Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 4 Episode 16

Out There - Darkness

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jan 25, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

A wealthy, eccentric woman named Miss Fox lives alone with her dog, Vanessa. She is approached by the young man, Eddie, who works as a doorman and walks Vanessa. He asks Miss Fox for a loan to help pay the hospital bill for his fiancee. She refuses. Later when Miss Fox is walking her dog she is mugged and almost killed. She did not get a good look at her attacker, but she suspects Eddie and tells the police that he did it. The police arrest Eddie and he is sent to prison.

A year later, the real mugger is caught and Eddie is released from prison. Eddie goes to see Miss Fox and she offers him five dollars for the trouble she put him through. He passively accepts it from her, saying nothing to her. Later Miss Fox walks her dog and laughs after being scared half to death by Vanessa barking at the same row of trash cans where she was mugged, realizing that Vanessa had been barking at a cat. She returns in good spirits to her apartment, turns on the lights, and is strangled from behind. After Eddie kills her, he throws the five hundred dollars down next to her body and walks away.