The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Season 1 Episode 9

The Black Curtain

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 11, 1962 on CBS

Episode Recap

Phil Townsend suffers amnesia after he is mugged outside his drug store. All he can remember is that he is about to get married. A taxi driver takes him to his fiancée's house, but he discovers that she is already married and has been married for three years. Later, Townsend discovers that he has been living under the name of David Webber for the past three years. He also discovers that Webber was once the bodyguard of a rich criminal attorney and is suspected of murdering the attorney's wife. Townsend eventually manages to clear his name and checks himself into a hospital for treatment.