Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 6, Episode 10

Sybilla (6 Dec. 1960)

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Horace and Sybilla Meade return home after their wedding. Sybilla is a very un-demanding wife and agrees to all of her husband's requests. Horace is a bit of an odd duck and very set in his... See full summary »

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Horace and Sybilla Meade return home after their wedding. Sybilla is a very un-demanding wife and agrees to all of her husband's requests. Horace is a bit of an odd duck and very set in his ways. Meals must be served at specific times and Sybilla must never enter his study. She never gets upset or raises her voice and is always accommodating. Over time, Horace comes to distrust her, to the point where he even tries to kill her. He changes his attitude when she tells him of a plot in a murder mystery she is reading and realizes that he may be in trouble. Unfortunately for Horace, he realizes far too late just how much he really loves her. Written by garykmcd

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Barbara Bel Geddes once again shines on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" in the episode "Sybilla"
10 August 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In this ep of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", Hitch is standing in front of a sign that says "Lovers' Leap" as he sees a young couple go up the stairs presumably to commit suicide...before the lady comes back down and kisses another man! The actual story has Horace Meade (Alexander Scourby) flashbacking to when his then-alive wife Sybilla (Barbara Bel Geddes) was just familiarizing herself to the new home and her husband's demands which she makes clear she'll obey to the letter. She seems the perfect wife...maybe too perfect. But Horace starts to get suspicious of her when she mentions a mystery book that he thinks she'll imitate so instead of trying to kill her, he makes sure she stays as alive as long as he is...Not much of a shocking twist ending this time but quite touching concerning the characterizations of Horace and Sybilla especially how sweet the latter truly was to him. Actress Ida Lupino directed this one and her sensitive touch shows throughout. It's really one of the most thoughtful of "AHP" so on that note, I was throughly enchanted by "Sybilla".


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