Herbert is digging in his basement when his wife Hermione calls him upstairs to eat. She thinks he is making a wine cellar, but he is really planning to kill her and bury her in the basement. At lunch, Hermione goes over all the arrangements she has made for a business trip to California that they are about to take together. Several friends then come over to visit, and after they leave, Herbert looks for the opportunity to put his plan into practice.
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Francis M. Cockrell
(teleplay) and John Collier
(story) were nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for a WGA(TV) Award for Best Anthology Drama, Thirty Minutes in Length in 1957. See more
After Hermione attempts to hang the dustsheet from the hallway lamp fitting, it is inconsistently draped from shot to shot. See more
[Hitchcock is looking at a shrunken head on a stand
Himself - Host
Oh, good evening, ladies and gentlemen... especially the ladies. Now you see what might happen if you fall asleep under the dryer? Shrunken heads are a hobby of mine. Collecting them, of course, not making them. It takes too long to make one. First of all, you must wait until the original owner of the head dies. I haven't the patience for that. As you have, no doubt, already guessed, tonight's story has nothing whatsoever to do ...