Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 3 Episode 1

The Glass Eye

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM Oct 06, 1957 on CBS

Episode Recap

While cleaning out the apartment of his dead sister Julia, Jim Whitely comes across a strange glass eye and recounts the story to his wife of how his sister acquired it. Julia had become obssessed with a famous ventriloquist name Max Collodi. She had gone to all of his performances, quitting her job to follow him from city to city in Europe, much like a groupie. Eventually, her obssession caused her to send letters requesting to meet him. One day, Max had finally agreed to meet with her for five minutes. Julia had come to his hotel room and found him sitting in the darkness with his dummy, George, close by his side. Just as she was about to leave, Julia had reached out to touch Max. She had screamed as his body fell to the floor and one of his eyes had fallen out, rolling onto the carpet. George had risen to his feet, all of three feet tall standing on the table in front of him, furiously screaming at her to leave. It was Max who was the dummy, and George was the ventriloquist.