Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 16

Out There - Darkness (25 Jan. 1959)

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Miss Fox is a rich old widow who falsely identifies one of the building's employees as the guy who robbed her, and later she wants to help him but it may be too late.



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Episode cast overview:
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Miss Fox
James Congdon ...
Eddie McMahon
Sergeant Kirby
Arthur Marshall ...


Miss Fox is a wealthy widow who lives alone with her dog, Vanessa. She has an arrangement with one of the building employees, Eddie McMahon, to walk Vanessa but when he asks her for a $50 loan, she refuses. When she walks Vanessa on Eddie's day off, she is mugged and is robbed of her wedding ring. She identifies Eddie as her attacker, though he strongly denies any involvement. A year after being incarcerated for the crime, the police locate her missing ring and the perpetrator of the crime. Eddie is released and gets his old job back but also has something special in mind for Miss Fox. Written by garykmcd

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25 January 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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This segment reunites Bette Davis with her memorable Now, Voyager (1942) costar Paul Henreid, this time taking the director's chair; Henreid would later direct her (two of her actually) in the theatrical film Dead Ringer (1964). See more »

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Could make a crow blush
31 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think this is worth seeing just for Bette Davis. The episode is all about her, she never leaves the frame, and much of the time she is alone, talking to her dog. Much of her appeal wasn't so much her acting as it was the way she carries herself and (of course) the way she enunciates.

But here, Davis does a good job establishing her character in a short time frame. She's upper class, educated ("Shall I listen to a Brahms Intermezzo or a Haydn Quartet tonight?" -- I'd go with Haydn myself). She's clearly repelled by the working class doorman, but doesn't overdo it as many actresses would.

The story itself is tense not so much for the plot, but for those awkward scenes of personal confrontation.

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