[We open to see Alfred playing Solitaire]
Alfred Hitchcock: Oh, good evening, onlookers. I, uh, seem to be stuck. I don't suppose you see a place for a red seven? No, of course not. This program isn't in color. That's right. You can't distinguish colors, can you? There's nothing to winning, really. That is if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind and no scruples whatsoever. Tonight's play is called, Crack of Doom. As the title suggests, the Crack of Doom is a story about Mason Bridges, his wife, Jessie, his secretary, Della, his friends, Tom Ackley and Sam Clinker. And it begins in the club car of a New York-Chicago streamliner.