Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 3, Episode 5

Silent Witness (3 Nov. 1957)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 167 users  
Reviews: 4 user

A professor kills the beautiful blackmailing female student he has been having a sexual affair with, in front of a baby.



(teleplay), (story)
Watch Episode
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 970 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
a list of 79 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
list image
a list of 237 titles
created 01 Jul 2013

Related Items

Search for "Silent Witness" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Silent Witness (03 Nov 1957)

Silent Witness (03 Nov 1957) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
« Previous Episode | 83 of 268 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode complete credited cast:
Himself - Host
Don Taylor ...
Prof. Donald Mason
Claudia Powell
Nancy Mason (as Pat Hitchcock)
Harry Bellaver ...
Police Sgt. Waggoner
Mercedes Shirley ...
Mrs. Davidson
William Boyett ...
Capt. Davidson
Theodora Davitt ...
Katherine Warren ...


Donald Mason is a married professor who wants to end a romance with one of his students. He stops by while she is babysitting. He tries to end the relationship, but she threatens to expose him. He kills her and leaves a witness: the screaming baby she was watching. Later, Mason runs into the infant in a carriage on the street. At the sight of him the baby screams and cries. Haunted by the child's screams, Mason gives himself up. Later, however, he discovers that the baby has only been around women his entire life. It screams whenever any man comes near. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

3 November 1957 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Could This Guy Be any Dumber?
21 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fine with the two-timing professor and his little sociopath student fling. This story has been told a million times. The murder is certainly a solution since he has done everything he can to get his sorry butt out of this situation. He would have been a suspect (he had contact with the girl; she was next door when it happened) regardless of his stupid belief that the baby would turn him in once she started talking. There's an old joke about people who were taking French lessons so they would be able to understand their adopted French baby when she began to talk. When the investigator plants the absurd seed that the observances of an infant can be absorbed and articulated have no basis in any science that I know. What does the guy plan. Is he going to strangle the baby or poison it? He almost gets caught on the neighbor's porch, hovering over the child. I'm sorry. This is one of those episodes where the writer must have turned in his manuscript after thinking things over for a total of five minutes.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Finished all 7 running low on anthology fuel! funkdakarma
New to this show, any recommendations? michaelmartind
Episodes directed by Hitchcock john292
Scariest episodes? The-MVP-Navarro
The Baby Sitter bassgoilius
Looking for an episode I cannot find... matthew-rickert
Discuss Silent Witness (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: