Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4, Episode 16

Out There - Darkness (25 Jan. 1959)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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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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Bette the Ultimate ********
13 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though we can see things coming a mile away, Bette Davis steals this episode. She is a widow, living in a very nice apartment with her poodle. A hotel employee comes each day to walk the dog and she pays him five dollars. It is obvious that she is using him. She makes him ask for his money. He is in need of it because his girlfriend is ill and needs money to stay in a sanatorium and get treatment. He must not realize what a tight-fisted old goat she is because when he needs money, he goes to her. She tells him to find the money some other way, ignoring all he has done for her and the kindness he has shown. He has to be gone and so she is forced to walk the dog. She goes into an alley and is mugged, her expensive diamond ring taken. Even though she never actually sees the guy, she puts the blame on the young dog walker. He is thrown in prison. The rest of the episode is quite well done. Bette shows her acting chops as she continues her mean- spiritedness to the bitter end.

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