Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Perfect Crime (1957)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this delightfully macabre episode stars Vincent Price as Charles Courtney, a brilliant and pompous detective who takes pride in the fact that he has never made a wrong decision in his career. Courtney has celebrated this winning streak with a well-stocked trophy room, containing a blank space reserved for "The Perfect Crime" -- just in case a crime comes along that he is unable to solve. Unfortunately, attorney John Gregory (James Gregory) shows up one day with irrefutable evidence that Courtney has condemned an innocent man to death. After absorbing this shock, Courtney recovers sufficiently to create an unusual monument for his trophy room -- with the "help" of the hapless Mr. Gregory.