Auto mechanic Leo Manfred fixes a limousine owned by Gavin Revere, a famed, retired and wheelchair-bound Hollywood director. Gavin's beautiful daughter Nicky catches Leo's eye, so he offers to drive her home where he meets Gavin. Gavin, distrusting, warns Leo to stay away from Nicky. Leo is persistent and eventually Nicky falls in love with him. But when Gavin learns about their marriage plans, he fears Leo only wants her for their money. To convince the director of his true intentions, Leo takes out a life insurance policy for fifty thousand dollars with the payoff going to Nicky. Gavin agrees, and the marriage plans continue. Shortly before the wedding, however, Leo makes the fatal mistake of insulting one of Gavin's movies entitled "Death Scene," and the old man changes his mind about the wedding. Not willing to give up Nicky over a quarrel, Leo wheels Gavin to an empty swimming pool to stage an "accidental" death, but his plan goes awry.
Did You Know?
The music score for this TV episode by the famous Bernard Herrmann was among the last work he wrote for Hitchcock, even if it was not directed by him. After collaborating on many projects of Hitchcock's, the two had a serious falling out over the movie score for "Torn Curtain", which Hitchcock rejected as too gloomy. Herrmann would go on to compose some of his best work in the next ten years for directors like Truffaut and Scorsese but he never worked for Hitchcock again. See more