense attorney, is having an affair with a younger woman and it's apparent that he's no longer interested in her. He also refuses to agree to a divorce, liking the freedom he already has. In court she sees her husband in action. He is defending a hit and run driver and demolishes the prosecution's chief witness by challenging his his visual acuity. During the lunch recess, Naomi decides to take action to end her marriage and fortunately has the correct eye witness to back her up.
32Human Interest Story
24 May 1959Description ▼
Newspaperman Bill Everett is told by his editor to go to the bar across the street and interview a man who claims to be a Martian. There, Everett meets Howard Wilcox who spins a long tale about how he woke up one morning to find that his fellow Martians had all disappeared. He traveled to Earth and found himself in Wilcox's body. Everett convinces him to go home to his wife and even offers to accompany him. He nearly convinces Wilcox to keep his story to himself, but when he decides to tell his wife the whole story, Everett must take drastic action. All is explained when Everett provides a complete report to his editor.
33The Dusty Drawer
31 May 1959
34A True Account
07 Jun 1959Description ▼
Paul Brett is a top notch criminal attorney who is consulted by Mrs. Cannon-Hughes. She was a nurse by profession who tended to the bedridden wife of Gilbert Hughes until her death. In the time since then, she married Mr. Hughes only to come to the conclusion that he murdered his first wife. Brett advises her that there is little that can be done without evidence but he takes quite a liking to her and they eventually become lovers and marry when Gilbert takes his own life. Little does he realize the consequences of the choices he has made.
14 Jun 1959Description ▼
Bill Fleming is upset that his wife is having an affair with Philip Baxter, the most recent of a long line of lovers. Bill is an ex-boxer and an outdoors man and nothing would give him more pleasure than to wring Baxter's neck. When he mentions to his fishing pal that he has a large collection of dueling weapons, his buddy suggests that he challenge Baxter to a duel. He tells Bill that under California law, you get special treatment in the courts if you kill someone in a duel. Little does Bill realize that his fishing pal had a purpose in giving Bill the advice he did.
36Invitation to an Accident
21 Jun 1959Description ▼
A scaffold falls on a new bride, after her husband accuses her of rendezvousing with an old flame. Another former suitor suspects the husband faked the accident, and urges her to cut off the affair. When she persists, he fears the unbalanced husband will again try to kill her, so he devises a plan to protect her.
27 Sep 1959Description ▼
Arthur is a successful New Zealand chicken farmer. One evening, his fiancée Helen Braithwaite tells him that she is to marry someone else. Arthur releases her from her promise but also warns her that the man she plans to marry is no good and she will live to regret her choice. A year goes by and Arthur continues to improve on his yield of chickens. He now mixes his own feed and his goal is to become entirely self-sufficient in terms of running the farm. One evening, Helen reappears to tell him that she had made a terrible mistake and was leaving her husband to move in with him. Arthur now realizes that he has grown quite accustomed to the solitude of his farm and has only one option open to him.
2The Crystal Trench
04 Oct 1959Description ▼
Stella Ballister (Patricia Owens) receives the horrifying news that her husband met with an untimely demise while mountain climbing. Newly married, Stella asks for the retrieval of her husband's body - but the task proves impossible when the corpse accidentally falls into a deep crevasse, where no human eyes or hands can reach him. Mark (James Donald), having feelings for Stella, stays by her side, a close friend and nothing more. Forty years later, still trying to get over the news of the accident, Stella learns that the glacier has moved. Hiring a crew to help prospect her husband out of the ice, they find the body preserved and untouched. Stella views the body of her husband one last time.
3Appointment at Eleven
11 Oct 1959Description ▼
David Logan lives at home with his mother and he's still upset that his father left them many years before. He is haunted by an event when he was twelve years old and he came home to find his father with a blue-eyed blond. He tells his mother he has an appointment at 11:00 so he skips dinner and heads to a bar. There he meets a girl and repeats several times that something big is going to happen at 11:00. He gets into a fight with a sailor in the bar and tells him the same and then again with a patron in an Irish pub, now saying someone is going to die at the prescribed hour. When the 11 o'clock news come on the air, you learn the full story.
18 Oct 1959Description ▼
A good Samaritan, a Professor driving to California to take up a new teaching post, stops at a gas station with an orphaned coyote cub and agrees to give a ride to a hitchhiker, Julie. He then learns that her father and brother seem to be included in the deal. Not surprisingly, this trio turn out to be con artists and thieves and the Professor has to be quick on his feet to make sure they get their comeuppance!
25 Oct 1959Description ▼
Dave Rainey was once a healthy, successful individual. He now finds himself struck down in the prime of his life and confined to an iron lung. He has a full-time nurse and his pretty wife is attentive, but he is concerned at her friendship with Arnold Barrett. One evening, she gives their full-time nurse the evening off and Dave concludes this must be the evening that she will finish him off. He confronts her and she admits that she had been planning this for some time but in the end, she is unable to complete the task. Little does she know that Dave has his own plans for her.
01 Nov 1959Description ▼
Myra Jenkins has quite a menagerie in her home: birds, a turtle, a monkey, a chameleon and on and on. She is quite devoted to them, usually at the expense of her husband Hermie. Their neighbor, George Bay,is always telling Hermie how much he misses his late wife and that since since she's died, all he ever does is travel, go fishing and drink beer. All of this sounds pretty good to Hermie who hatches a plan to get his wife a new pet that that may not be very cuddly and lovable and may give him the way out that he desires. Little does Hermie realize the predicament he is getting himself into.
08 Nov 1959Description ▼
Mr. Barberosa tells his young employee, Art, that he's being considered for a more important job in the organization. However, Art must do a special job for him first - eliminate Moran, someone to whom he owes $10,000. Art meets Moran as planned but instead of eliminating him immediately, he considers Moran's "business" proposition. Little does Art know that Moran isn't exactly what he seems to be.
8The Blessington Method
15 Nov 1959Description ▼
In the not too distant future (1980, to be exact) life expectancy has increased dramatically and JJ Bunce provides an essential service. He approaches John Treadwell and informs him that his elderly relative, now in her 80's and who lives with him full-time, will live at least another 32 years. Bunce's offer is quite simple: he will dispose of her for a fee. Initially Treadwell rejects the suggestion out of hand but at home, the old lady is becoming ever more demanding. In the end, he accepts Bunce's offer but he does wonder what his own children might do when the time comes.
22 Nov 1959Description ▼
Married Courtney Masterson and his girlfriend are parked at a lover's lane when a young thug tries to rob them. Courtney overpowers the thief and wants to turn him over to the police but is afraid the resulting publicity might tip off his wife to his extra-marital affair. In the end, he decides to set the thief free, but things don't quite go as planned and he shoots the thug. Courtney manages to convince the police that the shooting was an accident. It turns out however, that he has much to worry about.
29 Nov 1959Description ▼
Young Tom Fortnam is thrilled when he receives his guaranteed to grow mushroom seeds by special delivery mail. His father Bill is then approached by a friend, Roger, who thinks people are disappearing. Bill isn't quite sure what to make of it all until Roger's wife calls him to say that Roger has vanished, as has all of his clothes. When he visits Roger's house, he sees that Roger's son, who is the same age as Tom, is also busy growing mushrooms in the basement. Convinced there is a connection, Bill confronts his son - with fantastic results.
06 Dec 1959Description ▼
Ed Fratus is a traveling salesman specializing in novelty items sold in bars and saloons. He's also a mean and arrogant type who isn't all that well-liked by almost everyone he comes across. Driving along a narrow road, Fratus refuses to let a pick-up truck pass him. Little does he know that local farmer Sam Pine is trying desperately to get his severely injured son to a hospital. When the boy dies, Sam and his two surviving sons devise a plan to ensure Fratus understands there is a cost to be paid for his arrogance and selfishness.
12Specialty of the House
13 Dec 1959Description ▼
Mr. Laffler invites Mr. Costain to join him for dinner at a private club that he describes as a very special experience. To his disappointment, Laffler is informed that the house specialty, a lamb dish, is not being served. They continue to visit the club and one evening, the famous dish is served. It also happens that a long-time member has resigned. What, if anything, do the two events have in common?
13An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
20 Dec 1959Description ▼
Joe Farquhar is a proud Southerner who has been invalided out of the Confederate army. He is now at home, alone since the death of his wife the previous week. He learns from a passing Confederate soldier that the Union army is only a few miles away and Farquahr decides to blow up the Owl Creek bridge. He's caught and immediately sentenced to hang but the rope apparently breaks and he manages to swim to safety. He heads home but is amazed at how easily he has managed to evade troops in the area. Only when he arrives home does he realize exactly what has happened.
27 Dec 1959Description ▼
Laura Siddons is a newly hired instructor in Europran literature at a girls college. Initially, she is nervous and ill-at-ease, but over time learns more about her students and is particularly impressed with one of them, Gloria Barnes. She also becomes friendly with her neighbor, Ben Prowdy and finally agrees to have dinner with him. When she sees Gloria entering a night club one evening she imagines the worse but is relieved when Gloria presents her with a reasonable explanation. When she shares Gloria's secret with Prowdy however, she learns there is a heavy price to pay.
16The Ikon of Elijah
10 Jan 1960Description ▼
Carpius owns antique shop in Cyprus and is quite excited to hear that a local monastery may be in possession of a very valuable icon. Knowing that a client would pay a fortune for it, he arranges to visit the monastery to steal the icon. During the robbery, Carpius kills a praying monk but claims it was an accident. The Abbot says he will forgive him but as he has sinned, he must pray for forgiveness. Only then does Carpius understand what the Abbot has in mind.
24 Jan 1960Description ▼
Living in the remote tropics are two oil explorers, one of whom is married to a very attractive woman. One night, she tries to stab her husband and he is convinced by his partner that she is sick with tropical fever. They agree that she needs to see a head shrinker. En route to the doctor however, she convinces her husband's partner to help her kill the husband. Fortunately, the husband's trusted manservant is also with them and protects his master's interests in a very unusual way.
18Backwards, Turn Backwards
31 Jan 1960Description ▼
Matt Thompson is bludgeoned to death with a pipe wrench and suspicion immediately falls on 59 year-old Phil Canby. The wrench belonged to Canby and he was there that evening fixing a leaky sink. The real problem however is that Canby is in love with Thompson's 19 year-old daughter, Sue, and they plan on getting married; everyone knew Matt Thompson was violently opposed to their relationship. Canby maintains his innocence throughout and the local Sheriff, who finds it very hard to believe that the mild mannered Canby would do such a thing, investigates. In the end, the true culprit is revealed.
19Not the Running Type
07 Feb 1960Description ▼
When Capt. Ernest Fisher learns that Milton Potter has been released from prison after serving his 15 year sentence, he tells his subordinates about this very strange case. Potter was a bookkeeper for a bank. He did his work well and was reliable but people knew very little about his private life. When it's determined that he embezzled $200,000 he is eventually sent to jail. No one can quite believe that he was really the type to steal and he never tells anyone what happened to the money. After his release, Fisher visits him and incredibly, Potter tells him he's not the type to run and returns the stolen money! Only later, aboard a cruise ship does he explain to a fellow passenger that there is method to his apparent madness.
20The Day of the Bullet
14 Feb 1960Description ▼
Iggy Kovacs, a Brooklyn hoodlum is gunned down and his childhood friend remembers the day, 35 years before, that had a profound impact on Iggy and set his future course in life. Iggy and his pal see the local gangster, Mr. Rose, beat up someone. They try to report it to the police but no one, including Iggy's father, seems to have the courage to take on the local gangster.
21 Feb 1960Description ▼
Anne has just been acquitted in court and her uncle, Charles Underhill is not a happy man. He feels that her brush with the law will reflect badly on him and is of the view that the only reason she got off was because of his reputation as an upstanding citizen. Underhill doesn't think much of young people, questioning their constant attempt at rebellion. On the way home he has a problem with his car and is assisted by a teenager, Len, who then asks for a ride to the next town. Len is constantly talking about reform school and his "friend" who is good with a knife. Underhill becomes alarmed and purposely speeds in order to be stopped by the police. He tries to explain to the officer that Len is threatening, but there is no evidence to support that claim. He does however get a summons for court and is now really worried about his reputation. Len however presents him with an easy solution to his problem that tests his moral resolve and his self-righteous attitude.
22Across the Threshold
28 Feb 1960Description ▼
Sofie Winter hires mediums in an attempt to contact her late husband, who died six years previously. Her son Hubert, who feels somewhat overwhelmed by his doting mother, decides to ask his actress-girlfriend to impersonate a medium and she convinces Sofie that her husband misses her and the time has come for her to join him. Sofie meticulously plans her departure and on what is intended to be her final evening, lets her son in on the final elements of her plan.
06 Mar 1960Description ▼
Thomas Craig is feeling pretty good about himself. His rich uncle has just died and knowing that he is the only living relative, expects to inherit the family fortune. He's thrown for a loop however, when his uncle leaves everything to his pet dog for the balance of its lifetime, with the inheritance going to Thomas only after the dog's passing. Thomas' gold-digging girlfriend, Judy, decides its time to speed up the dog's demise, with humorous consequences. Visiting a psychiatrist, she comes to the conclusion that there is only one way in the current circumstances for a girl to nab a millionaire.
27 Mar 1960Description ▼
Steven is working on his novel when into his apartment walks an attractive woman, soaking wet. She's with Steven's neighbour, Jimmy Dolan, who's a bit of a playboy. Jimmy is a PR man for a major studio but has only limited talent so he needs Steven's help to write material about Betsy Blake, a long-time Hollywood star who recently drowned and who has a major movie being released. Steven's work gets Jimmy a big raise from the studio and ensures Betsy's last movie will be a big hit. But it turns out Betty hasn't drowned. What's a PR man to do?
25The Little Man Who Was There
03 Apr 1960Description ▼
Jamie and Ben McMahon have brought a civilized attitude to a rough and tumble mining town. Although both strongmen in their own rights, they preach brotherly love and turning the other cheek. One day, in walks the Little Man, a strange little fellow who challenges the McMahons and says that his powers are far greater than theirs. To the shock of everyone present, he proves his point and the local folk think they are dealing with the devil incarnate. There is however, far more to this than meets the eye.
26Mother, May I Go Out to Swim?
10 Apr 1960Description ▼
John Crane is attending a coroner's inquiry and remembers the events that brought him there. John lives with his mother Claire and they are obviously very close. While on holiday, he meets Lottie and falls in love for the first time in his life. When his mother visits, it's obvious she and Lottie do not like one another. Lottie suggest that they take Claire up to the waterfalls to enjoy the view. He knows exactly what Lottie has in mind and resolves the situation. He awaits the decision of the coroner's jury.
27The Cuckoo Clock
17 Apr 1960Description ▼
Mrs. Blythe goes to spend a weekend at her cottage. She hasn't been there since her husband died the year before. Stopping at the general store, she's told that a patient has escaped from the local mental institution. Once at her cottage, she meets Madeleine who says she had seen a dangerous looking man nearby. Madeleine is obviously upset and wants to leave, but Mrs. Blythe begs her to stay. She agrees, but with dire consequences.
28Forty Detectives Later
24 Apr 1960Description ▼
A private detective, William Tyre, is the 41st detective hired by Mr. Dean to find his wife's murderer. Only Dean now says he's found his wife's murderer, a bookstore owner named Otto, and all he wants is for Tyre to arrange for the two to meet. In reality, Dean wants Tyre to kill Otto, but Tyre declines and arranges only for the two to meet. Turns out there is a relationship between Otto and Dean, but it's not quite as expected.
01 May 1960Description ▼
Sir Richard Musgrave is traveling by ship to South Africa. He is a wealthy entrepreneur who made his fortune in Africa. On board ship, he notices an individual that he recognizes as Jan Vander Klaue a one time partner against whom he had committed a terrible act. The gentleman is quite genial, denies knowing Musgrave and denies being Vander Klaue. Musgrave however is overwhelmed with guilt and takes to keeping to his cabin and drinking heavily. In despair, he eventually jumps overboard and the man he thought was Vander Klaue jumps in after him, but for what purpose?
08 May 1960Description ▼
Charles Cavender suffers from terrible insomnia. He hasn't had a good night's sleep in months and has lost a number of jobs as a result. He visits a psychiatrist and recounts a recurring dream he has about the death of his wife, who died in a house fire. Cavender's brother-in-law, Jack Fletcher, blames him for his sister's death and it's determined there is link between that and the insomnia. Cavender feels threatened but decides to pay him a visit to clear the air. However, things don't quite go as planned.
31I Can Take Care of Myself
15 May 1960Description ▼
Bret Harber is an old time piano player and he and Goergia, who sings, have proven to be a very popular nightclub act. Problems arise when a gangster, 'Little Dandy' Dorf, takes a liking to Georgia but she wants no part of him and pours a drink over his head. Soon after, Bret is threatened when someone suggests he get an insurance policy. Things come to a head a few weeks later when Bret is approached by a police officer who has information and suggest that he is in need of protection. Bret doesn't quite realize who he needs protection from, however.
32One Grave Too Many
22 May 1960Description ▼
Joe Helmer is having serious financial problems. He's been out of work for some time and his unemployment insurance has run out. Walking home after unsuccessfully trying to get a loan, he comes across a well-to-do gent, apparently dead on the sidewalk. Joe takes the man's wallet and flees. It's only when he gets home that he finds a revealing note in the man's wallet.
29 May 1960Description ▼
Helen Parch shares a party line telephone with several others. She like to talk on the phone quite a bit but also listens in on others. She's warned by the police one day that a Mr. Miller, with whom she once shared the party line, has broken out of prison and that her life may be in danger. Years before, Miller needed to contact a doctor when his wife was ill and Helen refused to get off the line. Miller's wife died and he turned to a life of crime. Now he may be after Helen.
05 Jun 1960Description ▼
While most of his fellow prisoners on death row spend their time hoping for a stay of execution, the occupant of Cell 227 waxes philosophical about the role of the prison system and the difference between a person murdering another and the State murdering someone. The professor says he's innocent and has told his lawyer not to pursue a stay of execution as he will only accept a full pardon. When the time of his execution arrives, he attacks a guard he's taken a dislike to, just as the Warden arrives with interesting news.
35The Schartz-Metterklume Method
12 Jun 1960Description ▼
Charlotte Hope arrives in the Wellington household to act as a governess to four children. She is a somewhat brash, opinionated person who boldly announces that she uses the Shartz-Metterklume method for teaching children. Her first day is dedicated to biology and the children spend the day collecting specimens. The parents are a bit more concerned when they start asking questions of a more delicate nature. After a few days of this, Miss Hope is released from her employment. As she arrives at the train station, someone disembarks asking if a Mrs. Wellington is there to meet her.
36Letter of Credit
19 Jun 1960Description ▼
John Spengler visits the town of Kirkland where 3 years before a bank employee, Arnold Mathias, had been convicted of stealing $200,000 from the bank where he worked. None of the money has been found and Mathias always maintained his innocence. It would appear that Mathias had recently been killed in an attempted prison escape and Spengler visits the bank manager telling him he's an author researching a book on the robbery. It turns out that Spengler is after something altogether different and all is not altogether what it seems.
37Escape to Sonoita
26 Jun 1960Description ▼
Bill and Andy Davis are driving an old tanker truck across the desert when, 85 miles from their destination, they truck develops engine problems. A'passing car gets stuck in the sand and it turns out the occupants have kidnapped a young woman in Phoenix and are on the run with the $100,000 ransom they've collected. They decide to take the truck to continue their escape but fight over the limited water available. One kidnapper shoots the other, but he eventually dies of thirst. Turns out he was much closer to water than he thought.
25 Sep 1960Description ▼
Ray Marchand is married to an older woman but he is quite attracted to Nyla Foster, a very attractive college student spending the summer working at her father's fishing camp. She tells Ray that her father would never leave her alone with him - so he should stop by on Mondays, when her father goes into town for supplies. When Nyla hears that Ray's wife can't swim, they start thinking that an "accident" might meet be in order, so Ray decides to take up fishing, his wife's favourite pastime. His plans don't quite work out, however.
1Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat
27 Sep 1960Description ▼
Twice a month, Mrs. Bixby travels to Baltimore to visit an elderly aunt, her only living relative. Or so she tells her dentist husband. In fact, she visits the Colonel, her rich lover. Before returning home, he gives her a gift of a fur coat - along with a letter saying that they won't be seeing other any more. Mrs. Bixby decides to pawn the coat but her elaborate scheme to explain the coat to her husband doesn't quite go as planned.
2The Doubtful Doctor
04 Oct 1960Description ▼
Ralph Jones visits his doctor with a strange tale of an event that has affected him greatly. After having an argument with his wife he awakens to find himself having apparently gone back in time almost two years. He's back living in his old apartment, has no money and no one knows him, least of all his future wife. He realizes what life would be like if the future he knows doesn't come to pass. The doctor assures him that this type of mental break is not uncommon and can be brought on by stress. He assures Ralph that this was just a mental breakdown. But Ralph has one bit of evidence that even the good doctor can't quite explain.
3A Very Moral Theft
11 Oct 1960Description ▼
Helen's brother John informs her that he is soon to be married and they'll have to decide what to do about the house they share. Helen is quite attracted to Harry Wade, the owner of a lumber yard who has fallen on hard times after one of his customers goes bankrupt. Helen decides to help Harry out with an $8,000 "loan" after he assures her that he can repay her within 48 hours. When things don't work out as planned, Harry has a decision to make.
4The Contest for Aaron Gold
18 Oct 1960Description ▼
Bernie Samuelson is a ceramic arts teacher at a children's summer camp. From the very first day, he notices that young Aaron Gold has a real talent for sculpture. Aaron much prefers ceramics to swimming classes but when the camp Director criticizes Bernie for Aaron's lateness at swimming, Bernie promises not to hold him back. After a few weeks though, Bernie let's Aaron skip swimming and then learns that Aaron is has yet to complete any of the camp activities. As parents' day approaches, the Director flies into a rage when he realizes Aaron has yet to complete his sculpture. When Aaron's Dad shows up, things become a little clearer.
25 Oct 1960Description ▼
Mr. Blake commutes to work by train and is followed by a Miss Dent who is obviously desperate to speak to him. She sits next to him on the train and threatens to kill him if he doesn't listen to her. She has been hospitalized for eight months after suffering a mental breakdown. It seems she once worked as his secretary but lived a very lonely life with few friends. After spending the night together however, Blake has her fired and she is clearly intent on revenge.
01 Nov 1960Description ▼
Miss Lowen receives a visit from the police to warn her that her niece, who is an orphan and has lived with her for nine years, has been corresponding with Rod Collins, a lifer at the State Penitentiary. It would appear that her niece got in touch with him through a pen pal club. The officer warns her that Collins has broken out of jail and may be coming her way. Fortunately, her niece is out of town visiting friends, and when Collins shows up, she is left with no choice but to call the police. Collins is recaptured, but what does she tell her niece?
7Outlaw in Town
15 Nov 1960Description ▼
Pepe Lorca arrives in a small town in the middle of a blizzard to a less than pleasant reception in the local saloon. One of the locals says he's him before but leaves the saloon before trouble starts. Lorca loses his gun in a poker game at which point the same local return with a sheriff's poster: Lorca is a wanted man with a $5000 reward on his head. Seeing no way out, Lorca auctions himself to the highest bidder, offering to turn himself in without a fuss. His plan is to spend the money and have a good time before he meets the hangman. Turns out he killed one of the saloon girl's husband some time ago and she has something else in mind. But Lorca really who he says he is?
8O Youth and Beauty!
22 Nov 1960Description ▼
Cash Bentley is having a hard time coping with middle age. A one time champion hurdler, he now drinks a bit too much and doesn't quite earn enough money to pay for the lifestyle he would like to provide for his family, such as a membership at the local country club. Despondent he decides to try one last "race", with tragic results.
29 Nov 1960Description ▼
Larry and Angie Chetnik are always bickering about money. She wants more of it and he assures her that he has plans to get a job with a better future. Larry visits his father's one-time friend Mr. Bregornick hoping to land a job. Bregornick does offer him a job and tells Larry to come to his home that evening, since that's where he conducts most of his business. After several months of doing this, Larry decides that the best way to get money will be to steal it from Bregornick.
06 Dec 1960Description ▼
Horace and Sybilla Meade return home after their wedding. Sybilla is a very un-demanding wife and agrees to all of her husband's requests. Horace is a bit of an odd duck and very set in his ways. Meals must be served at specific times and Sybilla must never enter his study. She never gets upset or raises her voice and is always accommodating. Over time, Horace comes to distrust her, to the point where he even tries to kill her. He changes his attitude when she tells him of a plot in a murder mystery she is reading and realizes that he may be in trouble. Unfortunately for Horace, he realizes far too late just how much he really loves her.
11The Man with Two Faces
13 Dec 1960Description ▼
On her way home from an outing with a friend, Alice Wagner is mugged and has her purse stolen. She got a good look at her attacker and being a good citizen, she reports the incident to the police in the hopes that they might prevent him from striking again. Looking at mugshots however she sees a photo of someone who resembles her son-in-law, Leo. She returns to the police where she learns the man in the mug book is wanted for a variety theft-related charges. But is it her son-in-law?
12The Baby-Blue Expression
20 Dec 1960Description ▼
Philip Weaver is having an affair with his bosses wife and he's getting tired of seeing her irregularly. He arranges for Mr. Barrett to travel on an urgent business trip and his intent is that he never arrive at his final destination. As part of the plan, he gives Mrs. Barrett explicit instructions on her role: she is to write a letter to her husband saying how much she misses him, invite several friends over for a drink the day he travels and whatever else she might do, destroy the instructions. Being very dumb, she only realizes too late that she must have included the instructions in the letter to her husband. She frantically contacts the Post Office to see if she can retrieve the incriminating correspondence and is relieved when the letter is returned to the apartment doorman for insufficient postage. Unfortunately, the doorman is very efficient.
13The Man Who Found the Money
27 Dec 1960Description ▼
In a Las Vegas casino parking lot, William Benson stumbles across a money clip containing $92,000. Benson decides to do the right thing and try to find the owner. He advises the police of what he's found and places an ad in a local paper. The police are already aware of the loss, but the amount lost was reported as $102,000. The owner claims the money and offers Benson and his wife a week's free stay at the hotel he owns. He seems unconcerned about the missing $10,000, so Benson has nothing to worry about. Or does he?
14The Changing Heart
03 Jan 1961Description ▼
Looking to have an old pocket watch repaired, Dane Ross stops in at Ulrich Klemm's shop. He's amazed by the old man's tales of the special clocks he has built over the years with moving parts such a marching soldiers and flying birds. They strike up a friendship and Dane is asked to stay for dinner which he gladly accepts, especially after he meets Ulrich's pretty granddaughter, Lisa. Over time, Dane and Lisa fall in love but theirs is a secret romance as Lisa says she can never leave as long as her grandfather is alive. Dane has to relocate to another city and after a three month absence, visits the old man's shop only to find him dead. Only then does he realize the extent of the secret the Klemm's shared.
10 Jan 1961Description ▼
The Kendalls move into their new home in a rural area of Massassuchetts and are concerned that their 9-year old daughter Kate wont make any friends until school starts in a few weeks. They're quite pleased when she tells them she's met Lettie another girls her age. They worry however when despite repeated attempts, they never seem to meet Lettie and think that Kate's playmate may be imaginary. The lady from whom they bought the house and who babysits from time to time finds a solution for them in the form of Judy, a 9 year old girl who also needs a playmate. A solution that pleases everyone, even if the girl' s parents don't quite realize what has happened.
16A Crime for Mothers
24 Jan 1961Description ▼
Jane and Ralph Birdwell get an unexpected and unwelcome visit from Mrs. Meade, their foster daughter's biological mother. It's been seven years since they took responsibility for the girl, but an adoption was never formalized as Mrs. Meade had simply disappeared. Meade now wants money from the Birdwells and threatens to sue to get her daughter back. A private detective suggests that Mrs. Meade just take her daughter and demand $25,000 from the Birdwells to give her back. She agrees but things don't quite go as the planned.
17The Last Escape
31 Jan 1961Description ▼
Joe Ferlini is a Houdini-like escape artist who performs in nightclubs. He claims to be the fastest at getting out of a straight jacket but wants to make a bigger splash. He proposes to have himself handcuffed, tied with a rope, locked into a trunk and dumped into a nearby river. His promoter agrees but his wife Wanda and her lover Tommy arrange for the inevitable. When a coroner's demands to examine Ferlini's body, it seems he may have made the greatest escape of all!
18The Greatest Monster of Them All
14 Feb 1961Description ▼
Hal is a producer of cheap horror films. He decides to cast has-been actor Ernst von Croft in his next movie, a cheap vampire film for the teenage market. von Croft was once billed as the Greatest Monster of them All and sees this as his great comeback, but when he sees the final product, he's the one who's horrified.
21 Feb 1961Description ▼
Billy Weaver has just relocated to a small English village to take up a new appointment. Strangers arouse suspicion in the village at the best of times but all the more so now due to a rash of burglaries. Billy however sees an advert in a window for a room to let and finds that his prospective landlady to be quite pleasant, offering a nice room at a very reasonable price. He is perplexed however when she later mentions that two other gentlemen are also staying in the house. He has never seen nor heard of them before, so just who are these two men?
28 Feb 1961Description ▼
When Enid's boyfriend Eliot presses her, she finally admits that she has been seeing another man, Cyril Hardeen. She agrees to break it off with Cyril whom she describes as a older, gentler man who wouldn't harm a flea. When they finally meet, Eliot finds Cyril much as Enid described him. In fact, Cyril describes himself as a throwback - someone who values honor and civility above all else. Cyril also has no intention of giving Enid up and so puts into action a plan to ensure that she will remain his.
07 Mar 1961Description ▼
Ernie Walters has just been released after six years in prison. It was determined that he was falsely convicted of a gas station robbery and now wants to get even with the detective and District Attorney who convicted him. Wearing a disguise, Walters robs the local tax office but drops his hotel room key as he makes his escape. He's quickly re-arrested by the same detective who arrested him six years previously but the witnesses can't quite identify him. Will he get away with it?
22The Horse Player
14 Mar 1961Description ▼
Father Amian's church isn't in very good shape and needs an expensive new roof. At a mid-week service, a stranger leaves a'$10 bill in the collection plate. The stranger becomes a regular attendee and continues to make generous donations. Turns out the stranger, Mr. Sheridan, has taken to praying for winners and since doing so has had nothing but success at the track, winning bet after bet. Sheridan convinces Father Amian to place a bet on a sure thing and Amian regret his rash act as soon as it's done. Feelings guilty, he prays for the horse not to win, but with a surprising conclusion.
23Incident in a Small Jail
21 Mar 1961Description ▼
Leon Gorwald is a traveling salesman who stops in a small town to buy gas. He crosses the street against the light and a local policemen starts writing him a ticket for jaywalking. Gorwald tries to bribe the officer and is promptly arrested and put in a jail cell awaiting the return of the local judge. In the meantime, the local sheriff has arrested a stranger for murdering a local girl. Things get desperate when a local mob decide to lynch the stranger, but by now he has overpowered the sheriff and forced Gorwald to change clothes. The mob drags Gorwald away but things turn out OK for him, in more ways than one.
24A Woman's Help
28 Mar 1961Description ▼
Arnold Burton hires a very attractive nurse, Miss Greco, to care for his bedridden and demanding wife, Elizabeth. Over a period of months, Arnold and Miss Greco fall in love and concoct a scheme to slowly poison Elizabeth. She catches them kissing one evening and demands that Miss Greco leave. Realizing that his wife controls all of the money, he reluctantly agrees. Arnold then arranges for his wife to interview three candidates to replaces the now departed nurse and she takes great delight in hiring the eldest, a grandmotherly type. Little does she know that she is the one who is in for the surprise.
04 Apr 1961Description ▼
Mr. Hollister now runs a small museum that is actually something of a shrine to his late son, Ben. He tells a visitor that the human skeleton in the museum is actually that of his son. In a flashback he recounts that his son was hunting a fox for his collection of stuffed animals when he comes across Tim McCaffrey, the son of a wealthy and influential rancher. A fight breaks out and Tim is accidentally shot. Despite his protestations that it was all an accident, he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Once there, he loses all interest in life. But just who is this stranger Mr. Hollister is telling this story to and is he being completely honest?
11 Apr 1961Description ▼
Lucy Baldwin rushes home when she hears her mother has taken ill but by the time she arrives, her mother seems fine. It seems that her mother is very possessive and the doctor confirms to Lucy that her mother faked the attack only because she was out with her friend, Arthur. It seems that her mother has done this before and Arthur, who very much wants to marry Lucy, tells her she has only until the next day to choose between him or her mother. Desperate to get out of her predicament Lucy decides to take drastic action, but with unanticipated results.
18 Apr 1961Description ▼
Ben Conan is a gigolo who has been living off rich women for most of his life. His latest conquest is Lisa Talbot who is unhappily married. Her husband is a penniless brute who has taken control of her fortune and she desperately wants to get away from him. When Conan learns that a private investigator is looking into his past, he thinks it's time for him to move on but Lisa begs him not to go without her. She tells him that her husband is recovering from a heart attack the previous week and if only he would die, they would both be better off, financially and otherwise. Conan decides to take action but too late realizes what is really going on.
25 Apr 1961Description ▼
Meyer Fine is a casino manager who is so afraid of death that he can't even attend funerals. One evening he expresses concern at the amount of money being lost by a young gambler, who is later found to have committed suicide. When one of Fine's henchmen is killed by fellow mobsters, he becomes convinced that he's next. Terrified at what the future may hold, he begs his butler to help him in the only way he knows how.
29The Pearl Necklace
02 May 1961Description ▼
Howard Rutherford is a very rich, elderly gentleman. Out of the blue, he proposes to his young secretary, Charlotte Jameson. He tells her that he is not in good health and that she will inherit his entire $11 million fortune. Charlotte initially dismisses the idea but her fiancé, Mark Lansing, thinks that a one year delay is very little to pay given the size of Charlotte's potential inheritance. Charlotte eventually marries Howard, who turns out to be in far better health than he let on. Every year on their wedding anniversary Howard gives her a beautiful pearl to add to her ever-growing collection. When Howard finally dies on their 25th wedding anniversary, Charlotte plans on re-marrying but it's not Mark that she has in mind.
30You Can't Trust a Man
09 May 1961Description ▼
Crystal Coe is visited by her husband Tony, who has just been released after seven years in prison. Tony resents that he went to jail for a theft Crystal committed and threatens to ruin her reputation since she re-married without ever divorcing him. Crystal has changed her name and has become a successful singer and wants nothing to do with him. She kills Tony and tells the police she has no idea who he is and is just a deranged fan who kidnapped her. The police believe her but also tell her about the inheritance the dead man's wife will get.
31The Gloating Place
16 May 1961Description ▼
Susan Harper is an unhappy high schooler who falsely reports an attack in the park in order to get attention and make herself more important than she is. The press get hold of the story and Susan is more than happy to oblige with an ever expanding tale. When the press seem to be losing interest, Susan goes to extraordinary lengths to keep the "park prowler" story alive, with tragic results.
23 May 1961Description ▼
Gerald Clarke interrupts a robbery when he stops at a liquor store while en route to a friends house to play cards. He's quite terrified when the young hoodlum pokes the gun in his back but recovers and shoots the robber with the liquor store owner's gun. He subsequently learns that that the robber's gun wasn't loaded and tries to make amends for what he has done by paying part of the boy's funeral. When Gerald is visited by the boy's mother, tragedy results.
33A Secret Life
31 May 1961Description ▼
James Howgill is bored with his life and his marriage and announces to his wife that he is leaving her. She tells him to do what he likes but that she will never grant him a divorce. In time, he takes up with an attractive young woman and decides to try to force the divorce issue with his wife. His lawyer however informs him that he has no grounds for a divorce and suggests that he hire a private detective to see if his wife may have taken up with another man. He agrees but is quite sure that it is not in his wife's character to carry on. Needless to say, he is astounded when the detective reports that his wife is dating and that a man has spent the night in their house. Howgill begins to see his wife in a new light and decides he wants her back. But just who is this woman that he has returned to?
13 Jun 1961Description ▼
Harry Beggs is released from prison after serving his 20 year sentence. He's actually a reformed man, having learned a trade and having saved every cent of his minimal prison pay. He hasn't seen his family for many years and he and his wife used to always fight about money so he very much wants to show her the money he's accumulated. When the time comes to visit her, he can't quite bring himself to do it and goes to one of his old haunts for a drink. Having had a bit too much to drink, he wakes up to find that he's been rolled by a pretty girl with whom he had struck up a conversation. He does eventually work up the nerve to see his wife and explain to her what has happened but he is also in for a severe shock.
20 Jun 1961Description ▼
Leonard Thompson is not a very happy man. He's married to a shrewish, bedridden wife who blames him for her condition. She's constantly demanding that he ask for a raise and spend more money on her. Leonard decides to do something about his situation. He visits a funeral director and pre-purchases the most expensive funeral available. He then goes to a pharmacy and purchases poison, insisting that he needs something painless. Then at the appointed time, he confronts his wife, one last time.
37Make My Death Bed
27 Jun 1961Description ▼
Bish Darby and his wife Jackie are new in town and become fast friends with Ken and Elise Taylor. Jackie is always after Bish to watch his diet and cut down on his intake of sugar. Bish and Elise become a bit more than friends and start having an affair. Both of their respective spouses think something is going on and when Ken walks in on them one he evening he shoots Biff, killing him. When they relay the news to Jackie however, her reaction is not quite what they expected. There is also something of a surprise for Elise.
04 Jul 1961Description ▼
Ambitious District Attorney Rudy Cox is under pressure to combat organized crime, especially mob kingpin, Mac Davis. Cox may finally have the evidence he needs in the form of the mob's onetime bookkeeper. Problem is, Davis saved Cox's life while they were in the army together. Davis visits him one evening to let him know that he giving up control of the organization. When the bookkeeper is murdered, Cox turns out to be Davis' alibi.
10 Oct 1961Description ▼
Professor Jarvis is, as one student describes him, the most henpecked man in the world. When he catches Perry Hatch cheating on an exam, he informs him that he will not be reported to the university but rather to his father who, Prof. Jarivs hopes, will mete out appropriate punishment. Hatch is none too pleased and when he hears that Jarvis's wife has been gone for several weeks, starts to wonder if Jarvis may have gotten rid of her. He and a friend spy on him and find him throwing away some of his wife's belongings. They take their case to the police who decide to question him.
2Bang! You're Dead
17 Oct 1961Description ▼
Rick Sheffield visits his brother and sister-in-law after a lengthy absence living in Africa. His nephew Jackie unpacks his suitcase and finds a revolver. Jackie and his friends are always playing with their toy guns and Jackie goes around town, pointing the gun and pulling the trigger, oblivious to the fact that there is a live round in the chamber. When his parents and uncle realize he has the gun, they set off on a frantic search but not before he fires at someone.
24 Oct 1961Description ▼
While drunk, Leo Thorby buys what he thinks is a chimp. His wife Carol is outraged when she finds out he spent $500 and wants him to get his money back. Both of them are shocked to find out that the chimp is actually a woman, Maria, in a monkey suit and Leo thinks he has found the perfect circus act. Maria can sketch but only paints what she sees and when Leo sees a sketch of his wife kissing the lion tamer, he immediately jumps to conclusions. Little does he realize it's all part of Maria's plan to get rid of Carol. When he gets of Maria, she plots her own revenge.
4Cop for a Day
31 Oct 1961Description ▼
Davey and Phil successfully rob a bank messenger of $18,000 but now have one major complication. Davey is a bit of a hot-head and in the course of the robbery he shoots the messenger and there is now an eye witness who can identify him. When it's subsequently reported that he's died, Phil devises a plan that will solve their problem. Unfortunately, Davey again acts without thinking with dire results.
5Keep Me Company
07 Nov 1961Description ▼
Julia Reddy is a newlywed who spends most of her evenings at home alone, watching TV and playing solitaire. Her husband Marco is out working almost every evening with his two brothers. He's apologetic but he and his brothers are setting up a new wholesale business and they have to put in the hours. Alone one evening, she's afraid someone may be out on her fire escape and phones the police who check the situation and assure everything is okay. She rather liked having someone to chat to so she phones the police again asking that a more senior officer be sent to deal with her complaint. Detective Parks spends some time with her, but things take a dramatic twist when her husband returns home.
6Beta Delta Gamma
14 Nov 1961Description ▼
At a frat house party, Alan accepts a challenge and drinks a whole pitcher of beer without stopping for a breath. He soon passes out and his friends decide to give him a scare by setting a mock death scene. They put a poker in his hand and one of the party goers is made up as a corpse. Thinking he has actually killed someone, Alan decides to do something about it.
7You Can't Be a Little Girl All Your Life
21 Nov 1961Description ▼
Julie Barton is attacked in her bedroom by a stranger and can't provide much information to the police and the district attorney. She remembers biting into a leather glove when he put his hand over her mouth, but little else. Traumatized by the incident and under pressure from the police, she identifies a vagrant as the perpetrator but she is clearly unsure. Only when she makes a startling discovery is the identity of her attacker revealed.
8The Old Pro
28 Nov 1961Description ▼
Frank Burns sets off fishing and promises his wife a half dozen fresh trout for them and their dinner guests. In fact, he's meeting Cullen, a blackmailing journalist, who knows Frank was once a killer and promises not to publish the story for a fee. Frank's wife thinks he's a retired engineer and he's accepted as a member of the local society set. Frank is tired of paying off his blackmailer and arranges with one of his former associates to take care of the situation permanently. Cullen has something else in mind, however, but Frank knows what he has to do. Unfortunately his former associates also have plans for Frank.
05 Dec 1961Description ▼
Mrs Morgan has left her husband and has taken a position as a waitress at an English seaside hotel. Captain Morgan's lawyer has hired a private detective to go and determine exactly what she is up to and see whether there are grounds for divorce. Mr. Frute, the detective, has taken a job at the same hotel and becomes quite friendly with Mrs. Morgan who tells him that she left her husband because of his extreme jealousy and not for another man. They become quite friendly, with not unexpected results.
12 Dec 1961Description ▼
A young man has a minor accident walking down the street and a street person cons him into buying them a drink. It's only when they go to introduce themselves that the young man realizes he has no idea who he is and has suffered a complete loss of memory. In his pocket he finds a $1000 bill and the name and address for a Dr. Ralph Mannick. Mannick has no idea who he is but while at his office, the young man recalls who he is and why he had the doctor's name and a $1000.
11The Right Kind of Medicine
19 Dec 1961Description ▼
Charlie Marx shoots a police officer while fleeing from a robbery and is himself shot in the ankle. There is a witness to the shooting and police will spare no effort to track down a cop killer. Marx gets medical attention from a doctor and fills a prescription at his local drugstore for painkillers but not without harassing the the harried druggist. It turns out that Marx should have let the pharmacist take his time.
12A Jury of Her Peers
26 Dec 1961Description ▼
Jim Hale stops in to see the Wrights and ask if they would like to share a party line telephone. He finds that Millie Wright is acting strangely and her husband strangled in their bed. Millie claims she found her husband like that when she came in from feeding the chickens but the local district attorney is convinced she killed her husband. Sarah Hale is quite sympathetic and feels sorry for Millie who lived a hard, lonely life with a less than ideal husband and takes steps to do something about it.
13The Silk Petticoat
02 Jan 1962Description ▼
In the early 19th century, Sir Humphrey J. Orford informs his fiancée, Elisa Minden, that twenty years previously he was married but that his wife died at the age of 19. Orford is something of a scholar and while visiting his study, Elisa finds a lady's silk petticoat that is obviously under repair and a gruesome painting. She is immediately frightened and wonders if she has discovered a hidden side to Orford's personality. As she explores her new home and learns more about her husband-to-be, she discovers that his first wife was unfaithful and that Orford had arranged for her lover to be hanged. On their wedding day, she makes an incredible discovery.
09 Jan 1962Description ▼
Bart Collins is a frustrated actor who hasn't had much success in landing roles lately. He's in line for a part in a play but Bart parties hard and shows up late for his audition. He finds he's in competition with another actor, Jerry Lane and in a rage, strangles Jerry in his apartment. Before he can dispose of the body he is visited by a detective looking into Jerry's disappearance. Bart's odd behavior however, gives him away.
15The Door Without a Key
16 Jan 1962Description ▼
A man walks into a police station with no memory of who he is. He is soon followed by young Mickey Hollins, who was inadvertently left behind by his father at a gas station. Through talking to the boy and the police officer, the man gradually remembers bits and pieces of memory, until he finally remembers who he is and why he's in his current predicament. Similarly, the boy also reveals the truth about himself.
16The Case of M.J.H.
23 Jan 1962Description ▼
Jimmy French is a ne'er-do-well who meets the shy but attractive Maude Sheridan in a diner. Maude tells him she is a secretary to a well known psychotherapist and he manages to track her down and ask her out on a date. They begin seeing each other regularly and she is obviously attracted to him but he finally tells her the truth: he can't keep a regular job and is heavily in debt. His solution is for Maude to give him some of her employers files so he can blackmail them. She reluctantly agrees and he picks the case of M.J. Harrison, a successful real estate entrepreneur. He tells Harrison to give him $10000 or else he will make public his affair with an 18 year-old girl he has been seeing. The next day, Maude's employer has some shocking news for her about Jimmy and Mr. Harrision.
17The Faith of Aaron Menefee
30 Jan 1962Description ▼
Garage mechanic Aaron Menafee suffers from an ulcer but is apparently cured by a faith healer, the Rev. Otis "Healer" Jones. Jones asks Aaron if he would be his chauffeur and out of gratitude, he accepts even though he has to return half his salary as a faith offering. Problems arise for Aaron when he becomes attracted to Rev. Jones' daughter Emily, who is constantly teasing and flirting with him. When they decide to get married, Jones does not approve and the young couple decide to stay true to one another. When Aaron returns to his hometown, he's confronted by a wounded gangster and arranges for the Rev. Jones to heal him.
18The Woman Who Wanted to Live
06 Feb 1962Description ▼
Ray Bardon is an escaped convict who robs a gas station and kills the attendant. He then carjacks a car driven by Nita. He has every intention of killing her but Bardon is wounded and she convinces him that if he lets her live, she will drive him anywhere he wants to go. She makes no attempt to escape and gives every appearance of helping him escape. Unfortunately for Bardon, he hijacked the wrong car and driver.
13 Feb 1962Description ▼
Pedro Sicueros loses the use of his legs in an accident his condition is considered by everyone to be permanent. Over time, his wife Lolla becomes dissatisfied with him and with her situation. It turns out that Pedro isn't paralyzed and is only pretending to be so so he can collect from the insurance company. Lolla is worried that they will be found out but Pedro devises a plan: go to a local shrine and let God perform a miracle. Pedro is surprised at the results however.
20 Feb 1962Description ▼
Vernon Wedge is a hot shot lawyer who agrees to defend 17-year old Benjy Marino who is accused of murder. Benjy swears he's innocent but Wedge isn't buying it and feels he should plead guilty. He nonetheless decides to defend him and at the trial tries a chemical test to determine if blood is present on the knife, but the DA objects and Wedge uses the refusal to undertake the test to get Benjy off. But would the test have revealed?
27 Feb 1962Description ▼
Harrison Fell is an advertising executive who comes with a brilliant publicity stunt for one of the company's major clients, a safe manufacturer that claims to have created a burglar-proof safe. He asks Sammy Morrisey, once billed as the world's greatest safe cracker, to try to break into the safe. Morrisey isn't keen on the idea as he now has a new profession and has tried to put those days behind him. As an incentive, Morrisey is told that an envelope with $50,000 will be put in the safe and if he can break in, he gets to keep the money. Morrisey accepts the offer, with surprising results for all.
22The Big Score
06 Mar 1962Description ▼
While babysitting, Dora's boyfriend and two of his pals show up. They clearly intend to rob the house but are caught in the act when the owner returns home unexpectedly. They steal a large sum of money but one of the young hoods, Gino, stabs the owner and Dora offers to call the police with a good story. Gino agrees but is worried that they not give themselves away but soon realizes that one of his gang has already fenced a lighter stolen from the house. Turns out the homeowner had a reason for having a large sum of money on hand.
13 Mar 1962Description ▼
It's Miles Cheever's last day at work as he is retiring after 20 years of service. His boss and colleagues throw a little farewell party for him at the office and give him his going away present, a plain pen and pencil set. At home with his wife, they review his plans to empty the vault at work, which he manages to do without difficulty. It seems Cheever is leading a double life however and plans on running off with his girlfriend. When their airplane is delayed because of a bomb threat, they face the risk of being discovered.
20 Mar 1962Description ▼
Claude is a successful business executive whose wife, Clara, owns the company he heads. He is also having a affair with his attractive neighbour, Margo. Claude's wife suspects her husband of having an affair and has made it quite clear that he would get nothing in a divorce settlement. Claude had every intention of killing his wife but when it comes time, he simply can't do it and suggests they hire a hit man to do the deed. Margo decides to take charge of the situation, however. Unfortunately, they find themselves working at cross purposes with not unexpected results.
25The Last Remains
27 Mar 1962Description ▼
Amos Duff is a mortician whose business if failing. The bills are piling up and Amos laments the fact that he has never sold his top of the line class A funeral. He does finally get a client when Marvin Foley makes arrangements for his business partner's funeral. Supposedly, the partner was killed in a car accident but Amos discovers a bullet wound. Foley agrees to buy the class A funeral provided Amos cremates the body but after several months has yet to settle his final account for the funeral. With the body cremated Foley refuses to pay but Amos reports the case to the police with a convincing piece of evidence.
26Ten O'Clock Tiger
03 Apr 1962Description ▼
Boots Murphy tries to convince his friend Arthur Duffy to bet on a particular horse. Turns out Boots has developed a secret formula that will turn any nag into a stallion. Arthur is a boxing manager and knows nothing about horses but he convinces Boots to inject a has-been fighter, Soldier Fresno. The drug apparently works wonders and Soldier wins a big fight so his manager sets him up for fight after fight. When Soldier finally gets a shot at the title, Arthur decides to up the dosage with unexpected results.
27Act of Faith
10 Apr 1962Description ▼
Ralston Temple is a successful novelist who receives a letter from struggling writer Alan Chatterton asking him for comments on the first three chapters of his book. Temple invites him to his apartment and Chatterton asks him for a loan of $40 per week for six months to allow him to finish his novel. Over time, the loans grow larger and Temple has yet to see anything of the novel. At a restaurant one evening, Temple sees Chatterton entertaining a group of friends and learns that he is a regular patron. Thinking he has been swindled, Temple throws him out. Only later does he realize that he may have been hasty.
28The Kerry Blue
17 Apr 1962Description ▼
Ned Mallie loves his 13-year old dog Annie, a Kerry Blue. So much so that his wife Thelma accuses him of caring more for the dog than her. When Ned returns from a business trip, Thelma has bad news: Annie died a few days after he left and she buried him in the woods. Because Thelma did not call a vet, Ned is convinced that she buried Annie alive and he slowly plots his revenge.
29The Matched Pearl
24 Apr 1962Description ▼
Laurent Dubois is a jeweler who manages to sell a magnificent black pearl for $5000. Turns out the buyer's wife doesn't know what to do with only one pearl and insists that they find another. Dubois returns to the pearl's original owner, Captain McCabe, to see if he can find another. McCabe feels that he was cheated on the first deal and he refuses Dubois' offer to double the original price if he can find a second pearl. Dubois eventually gets the pearl and a bit of a surprise as well.
30What Frightened You, Fred?
01 May 1962Description ▼
Fred Riordan is an ex-con who is re-arrested less than 48 hours after his release on parole. He served four years for robbery and on his release, seems like a mild mannered man who is intent on making a go of it. He recounts to the warden and prison psychiatrist the events during his two days of freedom as they try to determine what may have caused him to get drunk and break up a bar in his old neighborhood. The psychiatrist is convinced that something in the outside world frightened him and probes to determine exactly what that was. Little do they know that there is something altogether different taking place.
31Most Likely to Succeed
08 May 1962Description ▼
Dave Sumner drops in on his old college friend Stanley Towers, whom he hasn't seen for 20 years. Dave has fallen on hard times and actually never amounted to much, even though he was president of his class and had been voted 'most likely to succeed'. Towers on the other hand made his first million by age 32 and is very well off. As a favor, Towers offers Dave a job doing different tasks around the house, serving drinks at parties and so on. Mrs. Towers is also unhappy and confides in Dave that her husband is a workaholic and is involved in unethical deals like charging work on the house to the company and putting relatives on the payroll at inflated salaries. Towers eventually fires Dave in a jealous rage but it turns out Dave is not quite who he seems to be.
15 May 1962Description ▼
Joe Drake has been having a rough time. After he and his wife Madeline suffered a serious fall, he shattered his leg and has since required several operations. He can't work and his wife, who escaped fall with only a concussion, is the only earner working as a waitress. When she is late coming home from work one evening, he becomes concerned, mostly because of a series of grisly murders and a killer the press have called The Butcher. He sets off looking for her with a one-time rival for Madeline's affection, Ralph Morrow. He is desperate to find her but eventually comes face to face with the killer, knife in hand.
22 May 1962Description ▼
Paul Devore is an unhappily married department store manager who hatches a scheme to avoid sharing any community property with his wife, who loathes him. He blackmails a thirty-something shoplifter into coming to his house the following Sunday evening. Assuming he was going to force her to have sex, she is surprised to find the master bedroom ransacked and all of the valuables missing. She realizes Devore has staged a robbery and all he wants the shoplifter to do is tie him to the bed to make it look like a robbery. But what will Mrs. Devore say when she gets home and finds her husband in this state?
34The Twelve Hour Caper
29 May 1962Description ▼
Herbert Wiggam has been the assistant cashier at his securities trading firm for 11 years. He has always been a loyal employee but things may be changing. He's advised by his boss that he will not be getting the head cashier position as that will going to another employee, who just happens to be his wife's favorite nephew. Wiggam goes ahead with an elaborate plan to steal $500,000 in bearer bonds that are scheduled for delivery late on a Friday afternoon. He's planned everything down to the minute - but has he forgotten one important factor?
35The Children of Alda Nuova
05 Jun 1962Description ▼
Frankie Fane is an American who has been in Rome for about six weeks and is starting to get bored. He hasn't picked up much of the language and has visited most of the tourist sites in Rome itself. A fellow Amrecian suggests that he rent a car and visit some old ruins just a short drive from the city. When he gets there he finds the villagers unfriendly and a large group of teenagers that constantly follow him around. He quickly realizes that he may be in trouble, but it may also be the case that he gets what he deserves.
36First Class Honeymoon
12 Jun 1962Description ▼
Edward Gibson is newly divorced and a very happy man. He's less happy when he learns that his ex-wife Gloria commissioned a portrait of herself for $2500. He refuses to pay and asks his friend Carl, who's now seeing his ex-wife, to buy the painting. Carl has something else in mind: he offers to marry Gloria, for a price, thus saving his friend alimony payments. Edward accepts his friend's offer and gives him $5000. Only problem is that Carl has a somewhat different plan in mind.
37The Big Kick
19 Jun 1962Description ▼
Ken is a square university professor who likes hanging around with a group of beatniks. At a party he meets Judy who is down and out and can't buy food, let alone pay the rent. Urged on by her boyfriend Mitch, Judy agrees to go out on a date with Ken in the hopes of getting some money out of him. When the professor gives her an expensive bracelet, Mitch tries to hawk it with interesting results. Ken is obviously one step ahead of them and little do they realize what is in store.
38Where Beauty Lies
26 Jun 1962Description ▼
Caroline Hardy lives with her handsome brother Collin. She is in her 30's, is unmarried and thinks of herself as ugly and unattractive. She thinks the world of Collin, a well-known stage actor and keeps house for him. She sees them drifting apart however, particularly as Collin seems ever closer to his girlfriend Joan. Caroline hatches a plot to ensure that Collin will forever be dependent on her and will shun all outside contact.
39The Sorcerer's Apprentice
The Great Sadini finds a young man passed out from hunger on the carnival grounds and takes him inside to his trailer. The boy, Hugo, proves to be simple. His first thought on waking is that he is dead and that Sadini and his wife are the devil and an angel. He's nearly right -- but he has the roles reversed. Sadini's compassion prompts him to take the kid under his wing and teach him about magic. The wife's cold heart leads her to beg the manipulable boy to commit murder.
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