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Albert Salmi's storekeeper Bond is such a mousy character. Still, he's got a burly body, so he may be the strangler, after all. Seems Bond's car almost hit Mark (Graves) and his wife by roadside in Mexico where the latter are vacationing. Then while Mark's napping, his wife turns up strangled in the woods. Everybody, including the Mexican cops figures Bond's done it, but can't prove it. So how to get the goods on him, that is, if he is guilty.
The first part's pretty suspenseful as Mark plays aggressive cat and mouse with Bond, trying to incriminate him. It's not clear at first why Alex (Nelson) and Louise (Marshall) suddenly enter the picture, though that becomes clearer later on. The last part, however, appears padded with the cat and mouse dragging out beyond effect. Unlike the half-hour shows, this was a chronic problem for the hour-long Hitchcocks. Nonetheless, about 40-minutes into things, there's a major twist that no one, I'll bet, sees coming. Anyway, Salmi, in particular, turns in an adept performance in a role unlike his usually belligerent ones. All in all, it's a suspenseful story, with some imaginative touches.
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