Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Motive (1958)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In a variation on a theme previously explored in the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock film Rope, brilliant but demented crime student Tommy Greer (Skip Homeier) arrives at the conclusion that, if he were to commit a murder absolutely without motive, he would never be caught. Calling Tommy's bluff, his friend Richard (William Redfield) picks a name at random from the phone book and dares Tommy to pull off his "perfect crime." Tommy does exactly that, only to discover that he may have been a little too clever for his own good.