Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 6
S06 E01Sep 27, 1960
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel's Coat Sep 27, 1960 Mrs. Bixby is having an affair with the Colonel. When he decides to stop seeing her, he gives her a gift: an expensive mink coat. Mrs. Bixby, however, does not want her husband to know where she got the coat. She pawns it and tells the pawnbroker not to write a description of the item on the pawn ticket. She then tells her husband that she found the ticket. She tells him to turn it in and see what it is. She stops by her husband's officer expecting him to give her back the mink coat. Instead, he gives her a cheap mink neckpiece. As she leaves, she sees her husband's secretary dressed in the Colonel's mink coat.
S06 E02Oct 4, 1960
The Doubtful Doctor Oct 4, 1960 Ralph Jones tells his psychiatrist of a disturbing episode. He came home from work one day an had a fight with his wife. He then wished that he was single again and was transported back to his bachelor days. Ralph's problem, however, is that when he tried to live his life again everything went wrong. He became depressed and gave all his money to a boy for some baseball cards. He then jumped in the river. Ralph then claims to have awakened back in the present day. The psychiatrist doubts his story until Ralph tells him what he found in his pocket after he woke up in the present day: a pack of baseball cards soaked with water.
S06 E03Oct 11, 1960
Very Moral Theft Oct 11, 1960 Harry Wade works at a lumberyard and owes his customers money. His girlfriend Helen provides him with a loan to pay off his debts. She tells him that she is remortgaging her house, but in actuality is embezzling the money from her office. Harry agrees tro pay her back in 48 hours. When Harry fails to pay up, she grows worried and tells him how she got the money. Harry leaves and comes back with the money. He tells her that he got the money from a customer, but in reality he got it from a loan shark. Later, however, Harry disappears. Helen discovers that Harry was killed when he could not pay the loan sharks back in time.
S06 E04Oct 18, 1960
The Contest for Aaron Gold Oct 18, 1960 Aaron Gold stays at a summer camp and is being taught ceramics by Bernie Samuelson. Aaron makes a clay figure of a knight for Bernie class. The figure, however, lacks a right arm. Bernie encourages the boy to finish up before his parent's visit. Aaron brushes off the encouragement and leaves the figure without an arm. Later, the camp director worrying how the camp would look if Aaron appeared to learn nothing in his stay orders Bernie to finish the figure himself. He does so and greatly upsets Aaron. When Aaron's father arrives on parents day, Bernie is shocked to discover that he is missing his right arm.
S06 E05Oct 25, 1960
The Five Forty-eight Oct 25, 1960 James Blake leaves his officer and is stalked by a woman named Iris Dent. She follows him onto a train and pulls a gun on him. Apparantly, Iris is James's former secretary. She is also is former lover. She was fired when James began to worry that his wife might find out. Iris is back for revenge. She follows him off the train and forces him to kneel in the dirt. She does not kill James, she only wanted to humiliate him.
S06 E06Nov 1, 1960
Pen Pal Nov 1, 1960 Margaret Lowen discovers from a detective that her niece is corresponding with a convict named Rod Collins who has just escaped from prison. She agrees to tell the police if the convict comes to her home. Later, Rod arrives. He tells Margaret that he has fallen in love with her niece. Margaret tells the police who arrive in time to arrest him. After Rod is escorted awat, Margaret sits down to write a letter to him. She was the one that was corresponding to him in prison. She wrote the letters in her niece's name.
S06 E07Nov 15, 1960
Outlaw in Town Nov 15, 1960 Pepe Lorca enters a saloon in an old west time. One of the bar patrons notices that Lorca resembles a man on a wanted poster offering a large reward. Soon all the bar patrons are bidding with him for the right to collect the reward. Soon a raffle is held. A woman named Shasta wins, but she has no intention of turning Lorca in. The next day both her and Lorca are gone. A U.S. Marshal arrives and reveals that Pepe was the brother of a wanted man who has since died. The raffle held the day before was just a scam to collect money.
S06 E08Nov 22, 1960
O Youth and Beauty! Nov 22, 1960 Cash Bentley is a former hurdling champ who has grown much too old to compete. When he goes to a dance he is taunted into putting on an exhibition which his wife Louise opposes. Later, Cahs forces his wife to help him run another course. He gives her a revolver to use as a starting pistol. As he starts the race, Louise pulls the trigger. He starts out but is hit by the bullet in midhurdle and dies.
S06 E09Nov 29, 1960
The Money Nov 29, 1960 A bookie named Larry Chetnik is hired by an exporter named Bregornick who was once a friend of his father. Larry embezzles money from his new employer, but has a change of heart when Cash Bregornick talks to him about Larry's father. Larry goes to his girlfriend's and tells her that he now has Bregornick's trust and that they can bilk even more out of him later.
S06 E10Dec 6, 1960
Sybilla Dec 6, 1960 Sybilla Meade reads her husbands diary and discover that he plots to kill her. In reality, it is only her husbands fantasy. She tells him that she has read his diary and has sent a copy to her lawyer with instructions to make it public if anything happens to her. Her husband is terrified and begins to protect her. She later grows ill and dies. Her husband then learns that she never sent a copy of his diary to her lawyer. She only told him that so he wouldn't kill her.
S06 E11Dec 13, 1960
The Man With Two Faces Dec 13, 1960 Alice Wagner is taken to the police station after she is robbed. She looks through a mug book in an attempt to identify the man. Instead of findinger her mother, however, she finds a picture of a man who looks very similar to her son-in-law Leo. When she returns home she asks her daughter Mabel about her husband. Mabel becomes angry and threatens to move out. Later, Alice tells the police about the mug shot and her son-in-law. They say its probably just a coincidence. That nigh, however, the police come to Alice's house and arrest both Leo and Mabel. They tell Alice that if she had went through the female mug book whe would have seen the picture of her daughter.
S06 E12Dec 20, 1960
The Baby Blue Expression Dec 20, 1960 Philip Weaver concocts a scheme to murder his employer.
S06 E13Dec 27, 1960
The Man Who Found the Money Dec 27, 1960 William Benson finds a money clip containing $92,000. He takes the money to a bank and alerts the police. Captain Bone is able to identify the clip but he claims that it contained $102,000. The Captain accuses Benson of robbery until the owner of the clip Curtis Newsome says that Benson is telling the truth. Newsome invites Benson to stay at his inn as a reward. When Benson arrives at the inn, however, he is attacked. Newsome holds up a phone so that Benson can hear his wife screaming. He, then, demands his $10,000 dollars back.
S06 E14Jan 3, 1961
The Changing Heart Jan 3, 1961 Dane Ross goes to a shop owned by Ulrich Klemm in order to get his watch repaired. Ulrich is a master clockmaker who fled Europe during World War II. At the shop, Dane falls in love with Ulrich's daughter Lisa. Klemm, however, insists that they not see each other. Dane reluctantly agrees to stop seeing her and leaves. Later, he hears that she has grown dangerous ill. Dane returns to the shop and discovers that Ulrich has passed away and that Lisa is confined to a wheelchair. Still loving her, he embraces her and is startled to hear a strange ticking coming from her chest. The old clockmaker saved his daughter by giving her a clockwork heart.
S06 E15Jan 10, 1961
Summer Shade Jan 10, 1961 Ben and Phyllis Kendall move to Salem, Massachusetts with their 9-year old daughter Kate. Ben and Phyllis become deeply worried when their daughter starts playing with an imaginary friend named Letty. Kate's parents get help from a local minister when Kate shows up one day with a magic charm to ward off evil spirits. The Minister tells them that a girl named Letty died in 1692. Ben a Phyllis become worried that their daughter is possessed, but a relieved when Kate befriends a girl in the neighborhood named Judy. When the two girls are alone, however, Judy begins to speak in colonial English. Kate tells her to stop and warns her that she might be exorcised.
S06 E16Jan 24, 1961
A Crime for Mothers Jan 24, 1961 Lottie Mead is an alcoholic mother who demands that custody of her daughter be returned to her. She has not seen her daughter in years. When her daughter's guardians Ralph and Jane Birdwell refuse to cooperate, she demands money in order to leave them alone. The Birdwells do not give her the money so she plots with a detective named Ames to kidnap the girl for ransom. Ames takes Lottie to a schoolyeard a points out her daughter. Later, Lottie kidnaps the girl. Unfortunately, she kidnaps the wrong girl. Faced with a real kidnapping charge, Ames agrees to help her if she returns the girl unharmed and if she promises to stop annoying the Birdwells. Ames is, in fact, a friend of the couple and the kidnapped girl is really his own daughter.
S06 E17Jan 31, 1961
The Last Escape Jan 31, 1961 Joe Ferlini is an escape artist who decides to perform a dangerous escape in order to be famous. His wife Wanda who is seeing another man, however, has other plans. Joe plans to be handcuffed, locked in a truck, and lowered into a river. Wanda, however, replaces Joe's key to the handcuffs with a fake key. Joe drowns. At the funeral, a policeman insists that the coffin be open. When it is opened, everyone is shocked to discover that it is empty. Wanda goes insane and is locked up in an asylum. Later Joe's manager reveals that he and Joe arranged to have his body removed if he were to die while performing the river escape. Joe wanted to be known as the greatest escape artist of all time.
S06 E18Feb 14, 1961
The Greatest Monster of Them All Feb 14, 1961 Ernst von Croft is an has-been actor once billed as ""The Greatest Monster of Them All"". He gets a part in a low-budget vampire movie. He is proud of his performance, but is shocked when he sees the film and discovers that his voice has been redubbed. Fred Logan, the films writer, visits Ernst and offers his condolences. Later on a soundstage, however, he finds the bodies of the films producer Hal Ballew and the film's director Morty Lenton. The necks of each have been punctioned as if they were bitten by a vampire. On a catwalk high above the soundstage Ernst appears wearing his vampire cape. He falls from the catwalk and plunges to his death on the soundstage floor.
S06 E19Feb 21, 1961
The Landlady Feb 21, 1961 Billy Weaver gets a room at an unusual boarding house. The landlady claims that there are other tenants in the building, but Billy never sees anyone. Later, the landlady invites him over for tea. He comments about a stuffed bird and the landlady tells him that she stuffs all her pets after the die. Billy later realizes that his drink has been poisoned and that he is about to join the landlady collection.
S06 E20Feb 28, 1961
The Throwback Feb 28, 1961 Elliot Gray's girlfriend Enid admits to having an affair with a maned named Cyril. He insists that she break off with the other man and she agrees. Later, Cyril challenges Elliot to a duel. Elliot refuses given Cyril's age. He agrees, however, when Cyril offers a proxy. The proxy beats Elliot severely. Elliot returns home, but is greeted by the police. They take him back to Cyril's home where Enid is found tending to the old man's wounds. Cyril claims that Elliot beat him up. Enid is horrified that Elliot would do such a thing. She dumps him and agrees to stay with Cyril.
S06 E21Mar 7, 1961
The Kiss Off Mar 7, 1961 Ernie Walters is released from prison after serving time for a crime he did not commit. After his release he robs a tax office. He is later arrested, but is let go. Although the police have enough evidence to prosecute him, they realize that he will not be sent to jail because he has already been there for a crime he did not commit.
S06 E22Mar 14, 1961
The Horse Player Mar 14, 1961 Father Amian is the pastor of a small church. One day, he gets a sizable contribution from a horse race gambler named Sheridan. Sheridan, apparantly, has been praying to win and has been winning. Sheridan then gives the priest a tip on a horse. The priest gives him five hundred dollars of the church's savings to bet on the horse. Later, however, Farther Amian's conscience gets to him. He prays that the horse loses and it does. Later, Sheridan arrives. He tells the priest that he bet his money on the horse to win and it almost did, but suddenly quit. Sheridan also reveals that he was not willing to risk the church's money on a win. Instead he bet on the horse to show. Since it did, Sheridan gives Father Amian the church's winnings: $2,100.
S06 E23Mar 21, 1961
Incident in a Small Jail Mar 21, 1961 A traveling salesman Leon Gorwald arrives in a small town and is promptly arrest for jaywalking and placed into jail. The sheriff arrives with the suspected murderer of a young girl. He tosses the suspected murderer into the cell next to Leon. The mood of the towns people begins to grow ugly and a lynch mob assembles. The sheriff decides to move the alleged killer for his safety, but is knock unconscious. The suspect switches clothes with Gorwald and forces him into a cell. The mob rushes the jail but Gorwald is saved in the nick of time. The charges against him are dropped and he leaves town. He later stops for a pretty hitchhiker who accepts his offer of a ride without knowing that he is the actual killer.
S06 E24Mar 28, 1961
A Woman's Help Mar 28, 1961 Arnold Bourdon has a domineering wife named Elizabeth. When Elizabeth takes ill, she hires a lovely nurse named Joan. Arnold grows close to Joan, but she refuses to continue the affair as long as Arnold his married. The two plot to give Elizabeth a fatal does of medication. Unfortunately, Elizabeth sees Joan kissing Arnold and fires her. Later Elizabeth hires another nurse. This one an old woman in her sixties. Arnold asks the new nurse about Liz's medicine. The new nurse tells him that she will give her more medicine that the doctor recommended. Arnold knowing that the dose will prove fatal thanks the nurse and in his thanks reveals that she is his mother.
S06 E25Apr 4, 1961
Museum Piece Apr 4, 1961 Clay Hollister is a museum curator and collector of Indian relics. On day, during a tour Clay notices a man named Newton Clovis who is fascinated by a skeleton in Clay's collection. Newton wants to analyze the bones. He does so and reveals that the bones are those of a long-missing district attorney. Newton is really a dective and demands the skeleton for further investigation. Clay refuses and kills him. Later, he adds the bones of yet another man to his collection.
S06 E26Apr 11, 1961
Coming, Mama Apr 11, 1961 Lucy Baldwin wishes to marry her boy friend Arthur. Unfortunately, her domineering mother believe that Arthur is only out for money opposes the marriage. When Lucy's mother falls ill, Lucy sees her chance. She slips her a fatal dose of sleeping tonc and she dies. Lucy and Arthur are married and Arthur takes Lucy to visit his mother. Unfortunately, Arthur's mother is just as domineering as Lucy's. Since Arthur's mother is ill, Lucy suggests a dose of sleeping tonic to take care of the problem.
S06 E27Apr 18, 1961
Deathmate Apr 18, 1961 Ben Conant is a con artist that his having an affair with Lisa Talbot who is married to a wealthy man named Peter. One day a detective confronts Ben and tells him that he was hired to keep an eye on him. Ben believes that Peter sent the detective and he and Lisa plan a murder. Lisa tells him that since her husband has once had a heart attack it would be easy to kill him and stage another. Ben confronts Peter who denies hiring the detective. Ben knocks Peter out and puts him in the bathtub. He fills the bath hoping that the police will believe him when he tells him that Peter had a heart attack in the bathtub and drowned. The detective arrives and sees Peter's body. He doesn't believe Ben's story because Peter has had no history of heart attacks. The detective also reveals that he was, in fact, hired by Lisa. Lisa, it seem, conned the man who was trying to con her. She now will inherit everything and Ben will go to jail.
S06 E28Apr 25, 1961
Gratitude Apr 25, 1961 Meyer Fine is a gangster with an intense fear of death known only to his servent John Ingo. Meyer discovers taht several gangsters are planning to kill him. The narrowly miss in one attempt. Meyer wishes that he had the courage to commit suicide, but he doesn't. His faithful servant John, however, wanting only the best for Meyer tearfully agrees to kill him.
S06 E29May 2, 1961
The Pearl Necklace May 2, 1961 Charlotte Jameson agrees to marry her millionaire boss Howard. Charlotte already has a boyfriend named Mark, but agrees to the marriage after Howard explains he has only a year to live. A year later, Howard is still alive. Charlotte calls Mark, but he urges her to stay with Howard since he won't live forever. Ten years pass and Howard is still alive. Mark see Charlotte and hope to resume their former relationship. Unfortunately she is not interested, but she does take a liking to Mark's seven year old son and agrees to pay for his education. After twenty five years of marriage, Howard finally dies. Mark visits Charlotte and discovers that Charlotte is no longer interested in him. She is going to get married, but to Mark's son who is now twenty-two.
S06 E30May 9, 1961
You Can't Trust a Man May 9, 1961 Crystal Coe's husband Tony returns after serving time in prison for a crime that she committed. He wants to resume his relationship with her. She, however, has a different idea. As they are driving to her beach house, she alerts the police at a gas station. Later, as Crystal continues on her trip a police car pulls up behind her. She stops the car and shoots Tony. She tells the police that she has never met Tony. Because of his prison record, they believe her. Unfortunately, Tony patented an invention while in prison. He owned a substantial amount of money and the police launch an investigation to determine his next of kin.
S06 E31May 16, 1961
The Gloating Place May 16, 1961 Susan Harper fakes an assault near a pond and blames it on a masked attacker in order to gain notoriety. The newspapers fall for her story and give her the celebrity status she craves. After the news dies down, she starts cheming to regain the spotlight. She lures a young girl to the spot where the alleged first attack occurred a strangles her. The newspapers report the murder and recall the incident with Susan and she once again is in the spotlight. Susan returns to the pond to gloat over her cleverness and celebrity, a genuine masked killer appears and strangles her.
S06 E32May 23, 1961
Self Defense May 23, 1961 Gerald Clarke is held up at gunpoint by a boy who has just robbed a liquor store. The boy runs and Clarke follows. Using a gun provided by the store's owner, he shoots the boy four times in the back. Later the police arrive and discover that the boy's gun was not loaded. They rule the killing an act of self-defense and release Gerald. Later Gerald goes home and is confronted by the boy's mother. She holds a gun on him and asks why he killed her son. Clarke explains that he was frightened. The woman turns and begins to leave. As she goes, Clarke grabs the gun and shoots her. He screams ""I told you not to pull that gun on me"" to the woman's dead corpse.
S06 E33May 30, 1961
A Secret Life May 30, 1961 James Howgill wants a divorce from his wife. Whe she refuses to give him one, he hires a private eye to follow her in hope of finding evidence of adultery.
S06 E34Jun 6, 1961
Servant Problem Jun 6, 1961 Kerwin Drake is throwing an important party. When his cook get ill, he has his secretary prepare some hors d'oeuvres which are enthusiastically praised by his guests. At the party, Kerwin's estranged wife Molly arrives. Not wanting to be embarrassed by her, Kerwin tells everyone it is the cook. After the party, Kerwin shows her the door. Later, Kerwin goes to Molly's apartment and kills her. He is shocked, however, when he discovers that one of his dinner guests, Mrs. Standish, has witnessed the murder. Mrs. Standish was there to hire Molly as her cook.
S06 E35Jun 13, 1961
Coming Home Jun 13, 1961 Harry Beggs is released from prison after twenty years for armed robbery. He has saved up sixteen hundred dollars and goes to his home town. He stops by a bar to phone his wife, but gets cold feet. Later a young girl at the bar sees Harry's money, gets him drunk, and robs him. After being robbed, Harry decides to visit his wife. He goes to her and they are reconciled. Later, the young girl from the bar arrives. The girl, who robbed Harry, is also his now-grown daughter.
S06 E36Jun 20, 1961
Final Arrangements Jun 20, 1961 Leonard Compson hates living with his overweight and overbearing wife Elsie. He goes to a funeral home and orders a casket. The next day he calls the funeral home and tells them to bring to casket to his house to pick up a body. Leonard then buys some rat poison and goes home. When he gets there his wife berates him. He drinks the poison and dies. The men from the funeral home arrive and take away his body.
S06 E37Jun 27, 1961
Make My Death Bed Jun 27, 1961 Elise Taylor has an affair with a man named Bishop Darby. Darby's wife, Jackie gives Elise a bottle of saccharin and tells her to make sure that Darby stays on hius diet. The saccharin, however, is poisoned. Later, however, Darby is killed when another man catches him with his wife. When Jackie hears the news she confesses to the murder believing that her poisoned saccharin did the job. Later, Elise has a cup of coffee with the tainted saccharin and dies.
S06 E38Jul 4, 1961
Ambition Jul 4, 1961 Rudy Cox is a district attorney who learns that the cover of his mob informant Lou Heinz has been blown. He learns that the mob plans to kill him. The mayor tells Cox to leave the case since he was once friends with a mobster named Mac Davis. Davis also tells Cox to leave the case. Later Heinz calls Cox and asks fro a guard. Cox promises one, but later learns that Heinz has been murdered. Davis and his chief hitman have alibis. Cox decides to lie in order to protect his politcal aspirations. He says that he has neither seen nor heard from Davis in the last six months.