Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 5 Episode 23

Craig's Will

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Mar 06, 1960 on CBS

Episode Recap

Tom's late uncle leaves millions of dollars to his dog Casper, and only a dollar to Tom. Tom's gold-digging fiancee Judy wants the dog gone so that they can have the money, since the condition of the will says that when Casper dies all the money will be Tom's. Tom is persuaded by his girlfriend to kill the dog. He takes Casper to the woods to shoot him on a "hunting expedition" but gets cold feet. He tells Judy that he will not hurt the dog, and is shocked she'd even incite him to try. Later, Judy hires a hitman named Noonan to kill the dog. He tries to drown the dog in a boat. When the boat tips over the dog saves his life. He tells Judy that he is not going to kill the dog. When Tom finds out about Judy's murder plot he grows unhappy with her and breaks things off. The final scene depicts to whom Judy has been relaying story: a shrink in a psych hospital.