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Season 3

6 Oct. 1957
The Glass Eye
Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting.
 
13 Oct. 1957
Mail Order Prophet
One day, Ronald Grimes receives a letter from a Mr. Christianai who says he can predict the future. The letter correctly predicts the outcome of an upcoming election. More letters follow and through gambling, Grimes acquires a large amount of money. A final letter from Christianai asks for a contribution. Grimes gives it quite willingly. Later Grimes finds out that Christiani was a fraud. He was really a con man who sent out thousands of letters, half of them predicting one kind of outcome, and the other half predicting another. Grimes was lucky; he got the right ...
 
20 Oct. 1957
The Perfect Crime
A lawyer, with blackmail in mind, meets with a famed prosecutor to prove he convicted an innocent man.
 
27 Oct. 1957
Heart of Gold
A convicted robber is released to the family of one of his cell mates, against the better judgment of his parole officer.
 
3 Nov. 1957
Silent Witness
A professor kills the beautiful blackmailing female student he has been having a sexual affair with, in front of a baby.
 
10 Nov. 1957
Reward to Finder
When 5,200 dollars in lost cash is found by an man, he gets into a potentially deadly conflict with his wife about what to do with it.
 
17 Nov. 1957
Enough Rope for Two
Joe Kedzie is released from prison after committing a robbery. Only Joe knows where the money is hidden: at the bottom of a mine shaft out in the desert. Maxie and Madge find Joe when he goes to retrieve the money. He agrees to cut them in. Maxie gets greedy and Joe shoots him. Unfortunately, he also puts a hole in their only canteen. Joe lowers himself down the mineshaft with a rope to retrieve the money. He ties the money to the rope and sends it up. When he tries to climb out, Madge cuts the rope and he falls and breaks his leg. Madge tries to get away, but ...
 
24 Nov. 1957
Last Request
A man on death row convicted of a murder he did not commit, confesses to 3 murders he actually did commit.
 
1 Dec. 1957
The Young One
A rebellious , pretty teenage girl uses any means, even murder, to get free of her protective aunt who is raising her.
 
8 Dec. 1957
The Diplomatic Corpse
Evan Wallace and his wife Janet take Janet's wealthy aunt on an sightseeing trip to Mexico. Janet's aunt suddenly dies in the back seat of their car. They cover the body and stop at a café; for a soothing drink. When they return, they discover that the car has been stolen.
 
15 Dec. 1957
The Deadly
A plumber is blackmailing several suburban housewives. When he confronts his latest victim, Margot Brenner, he runs into a dead end. She catches onto his scam and uses his own method to bring him to down.
 
22 Dec. 1957
Miss Paisley's Cat
An elderly woman's beloved alley cat is killed by the local bookie, and she gets the strong urge to murder him.
 
29 Dec. 1957
Night of the Execution
D.A. Warren Selvey learns that he's on bad political ground because of his low conviction rate. He decides to vigorously prosecute a man named Rodman. He wins the murder case and Rodman is sentenced to die. After the sentence, however, Selvey meets a man named Barnes who claims to have committed the crimes. Selvey is now being considered a candidate for Congress. Fearing the repercussions of having convicted an innocent man, Selvey frightens Barnes into silence. The night Rodman is to be executed, Barnes shows up and urges Selvey to call the governor. Selvey refuses ...
 
5 Jan. 1958
The Percentage
Eddie Slovak meets an old Army buddy named Pete who once saved his life. He intends to repay his friend. He offers him money for a business, but Peter refuses. Eddie tries to talk to Pete's wife Louise. Louise falls for Eddie and the two become romantically involved. Eddie eventually kills her. Later he explains to Pete that he did him a favor since she was cheating on him. Pete calls the police and Eddie is arrested. Pete goes to see Eddie's girlfriend and explains that their plan worked. Louise is dead and Eddie is out of the way. Now, the two of them can be ...
 
12 Jan. 1958
Together
A husband gets locked in an secure office with the body of his beautiful young mistress, who he has just murdered.
 
19 Jan. 1958
Sylvia
Sylvia is a young woman who is contemplating suicide. Her ex-husband Peter married her for money. When her father discovered this, he forced him to divorce her. Sylvia is in touch with Peter and wants him back. Peter calls her father and tells him that he will stay out of her life for a price. Sylvia's father tells her about his blackmail scheme. She tells him that she bought a gun to use on Peter if they did not get back together. She goes to her room alone and his followed by her father who fears she might kill herself. When he comes in, she shoots him saying that ...
 
26 Jan. 1958
The Motive
Tommy Greer is a crime buff who decides to commit a motiveless murder in order to confuse the police. He selects his victim from a phone book at random. He tracks him down and kills him but his "perfect crime" is unraveled by modern crime-fighting techniques.
 
2 Feb. 1958
Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty
Millicent Bracegirdle is a sheltered old woman who decides to go to Paris. Her visit does not turn out well when she accidentally enters the wrong hotel room and gets locked inside with a notorious murderer.
 
9 Feb. 1958
The Equalizer
A man challenges a bigger guy to a duel with weapons, after his lustful actions caused his wife to leave him.
 
16 Feb. 1958
On the Nose
Fran is a housewife addicted to gambling. Her bookie threatens to tell her husband if she doesn't pay up a loan by five o'clock that afternoon. She needs to raise 25 dollars fast. She manages to scrape up five dollars and then tries to shoplift the rest. She is caught by a store detective. As they drive off in his car the detective listens to her story and offers her twenty dollars in exchange for a little romance. She refuses and the car crashes. She flees the scene of the accident but accidentally leaves her purse and the money. She returns home and is surprised to ...
 
23 Feb. 1958
Guest for Breakfast
Jordon and Eve Ross are a married couple who are constantly fighting. Their latest argument is interrupted by the sudden appearance of a wanted murderer named Lacey. He holds them captive all night. Lacey ends up being an effective marriage counselor. Through the night he convinces the couple to amend their differences. All of this is despite the fact that Lacey is wanted for murdering his wife and her lover.
 
2 Mar. 1958
The Return of the Hero
Sgt. Andre is a returning veteran from the French-Algerian war. He heads home to his estate with his crippled friend Marcel. Marcel lost his leg saving Andre's life. Along the way Andre falls for a beautiful girl Teresa even though he is already engaged to be married. Marcel and a good web of lies help Andre out of his problem.
 
9 Mar. 1958
The Right Kind of House
A revengeful woman puts her house up for 5 times its market value, with a plan to catch the man that murdered her adult son.
 
16 Mar. 1958
The Foghorn
Lucia meets and falls in love with a man named Allen Bliss at a party that is a celebration of her engagement to another man; John St. Rogers. She decides to break the engagement. She later discovers that Allen is already married. The lovers decide to go for a ride in a sailboat to discuss their plans. They are subsequently lost in the fog and are never seen again.
 
23 Mar. 1958
Flight to the East
A complex mystery, this Hitchcock mystery begins with an American reporter, his companion, and a young woman sitting together on a flight out of Nairobi. The reporter, Ted Franklin, tells his story of betrayal and the unjust execution of an Arab-French arms dealer who allegedly sparked a tribal uprising in Kenya. Franklin is convinced of the man's innocence, but as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that the woman has a very personal stake in the drama and that Franklin may not be what he claims to be.
 
30 Mar. 1958
Bull in a China Shop
A handsome homicide detective is befriended by four old ladies who invite him for tea and proceed to play out a variation of Arsenic and Old Lace for his benefit.
 
6 Apr. 1958
Disappearing Trick
A bookie asks womanizing tennis player Walter, who's short on cash, to look up an inactive, high-rolling client. Walter discovers the old gambler died when his sailboat sunk, leaving his beautiful young widow with little money. Sparks fly between Walter and the widow, when he finds out the gambler (Raymond Bailey, The Beverly Hillbillies' banker) placed bets 3 months after the accident.
 
13 Apr. 1958
Lamb to the Slaughter
When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.
 
20 Apr. 1958
Fatal Figures
A meek bored man wants to feel important, so he commits increasingly serious crimes ranging from theft to eventual murder.
 
27 Apr. 1958
Death Sentence
Paula Frayne's husband Norman is a chronic worrier who shows her little attention. When an old friend of Norman's shows up and shows too much interest in Paula, Norman becomes difficult. Paula becomes convinced that Norman no longer loves her and moves out of the house. She was wrong, however. Norman really loves her and threatens murder to prove it.
 
4 May 1958
The Festive Season
Charlie Boerum has been carrying on a long standing feud with his sister Celia because he believes that she killed his wife. When the family lawyer shows up on Christmas Eve to make an attempt to reconcile the two, he discovers that they are still squabbling. He also discovers that they are also planning each other's murder.
 
11 May 1958
Listen, Listen.....!
No one will listen to a mild-mannered man's theory about a string of local murders.
 
18 May 1958
Post Mortem
Steve and Judy Archer are having money problems. When Judy's first husband Harry died of a heart attack, Judy collected on a large insurance police Steve sold him. Judy and Steve were then married and Steve quit his job, but later squandered most of Judy's money. The couple discovers that Harry bought a winning Sweepstakes ticket. Unfortunately, the winning ticket is in his pocket and he is buried six feet under. Judy wants to dig up the corpse, but Steve doesn't. Judy gets help from a reporter who digs up the body and finds the ticket. Later the reporter reveals ...
 
25 May 1958
The Crocodile Case
Jack Lyons is interrogated by the police. He accidentally reveals himself as a murderer when he identifies a crocodile dressing case and the initials engraved on it. Since the initials were engraved on it shortly before the murder and fell off during the murder, only the killer and victim could have known about them. Jack is promptly arrested.
 
1 Jun. 1958
Dip in the Pool
William Botibol is a compulsive gambler. While on a cruise he enters a betting pool to guess the number of miles the ship will travel in the course of twenty four hours. William gains some inside information when he learns that the ship is going to slow down to avoid an upcoming storm. Unfortunately, the storm passes, and the ship continues to speed on its course. He decides to force the ship to slow down by throwing himself overboard. He figures that when word gets out of someone going overboard the ship will slow down to get him. He picks out a witness and jumps ...
 
8 Jun. 1958
The Safe Place
George Piper is a bank teller and gambler. One day, a gambler named Victor arrives at the bank and makes a large withdrawal. Later, George visits Victor and kills him. He takes Victor's money and hides it in a secret place in his teller's cash drawer at the bank. The police question George, but clear him of any wrongdoing. George's boss, however, fires him. He demands the key to the crash drawer where George hid the money in order to give it to George's replacement.
 
15 Jun. 1958
The Canary Sedan
Laura Bowlby is a psychic who wants to visit her husband in Hong Kong. She is picked up by a chauffeur in a black sedan. Laura Bowlby says she does not like the color and 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 find the grave of the woman who has been...
 
22 Jun. 1958
The Impromptu Murder
A woman who once accused Henry Dow of a crime enters the town and he invites her to stay with him and his sister. She tells Henry that she is carrying a large amount of money since she is planning an investment. Henry kills her for the money and dumps her body into the river. Henry then attends a dedication ceremony held on a bridge overlooking the river. When a body floats by, Henry is asked to identify it as the missing Miss Wilkinson. Without really looking at the body, he says it isn't her. A police detective asks Henry's sister to identify the body. Before she ...
 
29 Jun. 1958
Little White Frock
Colin Brackner is an elderly actor who invites playwright Adam Longsworth and his wife over to dinner. During dinner Colin talks about a long lost love. The tale deeply affects both Adam and his wife, practically reducing them to tears. Colin reveals that the tale is a deception. Recognizing the talent needed to pull off such a deception, Adam invites Colin to be part of his new production.
 

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