Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 6 Episode 10

Sybilla

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Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Dec 06, 1960 on CBS
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Sybilla
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Shortly after his wedding to the "ideal companion," a man decides he wants a separation.

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  • Is Sybilla just too perfect a wife to be true?

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    A cautionary tale of... what? Love? Maybe it is. Alexander Scourby plays a spoiled brat of a man who, in middle-age and after the death of the smothering mother he resented, marries the "perfect woman" - Sybilla - on very short acquaintance. This selfish fellow likes everything just so, and he really thinks that his life will go on in more or less the same way after he has married as it ever did; really, one wonders why ever married at all, for he even insists on husband and wife having separate rooms. Gradually, the very presence of Sybilla proves constricting to him, and he elects to murder her. But does she know this? Convinced that she has left damning evidence against him with her lawyer - to be opened in the event of her death - the husband finds himself now having to keep her alive at all costs, and, ironically, it is then that she does die, of natural causes. Barbara Bel Geddes, a marvelous actress, is a perfect enigma as Sybilla, and the episode is a quietly savage account of male childishness and selfishness of a painfully familiar sort.moreless

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