Alfred Hitchcock Presents – “Out There – Darkness”

Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 4 DVD

Original Air Date: January 25, 1959
Starring: Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis
Directed by: Paul Henreid

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis: Heartless rich widow Miss Fox (Bette Davis) disappoints a young apartment worker named Eddie (James Congdon) when she not only refuses to help him financially but identifies him as the man who robbed her.

Purr Blur: Miss Fox owns a poodle named Vanessa who Eddie usually takes for a walk. When Eddie is gone, Miss Fox must walk the dog herself. Vanessa insists they go into the alley where Miss Fox was previously mugged. Inside the alley there is a clash of garbage cans which startles Miss Fox. A black cat jumps down from one of the cans and runs away.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Out There Darkness - black cat jumping off garbage can and running away

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Out There Darkness - black cat running in alley

Final Mewsings: Cats run away from heartless Bette Davis characters.

Many thanks to Ted Davis for spotting this television cat for us!

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