Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 3 Episode 37

The Canary Sedan

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Jun 15, 1958 on CBS

Episode Recap

Laura Bowlby seems to have some supernatural powers, which she exercises on the way over to Hong Kong on the ship. She wants to visit her husband, a London banker working in Hong Kong. At the pier, her husband is distant, telling her he must leave and will see her tomorrow. Later, her husband proposes she choose a car which can take her around the sights. She is drawn to a certain sedan, but would prefer a canary yellow one instead. This remark shocks the driver, since the car was once canary yellow before a recent paint job. Inside the car, Laura begins to hear a woman's voice. The voice tells Laura about a passionate affair. Laura longs for such passion in her life because her husband James is quite unromantic and cold. After some research, Laura finds the former home of the woman who has been talking to her. She looks at the inscription written on a rock in the garden, and is shocked to see the initials of the woman and the initials of her own husband, James, carved in the bottom.