The Alfred Hitchcock Hour/The Dark Pool

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The Dark Pool
Season 1, Episode 29
Airdate May 3, 1963
Teleplay by William D. Gordon and
Alec Coppel
Based on a story by
Alec Coppel
Directed by Jack Smight
Produced by Joan Harrison
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The Dark Pool is the twenty-ninth episode of the first season of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.

Starring: Lois Nettleton (Dianne Castillejo), Anthony George (Victor)

and Madlyn Rhue (Consuela Sandine)

Co-Starring: David White (Lance Hawthorn), Eugene Iglesias (Pedro Sanchez)

with Doris Lloyd (Adrina Gibbs), John Zaremba (The Coroner), Isobel Elsom (Sister Marie Therese), Walter Woolf King (Senator Hayes), Eva Novak (Mrs. Hayes), Bess Flowers (Mrs. Pradanos), Paul Bradley (Mr. Pradanos)

Uncredited: Alfred Hitchcock (Host)


Plot Overview

A recovering alcoholic has a momentary lapse while watching her adopted son. That, along with her leaving the baby to answer a phone call, leads to the baby's accidental drowning. After an inquest rules that there was no criminal liability, the child's birth mother shows up, claiming to know the truth about the circumstances of her baby's death...and she's determined to drive the adopted mother fully into alcoholism again, hoping to take her place as the lady of the house.



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