The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: What Really Happened (1963)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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This episode is based on a story by Marie Belloc Lowndes, the author of Alfred Hitchcock's 1926 "breakthrough" film, The Lodger. Tyrannical Howard Raydon (Gene Lyons) fires his maid, Addie (Ruth Roman), much to the dismay of Howard's wife, Eve (Anne Francis), who feels that Addie is her only ally against Howard's domineering mother (Gladys Cooper). Vengefully, Addie poisons Howard -- but it is Eve who is accused of murder thanks to the persistence of her hateful mother-in-law. Figuring into the climax of the story is a dark secret harbored by both Addie and her late employer.