The Alfred Hitchcock Hour : Body in the Barn (1964)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

There's no love lost between small-town busybody Bessie Carnby (Lillian Gish) and her neighbors Henry and Samantha Wilkins (Peter Lind Hayes, Patricia Cutts) -- nor does Bessie's daughter, Camilla (Maggie McNamara), make a secret of her dislike for the mousy Henry. Eventually, Bessie decides to bury the hatchet and pays a visit to the Wilkinses -- and in the process, comes to the conclusion that Samantha has murdered Henry and disposed of his body. Thanks to Bessie's persistence, Samantha is arrested, convicted, and executed. Only afterward does Bessie learn the whole truth -- and this time, it looks as though justice will not be done. Originally scheduled to air on November 22, 1963, "Body in the Barn" was rescheduled for July 3, 1964, as the final episode of Alfred Hitchcock's ninth season on the air.