Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 6 Episode 31

The Gloating Place

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 16, 1961 on CBS

Episode Recap

Susan Harper fakes an assault near a pond and blames it on a masked attacker in order to gain notoriety. The newspapers fall for her story and give her the celebrity status she craves. After the news dies down, she starts scheming to regain the spotlight. She lures a young girl to the spot where the alleged first attack occurred a strangles her. The newspapers report the murder and recall the incident with Susan and she once again is in the spotlight. Susan returns to the pond to gloat over her cleverness and celebrity, a genuine masked killer appears and strangles her.