The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Season 1, Episode 29

The Dark Pool (3 May 1963)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 79 users  
Reviews: 3 user

After an adopted son drowns, a strange woman arrives claiming to be the boy's birth mother and proceeds to blackmail the adoptive mother.



(story), (teleplay)
0Check in

"Hand of God" - What to Watch

IMDb sits down with the cast of the thriller drama "Hand of God," including Ron Perlman, Julian Morris, Garret Dillahunt, and Alona Tal.

Watch our interview

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 9 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
a list of 6028 titles
created 26 Jul 2014

Related Items

Search for "The Dark Pool" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Dark Pool (03 May 1963)

The Dark Pool (03 May 1963) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
« Previous Episode | 29 of 93 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Dianne Castillejo
Anthony George ...
Victor Castillejo
Consuela Sandino
Lance Hawthorn
Eugene Iglesias ...
Pedro Sanchez
Doris Lloyd ...
Andrina Gibbs
John Zaremba ...
The Coroner
Isobel Elsom ...
Sister Marie Therese
Walter Woolf King ...
Senator Hayes
Eva Novak ...
Mrs. Hayes
Bess Flowers ...
Mrs. Pradanos
Paul Bradley ...
Mr. Pradanos


After an adopted son drowns, a strange woman arrives claiming to be the boy's birth mother and proceeds to blackmail the adoptive mother.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

3 May 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Soap Opera
26 May 2013 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

An early episode in the Hour Long version of the Hitchcock TV series produced by the frequently uneven Joan Harrison. It's well acted--by the female lead-- but is really just a soap opera type story. Though the kick off of the episode is the death of a child but even that is mostly treated as melodrama. Jack Smight--who made some good features--doesn't bring much to the show style-wise. The only real filmic sequence, involving a drinking montage, is almost laughable. The photography and stock music are also unremarkable. This just isn't really very much like anything Hitchcock related, no suspense sequences or sense of menace--other than a few campy looks from the villain of the piece. The whole thing has a high "skip it" factor of this episode. The hour long shows got much better than this.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best looking women Gymbo88
Did they really dress up like that in the early 60's? selphi
The Paragon aircrftmec
Anyone else say 'I Missed the Whole Thing'? sir-walt
scariest episode spboschi
DId Hitchcock direct any episodes of the Hour show? phasedin
Discuss The Dark Pool (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: