The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

Season 2 Episode 27

The Sign of Satan

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 08, 1964 on CBS

Episode Recap

Karl Jorla is a European horror movie star that is contracted by a Hollywood studio to appear in his first American film. The producers of the film watch a demo film of Jorla as the leader of a satanic cult and feel that he will be perfect for their new film. After he comes to America, Jorla becomes worried that real Satanists are after him. He thinks they may want to kill him for allowing his demo film to be shown. Jorla is given around the clock protection by the studio, but he is almost killed anyway. Jorla manages to convince the studio to allow him to stay at a secret location unknown to anyone but him. The studio agrees, but later become worried when he doesn't show up for the first day of filming. The director begins to film scenes around him, until Jorla suddenly appears on the set. He moans an address in Topanga Canyon and disappears. The police are called and everyone goes to the address where the find Jorla beaten to death. The murder becomes even more mysterious when it is revealed that Jorla has been dead for three days and could not have come to the movie set to give an address.
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