Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 5 Episode 2

The Crystal Trench

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 04, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

When Stella Ballister's husband dies in a mountain-climbing accident, he falls into a crevasse and is frozen within a glacier. An expert climber named Mark is chosen to break the news to Stella, and soon pursues her as a love interest. However, Stella informs him that she and her husband had a perfect marriage, and that she can not marry another. After consulting a professor of science who is an expert on the movement of glaciers, Stella discovers that within forty years she will be able to recover the body of her late husband. All that time, she waits for him while Mark waits for Stella. Finally the day arrives. Stella's late husband is perfectly preserved in the ice - eyes wide open staring back at her. Mark recovers a locket from the corpse, and as he looks at it, is shocked to discover that it contains a picture of another woman.
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