Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Season 7 Episode 33

The Golden Opportunity

Aired Sunday 9:30 PM May 22, 1962 on CBS

Episode Recap

Paul Devore is an unhappily married department store manager. When he catches Lois Callen shoplifting, he hatches an idea. He tells Lois that he will not turn her in, if she agrees to be part of a plan of his. Paul wants a divorce, but his wife refuses to give him one because she does not want him to take half of everything they own. When his wife is out of the house, he invites Lois over. Lois arrives and discovers the house burglarized. The burglary, however, is really Paul's doing. He hopes that his wife, Kate, will divorce him now that her treasured possessions are all gone. Paul asks Lois to tie him up. She does so and leaves. Later Kate arrives and tells Paul how lucky he is that the burglars did not kill him. Instead of freeing her husband, however, she takes this opportunity to kill him.